Lecturers

Dr. Craig C. Hill

Dr. Craig C. Hill is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology. Previously he was on the faculty at Duke Divinity School and Wesley Theological Seminary. Dean Hill served as Chaplain at Christ Church College, University of Oxford and has been on staff at three United Methodist Churches. Dean Hill is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and books.

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Bob Spence

Bob Spence is a renowned speaker, coach, leader and trainer. His Choosing Winners™ Hiring System has helped over 300 national companies find executives and has trained hundreds of managers on how to do effective interviewing. In 2016 he received the HR Lifetime Achievement Award from Columbus CEO Magazine.

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Dr. Wayne Pernell

Dr. Wayne Pernell brings more than thirty-five years of experience as an advisor to leaders. Dr P. has appeared in Forbes, and featured on Fox and NBC, and is an internationally acclaimed and best-selling Author, Speaker, and Certified High Performance Coach. Dr. Pernell leverages clarity and focus as foundational elements in building relationships and developing leadership skills, the basis for his DynamicLeader programs.

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Bobbi Govanus

Bobbi Govanus discovered a niche within the computer training industry after 30 years in retail. Starting in her basement, Bobbi grew her company to over $20 million in sales. She was recognized as the "Home-based" Business Owner of the year by Entrepreneur Magazine. Bobbi created the Reinvention Retreat at Sea to help those who want to make the rest of their life, the best of their life. Her mission is to empower others to find and live their passion and purpose.

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Steven A. Fisher

Steven is Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Achorage, Alaska and First Samoan UMC.

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Rev. Stephen Bryant

Stephen is an ordained clergy member of the United Methodist Church and currently serves as Publisher of The Upper Room and Associate General Secretary at Discipleship Ministries. From 1986- 1992, Steve served as the Director of Spiritual Formation for The Upper Room and as the International Spiritual Director of The Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis movements. He is an author and launched Discipleship Resources International, a resourcing initiative for Central Conferences.

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Mark Cabaniss

Mark Cabaniss is a music publisher, producer, and composer based in Nashville, Tennessee. As an ASCAP composer and arranger, Mark's published compositions have been performed nationally and abroad, and include musicals, cantatas, and instrumental works. His stage adaptation of the film It’s a Wonderful Life, titled Miracle in Bedford Falls (premiered by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre), has been subsequently performed coast-to-coast. Other musicals include The Homework Machine, The Stardust Supper Club, and The 50th Annual Polk County Picnic. Mark is a multiple recipient of ASCAP's Popular Music Award and a Dove Award and Angel Award-winning producer. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Ar ts and Sciences (Grammy) and ser ves on the Board of Advisors for The Music Man Square, a museum and foundation in Mason City, Iowa, dedicated to furthering music education and honoring the legacy of Meredith Willson (creator of Broadway’s The Music Man). Mark was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by Mar s Hill University and serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. Mark also founded and permanently endowed The Helen Cole Krause Music Scholarship. Mark's work in music business and broadcasting has led to collaborations with television icon Andy Griffith, Academy Awardwinner Shirley Jones, legendary entertainer Steve Allen, Broadway/pop songwriter Ruper t Holmes, broadcaster Kathie Lee Gifford, producer/composer/conductor Buryl Red, gospel singer Cynthia Clawson, and others. Mark also serves as an adjunct professor of Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville. He holds degrees in Music Education and Communications from Mars Hill University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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Laura Steward

Laura Steward is a sought after business strategist, speaker, radio host and author. After building and selling her highly successful multi-state technology services company she started Wisdom Learned, LLC, a company dedicated to educating leaders based on experience and wisdom learned in the trenches. She is the author of the Nautilus award-winning, International bestselling book “What Would a Wise Woman Do? Questions to Ask Along the Way”. Through her weekly broadcast Radio Show, It’s All About the Questions, keynote speeches, books, seminars, training and one-one sessions, Laura’s mission is clear – help people get off autopilot and create amazing, successful lives.

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Deb Lewis & Doug Adams

Deb Lewis & Doug Adams went on a fifty-state - 18k mile bicycling tour to raise awareness of veteran and military issues. Their passion is to help others build stronger relationships, love their lives and fulfill their dreams. Deb is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, pioneer, retired Colonel, Combat Veteran, Harvard MBA, Author, Speaker, Leader, Adventure Guide and much more... Doug is a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, retired Lieutenant Colonel, Cyclist, Lawyer, Author, Speaker, Non-profit Leader, Adventure Guide.

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Jan Deardorff

Jan Deardorff thrives on dreaming big and enriching women’s lives by helping them become all that God wants them to be. Jan started her Mary Kay Business in 1991 and has driven free over the last 27 years earning the use of 15 free cars, 5 being Pink Cadillacs. Jan has built her unit to produce upwards of $500k in retail sales annually. She believes, while it is not always easy, you can enjoy life to the fullest, it is a matter of want to!

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