Chapel Speakers

Spring 2020

President Chip Pollard

President Chip Pollard

(January 16, February 21)

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.

 
Mark DeYmaz

MLK Jr. Service: Mark DeYmaz

(January 20)

Mark is recognized as a champion of the multi-ethnic church movement. He planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas in 2001 where he continues to serve as Directional Leader. In 2004, he co-founded the Mosaix Global Network, and serves as its president, and is the convener of the National Multi-ethnic Church Conference. Mark has written seven books, including Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church, and is a contributing editor for Outreach Magazine where his column "Mosaic" appears.

 
Tracy Balzer

Tracy Balzer

(January 21, February 18)

Mrs. Balzer is Interim University Chaplain and Director of Christian Formation at JBU.

 
Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson

(January 23)

Dr. Robinson is Associate Professor of Outdoor Leadership Ministries at JBU.

 
Haley Robison

Haley Robison

(January 28)

Haley Robison Dake is a Praxis Venture Partner. She was previously the CEO of Kammok, a company in Austin, Texas, that designs outdoor performance gear. She holds a BA in Business and Finance from UT Austin and a joint MBA and MEd from Stanford University. She is a National Outdoor Leadership School graduate and worked as a field instructor in Wyoming, leading outdoor expeditions focused on personal leadership. Haley comes as a guest of JBU’s Center of Faith and Flourishing.

 
Cary Balzer

Cary Balzer

(January 30)

Dr. Balzer is Professor of Biblical Studies at JBU.

 
Urban Doxology and David Bailey

Spiritual Renewal Week: Urban Doxology and David Bailey

(February 4-6)

Urban Doxology, a ministry of Arrabon, exists to create worship experiences that integrate transformational faith in Jesus, justice, and reconciliation with the brokenness of this world. UD is based in the racially and economically diverse neighborhood of Church Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Their prayer is that the songs they write and sing will empower Christians and congregations to become a faithful presence, seeking God’s joy and justice for their communities.

 

David M. Bailey is the founder and executive director of Arrabon, a ministry that equips Christian leaders and their communities to effectively engage in the ministry of reconciliation with cultural intelligence. He is the co-author of the Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God Study Series, and is executive producer of the Urban Doxology Project, and the documentary 11am: Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour.

 
Marjorie Jackson

Marjorie Jackson

(February 11)

Marjorie Jackson is an author, speaker, and artist. Her books include The Greatest Book You’ve Never Read, and Devoted: A Girl’s 31-Day Guide to Good Living with a Great God, along with a companion journal, The Devoted Life.  Marjorie is a JBU graduate, and comes in partnership with Compassion International.

 
Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett

(February 13)

Dr. Bennett is Associate Professor of Political Science at JBU.

 
Lou Cha

Lou Cha

(February 25)

Dr. Cha is Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry and Formation at JBU.

 
Ken Wytsma

Ken Wytsma

(February 27)

Ken is the lead pastor of Village Church, a multicultural Christian community in Beaverton, Oregon. He is also the founder of The Justice Conference, which has reached over thirty thousand people across seven countries with theology of justice and God’s call to give our lives away. He is the author of several books, including The Myth of Equality, which was named one of the top five religion books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly. Ken comes in partnership with JBU’s Diversity Symposium: Jesus and Concern for the Ethnic Other.

 
Jen Edwards

Jen Edwards

(March 3)

Mrs. Edwards is Assistant Professor of Worship Arts at JBU.

 
Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington

(March 5)

Dr. Ben Witherington III is the Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of more than 50 books and six commentaries. Dr. Witherington has led many study tours in the lands of the Bible and gives seminars in churches and colleges around the world on topics related to the New Testament. His visit is sponsored in part by the Abila Archaeological Project at JBU.

 
Rick Faust

Rick Faust

(March 10)

Mr. Faust is Associate Professor of Construction Management at JBU.

 
Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller

(March 12)

Bruce is the senior pastor at Christ Fellowship in McKinney, Texas, a church he helped found in 1997. He founded Centers for Church Based Training (CCBT) in 1990, which creates strategies and curriculum to help churches disciple people and develop leaders. Bruce also helped form 3E United, a local multi-church non-profit organization created to aid and equip those who are under-resourced in the surrounding community. He is the author of a number of books, including Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning, and will be speaking on the topic of recovering a robust theology of singleness.

 
Jessica Hooten Wilson

Jessica Hooten Wilson

Dr. Wilson is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at JBU.

 
Melissa Hall

Melissa Hall

Dr. Hall is Associate Professor of Family and Human Services at JBU.

 
Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw

Mrs. Shaw is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at JBU.

 
Frank Huebert

Frank Huebert

Mr. Huebert is Director of Service and Outreach Ministries at JBU.