April 1st – 2nd  –  Washington, PA

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Are you ready for an amazing and inspiring time of teaching, worship, Hebraic dance, and fellowship for the entire family?  Are you desiring to grow in your walk with God – to become more like our Messiah Yeshua?  If so then mark your calendar and register now.
Below you will find information on the speakers, venue location, directions, lodging, food, and a full event schedule.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Rico Cortes of Wisdom In Torah Ministries


Rico’s love for the Scriptures is evident from the moment he begins to speak.  Rico is passionate about bringing honor to our King and helping others understand how, as followers of Yeshua, we can best uphold the honor & integrity of the Kingdom.  Rico specializes in study of the ancient Near East and first century culture and is able to present the culture and context of the Scriptures in a manner that makes the Scriptures come alive.

For more about Wisdom In Torah please click here

Brad Scott of Wildbranch Ministrybrad scott 1

Brad presents the Word of our King in an engaging and thought provoking manner.  He reminds us all that God is smarter than we are and requires ALL  participants (that means you!) to have a good sense of humor and to be prepared to thoroughly enjoy themselves while learning at the same time!

For more about Wildbranch Ministry please click here


Matthew Vander Els of Founded In Truth Ministries

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Matthew is never one to shy away from the truth, even when it conflicts with closely held beliefs.  His passion for the truth has led him and his wife Jenny to establish Founded In Truth Ministries of which he Pastors Founded In Truth, a congregation in Rock Hill, SC.  When others shy away from certain topics, Matthew can usually be found remaining, willing to explore them in order that we may know why we believe what we believe.  Matthew reminds us to, “Stay FIT. Stay Founded In Truth.”

For more about Founded In Truth Ministries please click here

  Torah Puppetstorahpuppets

Torah Puppets is all about presenting the Word of our King in a fun and engaging manner to children with humor and wit that appeals even to adults.  Their main thrust is “Restoring the Hearts of Children to the Torah of Their Messiah.”   Your children will have an awesome time with the Torah Puppets team!  And the Torah Puppets want you to know that they are beyond excited to spend time with you!

For more about Torah Puppets please click here

Location & Directions

Washington, PA is located at the intersection of Interstates 70 & 79 and is a bustling and vibrant area.  We are located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA.

The address of the venue is:
246 Sanitarium Road
Washington, PA 15301

For directions and map click here:
(The venue location is neither sponsoring, nor affiliated with, Gather the Scattered 2016 or Coastlands Congregation of Messiah)

-Prior to your arrival please be sure to familiarize yourself with the directions and layout of the streets and area


Coastlands will provide all meals on Shabbat.  We will provide all the water, coffee, juice, and tea that you can drink, so come thirsty!  (Juice during breakfast)  If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact us, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Dinner on Friday will be up to you.  There are a plethora of options within 10-15 minutes of the venue.


Washington, PA is in the midst of a hotel building boom and options abound that are within 10-20 minutes of the venue.  Currently we have rooms blocked with the following hotels. Please reference “Gather the Scattered” conference name when making your reservation. All hotels offer a continental breakfast. Springhill Suites has a pool and is the most conveniently located.

Springhill Suites
16 Trinity Point Drive
Washington, PA 15301
$109/night + tax
Book by 3/10
(approx. 4 miles to venue)
Hampton Inn
119 Murtland Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
$105/night + tax
Book by 3/10
(approx. 4 miles to venue)
Comfort Inn
2110 North Franklin Dr.
Washington, PA 15301
$85-$89/night + tax
Book by 3/1
(approx. 7 miles to venue)
Microtel Inn & Suites
501 Racetrack Rd.
Washington, PA 15301
$80/night + tax
Book by 3/25
(approx. 8 miles to venue)

To Book Springhill Suites click here


Friday April 1st, 2016

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Registration & Open Marketplace

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Welcome

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM – Session 1 – Brad Scott

3:55 PM –  5:00 PM – Session 2 – Matthew Vander Els

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Dinner – on your own

7:10 PM – 7:30 PM -Worship with Brad Scott and Joel & Julie Allen of Messianic Family Fellowship, Wolcott, NY

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Session 3 – Rico Cortes

(The Children’s Program with the Torah Puppets team will be available during sessions 1 & 3)

Saturday (Shabbat) April 2nd:

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM – Breakfast (Continental style, provided by Coastlands Congregation of Messiah)

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM – Session 4 – Brad Scott

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM – Session 5 – Rico Cortes

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Worship with Brad Scott and Joel & Julie Allen of Messianic Family Fellowship, Wolcott, NY

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM – Session 6 – Matthew Vander Els

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Session 7 – Brad Scott

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM – Dinner

6:15 PM – 6:30 PM – Torah Puppets Special

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Session 8 –  Rico Cortes

8:00 PM – Love offering collection for Rico, Brad, Matthew and the Torah Puppets Team

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Marketplace open

(The Children’s Program with the Torah Puppets team will be available during sessions 4, 5 ,6, & 7)

Parents: We ask that you keep your children with you during the sessions that are not designated for children’s ministry. Thank you.

*Schedule subject to change

Being a Blessing!

Neither Rico, Brad, Matthew, or Torah Puppets are charging a fee to come to Gather the Scattered 2016. We will be taking up a Love Offering to honor and bless them.  We have the opportunity to be a blessing to those laboring for the advancing of our King’s Kingdom and since they will be blessing us so richly, we will want to show our gratitude by being a blessing to them.  In addition to the love offering, there will be a small marketplace set up which resources each ministry has available for purchase.  Purchases will be before sundown on Friday and after sundown Saturday.

We are asking all attendees to bring one or more non-perishable food items and/or healthy & beauty products (shampoo, toothpaste, soap, toothbrushes, etc.) as we will be collecting them to donate to the Washington City Mission. This is a small way to bless those who are in need & show the love of Yeshua in a tangible way.

It is more blessed to give than to receive.Yeshua, Acts 20:35


You can call us at 724-579-2739 or email nathan@coastlands.us


If you’d like to volunteer in any aspect please contact us at nathan@coastlands.us


If you’d like to donate to help offset the costs of putting on the conference, such as facility rental, meals and other expenses, you can do so here. There is no charge to attend the conference.

*No outside ministry materials, teaching, and/or solicitation will be permitted. Thank you for your understanding*

People are coming from all over!  Are you?