Chapel Speakers

Fall 2011

Fall 2011 Speakers

Michael Card, Spiritual Emphasis Week, Staley Guest (September 6-8)

Michael Card is an award winning singer, songwriter, and author whose 30-year career has produced over 31 albums and over 24 books. Even so, Michael’s greatest passion is to simply and quietly teach the Bible, which he will do for three consecutive days as JBU’s Spiritual Emphasis Week speaker. Michael will also perform a free concert on Tuesday evening, September 6, at 7 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center on campus. Michael comes to JBU through funding from the Thomas F. Staley Foundation.

Lauren Winner, Giving Voice: A Festival of Writing & the Arts (September 22)

Lauren Winner is the author of numerous books, including Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath. Winner has degrees from Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities, and holds a Ph.D. in history. The former book editor for Beliefnet, Lauren teaches at Duke Divinity School, and lives in Durham, North Carolina. This is Lauren’s third visit to JBU.

Jesse Miranda (September 29)

Jesse Miranda comes to JBU from the Jesse Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership in Costa Mesa, California. The Center is committed to building greater capacity in emerging and existing Latino leaders for the purpose of transforming the church, community, and campus through education, leadership, and research. Jesse is an international Christian leader with a firm commitment to the Latino church, community, and civic engagement.

Garry Friesen (October 6, 7)

Garry Friesen is the author of Decision Making and the Will of God and is a member of the faculty of Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.  An alumnus of JBU, he was named Student of the Year and became student body president in 1967-68 before graduating magna cum laude in biblical studies in 1969, and ultimately being named JBU’s1982 Alumnus of the Year.

Tim Muehlhoff, CRE Relationships Week (October 11, 13)

Tim Muehlhoff is Associate Professor of Communication at Biola University in California. He is the author of such titles as Marriage Forecasting: Changing the Climate of Your Relationship One Conversation at a Time and Authentic Communication: Christian Speech Engaging Culture. Tim comes as guest of JBU’s Center for Relationship Enrichment.

Steve Haas (October 27)

Steve Haas is a dynamic and motivational spokesperson for World Vision’s worldwide humanitarian work, with a role that includes working with church leaders, contributing to strategic planning on major issues, and communicating about global issues that affect the poor. He lives near Seattle, Washington.

Todd Ahrend (November 3)

Todd Ahrend is the founder of The Traveling Team, a collegiate mobilization ministry. For seven years, Todd and his wife Jessica, traveled the United States speaking to college students about missions with this ministry. For one year, they lived and traveled in the Arab world gaining insight into the status of Christian witness there. Todd currently serves as International Director of The Traveling Team which seeks to use its resources in countries outside of the U.S.

Tamika Catchings (November 17)

Tamika Catchings is known as one of the top players in the WNBA, having received the title of WNBA Defensive Player of the Year four times. In addition, she was named the recipient of the 2010 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award for exemplifying the ideals of sportsmanship on the court.  In the spring of 2004 Tamika founded the "Catch the Stars Foundation" whose goal is to provide academic and sports related programs for at-risk youth.