Speaker Bios

Speaker Bios

Andy Savage

Founder of 7000Days, author, and Teaching Pastor at Highpoint Church in Memphis, TN.

Andy Savage

Andy Savage is a leader who "makes things make sense". As the founder of 7000Days and Make Sense Media, Andy is a visionary for marriage, parenting, and family life. Whether Andy is teaching, writing or relationship coaching, Andy strives to live out his life's passion of creatively communicating God's truth in a way that connects with people where they are. Serving as the Teaching Pastor at Highpoint Church.

A native Memphian, Andy is a graduate of Houston High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Memphis, followed by a Master's Degree in Christian Studies from Union University. Andy began his life in ministry after his freshman year of college, serving first as a Youth Pastor at StoneBridge Church in The Woodlands, Texas and then locally as the Pastor of College students and Young Singles at Germantown Baptist Church.

After starting Metro Bible Study in 2000 – an influential gathering of young singles across the Mid-South – he stepped out in faith in 2002, teaming up with Chris Conlee, to help launch a new and dynamic community of believers in the heart of Memphis: Highpoint Church. In addition to his duties at Highpoint, Andy is a national speaker, the author of multiple books, and host of the Andy Savage Radio Show and podcast. As a proud parent of a child with Down syndrome, Andy is also very involved in local organizations that support special needs and positive family values.

Next to his greatest accomplishment of marrying his lovely wife, Amanda, Andy is the proud father of their five boys: Drew, Cooper, Wesley, Ford and Joshua. Andy enjoys time at home with his family, great espresso and has a mild addiction to CrossFit. Learn more about Andy on his website andysavage.com.

Sissy Goff

Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN.

Brian Housman

Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP spends most of her days talking with girls and their families, with the help of her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese.  She has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee since 1993, with a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.  A sought-after speaker for parenting and teacher training events such as d6, MOMcon, and dotMom, Sissy has spoken to thousands of parents, teachers, and girls across the country.  Sissy is the author of eight books including her newest book, Are My Kids on Track?, as well as Raising Girls.  Sissy is a regular guest and contributor on media shows and publications such as Today’s Christian Woman, ParentLife, and Parenting Teens magazines.  You can find her and follow her blog at www.raisingboysandgirls.com.

David Thomas

Author of six books and Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling (daystarcounseling.com) in Nashville, TN.

Terence Chatmon

David Thomas, L.M.S.W., is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling (daystarcounseling.com) in Nashville, TN, the co-author of six books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Tyndale House Publishers), a frequent guest on national television and radio, has been featured in publications like USA Today, and speaks across the country.  His books, Wild ThingsIntentional Parenting, and brand new book, Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach, are currently available.

He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a feisty yellow lab named Owen. You can find David giving parenting tips on the blog at www.raisingboysandgirls.com.

Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp is an author, youth expert, and acclaimed speaker.

Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E), that followed his ground-breaking work with teens.

He is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, and was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 30 under 30.

He’s worked with groups of parents, educators & mental health professionals plus has spoken to more than TWO Million teens live.