Main Session Speakers

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan currently serves as an Assistant Pastor at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. Prior to being an Assistant Pastor, Jonathan served on staff with CO for almost 7 years. He is married to Chelsea and they have 2 sons and one more on the way. In Jonathan’s free time he enjoys reading and CrossFit.

Jonathan was born the son of a Marine and a Federal Government worker which shaped his upbringing tremendously. Moving around for the first few years of life due to his parents work they eventually landed in Chantilly, Virginia. Although church attendance was a regular part of life growing up, it wasn’t until Jonathan got to Coastal Carolina where he played football, that he came across faithful Christians who shared the gospel with him. Through the ministry of Campus Outreach, Jonathan came to repentance and faith and started walking with the Lord his freshman year. After living in the south for a few years after graduation, Jonathan moved back home to the DC area and joined CHBC in January 2013 and began working for Campus Outreach at Howard University in 2014.

Matt Bradner

Matt Bradner and his wife Julia currently live in Lynchburg, Virginia with their five children who range in age from ages 18 to 8. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Matt received a scholarship to play soccer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It was during his freshman year that Matt became a Christian and began a life of following Christ.

For the last 20 years, Matt has worked with college students through the ministry of Campus Outreach. Matt’s current role has him focused on the spiritual and relational health of Campus Outreach staff along the East Coast.

His passion for students and engaging speaking style have made him a popular conference and retreat speaker. His desire as a communicator is to glorify God by being catalytic, positive, and helpful to all those he has the privilege of working with.

Matt Reagan

Matt Reagan grew up on an island near Charleston, where he quickly developed into an obsessive Pharisee. God mercifully used his parents and church leaders to free him from that bondage through the gospel of Jesus when he was in early high school. The Lord deepened and accelerated Matt’s understanding of that gospel at Furman University, where several students involved in Campus Outreach began investing deeply into his life. Matt was called into college ministry and went with a team to Minneapolis, MN, in 2004, where he ministered on campuses for eleven years and also met his wife-to-be, Lisa, who was a student at the University of Minnesota, when they arrived there. Matt and Lisa got married in 2006 and ministered together until 2015. They then were called back to Charleston to lead the CO ministry there. They now have four hyperactive children: Annie (14), Lucy (12), Eli (9), and Zoe (6).

Paul Billings

Paul Billings serves as the Director of Campus Outreach in Washington, DC. Paul was born and raised in Memphis, TN and attended Elon University as an undergraduate, where his life was significantly impacted through the ministry of Campus Outreach. It was through life-on-life discipleship and the experience of ministering to his fraternity brothers there that the Lord deepened his burden for building laborers on the campus. After graduating in 2011, Paul had the chance to join the CODC team as they launched the ministry at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Paul is married to his wonderful wife Stephanie. They have three little girls, Emma, Ainsley, and Ava. In addition to leading their team, Paul holds his Masters of Divinity from Southern Seminary and serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church.

Zach Fulginiti

Zach Fulginiti grew up in Charlotte, NC and is a graduate of Elon University. To this day Zach resides in Charlotte as he serves as the Regional Director for Campus Outreach Charlotte. Zach loves seeing how God uses the years in college to shape and form Christians for decades to come! Zach leads a family of 5; he is married to his wife Amy and together they have three children.

Guests

Shanez Padgett

Worship Leader

Shanez Padgett was born and raised in South Carolina, where he currently still resides. As a student of USC-Aiken, marketing director for Saluda Hill Landscapes and worship leader for Christ Community Church B-L (PCA), he enjoys staying busy. Shanezstrives to display the love of Jesus in all aspects of his life, helped along by many mentors and Jesus himself.

After taking an interest in band in middle school, Shanez was led to learn more about music at a small missionary Baptist church in Wagener, SC. From these roots, his musical interests have grown to span from old negro spirituals to newer collectives such as Indelible Grace & Maverick City. With a heart to lead souls into worship through music, his favorite part of his music background is hearing others fellowship as they sing. Shanez feels blessed to be a part of CONYC ‘22, and he can’t wait to worship alongside you! His team consists of Hunter Tomlin (MIDI/Guitar), Kayla Dendy (Vocals), Chris Austin (Bass), Tim Miller (E. Guitar) and Kent Suits (Percussion).