The Power of Prayer

A Weekend for Young Adults

Come fellowship with young adults in the area and learn how to revive and grow your prayer life.



Friday evening, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
Where: Church Fellowship Hall
Supper: All are welcome!
Music: Eryca Nelson, soloist, guitarist, songwriter
Message: Josh Dietrich

Saturday morning, Nov. 16, 10:45 a.m.
Where: Church Sanctuary
Music: Eryca Nelson
Message: Bonnie Sholock
Lunch: All are welcome!

Saturday afternoon, 2 p.m.
Where: Church Sanctuary
Music: Eryca Nelson
Message: Pastor Kris Eckenroth

*Childcare Provided



Kris Eckenroth is the Associate Senior Pastor of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Prior to serving at Collegedale, Pastor Kris has been a Conference Youth Director, local church pastor, church planter, and entrepreneur.  In 2009 he completed his Doctorate of Ministry in the area of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Leadership from Andrews University.  Pastor Kris is married to Kristie and they have three children.

Bonnie Sholock is a recent graduate from Southern Adventist University where she obtained a Secondary English Education degree. Prior to this, she spent ten years as a hairstylist until God opened the doors for her to leave her career and work as an ESL teacher in Laos. There she discovered her passion for teaching and for literature. Currently, Bonnie serves with her husband Josh at Bowman Hills SDA Church, teaches ESL online, and is a new mother to their son Judah.

Josh Dietrich, a senior theology major, currently lives in Hixson, TN with his wife, Janelle. He loves hiking and other outdoor activities with his dog, Cody. Before Josh received his calling to be a pastor, he worked in research and development of 3D printers. His passion is sharing the Word of God with people to help them develop a closer relationship with Jesus.

Eryca Nelson's music takes you on a journey form laughter, to love, to loss, to faith, and perseverance. Music is a way of life for Eryca, who has been performing with her parents at churches and other venues since she was 6 years old. Inspired by her father, who plays multiple instruments, Eryca took up the violin at age 8 and began teaching herself to play the guitar at age 16, which eventually enabled her to start performing on her own. Eryca has written over 30 songs and has performed for audiences large and small throughout the U.S. “Music has always been my way of working through the unpredictability of life and my outlet to express my joy at the constant presence of God’s love,” says Eryca, when asked about what inspires her to write. Every time Eryca sings she prays that God will use the music He has given her to reach someone who has been waiting to hear his voice.