Vicki is the Director of the Lifestyle Matters Health Intervention Series, the Balanced Living PowerPoint series, Living Free Quit Nicotine, and the Fit & Free! Building Brain and Body Health Series. As an author, speaker, teacher, and program developer, Vicki lectures and travels worldwide sharing the lifestyle link to better mental, physical, and spiritual health. Her special area of interest is brain/body connections, forming habits that last, and stress resiliency.
Born in Zimbabwe, Michael was raised in an Adventist family, andgraduated from Gweru Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe, in 2013, with a business major in Human Resources Management. During his college years, he sensed God’s call to ministry and took a double major in Lifestyle Education and Theology, at Hartland Institute in Virginia. Michael pursued web development and digital marketing on the side, to complement his ministry not knowing just how useful it would become.
Raised in Georgia, Jonathan grew up in a single parent household which brought many challenges; however, God was speaking to his heart. He studied media at Hartland College, and went on to pursue a theology major. During this time, he also served as a part time Bible Worker for the Manasses SDA Church in VA.He currently serves as a pastoral intern at the Village church in MI. He enjoys the outdoors, giving Bible studies, and playing classical guitar.
Dennis did not grow up in a Christian home, but God in His mercy did not leave him without the evidence of His love and care. Dennis is blessed with a wonderful wife and best friend, Melody, who shares with him the desire to tell others the good news of God’s transforming love.Dennis attended the Mission College of Evangelism and served Village church in the capacity of Bible Worker before being called to the position of Assistant Pastor.
Cedric completed a BSc (Hons) in Managerial and Administrative Studies at Aston University, UK, and an Andrews’ MA in Theology at Newbold College, UK. He defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Sheffield on the Gospel of Matthew. Before coming to Andrews, Cedric taught in the Department of Theological Studies at Newbold College. He has also served as a pastor in the north of England for nine years. He and his wife Tserah have two growing boys: John and Mark.
Born into a pastoral family, Conrad grew up with his twin brother and two sisters in homes across the UK. After graduating with a business management degree, he served in the UK public healthcare system and then for ADRA, in Azerbaijan and in a variety of roles worldwide. Following seminary at Newbold, he pastored in London, the Middle East Union, and Minnesota. Conrad currently serves as president of Adventist Frontier Missions. Conrad and his wife Luda regard their marriage as a blessing from God. They have two children, David and Christina.
Fernando, originally from Argentina, taught theology and philosophy for nearly thirty years (1985 to 2013). Now retired, he is still actively researching, advising students, and writing.He is the author of numerous articles and six books.Fernando lives in Berrien Springs, Michigan, with his wife, Mirta.He has two grown children, Oscar (Erika) and Silvia (Gianluca), and five grandchildren: Isabella, Gianna, Enzo, Amelia, and Sofia. Click here to download slides
Wes previously served as the Personal Ministries Director and pastored several churches in MI. He also served as Global AFCOE Director and evangelist at Amazing Facts. He joined he Adventist movement at age 22 and survived two types of cancer while in his 20’s. His greatest desire is to lead people into a deeper, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ to become faithful disciples. His highest ministry is being a husband to his wife Marion and father to his children Levi and Liana.
Stacy has served over twenty-one years as a certified teacher and administrator in the MI and IN Conferences.She has also worked at Andrews University as Catering Manager.Stacy currently serves as school board chair for Village Adventist Elementary School and as the hospitality coordinator at Village church. Enjoying the challenge of providing healthy, gourmet food for large groups, Stacy has volunteered as meal coordinator/chef for large mission trips to Montana and El Salvador.She and her husband, Jon, have two boys: Michael and Samuel.
Royce has served in Michigan since 1977. He graduated from Pacific Union College, in Angwin, CA, and from Andrews Seminary with an M.Div. in 1980. He pastored in Pontiac, Plymouth and Belleville, and Kalamazoo, prior to becoming the Personal Ministries and Sabbath School Director in 1993. He and his wife, Laurie, met at PUC. They have one daughter, Kristen Snyman Harvey; she and her husband, Kevin, live in Hixson, TN, and a son, Carlot Dorve, who is studying for his PhD in Music at the University of Missouri.. Royce and Laurie enjoy people, traveling from time to time, and birding.
Jeremy attended AJA, GLAA, and Andrews University, where he completed a Bachelors degree in psychology and a Masters degree in community counseling. Jeremy Hall is a commissioned and NAD certified teacher.Before coming to the Education Department he served as principal of Indiana Academy. Jeremy and his wife Donna have four children. He believes that never before in earth’s history has the mission of Adventist education been so important.
Joe served eight years as a pastor in MI Conference, including five years on the pastoral team at Village church. Joe is now serving as pastor as well as co-director of Total Health Spokane, a ministry that equips and deploys volunteers for missions to the cities. He and his wife, Ruthie, have two young children: Hudson and Joanna.They recently began an online children’s ministry called, “A Place to Do Something.”