Presented by: Extreme Faith Productions
A night of laughter & music
Comedians & Artists
Amberly is a national comedian, speaker, and author with a passion for “GRINspiring” others. She has won hearts (and funny bones) of people all over the country and loves sharing the joy of Christ with others.
She is dedicated to helping people experience the freedom found in meaningful relationships with God and others. Her bible study, “The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive” was released in May 2020 by Abingdon Press. Amberly received her Master’s degree from Biola University and serves as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University.
Amberly has been married to Scott Neese since 1992. They have two teenagers, Judah and Josiah. They live in beautiful Prescott, AZ and love the Food Network and all things Star Wars.
Comedian & Actor
Raised on a farm in the heart of Canada, Leland quickly learned that shoveling manure and weeding potatoes, although lucrative, wasn’t his passion in life. So with absolutely no clear direction or vision for his future, he did what everyone does when they find themselves in that position – he went to College. He wisely chose his classes based on whichever cute girl happened to catch his attention and after several short years of last minute cramming and late assignments, Leland graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Anthropology.
As you might have guessed, Leland’s university education opened many doors for him in the years to come, but for some reason, he was dissatisfied working for a courier as a night shift stock boy. By this time married and with his first child soon on the way the most responsible and obvious choice was, of course, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
His career has led him many places around the world doing live acts, television and film. Recently he starred in three movies, “Extraordinary”, “Sleeper Agent” and “Altar Egos.”
Leland and his wife, Carrie, have been married for 23 years and he’s been doing comedy for 22 of them! The Klassen family lives in Canada where they have raised their two sons, Cooper and Hunter.
Singer/Songwriter and Chart-topping CCM recording artist, Jonny Diaz, engages his audiences with great songs, great melodies and the ability to find humor in everyday life. His hit song “More Beautiful You” released in 2009 began to soar the charts and is still a fan favorite. He continues to write and release new songs that speak of God’s presence in the good times and bad. His songs will make you laugh and possibly cry. They will encourage and they will entertain. His most recent single “BREATHE” – was a #1 song on Christian radio.
Married to Libby for 10 years, they now have two young children, Charlie Grace and Dodger. Being in music full time for the past 12 years, leading a family and owning a gym all based in Nashville, TN keeps Jonny the Diaz family busy and their lives full as they share hope, laughter and encouragement with those they meet.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Brian learned piano at a very young age, transitioning over to guitar as he was exiting high school. Although he thought learning the guitar was to entertain himself while sitting on his bed, God had a bigger plan. Since 2006, Brian has been sharing the stage with artists such as Third Day, Casting Crowns, Jars of Clay, Tenth Avenue North, Chris August, Sidewalk Prophets, Britt Nicole, Phil Wickham, Jonny Diaz, JJ Heller, and many others; also including appearances at Spirit West Coast Del Mar and Monterey festivals and Elevate Music Festival.
Brian Weaver continues to portray his life through his music, as well as live his music through his life. He is excited about his newest songs, written from a place of honesty and openness. The hope is that his this collection of songs will bring listeners to a better understanding of what it means to worship God. Worship is not simply the music that plays before a message; it is a lifestyle. Worship is when we draw near to God and when we place ourselves in front of Him. Brian desires to not just encourage people to worship more in life, but to live in worship.
Kay Dodd has spent the better part of the last 25 years making people laugh as a professional comedian. Whether she is performing for women’s groups, conferences, and recovery groups or emceeing events, producing shows or raising funds for worthy causes, Kay Dodd will deliver the laughs that can lift spirits, open hearts, and leave your audience inspired.
In July, 2016, the National Livin’ on Laughter Gospel Comedy Association awarded Kay Dodd their “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Having previously been a club comedian who was regularly booked to host and emcee shows for A-List headliners such as Jeff Foxworthy, Shirley Hemphill, Brian Regan, Henry Cho, and more, Kay brings clean comedy wherever she goes. You may have seen Kay Dodd on the Dove Channel or on tour with Chonda Pierce. Kay is excited to share some laughs with you and hopes to see you
at Marriage Date Night!
David Dean has been doing stand-up comedy for over 25 years. His early days of training found him on the stage of Second City in Chicago which eventually led to working clubs, festivals, cruises, churches and other venues across the country. David has entertained troops at military bases all over the United States, Germany and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He and good friend, Craig Gross, recently co-authored a book titled, “Touchy Subjects” which can be found on Amazon. His latest CD, “Clap For Me” can be heard on Laugh USA, Sirius Satellite Radio, iTunes and Pandora radio. David and his wife of 28 years, Saint Betsy, live in Huntington, Indiana. They are the parents of two young adults, Alex & Hannah.