Ambrose University

Ambrose University

 

 
 

Speakers

David-Graves

David Graves

David W. Graves is a pastor at heart, having served in that role in pastoral assignments in Kansas, Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Carolina. He was pastor of College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas when elected in 2009 to his present assignment as a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to College Church, he served as Director of Sunday School Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene from 2001 to 2006. David is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary (MDiv), and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Olivet Nazarene University. He is the author of three books and has written for numerous publications. He and his wife, Sharon, have four married children: Michael, John, Stephen, and Rachel, and 12 grandchildren. His parents are Harold and Bettie Graves and, on both sides of the family, he is a fourth-generation Nazarene.

Olivia-Metcalf

Olivia Metcalf

Olivia Metcalf is a fourth generation Nazarene pastor currently serving as co-director of the Office of Spiritual Formation and as University Chaplain with her husband, Dustin. Though wondering what it may mean to be a female pastor, she followed the call to ministry she sensed as a young teenager and pursued studies at Northwest Nazarene University (BA, Religious Studies) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (MDiv). Olivia and Dustin co-pastored Gunn City Christian Church in Gunn City, MO while studying at NTS, and later co-pastored in Atwater, CA and Mountain Home, ID. Olivia’s newest mission field is behind bars in a partnership with the Idaho Department of Corrections where she is piloting an educational program that involves NNU students entering the prison to take classes alongside inmates. She speaks frequently around the country at retreats, camps, universities, and conferences, and writes for several denominational publications. Olivia is a member of the NTS Board of Trustees and the USA/Canada Nazarene Women Clergy Council, and participates in the educational process on her district for those seeking ordination. The most important and difficult goal of her life is to be faithful--faithful to her Lord, her family, and her church. She loves coffee, traveling, and playing board games with her family. Olivia and Dustin have two sons, Andrew and Ethan.

Ian Fitzpatrick

Ian Fitzpatrick

Ian Fitzpatrick was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the Methodist Church. Upon his conversion at age 21, he joined the Lurgan Church of the Nazarene where he met and later married Pat, the pastor’s daughter. Together they served in Beirut, Lebanon with Bible Land Mission from 1978-1981. Upon Ian’s graduation from Nazarene Bible College in 1983, they emigrated to Canada where Ian pastored on the Canada Central District for 20 years until his election as district superintendent of that district in 2004. He was elected National Director for the Church of the Nazarene Canada in 2017 and continues to serve as district superintendent of the Quebec District, and assignment he accepted in 2013. Ian continued studies at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto (now Tyndale University) where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies. In 2016, Nazarene Bible College conferred a Doctor of Divinity degree upon him. Ian and Pat have three daughters: Lynsey (married to Kevin), Ashley and Stephanie; and two grandchildren, Frank and James.

Holly

Holly Fortier

Holly Fortier a Cree/Dene from Ft. McKay First Nation, Alberta, was born in Treaty 7 Territory and raised by cultural leaders, academics, and activists. Her mission is to inspire in every person a much more meaningful, respectful relationship with others—both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Her business, Nisto Consulting, specializes in the development and delivery of Indigenous awareness trainings, giving her opportunity to impact audiences from government and industry to schools and social service organizations. She also serves on the board of NAIITS, an Indigenous learning community. Holly is a mother of one daughter, two sons, and Kokum to three granddaughters.

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Joanne Beach

Joanne Beach is the Director of Justice and Compassion for the Christian and Missionary Alliance. This role involves resourcing, networking, and promoting local, national, and international relief and community development ministries seeking to cultivate wholeness and well-being for people made vulnerable by circumstances of poverty, disaster, and injustice. Her travel to over 50 countries has allowed her to experience what God is doing in many different cultures and contexts of ministry. She participates in several evangelical working groups seeking to develop a theology of creation and a biblically informed practice of environmental stewardship, and serves on the TearFund Canada Board (formerly World Relief Canada) and on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Board. Joanne earned a Master of Theological Studies at Wycliffe College in the area of International and Urban Development. She loves to play basketball and enjoys running. Joanne and her husband Lee, a professor at McMaster Divinity College, live in Ancaster, Ontario and have two adult children, Joshua and Alexandra.

Schedule

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
1:00pm - 6:30pm CHECK-IN / REGISTRATION
2:30pm - 4:30pm Preconference: The COMPASS Initiative
Financial Hope in Lifelong Ministry: How to help clergy find financial well-being
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm - 8:00pm PLENARY 1: David Graves*
8:00pm - 9:30pm Fellowship Activities/Evening Event
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 8:50am Morning Prayer
9:00am - 10:15am PLENARY 2: Ian Fitzpatrick*
10:15am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Forum with Plenary Speakers
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:45pm Workshops
2:45pm - 5:30pm See (the city), Free (to rest), PTP* (to share) - You Decide
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm - 8:00pm PLENARY 3: Olivia Metcalf*
8:00pm Refreshments and Fellowship
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 8:50am Morning Prayer
9:00am - 10:15am PLENARY 4: Joanne Beach*
10:15am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm PLENARY 5: Holly Fortier*
12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm CNC Alumni & Friends Luncheon
1:30pm - 2:45pm Workshops
2:45pm - 5:30pm See / Free / PTP**
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm - 8:00pm PLENARY 6: Ian Fitzpatrick*
8:00pm Refreshments and Fellowship
*Childcare available during all plenary sessions.


**You decide! SEE the city, enjoy some FREE time to relax, or connect in PEER-TO-PEER (PTP) gatherings organized for and by those desiring space and time to talk about ministry topics, challenges, and opportunities of mutual interest.