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LEAD Conference 2024

We are excited to host our annual LEAD Conference once again at Heritage! Join us on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Heritage College & Seminary.

This free event is geared toward training and equipping young leaders—whether you are a current Heritage student, a young person in Grade 11 or 12 who serves as a leader, or a youth pastor or director—to serve God and others well.

We would like you to join us as we learn from our main speaker for the day, Lincoln Nikkel, who serves as Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A North Barrie. 

Register today! Find the Registration Form at the bottom of this page.


This year, we are excited to welcome a group of excellent workshop leaders who will speak on a variety of topics related to leadership in the local church. See below for a list of our speakers and topics:

Scholarships Giveaway:

Grade 11 and 12 students who attend will be placed in a draw for a chance to win a $ 1,000 scholarship toward tuition at Heritage. Two winners will be drawn during the event.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Heritage College & Seminary, 175 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge, ON.

Cost: Free Admission

Who: LEAD is for current Heritage Students, as well as for Grade 11 and 12 senior youth student leaders and their youth pastors/directors.

Lunch will be provided for all participants.

About Lincoln Nikkel

Hey all! My name is Lincoln Nikkel. Born in Vancouver, BC. From a young age, I appreciated the intentionality of my family and the way that Jesus was the common denominator for how we made decisions day to day. Participating in various student leadership roles and participating in varsity athletics at Trinity Western University. There I graduated with a BBA in Leadership and Management, with a concentration in Biblical Studies. It became clearer in the later years of my degree of the need for godly leadership, in the world we live in. Starting my career in commercial construction, I was grateful to have the opportunity to lead multiple projects through the greater Vancouver area, before being introduced to Chick-fil-A, by a mentor who’s family I had built a close friendship with. He introduced me to the Operator model of business, the brand’s biblically based background, and the opportunity to pioneer a brand internationally that’s mission is to “Become the world’s most caring company”.

After being selected for and participating in Chick-fil-A Inc’s Leadership Development Program, I was selected as an Owner / Operator for Chick-fil-A North Barrie. My vison is develop and equip others in leading a joy-filled, purpose driven life. My hope is that God is glorified in the process and that my leadership only acts as a service to him, through serving my team.

Registration closes Wednesday, January 10, 2024


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