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Kingdom Conference Speakers

Kingdom Conference 2013 Speakers

Bishop Graham CrayBishop Graham Cray

Bishop Cray is the Archbishops’ Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions. Before serving in this capacity, he was the Bishop of Maidstone and the Bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury; the principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, a Church of England Theological College; and the vicar of St. Michael-le-Belfrey, York.

Dr. Jay MoonDr. Jay Moon

Jay currently serves as the Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism at Asbury Seminary. For almost 10 years, Jay and his family were involved in church planting in Ghana. While there, he served as Project Manager for a hand-dug well project. He also taught a variety of church planting courses at Chiana Bible Training Centre in Ghana. He has published numerous articles and books, including African Proverbs Reveal Christianity in Culture. Besides his experience in Africa, Jay has been involved in numerous innovative missional enterprises, including ministries to First Nation people, urban “at risk” neighborhoods, and a church-plant with Embrace UMC.

Heidi LydaHeidi L. Lyda, M.A.

Heidi serves as the director of the Love Your Neighbor (LYN) House in Indianapolis. LYN is a nonprofit located in the inner city and is dedicated to sharing the love of Christ through education, arts, and community development. Heidi has more than seven years of teaching experience in early childhood special education and holds a masters degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in World Missions and Evangelism. Heidi’s varied experiences in ministry, both local and international, have created in her a passion for social justice, racial reconciliation, and biblical hospitality.

Rhonda StapletonRhonda Stapleton, M.Div.

Rhonda is an experienced jail chaplain for women and has taught life skills to male prison inmates. She has also served in homeless shelters and street ministries to provide education and relief services. As a result of Rhonda’s work in Orange County Corrections, she developed relationships with women who are caught in the vicious cycle of substance abuse and sexual exploitation. She developed Samaritan Village, Inc. that provides a long-term and eternal solution to addiction and its resulting lifestyle choices. Rhonda is an Ordained Elder and Chaplain with the Free Methodist Church (FMC), a board member of the Orlando Fellowship (FMC) and a Summit Church partner.

Rev. Henry PatternsonRev. Henry Paasonen

After serving in a stateside church pastorate and also in communications ministries at mission headquarters, Henry and Nemi Paasonen served for over twenty years with The Christian and Missionary Alliance on mission fields in Europe.  They were engaged in evangelism, church planting and leadership training in Paris and Strasbourg, France, and also in Berlin, Germany. Although officially retired, Henry engages in pulpit and other speaking and teaching ministries.

Dr. Art McPheeDr. Art McPhee

Art currently serves as the Sundo Kim Professor of Evangelism and Practical Theology at Asbury Seminary. Art was a pastor for 23 years, more than half of them in churches he also planted after his ordination in 1971. Art has also been a professor of evangelism and church planting since the mid-1990s. He has served in the church planting and development department of the Mennonite Board of Missions and as a district overseer in the South Florida conference.

Dr. Eunice L. IrwinDr. Eunice Irwin

Eunice joined the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism faculty in 1994. She serves as the Associate Professor of Mission and Contextual Theology. Throughout Eunice’s cross-cultural mission work, she has studied how the message of Jesus Christ is accepted and lived out by Christians in non-Western cultures. She then directs Christian leaders in examining their faith and practice in light of the Scriptures. She served as a field missionary for more than 12 years to Indonesia and the Philippines. Dr. Irwin has been a licensed minister of The Christian and Missionary Alliance since 1978.