Dr. Gary Kinnaman served as Senior Pastor of Word of Grace Church for twenty-five years. Under his leadership, the church grew to an average weekend attendance of over 4500. He now serves as a pastor at large, mentoring and networking church, government and market place leaders to serve the Phoenix area. His leadership in this regard led to his appointment to Chairman of the Governor's Council on Faith and Community.
Gary is a graduate of Biola University (B.A.), Arizona State University (M.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A. in Theology), and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (DMin.). A gifted communicator, Gary has written ten books, His most recent is the critically acclaimed, Seeing in the Dark: Getting the Facts on Depression and Finding Hope Again.
Gary and his wife, Marilyn, who make their home in Mesa, Arizona, have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Mitchell is known for her enthusiasm and excitement for life. She is a gifted communicator who desires every Christ follower to become the masterpiece God created them to be. Ruth is a licensed minister, certified personality trainer, and a sought after retreat and seminar speaker. Her experience ministering to women, married couples and families has given her the ability to effectively build teams and develop leaders.
Ruth has been married to her high school sweetheart, Renny, for 25 years and has four grown children.
For the past eight years, Rick has worked to advance the careers and ministry of Christians in the workplace through his Marketplace Advancement Training ministry.
An internationally recognized sales trainer and former pastor, he has helped develop churches in the following areas: leadership, change management, and outreach and mission efforts for more than 30 years.
Rick is the founder and CEO of Yeatts Performance Group, a well-known performance coaching and sales training company based in Scottsdale.
Rick graduated from the University of Tennessee, and has a Biblical Studies degree from the North Tennessee Bible Institute.
Rick lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. with his wife Kim and daughter Kayleen.
Greg is currently chief strategist for Healthy Growing Churches (HGC), an organization he started with four other leaders in 2006 because they were committed to making a greater impact together than they could apart. He is a catalytic leader, having started a number of organizations. He currently leads two different non-profit missional organizations: HGC and Healthy Growing Leaders.
Greg is gifted leadership consultant and assessor. He has been evaluating and assisting leaders and organizations in working from their strengths for over 35 years. His forte is leadership and his passion is helping leaders understand their unique wiring in contributing to their A-Game.
Greg resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife of 38 years, Mary Kay. They have three children, all of which are married and have given him seven grandchildren.
Contact Greg at 407-737-7633 or website: www.gregwiens.com
Alan Heller has been in ministry with his wife for more than 30 years. Alan graduated from Phoenix Seminary with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family counseling. He is a personal life coach, discipler and biblical counselor. He is co-founder and president of Walk & Talk Ministries since 1990.
A gifted marriage and communication workshop facilitator, Alan has co-authored two books: Learning How to Trust … Again, and The Marital Mystery Tour: Five Keys to Unlock Marital Mysteries.
Alan and his wife, Pauly, have been married for 34 years, have three grown children, and one granddaughter, LucyLove. Alan has lived in the Valley of the Sun since 1981, and enjoys playing racquetball and golf when he's not busy helping people connect with God and each other.
Dr. Doug Talley is the Executive State Pastor of Indiana Ministries of the Church of God, providing overall vision for Indiana Ministries, overseeing churches, and serving as a church consultant and a coach for pastors.
Before joining the Indiana Ministries staff, Doug served as a church consultant and coach to pastors in Florida. Prior to that, he pastured Westlake Community Church in Indianapolis for 25 years. During his tenure there, he helped the church significantly change its ministry philosophy, relocate, complete three phases of construction, and conduct eight consecutive capitol campaigns. Doug is passionate about leadership development and church health, so it was a blessing to watch the church grow in size and spiritual health as well.
Doug received a B.A. in Religion and Sociology and a Master of Divinity from Anderson University. He received his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
He has been married to Cindy for over 34 years and they have two sons and three grandchildren. Doug's hobbies include baseball, which he still plays, basketball, travel, photography, learning, golf and grandchildren.
Contact Doug at email@example.com
Randall is the Director of Ministries for the Ohio Church of God in which he lives out his passion helping the church and its ministers reach their full potential. In this capacity he is a resource and coach for pastors who desire to revive or advance in their God-given calling.
Prior to this role, Randy's experiences are rich and varied. He is a licensed nursing home administrator and has served as President and CEO of Church of God Retirement Communities. As an ordained minister in the Church of God, he pastored, restructured and helped to grow. He has served on several church boards, including chairman of the General Assembly of the Church of God and the Ministries Council of the Church of God, chairman of the Ohio Board of Pastoral and Church Relations, and campaign director for the Board of Church Extension of the Church of God. His community contributions include membership in the Germantown Rotary Club, president of the Charter Review Commission for Germantown, Ohio and trustee for the Northpointe Retirement Community of Springfield, Ohio.
Randy received a bachelor's degree and a Master of Ministry degree from Anderson College's School of Theology. He went on to earn his Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary. Additional studies include theology, long-term health care administration, philanthropy, leadership coaching and church consulting.
Randy and his wife Pamela have two grown children, Melanie Edwards and David Spence.