Man Up With Us
ManUp Charlotte exists to build up all men in our city and encourage them to be connected to God and one another by providing them opportunities to experience fellowship, engage in authentic conversations, grow in their faith in Jesus, and be inspired to sacrificially serve.

ManUp Charlotte desires to make an intentional and concerted effort to raise awareness of the devastating impact of fatherlessness, and equip men to "Man Up" and reach out to the youth who are affected.
2021 ManUp Charlotte Featured Speakers
Mitch Mason
fca football chaplain, university of North Carolina
Mitch Mason serves as the FCA Football Chaplain at the University of North Carolina.  He is responsible for the spiritual and character development of the team.  

Before arriving in Chapel Hill, Mitch was the Associate Pastor of FreeWay Church in Clemson, SC where he also served as a Campus Minister at Clemson University and a mentor with Clemson Football.

Before full-time ministry, Mitch coached college football. He was a 2-time All American Defensive Back at Missouri Western State University and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

He’s been married to his wife Chondra for 22 years and has two children: Sydney and Riley.
Brian Goins
SR. DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY, FAMILYLIFE
Husband of Jen. Father of three. Roaming teaching pastor.

At FamilyLife, Brian serves as Sr. Director of Strategy and gives leadership to the "Weekend to Remember" Marriage Conference. Through his non-profit, Catapult Concepts, Brian helps social change organizations and communicators hone their influence, reimagine their content, and develop their voice.

He co-created and was executive producer of Brain.Heart.World, a docuseries for adolescents on the scientific side-effects of pornography.

You can find his book, Playing Hurt: A Guy’s Strategy for a Winning Marriage on Amazon.
Josh Meadows
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEIGHBORHOOD HOPE
Josh Meadows is the Executive Director of Neighborhood Hope (formerly known as The Abandon Project). Josh grew up in Asheville, NC and was raised primarily by a single mom. Most of his formative years were spent without a father figure around, which put him behind on the path to manhood. Josh was fortunate to have a support system and coaches who cared about him, and they tried their best to fill the void left by his father.

In 2012, Josh began working in communities in East Charlotte, many of which had been forgotten about, overlooked, and often stereotyped. Josh and Neighborhood Hope want to be part of the solution in seeing hope come to life, and see the negative cycles broken, changing the narrative of the city of Charlotte.

Josh loves making connections in the community and has a passion for social entrepreneurship. In his spare time, Josh loves hanging with his wife Jenny, playing sports, and looking for the next adventure.
Bryce Johnson
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, UNPACKIN' IT MINISTRIES
Bryce Johnson is the Founder and President of UNPACKIN’ it Ministries, Inc., and host of the UNPACKIN’ it® Podcast. His broadcasting experience began at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where he earned a degree in Communication/Electronic Media Broadcasting and created a nationally-recognized radio show called SPORTS YAPP®.

With a passion to see sports fans everywhere following Jesus, Bryce officially started UNPACKIN’ it Ministries in 2014. Through media, PACKs, resources, and events, Bryce challenges, inspires, and encourages sports fans to follow Jesus and become more like Him.

Bryce writes a weekday faith and sports email devotional called UNPACK this; is the author of The Fantasy Football Fellowship Playbook; produces faith-based podcasts with guests from the sports world; is a contributor to the Bible App and AthletesInAction.org, and is a speaker and emcee based in Charlotte, North Carolina where he lives with his wife, Jodi, and daughter, Maddie Rose.
Breakout Forums
ManUp Charlotte understands the challenges facing men, so we provide a place for authentic conversations, along with resources, tools, and content that enables them to persevere on this journey together as leaders, husbands, fathers, mentors, and followers of Jesus.

We will offer two sessions of forums that will include panel discussions on important topics to men.
In-person attendees will have a choice of joining one forum in each session. Selections will be made when registering. 

*The first forum in each session listed below will be the one that is available to those participating virtually.
Session 1
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Youth/Young Adult
Session 2
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Youth/Young Adult
Who is ManUp Charlotte?
ManUp Charlotte is an initiative of UNPACKIN' it Ministries and a collaborative movement of the following organizations and churches in the greater Charlotte area. Contact [email protected] if you'd like to partner with us or if your church is interested in hosting a satellite location for this year's conference.
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The mission doesn't end here. Our goal is to create a community of men that understand the lasting impacts of mentoring and serving. Connect with us and our partner ministries if you have a desire to build up your local communities.

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