Portland Good Friday Breakfast
The Portland Good Friday Breakfast, presented by the YMCA, is an uplifting community event that brings together faith, marketplace and community leaders to hear an inspirational message of God's redemption and forgiveness. All are welcome to join us for a morning centered on a community in prayer, encouragement and reflection. We are excited to gather together again for our 13th Annual Good Friday Breakfast as we listen to John O'Leary's powerful story. Watch Promo Video
This Year's Featured Speaker: John O'Leary
Expected to die. Now teaching others how to truly live. In 1987, John O'Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100 percent of his body. He was given one percent chance to live.
This epic story of survival was first showcased in his parents' book, Overwhelming Odds, in 2006. Originally printing 200 copies for friends and family, his parents have sold 70,000 copies, most in back-of-room sales at John's speaking events. It was this book that first invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world.
John inspires nearly 75,000 people at more than 100 events each year. He speaks to companies and organizations across industries, such as: sales, healthcare, business, safety, marketing, financial services, faith, education and insurance.
Consistently described as "the best speaker we've ever had," John receives nearly 100 percent of his engagements from referrals. His schedule is a testament to the power of his message and who he is as an individual. His emotional story-telling, unexpected humor and authenticity make each of his presentations truly transformational.
John's first book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant #1 National Bestseller; 120,000 copies have sold and it has been translated into 12 languages. John's Live Inspired Podcast is a top 20 for business on iTunes & Inc. Magazine. His online community is 200,000 strong.
John considers his greatest success to be his marriage to his wife Beth, their four children and his relationships with friends and family . . . "I share these lessons as a tribute to those who leapt into the flames to save me. Who worked tirelessly to restore me ... I share these lessons as an invitation for you to choose to wake up to the fullness of your life, to embrace the amazing gift of each moment, and to celebrate the joy of your inspired life!"
Buy Tickets & Tables of 10 at www.PortlandGoodFridayBreakfast.org
A Special Invitation for Pastors
Become one of our Partner Churches! Download & utilize this Promo Video & PowerPoint Slide 1, PowerPoint Slide 2 in your local church (& members' organization or business) AND then encourage your business leaders to take the day off to celebrate Good Friday & even purchase a table for their staff & clients to attend. If you would like to attend the breakfast (as our guest to see what it is all about), please let James Autry (503-515-5647) know BEFORE FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH.
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor . . .
Thanks to our Founder . . .
Thanks to our Title Sponsor . . .
Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor . . .
Thanks to our Gold Sponsors . . .
and Bob & Sherry Hall & the Jim White Family
Thanks to our Silver Sponsors . . .
and the Mark & Beth Burris family.
We can't thank all of our Sponsors enough for their incredible generosity in supporting the breakfast each year. If you would like to become a sponsor, RESPOND BEFORE, FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH, to our Steering Committee Sponsorship Chairman - Mike Burkesmith at 503-481-1610 or you can sign up directly online, HERE!
Thanks to our Ministry Sponsors (in addition to those listed above) . . .
If your favorite NPO (Non-Profit Organization) would be interested in having a booth in the foyer at this year's breakfast ($559 & includes 1 table for 10 guests), email Bob Reichen before FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH.
777 NE ML King Blvd
Portland, OR 97232