Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC
June 19-24, 2017
Horizon is a week-long high school conference that offers great opportunity for spiritual growth and development, fellowship, and teaching on pertinent information from God's Word. Our goal is to send young people out into their world, spiritually nurtured, fed, and equipped to live out their faith and share it with those around them.
Derek Wells was born and raised in Greenville, SC. Hegraduated from North Greenville College in 1999. After graduation he attended RTS-Charlotte, where he received his Master of Divinity in 2004. Prior to coming to Greenville ARP, Derek spent ten years as a high school teacher, career counselor and coach in Greenville County Public Schools. Derek joined the staff at Greenville ARP as the Director of Families and Discipleship in 2015. Derek’s wife, Michelle, grew up in Valdosta, Georgia and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and MBA from Georgia Southern University. They have three children: Kate, Caroline and Drew. In his free time, Derek enjoys reading, tennis, college football and travelling with his family.
Brandon Auten is on staff at Crossings Community Church in the northeast of Columbia, SC. He leads worship and the young couples ministry. Brandon's love for music began as a teenager and developed further throughout college and in his current job as worship leader. We are excited that, for the third year in a row, Brandon and his team will lead worship for both Horizon and Quest! They have been and continue to be a blessing to these conferences.