Keynotes

 

Dr. David A. Busic is a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene. Previously, he was president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. Before this, he served as senior pastor for First Church in Bethany, Oklahoma. During his tenure at Bethany First, Dr. Busic helped initiate and establish the Swaziland Partnership in 2007 to help reduce the HIV/AIDS rate and assist vulnerable children in Swaziland, Africa.

Dr. Busic received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Nazarene University in 1988 and a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1993. Southern Nazarene University conferred a Doctor of Divinity degree upon him in 2010. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Busic was the co-editor for Preacher's Magazine from 2000-2007.  He has also published numerous articles and co-authored two books (A Pastor's Guide to Effective Preaching and Sharing My Faith).  He most recently authored Perfectly Imperfect: Character Sketches from the Old Testament, and Perfectly Imperfect: Character Sketches from the New Testament.

Dr. Busic and his wife, Christi, live in Oklahoma City. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.


Born on the south side of Chicago, LaMorris Crawford was only ten months old when his mother was shot to death at the young age of seventeen; to this day he still has no idea who his father is. Growing up without parents, in poverty and a city of violence, LaMorris found his own way of survival through gangs, drugs, popularity, and basketball.
 
Although he was a popular athlete, this attention could not fill the void in his life. When LaMorris was nineteen years old he had an encounter with Jesus Christ that changed him forever. Christ completely changed the course of his life. The first in his family to attend college, LaMorris earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree.
 
Today, LaMorris and his wife Megan have four beautiful children, and they serve as the team chaplains to the Cincinnati Bengals. He has a passion for preaching, communicating clearly and effectively the Word of God by sharing with others how God can also do an incredible work in their lives.


Beth Guckenberger and her husband, Todd, live with their family in Cincinnati, Ohio where they serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries. Since founding the international arm of Back2Back in 1997, they have hosted thousands of guests on the ministry campus. Between biological, foster, and adopted children, they have raised ten children.

Beth is the author of Reckless Faith (Zondervan, 2008), Relentless Hope (Standard Publishing, 2010), Tales of the Not Forgotten (Standard Publishing, 2012), Tales of the Defended Ones (Standard Publishing, 2013), Tales of the Ones Led Out (Standard Publishing, 2014), Tales of the Ones He Won’t Let Go (Standard Publishing, 2014) and Tales of the Never Left Alone (Standard Publishing, 2015) Beth is the recipient of the the 2013 International Network of Children’s Ministry Legacy Award and the Cincinnati Christian University Salute to Leaders Award for the impact made on children internationally. 


Sue Miller is a coach, leader, speaker and author with a passion for bringing out the best in volunteers and leaders.  Much of that developed over the 17 years she served as the Children’s Ministry Director at Willow Creek Community Church.

She joined the Orange Staff Team in 2005 and creates resources to help churches partner with parents to build faith in the next generation.  Her books include Making Children’s Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid’s Week, Parenting is Wonder-full, plus her most recent books, Not Normal:  The 7 Quirks of Incredible Volunteers and Leading Not Normal Volunteers.

Sue lives with her husband Rick at a fixer upper house in Atlanta, Georgia.  She does life with her two favorite adult kids, one amazing son-in-law, and two of the most incredible grandsons.


Margaret Tyler is a wife, mother, pastor, teacher and grandma.

In her role as pastor she counts it a privilege to serve with children's leaders on the Kansas City District, students at MidAmerica Nazarene University and in partnership with the Nazarene Children's Leadership Network as they seek to resource leaders across the church.  Margaret is a sought-after speaker for children's camps, retreats, leadership events, women's events, and StrengthsFinder trainings.  She has an M.A. in Spiritual Formation, with a focused effort on spiritual formation in children, from Northwest Nazarene University.

She and her husband Don have raised two sons, gained two daughters-in-law and five perfect grandchildren (aka, best gig ever!).  Besides hanging with family she finds renewal in sunshine, large bodies of water, writing, coffee, flip-flops, laughter and good conversation.

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