Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network. Currently he co-leads Future Travelers, an innovative learning program helping megachurches become missional movements. He is author of The Forgotten Ways, and co-author of The Permanent Revolution (with Tim Catchim), The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus and The Faith of Leap (with Micheal Frost). Alan is considered to be a though-leader and key mission strategist for church across the Western world. His experience includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized, developing training systems for innovative missional leadership, and heading up the mission and revitalization work of his denomination. He will be speaking on The Permanent Revolution – What it takes to see an apostolic movement.
JR Woodward desires to awaken people to join God in the renewal of all things. He is a church planter, activist, missiologist and author of Creating a Missional Culture (IVP 2012). He cofounded Kairos LA and the Ecclesia Network where he serves as the Director of Leadership and Congregational Formation. Starting in 2013 he will be serving with Rhythm Church Miami, as well as pursuing a PhD at the University of Manchester (UK). You can find him blogging here and tweeting here. He loves to surf, travel, read, skateboard, and meet new people. He enjoys photography and film and tries to attend the Sundance Film Festival whenever he can. He will be speaking on Cruciform Leadership: A polycentric paradigm to creating missional culture.
David Fitch (Ph.d., Northwestern University) is the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He is the author of numerous articles on church, culture and theological ethics in journals as diverse as the Journal of Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, Discernment, Pastoral Psychology and the Journal of Christian education. He is the author of The End of Evangelicalism? Discerning a New Faithfulness for Mission and The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the church from American Business, Para-Church Organizations, Psychotherapy, Consumer Capitalism and Other Modern Maladies. You can find him blogging at Reclaiming the Mission. He will be speaking on Missio Dei and Incarnation: How does this change the way we practice being the church?
Beau Crosetto‘s calling by God is to raise up and release apostolic and evangelistically gifted men and women into the world. He is currently the Greater Los Angeles Director for Greek InterVarsity and in charge of specifically seeing new Greek InterVarsity chapters start on college campuses. He has been on staff for 7 years and previously oversaw the ministry at San Deigo State. Beau is married to Kristina and they have two kids: Noah (2) and Sophia (5 mo). He became a Christian in college at the University of San Diego where he played golf. He has a passion for helping students connect with Jesus, and right behind that is his passion for the Seahawks! You can find him blogging at Release the A.P.E. Beau will be giving a response to Alan Hirsch in regard to the The Permanent Revolution.
Kevin Haah went from being a young urban single out of Cornell Law School to getting married (to Grace), having three kids (Kaetlyn, and twins Eliana and Bennet), making partner at a prestigious law firm, giving up law to pursue a Masters in Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, and becoming a pastor and church planter in downtown at New City Church of LA. His vision is to build an inclusive gospel-centered community in downtown LA, which not only shares the good news of Jesus with the people of downtown, but also becomes good news to the neighborhood by serving the neighborhood. His vision is also to create a church planting movement in Los Angeles, planting gospel-centered churches in every neighborhood in LA. Kevin will be giving a response to David Fitch in regard to Missio Dei and Incarnation.
David Kludt is an equipper/pastor at Kairos Hollywood and program coordinator at Fuller Theological Seminary. He’s completed an MDiv at Fuller and is beginning work on a DMin focused on communal and spiritual formation. He reads frequently, writes occasionally, and scuba dives far too rarely. Originally from the midwest, he and his wife and (brand new!) kid live in community in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He also enjoys theology, biking, photography, backpacking, and any activity involving water. David will be giving a response to Alan Hirsch in regard to The Permanent Revolution: What it takes to see an apostolic movement.
Jeff Liou joined the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship after earning a degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He stayed in Ann Arbor for another six years before leaving for seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Currently, Jeff is a pastor for young adults and university communities in the San Gabriel Valley and is studying for a PhD in Theology and Culture at Fuller Seminary. Jeff is interested in issues of race, ethnicity and religion. Jeff and Lisa were married ten years ago and they have two hilarious half-Asian children who keep them inspired to think carefully about race so that can carry all of who they are into the mission of God. Jeff will give a response to David Fitch in regard to Missio Dei and Incarnation: How does this change the way we practice being the church?
Shelley Trebesch is the assistant professor of leadership in the School of Intercultural Studies, at Fuller Theological Seminary. Recently she moved to Pasadena from Singapore, where she served as global director for Member Development for OMF International. Beyond Fuller, Trebesch teaches, leads, and consults in other organizational context locally and internationally. Among these are InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Frontiers, National Evangelical Christian Fellowship of Malaysia, Youth with a Mission (YWAM), Evangelical Association of Chinese Churches, Urbana, Oasis International, Children’s Hunger Fund, Prison Fellowship International, Pioneers International and TEAM International. Shelley will be giving a response to JR Woodward in regard to Cruciform Leadership: A polycentric approach to creating missional culture.
Tamisha Tyler is a second year Master of Divinity student studying Worship, Theology and the Arts. Art (specifically writing) has played a very influential role in Tamisha’s life and faith. As a writer, she has written poetry, short stories and theatrical productions. As a leader she has served in ministry since 2001 under various roles including Creative Arts Director and Administrator. As a student, she continues to serve Fuller Theological Seminary as Student Ambassador, Blogger, President of the Fuller Arts Collective, and on the cabinets of the Ethnic Diversity and the Theological Graduate Union. As an academic and theologian, she aspires to connect New Testament Studies and the Arts in a way that inspires artists to engage their faith and awakens the church to acknowledge the beauty and incredible revelation that is found in art. Tamisha will give a response to JR Woodward in regard to Cruciform Leadership: A polycentric paradigm to create missional culture.