Dr. Paige Cunningham

Monday, April 30, 2018
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Paige Comstock Cunningham, JD, PhD is the executive director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. She is a Trustee of Taylor University. Cunningham is an affiliate professor at Trinity Law School and Trinity Graduate School. She was an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College for eight years and is a past president and board chair of Americans United for Life.

She graduated from Taylor University (summa cum laude), and earned her JD from Northwestern University Law School, MA Bioethics (summa cum laude) from Trinity International University, and PhD (Educational Studies) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Cunningham has published numerous articles, editorials and book chapters in the areas of law, bioethics and public policy, and has testified before Congress and state legislative committees, and has made numerous television appearances. She was profiled in a front-page Washington Post story and appears frequently on the radio. Cunningham has been interviewed by BreakPoint This Week, Christianity Today, WORLD magazine, Moody radio’s Morning Ride, WYLL (Chicago), WLAM (Washington, D.C.), and American Conservative Radio. For five years, her Everyday Bioethics commentary aired on Moody radio. She is a regular guest on “Brian and Kathleen Mornings” (Moody radio Cleveland). Her “Biohazards” column appears quarterly in Salvo magazine.

Paige lectures on bioethics, public policy, reproductive ethics, abortion, and global women’s health. Recently she has presented at the World Congress of Families, Evangelicals for Life conference, the March for Life pre-conference, Princeton University, Olivet Nazarene University, Taylor University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Fuller Theological Seminary. She gave the annual Witherspoon Lecture of Family Research Council in 2012. Other audiences include Alcatel Lucent employees, medical students, the American Chinese Fellowship in Houston, doctors in New Delhi, India, C-level business executives, and church women’s groups.

She is married to Jay Cunningham. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.

 

Gary Feenstra

Friday, April 27, 2018
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Gary Feenstra graduated from Taylor in 1972 with a degree in Mathematics Education. He went on to receive his M.A. from Michigan State University and led an accomplished career in Michigan education.  Gary served as Superintendent of Schools in Zeeland, Michigan for the past twenty years of his career and currently serves as the Executive Director of Marantha Bible Missionary Conference Center.  Gary is a strong advocate for Taylor University.  He served as president of the parent’s cabinet at Taylor. Gary’s wife, Diane, is also a graduate of Taylor as well as two of their children.

 

Holly Kuzmich

Monday, April 23, 2018
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Holly Kuzmich serves as Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute and Senior Vice President at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She oversees the strategy and management of the Bush Institute, an action-oriented policy organization that cultivates leaders, fosters policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges, and takes action to save and change lives. Specific areas of focus within the Institute include education reform, economic growth, human freedom and democracy, global health, the military service initiative, the women’s initiative, and the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.  Holly also serves as a member of the management team of the Bush Center, leading strategic planning and budgeting and board relations.

Previously, she was Vice President and COO of Margaret Spellings & Company, a public policy consulting firm with a specialty in education and workforce issues at the national, state, and local levels.  Holly also served as the Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Education.  In those roles, she served as the main liaison with Congress, the White House, and the Office of Management and Budget on education policy issues including the No Child Left Behind Act and the Higher Education Act and oversaw policy development within the agency.

Holly came to the Department from the White House Domestic Policy Council, where she served as Associate Director for Education. Prior to that, she spent five years working in the U.S. Senate on domestic policy issues.

A native of South Bend, Indiana, she received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.


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Caleb Barrows

Friday, April 20, 2018
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Caleb is a 2010 graduate of Taylor University and enjoyed his years living on the third floor of Samuel Morris, also affectionately known as the Brotherhood. He also went to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School before stepping into ministry as a full-time church planter in 2014. Caleb has spent the last several years in Adrian Michigan, a small town south of Ann Arbor, helping plant Neighborhood Church, a small-outreach minded church. God has used the time to shape and challenge Caleb, and he is eager for how God will continue to lead him in the years to come.


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Rev. Colin Smith

Monday, April 16, 2018
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Colin is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard and serves as President of The Orchard Network. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he trained at London School of Theology, where he met his wife, Karen. He later received a Masters of Philosophy at London Bible College and went on to serve as pastor of Enfield Evangelical Free Church in England for 16 years before coming to The Orchard in 1996. Pastor Colin serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition and is the author of several books including 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible and more recently Momentum; Pursuing God’s Blessing Through the Beatitudes. He can be heard daily on the Unlocking the Bible radio broadcast at unlockingthebible.org. Pastor Colin strongly and consistently emphasizes God’s Word and helped the church develop a vision for the future which included the development of young leaders formalized through The Orchard Network.


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World Opportunities Chapel

Monday, April 9, 2018
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Alex McElroy is an international speaker, author, blogger, leadership advisor, and the Pastor of Education at New Life Covenant Southeast Church, with over 20,000 members led by Pastor John F. Hannah.  Alex has been serving in both youth and teaching ministries at New Life for over 12 years.  In his role, he teaches Discipleship class designed for adults to learn, fellowship, and grow in their faith within a small group setting.  Alex also trains hundreds of teachers and ministers to deliver lessons in proper lifestyle, Biblical study, focused preparation, and Apologetics in order to maximize their effectiveness in and for the Kingdom of God.

Though living in his purpose now, Alex has experienced and overcome significant struggles and setbacks in life. He suffered the loss of his father at a young age, dealt with drug and alcohol abuse in his college years, and found himself in an angry, depressed and lonely place as he endured financial hell that resulted in bankruptcy and desperation.  Thankfully, God used these arduous moments to reveal Himself.  Alex came to see God in a new way and developed a desire to learn the Word of God.  In learning the Word, Alex cultivated a strong relationship with God and came to believe in Jesus’ example of discipleship both in church and professionally. As a Christian Apologist, Alex is able to connect the Bible, historical facts, and scientific evidence to the purpose we each have within us.

Beyond his role at church, Alex has been instrumental in implementing his message of leadership and purpose in the business world. He has worked in and enjoyed tremendous success in the mortgage industry, insurance and financial services, as well as in the arena of energy efficiency. He is also a dedicated husband to his supportive wife of nine years and a loving father to two beautiful daughters who continue to inspire and push him to be a better man.

Now, Alex hopes to help others cultivate their own authentic relationship with God.  He continues to disciple hundreds of teens and adults through one-on-one mentoring, small group meetings, and electronic communications. As the head of the Education Department at New Life Covenant Southeast Church, he embraces every opportunity to teach both youth and adults the foundational concepts of the Word of God, the principles of the Kingdom of God, and how to live out the purpose God has placed in each of us. This is because Alex is a firm believer that God has created everyone on purpose with a purpose.


Reflect

How are you preparing yourself for missions and evangelism now?

What were the things that brought you to the truth of the gospel?

To whom do you need to share truth with?

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