Paco Amador (@PacoChi7) pastors the New Life congregation in a Mexican immigrant neighborhood in Chicago. He enjoys running, dancing with his four daughters, wrestling with his three boys, and bike riding through the city. Pastor P and his wife, Sylvia, have been married for 20 years.
Scott Arbeiter was a partner at Arthur Andersen serving in a variety of functions over 17 years. He resigned to become Lead Pastor at Elmbrook Church in Milwaukee. He served previously on World Relief’s Board, including three years as Chairman. In 2016, Scott was asked to serve as President of World Relief. Scott has been married to Jewel for 33 years and they have daughters, Kelsey, Jacquelyn, and Karis.
Susan Booth is professor of evangelism and missions at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College in Cochrane, Alberta. She and her husband, Steve, served for seven years as missionaries in Budapest, Hungary, before moving to Canada in 2000. She is the author of The Tabernacling Presence of God: Mission and Gospel Witness. Susan enjoys equipping people to share the gospel.
Rice Broocks (@ricebroocks) is the co-founder of the Every Nation family of churches, which includes more than 1,000 churches in more than 60 countries. He has spent the last 20 years with Every Nation focusing on equipping college students around the world to defend their faith. Author of God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty, Broocks also serves as the senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, Tenn. He holds a DMiss from Fuller Theological Seminary.
The son of a Jamaican mother and an American father, Chris Brooks is an ordained pastor whose passions are biblical justice and the well-being of children, youth, and families. He has served within the church, the Willow Creek Association, and World Vision, and taught Urban Studies on the faculty of a Christian University. He currently serves as the CEO of Issachar Advisors, a consulting company that focuses on church sustainability. Chris has been married to Bobbi for over 20 years. They have four beautiful children, and live in the Twin Cities.
Laurel Bunker is dean of campus ministries and campus pastor at Bethel University. Laurel’s mission is to radically impact the lives of individuals through empowered teaching and preaching and through mentoring others to be influencers of culture through Christ-centered leadership development.
James Chambers is the director of A Faith that Overflows, which coaches pastors in developing Discipleship-Evangelism cultures so their churches grow primarily by conversion. His seminars have equipped thousands of ordinary believers around the world to more deeply abide in Christ and be confident in sharing Him with others. He received a M.A. in Evangelism & Leadership from the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. Connect at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuel Chiang is president and CEO of The Seed Company. Born in Taiwan, he grew up and worked in Canada and formerly served as COO of TWR. He has authored book chapters in diverse genres including innovation, orality, and persecution.
Matt Erickson (@mathyouerickson) is the Senior Pastor of Eastbrook Church (eastbrook.org), a multi-ethnic church in urban Milwaukee. Matt has served both in local church ministry and with international development organizations. Matt co-authored the Milwaukee Declaration (milwaukeedeclaration.com) and writes regularly at his own blog (mwerickson.com). He is married to Kelly and they have three boys.
Hélder Favarin is an evangelist, missionary, and pastor. He’s the founder of 180º Global/Festival 180º and the founding pastor of the church Capítulo 29 in Granada, a prominent university city in southern Spain. He’s a founding leader of RedTimoteo, a pioneer program for young evangelists in Spain and serves as a board member of Mission-Net. He’s part of OC Global Alliance, an interdenominational missionary organization and a member of the young leaders leadership team of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. Hélder has a Masters degree from the London School of Theology and is currently undergoing a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching at the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He has lived in Brazil, Mexico, England, Scotland, and now in Spain. Hélder is married to Ana and they have four little children.
Jessica Leep Fick (@JessicaLeepFick) is the national director of Evangelism Resources for Stonecroft Ministries which is committed to reaching every woman “where she is + as she is.” She is author of Beautiful Feet: Unleashing Women to Everyday Witness. Jessica is married to Dave and enjoys exploring Kansas City with their two sons.
Will Graham (William Franklin Graham IV) (@tellagraham), grandson of Billy Graham, is an associate evangelist and vice president with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He has proclaimed the gospel across six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006. He is also executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C.
Joseph W Handley, Jr. (@jwhandley) is the President of Asian Access. Previously, he was the Founding Director of Azusa Pacific University’s Office of World Mission and lead mission pastor at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. He co-led one of the first multi-national high school mission congresses in Mexico City in 1996. Joe serves on the International Orality Network leadership team and the board of PacifcLink. He is pursuing a PhD in Leadership at Fuller Seminary. Joe strives to develop leaders for missional movements across Asia.
Kevin Harney (@KevinGHarney) is a local church pastor, author, and international speaker. He is the founder and visionary leader of Organic Outreach Ministries International. Kevin is the author of the Organic Outreach series of books (with his wife Sherry), and many other books and studies. He trains movement leaders in how to transform the culture of an organization from being inwardly focused to evangelistic on every level.
Carrie Boren Headington (@CBHeadington) is an evangelist and apologist who communicates the good news of Jesus locally, nationally, and internationally. Carrie founded the Good News Initiative helping people meet God, know God, and share God. She is adjunct professor in evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary, an evangelist in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, the wider Episcopal/ Anglican Church, and an occasional guest on Daystar Christian Television.
Ron Hutchcraft (@ronhutchcraft) is an international speaker, radio host, and bestselling author. As president of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Ron and his team specialize in developing, authentic, relevant, and creative tools to reach people with the message of Jesus. Ron’s closest partner in life and work is his wife, Karen. They are the parents of three grown children and have nine grandchildren
Sam Kim (@drsammykim) is founder of 180 Church NYC, a community joining God to restore the beauty in all things. He teaches and writes about culture, preaching, and evangelism in various contexts. He is husband to Lydia, dad to Nathan and Josh, and best-friends with his dog, Brownie. Learn more at samdkim.com
Mark M. Overstreet (@moverstreet) is Founding Partner/CEO with SRV International. Mark serves fourth world cultures in leadership development and community transformation. Through worldview analysis, communication strategy, and contextualization, he co-labors with global organizations in areas including healthy partnerships, orality, mission, program architecture, strategy, and evaluation.
Andrew Palau (@andrew_palau) is an evangelist with the Luis Palau Association. He has shared the gospel with millions of people, and at every opportunity he demonstrates his father’s same passion and love for Christ and for evangelism.
Alvin L. Reid (@alvinreid) is senior professor of evangelism and student ministry and Bailey Smith chair of evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is author of As You Go: Creating a Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students. He loves encouraging the younger generation to live for Jesus. Learn more: www.alvinreid.com
Kimberly Reisman (@KimsNextStep) is executive director of World Methodist Evangelism. An author, pastor, teacher, and theologian, Kim is a frequent speaker, focusing on evangelism, spiritual formation, women’s ministries, leadership development, and the intersection between faith and culture. She is an elder in the United Methodist Church and has written numerous books. She has a PhD in theology from Durham University in the United Kingdom.
Rick Richardson (@reimaginer) is evangelism fellow at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College, and director of the MA in Evangelism and Leadership and the MA in Missional Church Movements degrees. Rick consults widely with churches on evangelism and healing and reconciliation for the emerging generation and on contemporary missional churches and missional movements.
Evi Rodemann (@erodemann) is part of the Lausanne European steering team and a member of the Lausanne YLGen Development team, living out her passion of reaching young people and developing younger leaders, especially with a focus on Europe. In 2016, she completed her MA on European Mission with Redcliffe College, UK.
Jerry Root is a professor at Wheaton College and serves as the Director of the Evangelism Initiative as well as being a faculty/scholar at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. Jerry teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in evangelism and Christian formation and is a visiting professor at Talbot Graduate School of Theology and Biola University.
Mary Schaller (@MarySchaller1) is the co-chair of the Explore God Chicago citywide initiative happening in Chicago in January and February, 2019. She’s the former president of Q Place, a ministry that launches small groups for spiritual seekers, empowering Christians to engage in meaningful conversations about God with people who believe differently. After 22 years as an entrepreneurial marketer and a founder of three technology-related business ventures in Silicon Valley and the Boston high-tech corridor, Mary turned her attention to ministry in 1999, as a minister of small groups at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in the San Francisco Bay area. She has an M. Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the author of How to Start a Q Place and the coauthor of The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations.
Mark Slaughter (@MarkASlaughter) is an InterVarsity evangelist and national facilitator of Emerging Generations for the Mission America Coalition. He is a former pastor who is passionate about empowering the next generation of evangelism leaders and raising the evangelism temperature. Learn more: markslaughter.org.
Ann Sullivan is an author, speaker, and blogger. Download her new free study guide for Permission to Doubt (Kregel). And watch for Ann’s next book on our universal search for contentment. Website: www.anncsullivan.com | Blog: www.annsullivansimpletruths.com
Sadiri Joy Tira is senior associate for diasporas with Lausanne and diaspora missiology specialist with the Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives at Ambrose University and Seminary (Calgary, AB, Canada).
JR Woodward (@Dreamawakener) is a church planter, activist, missiologist, and author of Creating a Missional Culture and co-author of The Church as Movement. He co-founded Kairos Los Angeles, the Ecclesia Network, and Missio Alliance. He currently serves as national director for the V3 Church Planting Movement. He serves locally at the District Church in Washington DC and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Manchester (U.K.)
Tuvya Zaretsky is a Lausanne catalyst for Jewish evangelism, serves the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE), and is a Jewish-Gentile Couples ministry specialist with Jews for Jesus. He posts resources at www.JewishGentileCouples.com. He and his wife, Ellen, are the parents of four incredibly amazing Millennials.