Our speaker at Challenge 2018 is Ben Woodman. Ben is the International Youth Coordinator at Alpha. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Vancouver, British Columbia where he worked as a youth pastor for 10 years before joining the team at Alpha. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @benwoodman.

Worship Leaders

Our worship leaders for Challenge 2018 are the Informants. Informants narrows their agenda down into three categories: Worship, Purpose & Mission. Drawing from a close knit of friends with musical influences from inspirational worship to hardcore, Informants desires to create a worship atmosphere where people can experience the very presence of God and learn what He can do with just a few lives that are totally abandoned to him.

Worship is the start, Mission always follows. Informants believes that they are messengers that not only spread they're message lyrically, but also through the art of music. Based out of St. John's, NL, they are pioneering a movement of acceptance, art, worship, and mission in their local communities and churches.


We are excited to have Erling Crousse back for Challenge 2018 as our host! Erling works for Eastlink in Fredericton, NB, and has hosted Challenge in the past. A couple little known facts about Erling are that he once was almost a contestant at Canada’s Got Talent [yup, that was really a thing], he’s pretty fantastic at impressions [ask him to do Kermit the Frog], and that he does a pretty ok cartwheel.

Ben Woodman