Spring 2010 Speakers
Theme: "Engaging God and His World"
Theme Verse: "As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world." - Jesus (John 17:18)
Mark Galli, Spiritual Renewal Week (January 26, 28)
Mark Galli (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior managing editor of Christianity Today. A former Presbyterian minister, he is the author, coauthor, or editor of several books, including Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God; Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy; and a biography of Francis of Assisi. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Peter Illyn (February 2)
Peter Illyn is founder and executive director of Restoring Eden, a Christian ministry dedicated to serving Christ by working with God's people to be a voice for God's creation and all those who depend on it. They strive to live out the biblical mandate to "speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves" (Proverbs 31:8) as advocates for natural habitats, wild species, and indigenous subsistence cultures. Peter lives and works in Vancouver, Washington.
Andrew Hudgins (February 11)
Poet Andrew Hudgins, professor of creative writing at Ohio State University, is the author of several collections of acclaimed verse, including such works as Saints and Strangers, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986. He is the keynote writer for the university's annual Giving Voice: A Festival of Writing and the Arts.
James Choung (February 23)
James Choung is the national director of InterVarsity Asian American Ministries, and is a faculty associate at Bethel Seminary San Diego of missional leadership development and evangelism. He is the author of True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In and its companion booklet, Based on a True Story (both InterVarsity Press, 2008).
Jamie Zumwalt (February 25)
Jamie Zumwalt is the cofounder of Heart of God Ministries and teaches in HGM's Missionary Training Institute, Beautiful Feet Boot Camp. Jamie travels widely, preaching and holding seminars, and raising up missionaries to go to the unreached. Most of her time is dedicated to training future pioneer missionaries. She and her husband John have five children and live near Oklahoma City.
Joe White (March 16)
Joe White has a deep passion for pointing kids to Christ through Christian sports camping. He and his wife have worked together to see Kanakuk Kamps grow into nine unique Kamps and have also founded Kids Across America for inner-city kids. Joe has written 19 books and speaks across the country.
Michael Ward (April 6)
Michael Ward, a leading expert on the works of C.S. Lewis, is a writer, speaker, chaplain of St. Peter's College, Oxford, UK, and serves on the Steering Committee for The Wade Center at Wheaton College. His book, Planet Narnia, was the subject of a recent BBC documentary, "The Narnia Code."
Dorothy Chappell (April 15)
Dorothy Chappell is the dean of natural and social sciences at Wheaton College. A former president of the American Scientific Affiliation, Dorothy also is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association for University Women, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences, to name just a few of her professional affiliations. She is co-editor of the book, Not Just Science, which was released in August 2005.
Mike Yankoski (April 20)
For five months in six different American cities, Mike and a friend lived as homeless people in order to better understand the plight of the American homeless and to observe how the Church and Christians were interacting with this despised corner of American society. His book, Under the Overpass, captures his journey on the streets and relates the people and experiences that forever changed his life during the five-month journey.