Summit Speakers 2018

Discover your Strengths, Understand your Value, Accomplish your Goals, and Live out your Dreams

The 2018 Virtual Fatherhood Summit Speaker panel features a group of all stars.

Matt Woodrum

Host and Speaking on December 10th at 1 PM EST

Also Speaking on December 15th at 9 AM EST

Wrestling with Fatherhood

Matt Woodrum is the CEO and Founder of Wrestling with Fatherhood.  Matt equips dads to discover their strengths, understand their value, develop their goals, and live out their dreams to become their children’s biggest heroes.  As someone who grow up in a fatherless home, he understand the profound effect good dads have on their sons and daughters.  Matt has also had the oppurtunity to work within our prison systems and has seen first hand how important fathers are to their families.  Together, we can end fatherless homes, put the prison system out of business, and change this country and world by understanding this awesome responiblity we have as husbands and dads!

Sean Romero

Speaking on December 10th at 8 PM EST

Blog - Faithfully Lead

Podcast - Faithfully Lead

Find him on Instagram, Facebook, and twitter @Faithfully Led and email him

Sean P. Romero born and raised in NYC, joined the United States Air Force with the New Jersey Air National Guard in September of 2000. With aspirations of being an F-16 fighter pilot, the events of 9/11 changed all of that. A Crew Chief on F-16’s for 14 years, and 3 years as a Flight Engineer on the KC-10A with over 630 flight hours to his credit. Earning his private pilot license, building his team with Primerica as a licensed Life Insurance agent, and the lead Crew Chief training instructor, he decided to become a certified John C. Maxwell Leadership Coach/Mentor/Speaker, that has made him a leading expert in leadership training. As a divorced dad of 4 after leaving the Air Force, Sean made it his mission to help men who suffer from anxiety and depression. Veteran issues are dear to his heart, and led him to create his ministry “Faithfully Led” where his coaches men on finding their new mission in life after divorce and the military. As an expert in leadership, he can show you how to build your business, and team, but also your personal life grounded on biblical teachings.

Patrick Walsh

Patrick is Speaking on December 10th at 9 PM EST

Innovative Coaching for Dads

Patrick is a coach that helps dads discover the work they are made for. This brings hope, purpose, and direction in their lives.

For years Patrick had a desire to find meaningful, fulfilling work. He tried small business ideas, different jobs, and even going to school. All these things fell far from his real expectations and were not fulfilling. His dream and desire to do something meaningful, creative, and profitable was still there.

Sarah and Patrick finally decided that it was time for him to hire a life coach. It was a great experience that changed his life and helped me gain clarity, purpose, vision, and direction for his life.  He discovered that he am passionate about helping other dads like himself find their God-given purpose and direction.

A lot of people stay where they are “comfortable”- even if they sacrifice purpose and fulfillment in life. With Patrick's help and a lot of hard work, he believes you too can live the life you are made for!

Patrick and his wife, Sarah, been married 14 years and homeschool their 6 children ranging in ages from 1 1/2 – 12 years old.

Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas will be speaking December 11th at 12 PM EST

Transform my future


Michael Prince

Michael Prince will be speaking on December 11th at 1 PM EST

Michael Prince is a husband in his 13th year of marriage and the father of four kids. He’s a geek and coffee snob and the founder of BecauseFamily, a ministry that works to protect kids and teens by bridging the technology gap between them and their parents.

Twitter: @BecauseFamily
Instagram: /becausefamily
Facebook: /becausefamily

Tommy Lanham

Tommy will be speaking on December 11th at 2 PM EST

Tommy Lanham

Tommy Lanham is a 6th grade flunky and was kicked out of Bible college. He’s an award-winning speaker, personality strategist, disc golfer, guitar player, cheesy joke connoisseur, author, husband and Daddy.  He speaks nationally but calls Kentucky home. He oozes enthusiasm.

Tommy developed and used the tools of effective goal-setting, personality strategy and an enthusiasm mindset to graduate with his Master’s degree and a 4.0 GPA at age 44.

Tommy oozes enthusiasm. You can’t help but to be motivated and inspired just by being in the same room! Tommy keeps your team awake AND launches them into a results-driven culture!

Tommy’s on a mission to break the monotony of the mundane and mediocre by bringing as much enthusiasm to as many businesses, ministries, marriages and individual lives as he possibly can.

Ray Matz

Ray will be speaking on December 11th at 8 PM EST

Game Changing Dads

Ray “Razor” Matz Jr. is an energetic, kind-hearted and passionate leader in his community and in his home. He is a devoted husband, a fun-loving father of 3 children, a successful business owner, and a dedicated children's minister in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

When he realized his hockey endeavors weren’t panning out in college, he moved to Smith Falls Ontario Canada to further pursue his hockey career. After playing one year of hockey in Canada, Ray returned home to Philadelphia to start Razors Landscaping at the age of 19. During the next 18 years he continued to run his own landscaping company, invest in various business opportunities, and create a successful real estate portfolio.

At the young age of 39, Ray finally found the “right one” and so he married Julie—they just celebrated their 10 year anniversary! Ray and Julie have three awesome kids…Jeays (9), Razor (6), and Mission (2).

At the age of 42 Ray decided to take his entrepreneurship in a different direction and he started a vending company that he currently runs.

Ray has extensive experience with kids in many different arenas of life, including having three crazy ones of his own. His hockey career gave him the opportunity to be the head instructor at Team USA Clinics for 20 years; he has taught hockey to kids of all ages from all over the world. Ray served 6 years in the children's ministry at Calvary Chapel in Cary, NC. When Ray’s family moved to Fernandina Beach in January of 2015, he began serving in the children’s ministry at Journey Church under the great leadership of Bryan Simpkins. Ray also created the Main Beach Roller Hockey kids program, and he absolutely loves coaching and encouraging every child he meets, on or off the rink!
Ray is currently writing a book to motivate and encourage husbands and fathers to lead, love, and live! Ray is pursuing his passion of reaching kids and families through a coaching and public speaking career, as well as within the church ministry—although he is not exactly sure what will become of it all, he believes God has His hands on it so it's going to be awesome!!

Justin Bailey

Justin will be speaking on December 12th at 1 PM EST

Code of Character

Hi, I'm Justin. I'm a husband, father, part time Soldier and lover of sports. I believe that true Character is when our actions are aligned with our values... over a sustained period of time. What I've noticed in my own life as well as over a decade of leadership positions is that when men fail to live a life of Character, it is never a knowledge issue. We simply fail to do the things we know we should be doing, for various reasons. The Code of Character platform exists to help guide me, including myself, on a consistent path toward the vision we create for ourselves. Along the way I envision this group to be a bridge to men of all backgrounds, who are interested in living a life of Character and inspiring those around them to do the same!

Brain Street

Brian will be speaking on December 12th at 2 PM

Your Legacy Begins Now

Brian is the founder of Your Legacy Begins Now, LLC where he provides services as a youth program developer and curriculum developer while also serving as a and mentor, leadership consultant, public speaker, and cognitive behavioral coach. In October of 2017 he began a journey as an international personal enrichment coach who uses psychology and social work values and theoretical frameworks merged with entrepreneurial success principles to help people begin the process of transforming their lives regardless of their past circumstances. Along with running husband business, he is currently completing a PhD program in Social Work at Louisiana State University where his dissertation focus is on utilizing social entrepreneurship projects to address social issues amongst transitional-age adolescents through implementation of culturally appropriate mentorship programs.

Nathan and Ashley Logsdon

The Logsdons are an unschooling family of five, RVing the States full-time since October 2016. Ashley is a marriage and family coach who works with families to shift from chaos and reaction mode to living a life with intention, not waiting for one day, and celebrating how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us. With her blogs, online courses and weekly podcast (with husband Nathan as co-host), they provide practical tips to create that family atmosphere you love to come home to. They highlight understanding personality styles, marriage/intimacy, parenting, alternative education, minimalism and family travel.

Scott Maderer

In 2017, Scott and his wife Carrie started Inspired Stewardship as a business to serve Christian men and couples that are struggling to live out their calling.  They work to help align the way you use your time, your talent, and your treasures so that you can identify and live a fully authentic life that allows you to authentically live your calling, serve others, and provide for your family.  As certified Human Behavior Consultants and members of the John Maxwell Team, they focus on helping you understand yourself, understand others, and through that understanding build the Kingdom. Scott and Carrie through Inspired Stewardship are living out their own calling that started with a call to coaching in 2011 and has slowly grown to a full-time business through one on one coaching, speaking, and workshops

Terry Burgess

Terry Burgess a.k.a “Coach T”, Founder/President, of Upward MC (Mentoring and Consulting) and America’s Mid-life Coach for Men has over a quarter of a century of mentoring, coaching, consulting/counseling, and teaching leadership and life skills to individuals of all ages. He is a life coach, author, podcaster, and entrepreneur.  He is married with two step-children living in the small community of Sharpe in Marshall County, Kentucky.

Coach T’s mission in life is to help individuals face the challenges they encounter during their midlife years head on and avoid their own “Mid-Life Crisis turned Disaster”.  Coach T has focused on helping men especially because of his experience gained during his Midlife Crisis turned Disaster from 2007 to 2015.

Coach T has also taken on the challenge of helping men become a better spouse and father in their families.  He has seen the very negative effects of the development of children in fatherless families during his work within higher education and volunteering within his community in schools and scouting organizations.

Ricky Shetty

Ricky Shetty is the owner and operator of Daddy Blogger, where he writes about parenting from a father’s perspective with a big emphasis on family travel with young kids. Currently, Ricky and his family are traveling around the world as part of their  #DaddyBloggerWorldTour visiting Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Central America. Ricky has been to 81 countries on 6 continents and his big goal is to be the FIRST FAMILY to visit every single country in the world. Ricky is an Internet Marketer, Digital Nomad, and passionate husband and father of 3 young kids.

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