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President Chip Pollard

President Chip Pollard

(January 11, February 16, April 12)
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.

 
Lawrence Ware

MLK Jr. Service: Lawrence Ware

(January 15)
Lawrence Ware is co-director of the Center for Africana Studies and Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University. He is a contributing writer to Slate Magazine, The New York Times, and The Root, and has been a commentator on race and politics for the Canadian Broadcasting Channel, National Public Radio, MSNBC, and TV One. Lawrence has taught and lectured across the country on issues ranging from race to economic policy. He is the editor of the upcoming book, The Young C.L.R. James, to be published in April.

 
Rod Reed

Rod Reed

(January 16, February 6, March 13, April 10, April 24)
Dr. Reed is University Chaplain and Associate Professor of Theology.

 
Kevin and Kendis Chenoweth

Kevin and Kendis Chenoweth

(January 18)
Kevin and Kendis Chenoweth married and went into full-time ministry after graduating from JBU in 1992. Two years ago God redirected Kevin to work full-time at Tacos 4 Life, where he serves as Director of Communications. Kendis owns P I Life where she serves as a motivational speaker, life coach, and creator of productivity products. They own a woodworking business called The Giving Table and Kevin serves as an adjunct professor for Rockbridge Seminary. They have two children, Parker and Kensi, both students at JBU.

 
Bryan Loritts

Spiritual Renewal Week: Bryan Loritts

(January 23-25)
Bryan Loritts serves as Lead Pastor at the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California. He co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003, and later founded The Kainos Movement, an organization committed to seeing the multiethnic church become the new normal in our world. In addition to his responsibilities as a pastor, Bryan travels extensively preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ at conferences and events, as well as serving on the board of trustees for Biola University and Pine Cove Christian Camps. He is the author of five books, including Saving the Saved, which was given the Christianity Today Award of Merit.

 
Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

(January 30)
Brad Edwards is Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at JBU.

 
Todd Ahrend

Todd Ahrend

(February 1)
Todd is the founder and international director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent almost two decades traveling both nationwide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East. He graduated from Northeastern State University, has a masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and In This Generation.

 
JunMo Cho

JunMo Cho

(February 8)
JunMo Cho is Professor of Linguistics at Handong Global University. A former principal of Handong International School, he is also a singer-songwriter who has released four albums of his own compositions.

 
Trisha Posey

Trisha Posey

(February 13)
Dr. Posey is Director of the Honors Scholars Program and Associate Professor of History at JBU.

 
Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

(February 15)
Andrew Scott has been the president of Operation Mobilization USA since 2010. A native of Northern Ireland, he originally joined Operation Mobilization in the late 1980s where his life was dramatically changed when he served on the ministry ship Doulos. In 2002 he joined OM USA to lead the recruitment department with a focus on college students. Now as president, Andrew works to position the organization to identify the most strategic use of resources to serve the least reached for the glory of God.

 
Megan Fate Marshman

Milestone Leadership Chapel: Megan Fate Marshman

(February 20)
Megan Fate Marshman has devoted her life to loving and listening to God and overflowing his love to others. She is Director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps and leads the young adult ministry at Arbor Road Church. She wrote the book Selfless, co-wrote the book 7 Family Ministry Essentials, and served as Director of Student Resources and Events for David C Cook as she led a team in creating TruIdentity, a spiritually forming, Christ-centered, and family-empowered youth ministry curriculum line.

 
Rudy Carrasco

Rudy Carrasco

(February 22)
Rudy Carrasco has more than 25 years of experience supporting ministries and churches in effective practices for community-based ministry. He is the U.S. Regional Facilitator for Partners Worldwide, a global ministry ending poverty through business while affirming God’s call to business. Partners Worldwide has partnerships in 27 countries, including in the United States where last year their local partners sustained and created nearly 800 jobs from their network of micro-entrepreneurs, and deployed 78 business volunteers to provide coaching, mentoring, and network connections to these businesses.

 
Jim Caldwell

Jim Caldwell

(February 27)
Dr. Caldwell is Professor of Construction Management at JBU.

 
Tita Evertsz

Tita Evertsz

(March 1)
Tita Evertsz is the founder of Vidas Plenas, a ministry in Guatemala that gives impoverished children and families an opportunity to experience full lives in Christ. For over 20 years, Tita and her team have been serving in La Limonada, a large urban slum in Guatemala City. Today, Vidas Plenas operates four academies with an enrollment of over 400 students, as well as a scholars program, mercy ministry, and gang rescue ministry. Through her faithful presence in the community as a servant and friend, Tita has earned the trust of the gangs that control the neighborhoods, giving her and her staff daily opportunities to extend the love of Jesus.

 
Shapri LoMaglio

Shapri LoMaglio

(March 6)
Shapri D. LoMaglio is Vice President for Government and External Relations for the CCCU and leads the organization’s response to legislative, legal, and regulatory matters on behalf of its more than 180 institutions of Christ-centered higher education. She writes and speaks on issues of religious liberty, higher education, and the interplay between faith, politics, and culture. She is a graduate of Gordon College and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona. She previously served as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance and as a trustee for the Center for Public Justice. She also serves as a deaconess at Grace Meridian Hill Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. She comes as a guest of the Barnett Civic Leadership Series.

 
Chris Armstrong

Chris Armstrong

(March 8)
Chris Armstrong is our speaker for vocaré, a campus-wide initiative focusing on living in response to God’s call. He is the founding director of Opus: The Art of Work, an institute on faith and vocation at Wheaton College. He is the author of two books, and senior editor of Christian History magazine. Chris’s visit is made possible by a grant from the NetVUE foundation.

 
Jen Edwards

Jen Edwards

(March 15)
Jen Edwards is Assistant Professor of Worship Arts at JBU.

 
Jason Lanker

Jason Lanker

(March 27)
Dr. Lanker is Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Formation at JBU.

 
Joe Walenciak

Joe Walenciak

(April 3)
Dr. Walenciak is Professor of Business at JBU.

 
Tracy Balzer

Tracy Balzer

(April 17)
Tracy Balzer is Director of Christian Formation at JBU.

 
Daryl Charles

Academic Excellence: Daryl Charles

(April 19)
J. Daryl Charles, PhD, is the 2018/19 Acton Institute Affiliate Scholar in Theology & Ethics. He serves as a contributing editor of two journals, Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy and Touchstone, and he is the author, co-author, or editor of 15 books, including Natural Law and Religious Freedom, and America’s Wars: A Just-War Perspective. Before entering the university classroom full time, he did public-policy work in criminal justice in Washington, D.C.

 

 

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