Keynote Speaker
Based in St. Albert, Alberta, Greg began full-time ministry with The Voice of the Martyrs Canada in 2003 after 3 years as a volunteer.

During that time, he has reported from restricted and hostile nations in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East and has interviewed hundreds of persecuted Christians.

Along with being interviewed on numerous television and radio programs in Canada and the U.S, Greg produces video documentaries, radio and television programs. Greg is active in sharing the message of the persecuted church in churches, college campuses, and conferences across Canada. He has also spoken in many churches around the world. Greg also released his first book “Closer to the Fire, Lessons from the Persecuted Church” in 2012.

Greg is also a co-host on the daily Christian television program 100 Huntley Street ( which is broadcast across Canada.

Born and raised in British Columbia, Greg became a Christian when he was 23 while living in Edmonton. Married for the past 35 years to Arlene and the father of four adult children and grandfather,  Greg is an ordained minister and has served as a pastor in Alberta and Manitoba, and in Christian media ministries. He also worked in television as a sports anchor and reporter.

A graduate of Northwest Bible College (Edmonton, 1990), Greg also attended the Columbia School of Broadcasting (Vancouver, 1976).
Guest of Honour
Since his election as Edmonton’s 35th Mayor in 2013, Mayor Iveson has led Edmonton’s transformation into a more uplifting, resilient and globally competitive city. Alongside his remarkable partner Sarah Chan, they both serve our community while raising two young children, working to make things better for all our kids and grandkids.

Harnessing a new confidence among Edmontonians, he is focused on the priorities of growing an opportunity economy, building a more family friendly city, accelerating our leadership on energy and climate, and planning for a million people — all while strengthening integrity and performance at City Hall.

Prior to entering public life, Iveson studied Political Science at the University of Alberta, then served as president of Canadian University Press in Toronto. He returned home to a city that appeared to be exporting young, smart leaders, thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs faster than it could attract them. As a proud Edmontonian, the challenge of attracting and retaining more people inspired Iveson to run for City Council in 2007. As a result, one of his key performance indicators — as both a Councillor and Mayor — is to build the kind of city that, when the time comes, his children will never want to leave.
Marya Gilev
Christian Music Artist
Marya Gilev is a Worship Leader with Summit Sounds Collective Leaders. She leads worship and serves at the Summit Edmonton Church Campus and loves to write worship songs. Her heart is for people to encounter the truth of who God is and who He says they are. She hopes to be a part of changing the world through lives encountering the presence and power of God through worship. 

Marya currently works as a receptionist with the Alberta Government. On her down times, she loves to spend her time with good friends, talking with the Lord, listening to podcasts, and cuddles with her Shitzu-Poodle, Alaska.
Master of Ceremonies
105.9 Shine FM | Host of “The Morning Spin”
Program Director for Shine FM and CJCA