RecSpo15 Announces Former Super Bowl Champion Trent Dilfer to Headline Main Stage Speakers

RecSpo15 Announces Former Super Bowl Champion Trent Dilfer to Headline Main Stage Speakers Dilfer will be one of five main stage speakers at this year’s Recreation & Sports Ministry Conference that will take place August 26-28 at the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Spartanburg, SC - March 13, 2015 - RecSpo15, also known as the Recreation and Sports Ministry Conference, announced that former NFL quarterback, Trent Dilfer, has signed on as one the guest speakers at this year’s event.

The now ESPN NFL analyst joins the conference’s speaker list that includes Todd Gongwer (author of LEAD…for God’s Sake), Pastor Dave Stone (Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY - the 7th largest church in the U.S.), Caz McCaslin (Upward Sports founder and president), and a sports panel consisting of current and former NCAA Division 1 men’s and women’s basketball coaches.

Leading worship for all three days will be former American Idol season six finalist, Phil Stacey.

Attendees will also be able to view the world premiere of the upcoming film, Woodlawn, which follows the true story of Tony Nathan, the first African American to play at the University of Alabama. Prior to the showing, Nathan will be joined on stage by his portraying actor, Caleb Castille, for an exclusive Q&A session.

Conference Coordinator, Gregg Wisecarver, is excited about this year’s iteration of the conference, “RecSpo15 promises to provide Serious Faith, Serious Unity, and Serious Networking Opportunities, thus this year’s theme ‘Seriously FUN!’ ”

Now entering its second year under title sponsors Upward Sports and the National Sports and Recreation Ministry Center (NSRMC), RecSpo will look to build upon its product offering and participation from the 54 vendors and 500 attendees in 2014.

Other conference details include:

  • 7 educational tracks (36 classes)
  • 5 main stage speakers
  • 72 vendors
  • Games, contests, and giveaways

For college students looking at pursuing a career in sports ministry, RecSpo presents a unique opportunity to network with numerous industry-leading vendors and established ministry leaders.

“If you are a mission-aligned leader or someone who is interested in discovering how sports can be used to provide potential ministry opportunities, then RecSpo15 is the place for you!” says Wisecarver. “There is not a better event that brings these individuals together to network, brainstorm, and create new ideas for sports ministry than RecSpo!”

Registration is NOW OPEN! Event costs will range from $249 (early sign-up) to $299. Additional costs may occur if attendee participates in the available extracurricular activities such as whitewater rafting or golf. 

View more RecSpo15 details and registration info, and if you have questions, please contact RecSpo Customer Support at or call 844-473-2776 (844-4RECSPO).

About RecSpo

With over 50 years past experience under various titles, RecSpo has grown to be the largest national conference for recreation and sports ministry in the country. The conference was established to serve two primary objectives:

  • Raising up and equipping the next generation of recreation and sports ministry leaders
  • Promoting recreation and sports as an effective ministry
  • Providing a place for Upward Sports churches to receive training on how to improve their leagues