Forward: The New Frontier

Leading Powerfully in a Fluid Context


February 26th, 2022

Registration Deadline:  February 23, 2020


Life Link Church

725 W. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85233

It’s true: Every person counts!

And it’s even harder on your own, which is why together is a very big deal for us.


Come hear from teams a little further along and leave with ideas to help you grow to the next level. We can’t wait to see you!


Matt Keller

Lead Pastor

Matt Keller is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Next Level Church in Fort Myers, Florida. God has used him to lead the church from 35 people at their grand opening in 2002 to now over 3,200 in three locations each weekend. 

He is passionate about investing in other non-profits and businesses as well. He has helped hundreds of leaders around the country take their organizations to the next level.  He travels and speaks often and is passionate about coaching leaders nationwide.

Matt has always had passion to help church planters, and has served on the ARC Board of Directors for the past several years.  An encourager, Matt has the ability to look past what is, to see what could be. One of his favorite sayings is “We don’t take no for an answer. We figure it out. That’s what we do.” Matt is the author of The Up the Middle Church, God of the Underdogs, and his most recent book The Key to Everything.

High school sweethearts, he and his wife Sarah enjoy baseball and are huge Tampa Bay Rays fans! Keeping Matt and Sarah in line are their two sons, Will and Drew.

David & Cheree' Wright

Lead Pastors

David Wright was raised in a minister’s home and ordained in Pastoral Ministry in 1989. He has been a student of leadership for over thirty years. He has served in virtually every position in a local church and has successfully navigated the transition from a Staff Pastor role into a Lead Pastor’s role at Christian Life Fellowship in SW Florida in 1996 as well as launching Life Link Church – a thriving local church in Gilbert, AZ – in 2006.

Throughout his ministry journey, he has actively sought out Pastors and leaders who were discouraged or stuck in their leadership development, investing time and resources into helping them take their leadership to higher levels. From one-on-one coaching to hosting regional leadership conferences, to untangling church boards that are stuck and coaching churches through leadership transitions and mergers, to developing vision campaigns and helping churches develop a culture of generosity; David brings decades of leadership experience in the uniquely complex environment of local church leadership.

Cheree’ Wright was born into a Pastor’s home and raised with local church ministry as the backdrop of her childhood. At an early age, she sensed God calling her into ministry, leaned into that calling and never looked back. Cheree’ was ordained into Pastoral Ministry with her husband, David, in 1989.

Cheree’ has a passion for whatever is in front of her in ministry. She is an extremely gifted Worship Pastor and has led worship through the transitional styles and expressions for over 30 years. She’s a gifted leader of leaders and teams and has built profoundly effective ministry teams in every facet of local church ministry. From Worship to Staff Operations to Schools of Ministry to leading Women’s, Children’s and Students’ Ministries; Cheree’ brings a lot to the table when she sits down to work with leaders.



We want to invest in you and your team!



Your team will have the opportunity to connect with other leaders serving in the same areas of ministry.


Get Answers

The Q&A Session will allow you to ask additional questions you might have.