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Welcome to Protectors' Peak second annual Faith Conference! We understand the stress and struggle

our servants are under in these crazy times. We've designed these conferences

just for our servant groups and we think you'll agree, they're pretty top notch.

Come and be inspired, encouraged, and hear words of life

spoken into and over you! You deserve it!

As we navigate through these dark days, we invite you to hear

the message of hope and love that Jesus offers us freely.

Expect to be refreshed! Hope to see you there!

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Prepare for your stress cups to be emptied and refilled with
new vision and a refreshed soul.

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2022 Faith Conference Speakers

Join us at this year's Faith Conference 2022! We are providing a place where our weary warriors and servants can come to be inspired and filled up with hope and encouragement.

Prepare for your stress cups to be emptied and refilled with blessing!

Meet Our Speakers

It's our goal to invite speakers who are relatable to our servant groups will inspire, encourage, and speak words of life into us as we navigate through these dark days. Through prayer and seeking the Lord, we believe the featured guests below will bring a message of hope and the love of Jesus wherever you are in your walk with God. 


Jonathan Hickory

Jon is an EMS healthcare and safety professional with over 35 years of experience as a Nationally Registered Paramedic in the field, management, and education. He has a passion for promoting spiritual, physical, and emotional health for those who work in stressful settings and serves as a Chaplain with the Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds View Fire Department. Jon and his wife, Kimberly (also a Paramedic), live in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota and have two grown daughters. 

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Jonathan Hickory is an award winning author and speaker and an active Master Police Officer in Central Virginia. In his 18 plus years of police experience, Jonathan has mentored other officers as a Field Training Officer and a driving instructor. Jonathan spent seven years investigating the reconstruction of fatal vehicle crashes and three years as a motorcycle officer.


Jonathan proudly serves as a member of the Police Department's Peer Support Team providing Critical Incident Stress Management support to fellow officers.  Jonathan has written several articles for Law Officer magazine and also instructs a DCJS credit approved Resilience, Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention class he developed for veteran police officers, dispatchers, and jail officers.  Jonathan has been married to his wife Stacy for over 17 years and has three beloved children.


As a veteran officer, Jonathan has worked the streets, facing the darkest moments of humanity. After battling alcoholism and PTSD related depression for years, he found himself in the middle of the ultimate battle of good versus evil; the battle for his soul, considering suicide. After allowing the enemy of unresolved trauma to destroy his life and his family for so long, he cried out for help.  


Jonathan now helps other First Responders to heal from their trauma. His award-winning book, Break Every Chain, has sold thousands of copies since it was originally published in 2018 and released in December 2021 as an award-winning major motion picture.  For more information, visit


Nate and Becky Harder

Nate and Becky Harder are the director, associate director and co-founders of Protectors' Peak.

The Harders have been a law enforcement family for the past twenty-five years and understand the pressures, struggles, and trials that LE families experience. Their hope is to encourage and strengthen marriages by sharing what they've learned and how they've been blessed in their own marriage through their ups and downs, mistakes, and lessons learned.


Nate and Becky want to leave you with hope and expectancy for growth and transformation in your marriage and share how having a mutual dream and a foundation in Christ can bring joy, fulfillment and adventure in your marriage!

Worship Leader

Christine Passig has been a police wife for 24 years and mom of two kids (and two dogs).

Christine directed contemporary worship at Buffalo Covenant Church for 15 years. She's currently in a band (JustUs) with a missions-minded focus. She also sings on her own at restaurants, weddings and other events (

Her "day job" is with, a non-profit that promotes local suicide awareness and prevention through education and outreach.


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More Information

  • Faith Conference 2022 is a free event! We will have a freewill offering for those who would like to donate to Protectors' Peak.

  • Lunch will be served, no cost.

  • Protectors' Peak apparel will be sold.

  • Please register on link below.

  • Please contact us if you have any questions.


We hope to see you there!