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President Chip Pollard

President Chip Pollard

(August 24, October 19, December 5)
Dr. Pollard has been the president of JBU since 2004. Prior to coming to JBU, he taught English at Calvin College and practiced law in Chicago.

 
Rod Reed

Rod Reed

(August 29, September 19, October 3, October 24, November 21)
Dr. Reed is University Chaplain and Associate Professor of Bible and Theology at JBU.

 
Tracy Balzer

Tracy Balzer

(August 31)
Tracy Balzer is Director of Christian Formation and Assistant Professor at JBU.

 
Aminta Arrington

Aminta Arrington

(September 5)
Dr. Arrington is Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies at JBU.

 
Adam Donyes

Adam Donyes

(September 7)
Adam is the founder and president of the Kanakuk Link Year, a gap year program located in Branson, Missouri. In addition to teaching for JBU in this program, he serves on the teaching team at The Fort, a twenty-somethings ministry of Woodland Hills Family Church.

 
Stu Garrard

Spiritual Emphasis Week: Stu Garrard

(September 12-14)
Stu is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, author, and visionary. He is most widely known as the guitarist for the British band Delirious?. In the spring of 2017 Stu released The Beatitudes Project, the purpose of which is “to make way for the presence of peace” and “to help people know that when things are broken and when things aren’t working out, God is on our side and fully present with us, so we can lift our heads and hear the invitation to carry on.” His visit is funded by an endowment from the Thomas F. Staley Foundation.

 
Gene Yang and David Bowden

Giving Voice, Festival of Writing & the Arts: Gene Yang and David Bowden

(September 21)
Gene is National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, the first graphic novel writer to be named ambassador. His first graphic novel, American Born Chinese, was the first-ever graphic novel to be named a finalist for the National Book Award. After speaking out against the lack of diversity in the casting of the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, he was asked to write the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics, which he does to this day, as well as writing Superman (with John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, and Howard Porter) for DC Comics.

 

David is an author, speaker, and spoken word poet. He is the writer of the book, When God Isn't There, and serves as the Artist in Residence at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City where he lives with his wife, Meagan.

 
Michael Wear

Michael Wear

(September 26)
Michael is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life. He was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history, serving in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term. Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Washington, D.C. Michael comes as a guest of the Department of Political Science and the Honors Scholars Program.

 
Kristie Neff Moergen

Kristie Neff Moergen

(September 28)
Kristie is Director of Campus Ministries at JBU.

 
Noah Mitchell

Noah Mitchell

(October 5)
Noah Mitchell received his undergraduate degree in 2005 and his graduate degree in Ministry in 2007, both from John Brown University. He is currently the Director of Maturity (Discipleship) at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, and the author of Face to Faith: How to Own Your Faith in College.

 
Gerson Arteaga

Homecoming: Gerson Arteaga

(October 6)
Gerson Arteaga was born in Guatemala City and attended JBU as a Walton Scholar, graduating in 2006. In Guatemala he worked as a project manager for a nickel mine, an automation manager for Colgate-Palmolive, and in 2012, he started his own company programming industrial automation controllers. Gerson and his wife Emily (also an alum) have three young children and live in Dallas where he works for QTS Data Centers.

 
Adam McHugh

CHR Relationships Week: Adam McHugh

(October 10, 12)
Adam is the author of The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction and Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister, spiritual director, speaker, and retreat leader. Adam lives in Santa Barbara, California. He comes as a guest of the Center for Healthy Relationships.

 

Michael Francis

(October 19)
Dr. Francis is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at JBU.

 
Shawn Schwartzman

Shawn Schwartzman

(October 26)
Shawn, founder of Potter's House, was born and raised in the Fayetteville, Arkansas, area and gave birth to the mission of Potter's House in 1998 after forming a relationship with a family in South Fayetteville. He is a graduate of JBU with a degree in business management. Shawn has been married to his wife Anita for 18 years and together they parent six kids.

 
Maxie Burch

Maxie Burch

(October 31)
Dr. Burch is Professor of Biblical Studies and Chair of the Division of Biblical Studies at JBU.

 
Kelsey Howard

Kelsey Howard

(November 2)
Kelsey Howard is a graduate of John Brown University, and earned her Master of Art History at the University of London. She currently is the Executive Director for Main Street Siloam Springs, and is an adjunct professor for JBU. Kelsey’s husband, Jordan, is also a JBU alum, and they recently welcomed their first child, Lizzy.

 
Steve Snediker

Steve Snediker

(November 7)
Steve is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Cinema, at JBU.

 
Marcus Carruthers

Marcus Carruthers

(November 9)

 
David Kirika

World Awareness Week: David Kirika

(November 14, 16)
Driven to empower the next generation with leadership and entrepreneurial skills, David most recently served as the youth pastor at Christ is the Answer Ministries in Nairobi, Kenya. An enthusiastic and humorous communicator, David enjoys candidly sharing his story and speaking on the power of hope, Christian leadership, youth development, godly mentorship, and walking in God’s plan for your life. He comes on behalf of Compassion International.

 

 

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