ROCK: On Stage
Main Speaker: Bishop LaTrelle Easterling
A dynamically engaging and Spirit-filled communicator, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is the first woman bishop to lead the 233-year-old Baltimore-Washington Conference.
She received a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a Law degree from Indiana University School of Law. She graduated summa cum laude in 2004 with a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology. During her ministry, Bishop Easterling served as co-chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry for the New England Conference, and as a delegate to the 2012 and 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. She is a published author and frequent teacher and speaker. She is described as an inquisitive, collaborative and transformational leader.
Bishop Easterling is married to the Rev. Marion Easterling Jr., pastor of Wesley Grove UMC in Hanover, MD, and the former pastor of Park-way UMC in Milton, Mass. They have two sons, Garret and Miles.
Sorenson is a dynamically powerful and engaging piano-driven pop-rock Christian band led by husband and wife duo, Jeremy and Kimberly Sorensen. With musical influences ranging from The Beatles and Billy Joel to Sara Bareilles and Michael W. Smith, their performances bring hopeful, fun, quirky music to the scene.
Jeremy was formerly lead singer of the band Unsearchable Riches before partnering with Kimberly to form Sorensen. They have released two albums and are known for their songs “With You”, “Let Your Light Shine”, “Psalm 91” and the new single “Not Alone.” They both serve as worship leaders in their local church in Carroll County, MD, and have two beautiful daughters. Their message is that no matter where you are in your journey, God loves you, offers unending grace, and has a purpose for you in this world. Sorensen is currently writing for their next album as well as playing concerts and festivals around the country.
Urban Street Level
Back by popular demand!
Urban Street Level is a high energy, up-tempo contemporary Christian music group whose objective is to engage audiences wherever they perform. USL was started with a vision of Elwood Jones to reach teens all over the United States and in foreign countries. The purpose for doing this type of ministry became clear from observing teens in urban communities that are disconnected from God. Simply put, Elwood found youth bored with the things of God. It was from that frustration that they formed their group with the vision and purpose to evangelize the youth of America with Hip-Hop, R&B and a Jazzy sound filled with lyrics of praise.