Wednesday 13th September
15:00 Registration Opens
17:00 Welcome Drinks
20:00 Opening Night: Welcome!
Intro to Bible Speaker & Salvation Army
Film Festival Entry:
Docudrama Under €50,000, Q&A Filmmaker
22:00 - Late Night Hangout
Our 2023 Worship Team
Peter and Carin van Essen
Peter and Carin are musicians, songwriters and worshipers with a house of worship and retreat apartments in the centre of the Netherlands. They made several albums and wrote hundreds of songs and worship daily. They invite people to join them to seek the presence of the Lord and see many miracles at the house of worship.
Peter worked for the EO (Evangelical Broadcast station in the Netherlands) 20 years and Carin has made a children's tv program for Family7 /New Faith Network and also presented a live show at Family7. They believe media can bring the presence of the Lord in every living room of every household.
Paul Sirmons is a producer, director, line producer, UPM and first assistant director in both movies and TV with 40 years of experience. He served as Florida's State Film Commissioner in the office of Governor Jeb Bush from 2005 to 2008. He now focuses on family and faith-based product -- movies that can make a difference in people's lives. He's the President of the non-profit ICVM (the International Christian Visual Media Assn) that puts on the annual 4-day ICVM Storytellers Conference, as well as the ICVM Crown Awards.
George Makeen is SAT-7 “Ministry Content Advisor”. He joined SAT-7 international team in Cyprus since September 2003. George is originally from Egypt, studied theology and his passion is to see faith engaged with people’s daily challenges and questions.
Originally from The Netherlands, Mark began his career in the hospitality industry as this allowed him to realize his passion for service, people and excellence. This career took him to Hereford, England, the site of CBN’s European regional headquarters. He came into contact with CBN through his church and soon felt the Lord’s leading to move into ministry. Joining CBN UK in 2005, he worked as then Regional Director Peter Darg’s assistant, helping Peter with the day-to-day management tasks of the office and with development of fundraising. In recognition of his accomplishments, CBN promoted him to national director for the UK and Ireland in February 2013. In this capacity, he managed the regional office and also began to play a much more active role in the development of ministry strategy for all of Europe. He was named Regional Director for Europe when Peter retired in October 2016. Mark is married to Ellen and they have two children, Laura (23 years) and Jeremy (20 years). Mark and Ellen are also proud grandparents to Luca and Oscar.