Pastor's Conference Speakers
2024 PASTOR'S CONFERENCE
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - Thursday, March 14, 2024
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
David Fitch is Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary, Chicago. He is an ordained pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He is married to Rae Ann and they have one college attending son named Max. He’s been part of eight church plants. He teaches, pastors, speaks, writes, coaches and leads conversations on the church in mission and its engagement with the cultural issues of our day for the gospel. He’s been featured in Christianity Today, OutReach Magazine, ChurchLeaders.com, Missiology, and other magazines and journals. He is the author of nine books including and his forthcoming book entitled Reckoning With Power: Why the Church Fails When it’s on the Wrong Side of Power. (Brazos Press, 2024).
Bryce Ashlin-Mayo served for twenty-five years as a pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, most recently as Lead Pastor of Westlife Church. Bryce is currently Dean of Theology and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta. Bryce has written several books on social media and digital ministry including, “Digital Mission: A Practical Guide for Ministry Online.”
Sarah Coleson-Derck is the Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Biblical and Near Eastern Studies at Nazarene Theological Seminary. Sarah has written two volumes in the New Beacon Commentary Series (Ruth and Song of Songs) and served as the associate editor for the Global Wesleyan Encyclopedia of Biblical Theology. She has also published and presented on the women of the ancestral narratives, the Megillot, wisdom literature, and preaching the Old Testament. Her current research focuses on the use of barrenness narratives and language/imagery in the Old Testament to explore effective pastoral care and more nuanced preaching around infertility. She loves to preach in local churches, to teach at camps and conferences, and to lead retreats. Sarah has served as college chaplain, associate pastor and also taught at Nazarene Theological College (Manchester), Indiana Wesleyan University, and Houghton University as well as serving in many different capacities. Sarah and her husband Joshua take any chance they get to travel, walk in the woods, drink coffee, or browse antique shops and museums with their children, Joseph and Miriam. Sarah also loves to knit and read mysteries.