SPEAKERS

Richard M. Davidson is J. N. Andrews Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He has been with the Andrews faculty since 1979. Davidson pastored in Arizona for six years. He earned his Master of Divinity and PhD degrees from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. His doctoral dissertation was titled “Typological Structures in the Old and New Testaments.” Davidson has presented scores of scholarly papers at professional meetings, and has written numerous articles for refereed journals and Adventist denominational papers, as well as various chapters in scholarly books.

 

He is married to Jo Ann Mazat Davidson who also teaches at the Theological Seminary. They have a daughter, Rahel, and a son, Jonathan. Davidson enjoys sharing the Word of God and helping to make it come alive in people’s lives, whether in the classroom, at campmeetings or pastors’ meetings, week-end seminars in local churches or Bible conferences. His favorite outdoor activities include backpacking, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, and tennis. 

RICHARD DAVIDSON

Pastor Eduardo Canales is Vice-president of the Southwestern Union Conference and serves as the director of the multi-ethnic ministry and evangelism department. His passion is to train laymen in personal and public evangelism, preparing them to share their faith with others. Canales is married to his beautiful wife, Angie and has two daughters.

Canales will be presenting in the Hispanic Tent on Sabbath during Camp Meeting.

EDUARDO CANALES

Melisa Bates will be hosting the exercise class this year. ​This class will offer different exercises each day and will be modifiable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Day one will be a cardio day, day two will be an upper body weight training day, day three will be a flexibility/balance day, and day four will be a lower body weight training day. Please wear comfortable active wear with supportive gym shoes and bring a towel, water, and a yoga mat if you have one.

EXERCISE CLASS

Conrad Vine currently serves as the President for Adventist Frontier Missions. Born into a pastoral family, Pastor Conrad Vine grew up with his twin brother and two sisters in homes across the UK. After graduating with a business management degree (1995), he served in the UK public healthcare system before God led him to ADRA (1996). Initially serving in Azerbaijan, Pastor Vine served with ADRA through 2002 in a variety of roles worldwide. Following seminary training at Newbold College (2002-2004), he and Luda began their pastoral ministry in London, UK. After a stint in the Middle East Union, they served in the pastoral ministry for 4 years in Minnesota following which Pastor Vine answered the call to serve as President of Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM). Pastor Vine is also an ordained minister of the Gospel in the SDA Church. Conrad and Luda were married in December 1999, and regard their marriage as a personal blessing from a loving Heavenly Father. They have two children, David and Christina.

Wednesday

  • Thriving in Persecution

  • 21st Century Tent-making

Thursday

  • Principles of Disciple Making Movements

  • How to lead a Discover Bible Study

Friday

  • Discipling Another for 40 Days

  • Witnessing Opportunities and Personal Testimonies

PERSONAL WITNESS

Dr. D. J. B. Trim is Director of the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, a position to which he was elected by Annual Council in 2010 and reelected in 2015. Born in Bombay, India, to missionary parents, who served the church in five countries, he grew up in his father’s homeland of Australia, before moving to his mother’s homeland of Great Britain. He is a graduate of Newbold College (B.A. cum laude) and of the University of London (Ph.D.), both in England. He served on the faculty of his alma mater, Newbold, for just over ten years, teaching BA courses in history, literature, and religion, and MA courses in hermeneutics and mission. He then held the Walter C. Utt Chair of History at Pacific Union College for two years; since 2014, he has been an adjunct professor of church history and mission at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Dr. Trim's publications include ten academic books along with many book chapters and articles, in both scholarly and church publications. He also regularly presents “This Week in Adventist History” on the Hope Channel. A book about early Adventist missionaries and the sacrifices they made to build up the church has just been published by Pacific Press and is on sale now. He is married to Wendy, a native of California, who is here with him; they have one adult daughter, Genevieve, who lives in Germany.

He will be speaking Tuesday through Thursday at the evening and morning services in the Auditorium.

DAVID TRIM

Michael W. Campbell, Ph.D., is associate professor of Religion at Southwestern Adventist University. He is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister and most recently served for six years as a missionary training pastors at the Adventist International Instistute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines. He has published numerous popular and peer-reviewed journal articles about theology and religious history. He served as assistant editor of The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (Review and Herald, 2013), and editor of The Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary. He is the founding editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Seventh-day Adventism. Some of his recent books include Here We Stand: Luther, the Reformation and Seventh-day Adventism (Pacific Press, 2017), The Pocket Dictionary of Ellen G. White (Pacific Press, 2018), and 1919: The Untold Story of Adventism’s Struggle with Fundamentalism (Pacific Press, 2019). He is married to Heidi who is a PhD student in history at Baylor University. They have two children, Emma (age 12) and David (age 10). Together they enjoy camping, gardening, and Pathfinders.

ADVENTIST HISTORY

Dr. Ken Dedeker is the Health Ministries Coordinator for the Minnesota Conference. He will be hosting the Health Ministries seminars.

HEALTH SEMINARS

Brian Beavers has served at home and abroad in ministry for 18 years as an educator, administrator, and now as a Evangelist/Bible Worker for the River Bluff District (Red Wing, Rushford, and Winona). He serves his district along with his wife Tania, and daughter Danielle. 

Join for a time of fellowship and prayer. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.” Matt 18:20

PRAYER WARRIORS

Woodrow Whidden (PhD, Drew Univ.,1989) served as a pastor for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the south, east and Midwest of the United States from 1969 to 1990. From 1990 to 2006, he taught in the undergraduate Religion Department at Andrews University. From August 2006 to 2011, he taught in the Seminary at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in the Philippines. He and his wife formally retired in 2011. In retirement, he has been a frequent guest professor in Seminary and undergraduate religion classes at Andrews University and various Adventist Colleges around the world. Professor Whidden is married to Peggy Gibbs Whidden and they have three adult children and six grandchildren. 

Woodrow Whidden will be speaking at our Friday evening and Sabbath services, as follows, in the Auditorium. 

  • Friday 7:30 p.m.: "The Calling of God, Conversion, and Forgiveness"

  • Sabbath 8:00 a.m.: "Sanctification, Perfection and Glorification"

  • Sabbath 11:15 a.m.: "The Nature of Christ--His Divinity and Humanity and Personal Salvation"

  • Sabbath 7:30 p.m.: "The Vindication of God--What does God expect from His People?" 

WOODROW WHIDDEN

Karen Lewis has been in ministry for almost two decades.  She has been a Bible worker, author of the “Lifting up Jesus” Bible study lessons, and director of the Bible worker program for Rocky Mountain Conference.  Currently, she is the pastor of the Stillwater and Hinckley churches as well as the Church Ministries Coordinator for the Minnesota Conference.  Karen's passion is to encourage others with the love of Christ.

BIBLE STUDY

Yves Monnier is a Director with It is Written. He will be presenting on a passion of his: closing that back door in churches. His seminars, titled, "Closing the Back Door," will train church members and pastors not only on how to keep new members in the church, but have them become an active part of the church family.

CLOSING THE
BACK DOOR

Milton Adams spent 15 years pastoring Adventist churches in the secular Northwest of the US before starting the Simple Church Global Network in the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 2009.  This network has grown and now serves over 250 locations in 27 countries. His award-winning doctorate from Andrews University focused on the development of this global network.  Milton enjoys working with Adventist church leaders around the world and re-empowering missionary-minded lay people who love Jesus and want to share the Everlasting Gospel with the secular and/or unchurched people who most likely will never walk into a conventional church.

Wednesday

  • 1911 Prediction about Church Attendance Crisis Comes True

  • What is Simple Church?  How does it work?

Thursday

  • A very different kind of Bible Study for Simple Church Planters

  • Eight essential tools that keep Simple Church outreach-focused

Friday

  • HELP! What do we do with our children?

  • How do I get started? What are my next steps? What is PhaseTWO training?

SIMPLE CHURCH

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