Cyber Security Event

February 10, 2023 @ 10:00am

As we close our sermon series, "What the Tech: The Blessings and Perils of Technology," Nampa First UMC is excited to present a panel discussion on Sunday, February 10, 2023. We'll begin at 10:00am in a combined worship experience that features a panel of cyber security experts. This is an in-person event where our guests will present critical information for families, businesses, and non-profits.  We'll cover risks, cyber security, avoiding scams, protecting property, cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, and much more.

Livestreaming is available via our YouTube page, Facebook pages, our Boxcast channel on Roku and Apple TV, as well as on our website. The event will be archived for later viewing as well. Learn more about streaming it here.

Due to the nature of this series, Children's Ministry will be open and encouraged for children ages 6 months to grade 5. Teens in grade 6 and up are strongly encouraged to attend in person with an adult due to risk they experience on the internet.  This is also strongly encouraged for adults, business owners, and seniors. It is free and open to the anyone, so bring a guest.

As a former police officer turned pastor, the issue of protecting people online was something I encountered in law enforcement. Today, my hope is to offer the tools you can use to protect yourself. Our guests coming to present are some of the best minds in the field of cyber security and internet crime. Come, join us friend that needs this info!! Read more about our panel below...

Panel Participants...

Mr. Victor Dominguez

Mr. Domiguez is a retired Anaheim, CA police officer with 21 years of law enforcement experience in several different investigative and tactical assignments. He served as the Correctional Divisional Director with oversight over 8 different municipal jails throughout LA and Orange Counties.

He also served as the Technology Administrator over the implementation of electronic tracking of Statewide predatory serial sex offenders for the California State Parole Division.

Today, he serves as the Executive Director of the first and only Idaho nonprofit committed to the awareness, education and prevention of Internet crimes against children. The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition (IICACC) has been in place since 2014 and recently began equipping and training local agencies with hardware and software needed for investigating such cases and is now offering POST certified Statewide First Responder training as well.

Sgt. Bret Kessinger

Bret Kessinger is the Deputy Director of the Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center [IC2] and a Detective Sergeant with the Idaho State Police.  He manages the day-to-day operations of the [IC2] and associated programs.  He also manages the Idaho State Police, Cyber Crime Unit which conducts criminal case forensic examinations of cellular phones and computers.  He has been with the Idaho State Police since 1998.


Bret has worked as a Trooper, Detective, and Detective Sergeant for the Idaho State Police.  Bret started as a patrol Trooper in eastern Idaho.  He was promoted to General Crimes Detective in 2005 where he worked crimes against persons cases investigating homicide, officer-involved shootings, embezzlement, public corruption, and identity theft cases.  He was transferred to the Cyber Crime Unit to work as a Computer Forensic Examiner/Detective investigating, among others, crimes-against-children cases.  He was then transferred to Narcotics investigating drug conspiracies and working with confidential informants.  Throughout his career with ISP, he has worked multiple Executive Protection assignments for VIP visitors to Idaho and local and international assignments with the Governor of Idaho.  Until recently, he was a part-time instructor for the Idaho State Police Academy in cyber and narcotics classes.  He is also an occasional guest instructor at Northwest Nazarene University on cybercrime.

Mr. Matthew Gamette

After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Zoology and a master’s degree in Microbiology, Matthew Gamette has worked in forensic science for over 20 years.  He has worked as a crime scene responder, DNA analyst, quality manager, and has served as the Laboratory System Director for the three (soon to be four) forensic science laboratories of the Idaho State Police Forensic Services for almost 10 years.  Mr. Gamette oversees laboratory operations and quality management for over 12 forensic science disciplines of the laboratory including the state cold case team, state forensic nursing program, state DNA and DNA database laboratories, and currently is leading the transition for digital evidence discipline to be under the ISPFS umbrella.  He has advanced certificates in public management and forensic science leadership.  He is Past President of the national crime lab directors organization and currently chairs the national consortium of forensic science organizations that lobbies for the 7 major forensic science organizations and over 21,000 forensic science practitioners.  He is a husband to his wife of 24 years and father to three active teen and immediate post-teen children.

Mr. Kolby Overstreet

Mr. Overstreet holds degrees from Boise State University in physics and from Western Governors University in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. He has served in the Peace Corps and as a team lead for Clearwater Analytics.

Additional training for Mr. Overstreet resulted in CompTIA PenTest+ and CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) licenses. 

Mr. Overstreet currently serves as a software engineer for the Boise-based Micron Technology, a worldwide company, where he specializes in Intellectual Property Protection.