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Introducing our exciting line-up of plenary speakers at the 2017 Mission Leaders Conference. Read below for complete information about all our experienced and well-qualified session speakers who will be covering a wide selection of topics.
Oscar Muriu

Oscar Muriu

Senior Pastor, Nairobi Chapel in Kenya

Johnny B.

Johnny B.

(Identity Protected Due to Security Reasons)

Dr. Ramesh Richard

Dr. Ramesh Richard

Founder & President, Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (RREACH); Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

John Jefferson

John Jefferson

Co-Founder and Coordinator, GNAC

Anne Zaki

Anne E. Zaki

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo

Ted Esler, PhD

Ted Esler, PhD

President, Missio Nexus

Session Presenters

David Armstrong

David Armstrong

Executive Director, Mission Data International
Standards Introductory Workshop

Aaron Babyar

Aaron Babyar

Director, Support Raising Solutions
Personnel Track

Jan Batchelder

Jan Batchelder

Senior Business Development Manager, Raptim Humanitarian Travel
Short-Term Mission Track

Ted Batson, Jr.

Ted Batson, Jr.

Tax Counsel, CapinCrouse LLP
Mission Finance & Administration

Michael E. Batts, CPA

Michael E. Batts, CPA

Managing Partner, Batts Morrison Wales & Lee
Mission Finance & Administration

Connie Befus, PhD

Connie Befus, PhD

Member Care and Psychological Consultant
Personnel Track

Steve Beirn

Steve Beirn

Global Ministries Pastor, Calvary Church Lancaster
Globally Engaged Churches and Personnel Tracks

Bob Benson

Bob Benson

Senior Portfolio Manager- Public Markets,  Guidestone Capital Management, LLC
Mission Finance & Administration

Sam Black

Sam Black

Partnership Director, Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability
Personnel Track

Barbara Bowman

Barbara Bowman

Vice President of Ministry Advancement, MAF
CDO Roundtable and Mission Finance & Administration

Dan Busby

Dan Busby

President, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Mission Finance & Administration

Mark Canada

Mark Canada

Founder & CEO, Marketplace & Development Enterprises
Mission Finance & Administration

Terry Clausen

Terry Clausen

Senior Director of People Services, Wcliffe Bible Translators
Personnel Track

Birdsall Doug

Doug Birdsall

President & Founder, The Civilitas Group
CEO Luncheon and Anniversary Banquet Speaker

Leanne Dzubinski, PhD

Leanne Dzubinski, PhD

Associate Professor of Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola
Executive Leadership Track

Duane Early

Duane Early

Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, ABWE
Mission Finance & Administration

Matthew Ellison

Matthew Ellison

President & Co-Founder, Sixteen:Fifteen
Globally Engaged Churches Track

Pat Feller

Will Lofland

Director of Investment Sales, GuideStone Financial Resources
Mission Finance & Administration

Dr. Chris Flanders

Dr. Chris Flanders

Director, Abilene Christian Univeristy Center for Missions
Short-Term Mission Track

Laura Mae Gardner, D. Min.

Laura Mae Gardner, D. Min.

Global Consultant, Wycliffe Bible Translators (retired)
Personnel Track

Brian Heerwagen

Brian Heerwagen

CEO, Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission
Short-Term Mission Track

Larry Henderson

Larry Henderson

Director of Worldwide Witness Summer Internship Program, Abilene Christian Univeristy
Short-Term Mission Track

Jennifer Holloran

Jennifer Holloran

Chief Human Resources Officer, Wycliffe Bible Translators
Personnel Track

Carey Humphries

Cary Humphries

Central Region Director, Best Christian Workplaces Institute
Personnel Track

Brian Hurd

Brian Hurd

Founder & President, Ministry Consulting Group
Mission Finance & Administration

Don Johnson

Don Johnson

Assistant US Director, SEND International
Standards Introductory Workshop and Short-Term Mission Track

Andy Keener

Andy Keener

Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Wycliffe Bible Translators
Mission Finance & Administration

Jim Lapinski

Jim Lapinski

Vice President of Innovation and Marketplace, Crossworld
Globally Engaged Churches Track

Richard Larkin

Mark Lincoln

CFO Advocate, AcctTwo Shared Services
Mission Finance & Administration

Dale Larson

Dale Larson

Vice President for Business and Finance/CFO, Dallas Theological Seminary
Mission Finance & Administration

Brent Lindquist, PhD

President, Link Care
Personnel Track

Susie Lipps

Susie Lipps

President, A Work in Progress Consulting
Mission Finance & Administration

Bob Lipps

Bob Lipps

Managing Partner, Ten Talents
Mission Finance & Administration

Al Lopus

Al Lopus

President, Best Christian Workplaces Institute
Personnel Track

Rick Lowe

Rick Lowe

President, MissionMakr
Short-Term Mission Track

Tim Maxwell

Tim Maxwell

VP Operations/CFO, Multiplication Network Ministry
CFO Roundtable

John McVay

John McVay

COO, In His Image International
Personnel Track

Nicolas Morgan, Esq.

Nicolas Morgan, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer, TEAM
Mission Finance & Administration

Mark Morganstern

Mark Morgenstern

Senior Director, Grow2Serve
Personnel Track

Kathy Mort

Kathy Mort

STM Coach and Director of Curriculum and Training, Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission
Standards Introductory Workshop and Short-Term Mission Track

Dave Moya

Dave Moja

Professional Practice Leader – Tax, CapinCrouse
Mission Finance & Administration

Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson

Founder & President, Sowing Seeds of Joy
Personnel and Short-Term Mission Track

Marv Newell

Marv Newell

Senior Vice President and Missiologist, Missio Nexus
Executive Leadership Track

Jane Overstreet

Jane Overstreet

President & CEO, DAI
Executive Leadership and Personnel Tracks

Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer

Training Facilitator, Center for Intercultural Training
Personnel Track

Linda Parker, MFT

Linda Parker, MFT

Profressional Therapist, Olive Tree Counseling
Globally Engaged Churches Track

Don Parrott

Don Parrott

Mobilization Strategist, MissionNext 
Personnel Track

Micahl Payton

Micah Payton

Assistant General Counsel, Compassion International, Inc.
Mission Finance & Administration

Abel Pomar

Abel Pomar

President, Chief Executive Officer, Evangelical Christian Credit Union
Mission Finance & Administration

Ray Porkorny, SVP

Ray Pokorny, SVP

Client Strategy, Masterworks
Mission Finance & Administration

Agustin Quiles

Agustin Quiles

Director for Hispanic Relations, Wycliffe Bible Translators
Personnel Track

Dr. Jim Raymo,

Dr. Jim Raymo

Director of Graduate Studies, Bethany Global University
Personnel Track

Tory Ruark

Tory Ruark

Chief Operations Officer and STM Coach, Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission
Short-Term Mission Track

David Ruiz

David Ruiz

Executive Director, The Mission Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance
Personnel Track

Ray Sanford

Ray Sanford

Vice President of Organizational Development, One Challenge
Mission Finance & Administration

Greg Seager

Greg Seager

Founder & CEO, Christian Health Service Corps
Short-Term Mission Track

Dr. Steve Shadrach

Dr. Steve Shadrach

Executive Director, Center for Mission Mobilization
Personnel Track

Kristen Shuler

Kristen Shuler

Vice President of Development, East-West Ministries International
CDO Roundtable and Mission Finance & Administration

Theresa Sidebotham, JD.

Theresa Sidebotham, JD.

Attourney, Telios Law, PLLC
Personnel Track

Debbie Stephens

Debbie Stephens

Founder & President, Equipped to Go
Short-Term Mission Track

Lisa Traina

Lisa Traina

Partner, Traina & Associates, a CapinCrouse Company
Mission Finance & Administration

John Van Drunen

John Van Drunen

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Mission Finance & Administration

Michael VanHuis

Michael VanHuis

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Missio Nexus
Executive Leadership Track

Sally Wagenmaker, Esq.

Sally Wagenmaker, Esq.

Partner, Wagenmaker & Oberly
Mission Finance & Administration

Mark Wenger

Mark Wenger

US Director, ReachAcross
Personnel Track

Ron Wilcox

Ron Wilcox

Chief Operating Officer, Samaritan’s Purse
Mission Finance & Administration

Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Director of Church Relations, Avant Ministries
Globally Engaged Churches Track

John Wylie, Esq.

John Wylie, Esq.

Partner, Sherman & Howard LLC
Mission Finance & Administration

Joshua Yarbrough

Joshua Yarbrough

Strategic Facilitator, Yarbrough Consulting
Mission Finance & Administration

Stuart Lark

Stuart Lark, Esq.

Partner, Sherman & Howard LLC
Mission Finance & Administration

John Hennum

Doug Hennum

Chief Information Officer, Wycliffe Bible Translators
CIO Roundtable

Shawn Ring

Shawn Ring

Chief Information Officer, Wycliffe Seed Company
Mission Finance & Administration

Chistina Schott

Christina Schott

Project Manager for Operations, Grow2Serve
Personnel Track

Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko

Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko

International Director, SIM
Anniversary Banquet Speaker

Kevin King

Kevin King

President, International Project
Reaching the Foreigner Among Us

Bill Kynes

Bill Kynes

Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale
Reaching the Foreigner Among Us

Jenny Yang

Jennifer Yang

Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief
Reaching the Foreigner Among Us

Daniel Cho

Daniel Cho

International Project (also World Team)
Reaching the Foreigner Among Us

John Baxter

John Baxter

Director of Diaspora Initiatives, Converge (also Nextmove)
Reaching the Foreigner Among Us

Nate Scholz

Nate Scholz

Hub Community Network
Reaching the Foreigner Among Us

Voltaire Cacal

Voltaire Cacal

Senior Director of Global Mobilization and Strategic Initiatives, Camino Global
Reaching the Foreigner Among Us

Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon

Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, American Bible Society
Mission Finance & Administration

Nate Scholz

Bishop David T.P. Perrin

President, Boundless
Personnel Track