Speakers & Artists

Speaker: Derek Idol

Derek Idol

Derik Idol serves as the pastor of the high school ministries for 12 Stone Church. He was a keynote speaker at Follow 2013 and Never the Same Camp. He describes his favorite part of his job as “seeing people far from God come to Jesus and knowing that their life will never be the same.”

In Concert: Switchfoot


As they enter their 17th year as a band, Switchfoot has achieved a level of success that brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and their high-school friend Chad Butler never anticipated when forming the band in San Diego in 1996. The SoCal natives have sold 5.5 million copies worldwide of their eight studio albums, performed sold-out world tours (visiting five continents in the past year alone), raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid homeless kids in their community through their own Bro-Am Foundation, and earned themselves a global fan base devoted to Switchfoot’s emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock.

Worship: Brandon Grissom Band

Brandon Grissom BandReturning to the Fusion stage this year is the Brandon Grissom Band. Grissom is a singer/songwriter from Oklahoma City who made his way to the northwest suburbs of Chicago in the spring of 2003. Brandon and band lead worship regularly at Willow CreekCommunity Church in South Barrington, IL, as well as various conferences, camps, churches and events around the country.

Musician: Jordan Brown

Jordan BrownJordan Brown is a talented musician who graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University. She currently serves as a worship pastor at College Wesleyan Church, and her band opened for David Crowder last year at Fusion.

Featuring: Momentum


Mark Evans Jr. has many creative talents and is known as a dancer who brings a lot of energy to his performances. He has danced in the Grand Rapids Ballet, the only professional dance company in the state of Michigan, and he currently teaches Hip Hop dance at his local church and at the Edge Urban Fellowship.

Contact Info

Indiana Wesleyan University

Student Ministries
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953
Email: Student Ministries
General Questions: 1-765-677-6507
Registration Questions: 1-765-677-2475