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Speakers

David Busic

David Busic

David Busic is a widely respected preacher and leadership advisor. Ordained in 1991, he currently serves as a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene. At the time of his election to that office in 2013, he was president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. In prior years, following tenures as an associate pastor in Oklahoma and Kansas, he served as senior pastor for three Nazarene congregations: Vineyard Community Church (Livermore, CA), Central Church (Lenexa, KS), and First Church (Bethany, OK). While at Bethany First, David helped establish the Swaziland Partnership to reduce the HIV/AIDS rate and assist vulnerable children in Swaziland (now eSwatini), Africa. He is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary (MDiv). In 2010, Southern Nazarene University conferred on him a Doctor of Divinity degree. David earned a D.Min. in theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Christi, live in Edmond, Oklahoma, and have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Dan Boone

Dan Boone

Dan Boone serves as president of Trevecca Nazarene University and is a well-respected speaker and lecturer. He is also a prolific writer having authored more than a dozen books on a wide range of theological topics, from worship and unity to hard questions and hot-button issues. Dan has pastored churches in Illinois, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. He earned an MDiv degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a DMin from McCormick Theological Seminary. He lives in Nashville with his wife Denise.

Tim Green

Tim Green

Tim Green is Dean of the Millard Reed School of Religion and Professor of Old Testament Literature and Theology at Trevecca Nazarene University where he has served for over thirty years, including more than two decades as Chaplain of the University. He is frequently engaged as a speaker for university lecture series, revivals, camps, and retreats. He is author of numerous articles and books including Dancing Solo: Finding Your Own Rhythm in a Performance-Driven World, New Beacon Bible Commentary: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, and most recently The God Plot: Living With Holy Imagination.  Prior to his ministry at Trevecca, Tim served in various ministerial assignments at churches in Tennessee and Ohio. A graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, he received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University in Religion, focusing in Old Testament. He counts it a great privilege to share in ministry on a daily basis with university students, pastors, and lay leaders as they serve in the church of Jesus Christ! .

Aldana Guerra

Jennifer Guerra Aldana

Jennifer Guerra Aldana, originally from Guatemala, grew up in Southern California as the daughter of Nazarene church planters. She received a BA in Social Work from Point Loma Nazarene University and a MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. She presently serves as a pastor of La Fuente Ministries, a bilingual, intercultural ministry of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene, and as Director of Multicultural Initiatives at Fuller Youth Institute. She previously served as a youth pastor and social worker in San Diego County. Her passions include leadership training, intercultural youth spiritual formation, and bilingual ministries.

Jennifer A. Guerra Aldana, originaria de Guatemala, creció en el sur de California como hija de plantadores de iglesias. Jennifer recibió su B.A en Trabajo Social de la Universidad Point Loma Nazarene y se desempeñó como pastora de jóvenes y trabajadora social en el condado de San Diego. Actualmente, es pastora La Fuente Ministries, un ministerio bilingüe e intercultural de la Primera Iglesia del Nazareno de Pasadena y se graduó con su Maestría en Divinidad del Seminario Teológico Fuller. En el Instituto Juvenil de Fuller (FYI en Ingles) ella es la Directora de las Iniciativas multiculturales. Sus pasiones incluyen la capacitación de líderes, la formación espiritual intercultural de jóvenes y los ministerios bilingües.

Michaele Lavigne

Michaele Lavigne

Michaele Lavigne is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and Pastor of Spiritual Formation at 8th Street Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City. Her years of pastoral ministry have included serving an under-resourced neighborhood in Ohio, a developing country in Africa, a large suburban church, and now an urban church plant in Oklahoma. Her belief that what we do is a direct result of who we are has fueled her own journey of spiritual formation, and her work to aid the formation process in others. She is the author of Living the Way of Jesus: Practicing the Christian Calendar One Week at a Time, and is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Ashland Theological Seminary (MDiv). Michaele and her husband Brent have a 5-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.

Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
1:00pm - 5:00pm CHECK IN / REGISTRATION
2:30pm - 4:30pm Preconference: The COMPASS Initiative
Financial Hope in Lifelong Ministry: How to help
clergy find financial well-being

 

5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm PLENARY 1: David Busic
THURSDAY, JULY 23
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
9:00am PLENARY 2: Tim Green
10:15am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Story Breakout Session
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm Theology/Bible Breakout Sessions
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm Practice Breakout Sessions
5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm PLENARY 3: Michaele LaVigne
FRIDAY, JULY 24
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
9:00am PLENARY 4: Jennifer Guerra Aldana
10:15am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Story Breakout Sessions
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm Theology/Bible Breakout Sessions
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm Practice Breakout Sessions
5:00 - 6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm PLENARY 5: Dan Boone