Lenny La Guardia
For over three decades, Lenny La Guardia and his wife Tracy have devoted their lives locally and internationally to equipping, empowering, and mobilizing young people, parents, and leaders with biblical truths and relevant strategies for ministering to children and youth today. Lenny and Tracy are the executive directors of the Children’s Equipping Center (CEC) at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, where they lead a missionary staff that equips children from all over the world. Currently, the CEC provides over 130 hours a week of children’s services. Lenny also serves as the senior vice president of IHOPKC’s Ministries and Justice Divisions, giving oversight to vital ministries that mobilize the values and priorities of the IHOPKC Missions Base in Kansas City and abroad. Lenny started the Grandview, Missouri, Police Chaplains in 2007 and currently serves as a police chaplain.
Jane is Founder and Coordinator of the Children’s Prayer Network in Australia, established in 1995. She has a global view of children’s ministry as demonstrated by her involvement with the Yes! Revolution. Jane has travelled to more than 35 nations carrying the message that children can pray and minister. They don’t have to wait until they are grown up to have a meaningful relationship with the Lord. He wants them to use the gifts He has given them to pray, worship and serve Him. Jane states, “We praise God that He is raising up this next generation as prayer warriors and agents of transformation.”
The vision of the Children’s Prayer Network is to mobilise and network praying Christian children; to support and encourage the nurturing, discipling, training and equipping of these children, to enable them to take their place in God’s family as part of the army He is raising up to reach this generation.
Connie is the Director of Children’s Ministries, the Advanced School of Children’s and Family Ministry, and Kids for the Nations Camps, at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas Texas. Connie has such a heart for children to be able to know the Lord, to be filled with the Spirit, and for children to operate in their giftings at a young age. She has led teams to many nations to minister to children and to train children’s ministers.
Connie McKenzie is the director of Children’s & Family Ministries at Christ for the Nations. She has a M.A. from Dallas Baptist University and a B.S. from the University of Kentucky. She also graduated from Christ For The Nations Institute. She has a passion for ministry to children and families and a tremendous burden to raise up ministers who will effectively reach children with the gospel, both in the U.S. and around the world. She had such a heart for children to be able to know the Lord, to be filled with the Spirit, and for children to operate in their spiritual gifts at a young age. Connie directs both the Children & Families Major and Kids for the Nations Summer Camps and leads C.F.N.I. students and children on mission trips to nations all around the world.
Jodi and her husband, Jay, are co-founders of the apostolic ministry center, Emerging Streams Ministries in Northwest Ohio. Jodi is the founder of the Ohio Signs & Wonder’s Camp and she has directed it for over 10 years. This international camp is a four-day, overnight camp for Christian children & teens with a connection to the International House of Prayer’s Children’s Equipping Center in Kansas City, MO. In addition to sharing about the practical aspects of developing a Signs & Wonders Camp, Jodi will share on how to lead children into encountering God in such a simple way that even the youngest can receive, and be led to His Father’s Heart!