2021 marks the 27th year of the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, renamed Connect Silicon Valley.
We are grateful for how God has blessed our mission of hosting conversations about faith and life encouraging people on their journey of knowing Christ.
2021 Keynote Speaker
We are honored to have Jeff Kemp as our 27th Annual Breakfast keynote speaker. An NFL quarterback from 1981 to 1992, he and his father Jack Kemp (the former Vice-Presidential candidate and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development), were the first of only six sets of father/son NFL quarterbacks.
After his 11 bumpy years in the NFL, he shifted his quarterbacking to targets of strengthening marriages, fatherhood, and, men.
At JeffKempTeam, Jeff coaches CEOs & top leaders on teamwork and soul development. Through Men Huddle, he calls men into their God-given identity, manhood and purpose. He is committed to inviting each man into their own weekly friendship huddle. Jeff’s Men Huddle fellowship ski adventures are highlights each year .
He serves on the board and as Fatherhood Ambassador for The Fatherhood CoMission and their partners around the nation. Getting blitzed, benched, traded and cut have drawn Jeff to his real security and identity in Jesus. He views troubles as opportunities through the vision of a quarterback facing a blitz, with faith that God turns bad things into good.
Jeff is grateful for his wife Stacy, who he describes as a strong servant, highly capable and God-anchored. They are happy competitors on the tennis court and teammates everywhere else. They have 4 married sons, 5 grandkids and moved to Little Rock in 2012 when he worked for FamilyLife.
Ana Gonzalez is the Founder and CEO of Alturas Technology Services, a technology Consulting and Recruiting firm in the Bay Area. Before starting her company in 2018, Ana was VP, Strategic Accounts at cPrime, where she received numerous awards for Top Performance and built top performing teams for some of the best brands in technology.
As a young girl growing up in northern California, she experienced a family broken apart by divorce caused by strife arising from a sibling’s tragic death, and then an angry step-father who abused and terrorized the family.
During these turbulent years, she rediscovers a transforming Christian faith centered on Jesus and wholeheartedly challenges God to make Himself real to her.
Starting as a receptionist, she emerges as a top business producer and eventually launches her own recruiting and staff company working for some of the largest companies in the world.