GET TO KNOW THE SPEAKERS
2020 brings with it a host of dynamic speakers to this year's conference. Learn more about the different speakers you will encounter at the conference.
Dr. David Garrison
Author of Wind in the House of Islam
For more than 30 years Dr. David Garrison has been a missionary pioneer. His focus has been global strategy with assignments spanning much of what has been called the 10/40 Window. Garrison’s efforts to understand and join God’s global mission have led him to study a dozen languages and travel through more than 100 countries. His recent book “Wind in the House of Islam” gives an encouraging insight into how God is working among Muslims around the world.
Garrison has a PhD from the University of Chicago and a Masters degree from Golden Gate Seminary. David is the author and/or editor of several books including The Nonresidential Missionary (1990), Something New Under the Sun(1998), and Church Planting Movements(2004), which has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Morgan Wienberg MSC Co-Founder
LITTLE FOOTPRINTS BIG STEPS CHILD PROTECTION ORGANIZATION
Six months after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, this then-18 year old high school valedictorian in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, traded her snow boots for sandals, and set off for the devastated country. Her life path, and that of so many others, was changed forever. Morgan Wienberg, co-founded Little Footprints Big Steps Child Protection Organization in 2011. Morgan, now 27, continues to live in Haiti and lead her team of Haitian employees on the ground.
Little Footprints, Big Steps (LFBS), is a child protection organization focused on protecting vulnerable children in Haiti through family reunification, and rebuilding families toward a future of dignity and self-sufficiency through strategic projects in collaboration with Haitian Government organizations and other local NGOs. LFBS rescues and restores vulnerable Haitian children and youth to health, family and community. Individuals, families and communities are empowered toward a future of dignity and self-sufficiency.
Morgan has been honored with Canada’s Meritorious Service Cross Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, as well as many other awards. https://www.notaboutmefilm.com/
Dr Richard Schlitt
National Director OMF International Canada
Dr Richard Schlitt has a passion for people to know Jesus, and to help others share Jesus effectively. He pursued this passion for 30 years in the Philippines, learning the majority language, Tagalog, and a minority language. He had to learn how to communicate the gospel effectively into each context, and then teach others to do the same. His leadership roles involved leading multi-agency and multi national teams, helping them work effectively together in pursuit of the vision. He has been the Country Director for OMF Philippines and the International Director for OMF International, based in Singapore. He has also held the role of International Coordinator for Training and Development, a role he shared with his wife. He comes with his masters and doctorate in Intercultural Studies.