Speakers

George Verwer, Founder, Operation Mobilization

George Verwer

George Verwer, as a 16-year-old new believer committed his life “To learn to pray, to love God ….to know Him and to commune with Him.” and then helped lead 200 of his high school classmates to Jesus!  In 1957 the young Verwer and some friends started going to Mexico helping pioneer the short-term missions movement.  In 1961 he found Operation Mobilization, which now has over 6,100 people actively, engaged in world wide evangelistic efforts. Listen as he invites you to share in the Christian revolution of love and balance to thousands worldwide.

Paul Veit, Founder and Director, Declare God’s Wonders

As founder and director of Declare God’s Wonders, Inc. and The Dinosaur Encounter, a Creation and Apologetics Learning Center in Bridgton, ME, Paul has conducted over 1600 evangelistic outreaches.  His talks skillfully combine passion for the unbeliever with his fascinating hobby of legally excavating dinosaur tracks.

 

 
 

Ann Dunagan, Director, Daring Daughters Harvest Ministry

Ann Dunagan is an author, missions leader, and global-mom with 7 kids and 10 grandkids. Since 1987, the Dunagan family have been sharing the love of Jesus in over 100 nations.

 

 

 

Paul Watson, Founder, Contagious Disciple Making

Paul Watson, founder of Contagious Disciple-Making, grew up in 5 different countries as his parents made disciples worldwide -–and he loved it!  Now he travels worldwide training individuals and teams to help even the most unlikely people to fall in love with Jesus and then pass it on.

 

 

Workshop Speakers

Anonymous
English Language Institute of China
This workshop is taught by a marketing manager and teacher. He lived as an expat in North Korea for four years teaching English and business with ELIC at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.

Phil Ball
National Network of Youth Ministries, NW Coordinator of Engagement & Training
Phil has recently completed 12 years building a culture of youth and family missions and outreach at a local church. A graduate of Christian Heritage College in San Diego, CA with a BA in Bible/Pastoral Studies, Phil, along with his wife Anna, they have over 50+ years of youth ministry and short-term missions experience.

Dr. Dave Beine
Professor of Intercultural Studies, Great Northern University
Dr. Beine worked as an anthropologist and linguist with Wycliffe Bible Translators in India and Nepal for 28 years before becoming Dean of the College of Global Engagement at Great Northern University.

Pastor Dave Chaffee
Co-Founder and Overseer of AFC USA
Pastor Dave serves as the director of Tenth Hour Project, our 9 month discipleship program for young adults. He is also the voice of the Evangelism Minute radio ministry, and overseer of gottracts.com. Dave and his wife live full time on the ministry’s student campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico and he continues to travel throughout the US for AFC evangelism tours and speaking engagements.

Ann Dunagan
Director, Daring Daughters Harvest Ministry
Ann Dunagan is an author, missions leader, and global-mom with 7 kids and 10 grandkids. Since 1987, the Dunagan family have been sharing the love of Jesus in over 100 nations.

Ryan Fast
West Coast Representative, Teen Missions Int’l
From his first STM when he was 15 Ryan has been a missionary. As a national spokesman Ryan helps mobilize young people with Teen Missions Int’l into a lifetime of missional involvement.

Mark Hedinger
Executive Director, CultureBound
Mark has worked in cross-cultural Christian ministry for over 30 years, and now helps prepare families all over the world for ministry in an unfamiliar language and culture.

Adrienne Livingston
Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives, WorldVenture
Michele Lathrop, Program Consultant
Adrienne and Michele have been working to educate churches about the issue of sex trafficking for 5 years and are the creators of the Girl Empowerment Curriculum.

Rachel Newport
Local Coordinator, Child Evangelism Fellowship
Rachel Newport is a local coordinator for Polk County, Oregon with Child Evangelism Fellowship. She has a passion for reaching children with the Gospel and training others to do the same.

Carl Robanske
Executive Director, Embracing Orphans
Robanske leads a small non-profit in Washington State that works to care for the orphaned, abused, and neglected of Jamaica through the love of Jesus. As an intake volunteer at a homeless camp he enjoys seeing how God leads us to carry the burdens of others toward freedom from poverty.

Mark Schaufler
Founder, MST Ministries
Mark Schaufler has led over 160 teams to every continent except Antarctica. He is constantly learning from the variety of locations where they minister and the ever changing team members that have gone with him beginning in 1984.

George Verwer
Founder, Operation Mobilization
In 1957 the young Verwer and some friends started going to Mexico helping pioneer the short-term missions movement. In 1961 he found Operation Mobilization, which now has over 6,100 people actively, engaged in world wide evangelistic efforts.

Paul Watson
Founder, Contagious Disciple Making
Paul loved growing up in 5 different countries with his parents making disciples worldwide! Now he travels worldwide training individuals and teams to help even the most unlikely people to fall in love with Jesus and then pass it on.

Lauren Wells
Children and Youth Program Director, CultureBound
Lauren grew up as a missionary kid in Tanzania, East Africa. She now works for CultureBound, preparing families and youth for overseas work.

Laura Wilson
Missionary, WEC Int’l
At age 12, God called me to missions. My husband & I were privileged to live 30+ years in Venezuela, encouraging youth & young adults to discover their part in God’s eternal plan.

Richard Wilson
Missionary, WEC Int’l
I’m from Australia. In middle school Jesus called me. I studied art and became an electrician and used both in Venezuela, where I was involved in training leaders. I continue to teach here in the USA.

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