National Gathering

May 2-4, 2023

We gathered just outside Dallas in Plano, TX. It’s a challenging time to be a leader in the Church, and we all need time, space and practices that equip and fill us up for ministry. Our theme for 2023 was “Renewing Hearts for Leadership.”

Look Back at the 2023 National Gathering

We created this slideshow to give you a look at all the great moments and memories from the 2023 National Gathering in Plano, TX.


Steve Cuss

Steve is the author of Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs and the founder of, an online community helping you to function as a calm, aware, present human in the work place and home place. Steve has served in a variety of pastoral roles for 26 years, the majority of those years as a lead pastor. He is also proud to be a strategic partner with Compassion International, Leadership Network, and Missio Alliance.

Steve was privileged to grow up in Perth, Western Australia, in an adventurous family of origin. After moving to the United States for theological study, he married Lisa and they have two sons and a daughter, in whom they take great delight. When Steve is not working, you can find him laughing with his family, knee-deep in a trout stream, or trying a guitar he cannot afford at a local music store.

Drew Hyun

Drew Hyun

Drew Hyun is the Founder and Pastor of Hope Church NYC, a family of diverse churches in and around NYC. Drew is also the Co-Founder of the New City Network, a network of urban churches that value multi-ethnicity, Spirit-filled ministry, emotional health, and mission. Drew is also part of the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship team, a movement that is dedicated to transforming church culture through the multiplication of deeply changed leaders and disciples. Drew loves cities, ESPN, and naps, and finds it a restful Sabbath when all three come together. He resides in New York City with his wife Christina and their son David and daughter Avery. Drew is the author of no books.

Rev. Harvey Drake Jr.

Workshop: George Floyd: Now What?

Rev. Harvey Drake Jr. is the founding pastor of Emerald City Bible Fellowship, a vibrant multi-racial church in Seattle, Washington. He is also Founder and President of Urban Impact, a thriving community-based organization proactively addressing the total needs of families in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. He has worked extensively with Youth for Christ, Young Life, county and city governments, schools and chuches, and in racial reconciliation ministries for decades. He was a featured speaker at the 2018 National Gathering in Atlanta. Harvey and wife Andrea have been married since 1977, and have two adult sons and three grandchildren.

Conference Spiritual Director

The Fellowship Community is excited to introduce Janice McWilliams as our Conference Spiritual Director for our 2023 National Gathering in Plano, TX!

Janice McWilliams is a psychotherapist in private practice, a certified spiritual director, speaker and author of Restore My Soul: Reimagining Self-Care for a Sustainable Life. She also works with InterVarsity in the areas of training and spiritual formation. Janice currently serves on Session and as occasional pulpit supply at Central Presbyterian Church in Towson, MD. Janice’s love of the depths and intrigue of the human experience is matched by her desire to find her place in God’s work of restoring and revitalizing souls everywhere. Her blog promotes spiritual, relational, and psychological transformation. Find out more at her website.

TFC is pleased to announce that Janice will be available for several one-on-one spiritual direction sessions at the National Gathering. More details about how to sign up for one of those sessions will be forthcoming.

Janice will also be leading a breakout session titled, “Kingdom Living Without Burnout: How to Live and Lead.”

Grace Presbyterian Church Plano
4300 W Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093