[{"ConventionSpeakerId":1862,"SpeakerName":"David Asscherick","SpeakerFirstName":"David","SpeakerLastName":"Asscherick","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"David Asscherick is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a sought-after speaker worldwide, and director of ARISE, an evangelism training school. He became a Christian at the age of 23 after reading the book The Great Controversy by Ellen White. In addition to his extensive traveling, teaching, and preaching responsibilities, he is an avid rock climber, surfer, bird watcher, nature photographer and reader. He lives with his wife, Violeta, and their two energetic and fun-loving boys, Landon and Jabel, in Sonora, Calif.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1846,"SpeakerName":"Wayne Atwood","SpeakerFirstName":"Wayne","SpeakerLastName":"Atwood","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Wayne Atwood lives in Québec, Canada, where he has been a business owner and entrepreneur. He is currently president of Better Living (Mieux Vivre), a supporting ministry that produces French radio and television programs. He and his wife Isabelle are the parents of three children. Wayne is a long-time member of ASI and is passionate about sharing Christ in his marketplace.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1860,"SpeakerName":"John Chung","SpeakerFirstName":"John","SpeakerLastName":"Chung","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"John Chung, MD, is a dermatologist practicing in Dalton, Ga. His favorite time of the week is Wednesday nights when gives Bible studies to non-Adventists in his home. As a result, many have been baptized and joined the church.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1851,"SpeakerName":"Stephen Dickie","SpeakerFirstName":"Stephen","SpeakerLastName":"Dickie","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Stephen Dickie has been an ASI member since 1985. He taught a seminar on how to present Revelation seminars at a Mid-America ASI chapter meeting one year, and that experience changed his life. In 1993, he and his wife sold their business and have been in full-time lay mission work ever since.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1848,"SpeakerName":"Viriato Ferreira","SpeakerFirstName":"Viriato","SpeakerLastName":"Ferreira","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Viriato Ferreira, M.D., grew up in Africa and Europe. He and his wife, Judith, also a physician, and three children have worked in Southern Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. After years of mission service in Africa, they began to recognize the often overwhelming suffering and pain experienced by people in developed nations of Europe and North America. In 2002, the family started a pioneer lifestyle clinic in Portugal—the first Adventist inpatient medical facility in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. They have promoted health expos throughout Europe, where more than 150,000 have been touched by their ministry. Ferreira is president of the Portuguese Association of Preventive Medicine, co-presenter of “Live Healthy“ on It Is Written Canada, and director of health ministries for the Euro-Africa Division.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1854,"SpeakerName":"Mark Finley","SpeakerFirstName":"Mark","SpeakerLastName":"Finley","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Mark Finley retired earlier this summer as vice president of evangelism for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Previously, he served as general field secretary at the Adventist world headquarters, where he directed the Center for Global Evangelism. Finley has presented more than 150 evangelistic meeting series in about 80 countries with baptisms numbering in the thousands. A well-known 8 | 2010 ASI International Convention Program Guide television speaker, he continues to preach and teach and has written more than 70 books. He also writes a monthly Bible study for Adventist World. Finley and his wife, Ernestine “Teenie,” have three grown children.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1870,"SpeakerName":"Mark Finley","SpeakerFirstName":"Mark","SpeakerLastName":"Finley","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Mark Finley retired earlier this summer as vice president of evangelism for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Previously, he served asgeneral field secretary at the Adventist world headquarters, where he directed the Center for Global Evangelism. Evangelism is where Finley made his mark on the world, presenting more than 150 evangelistic meeting series in about 80 countries with baptisms numbering in the thousands. He is best known as a television speaker for Experience Hope, It Is Written, and numerous NET evangelismsatellite broadcast series. He continues to preach and teach others at seminars, field schools and evangelism training centers. He has written more than 70 books and writes a monthly Bible study for Adventist World. Finley and his wife, Ernestine “Teenie,” have been a ministry team for many years and are the parents of three grown children: Deborah, Rebecca and Mark Jr. They have two grandchildren.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:33"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1841,"SpeakerName":"Steven Grabiner","SpeakerFirstName":"Steven","SpeakerLastName":"Grabiner","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Steven Grabiner provides training and consulting to non-profit leaders and teams around the world. He has more than 20 years of pastoral and leadership experience. Grabiner currently lives with his wife, Vivian, in Collegedale, Tenn., where he serves as executive vice president for Outpost Centers International.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1857,"SpeakerName":"Karen Houghton","SpeakerFirstName":"Karen","SpeakerLastName":"Houghton","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Karen Houghton is a registered nurse and health educator from Fallbrook, Calif. She and her husband, Dan, operate a ministry called Hart Research Center. Karen has conducted many cooking and health classes over the last 15 years in Southern California and Arizona. She discovered the benefits of a healthy diet early in her life and decided that healthy food could be very tasty. Her husband and sons have been quite pleased with her passion for good tasting food! Karen’s new cooking show, Naturally Gourmet, began airing on the Hope Channel in April 2010. Her cookbook, also called Naturally Gourmet, was released at the same time. Both have received great reviews.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1871,"SpeakerName":"Bill Knott","SpeakerFirstName":"Bill","SpeakerLastName":"Knott","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Bill Knott is the editor and executive publisher of the Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines. Before joining the Adventist Review staff in 1997, he pastured in New England, Michigan, New York, and Washington State. He is a graduate of Atlantic Union College, and earned a master of divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, and a Ph.D. inAmerican Religious History from George Washington University. Knott has authored hundreds of articles for church periodicals during nearly 30 years of ministry, and is a frequent speaker at church events. He lives with his wife, Deborah, and two sons, Evan and Brady, near the church’s world headquarters in Takoma Park, Md.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:33"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1858,"SpeakerName":"Chad & Fadia Kreuzer","SpeakerFirstName":"Chad & Fadia","SpeakerLastName":"Kreuzer","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Chad & Fadia Kreuzer teach seminars on health, the Bible, overcoming habits, and the creation vs. evolution debate. They have taught in Europe and throughout North America. They also have a video ministry called Anchor Point Films. They produced several documentary series, including Scripture Mysteries.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1842,"SpeakerName":"Harold Lance","SpeakerFirstName":"Harold","SpeakerLastName":"Lance","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Harold Lance is a retired trial lawyer who served as president of Outpost Centers International for nine years and president of ASI for three terms. Presently, he is chairman and president of of ASI Missions, Inc, the arm of ASI that evaluates and recommends projects for ASI special project funding.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1861,"SpeakerName":"Phil Mills","SpeakerFirstName":"Phil","SpeakerLastName":"Mills","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Phil Mills, MD, is a dermatologist practicing in Northern Georgia. He has found that sharing Christ with colleagues and patients is the most rewarding part of the practice of medicine.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1852,"SpeakerName":"Scott Moore","SpeakerFirstName":"Scott","SpeakerLastName":"Moore","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Scott Moore is a husband, father and passionate soul winner for Jesus Christ. His passion is inspiring and instructing lay members to become involved in active soul winning. Moore is the director of LIFE (Lay Institute for Evangelism), which is coordinating ASI’s Youth for Jesus program for the first time this year.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1869,"SpeakerName":"Tony Moore","SpeakerFirstName":"Tony","SpeakerLastName":"Moore","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Tony Moore was born in Orlando and has been a committed follower of Christ since 1972, when he wasconverted while attending a Rolling Stones concert in Charlote, NC. He has served as Bible instructor, church planter and pastor in Pennsylvania and California, as well as NAD Evangelism Ministries Director for It Is Written. In 2004, Moore launched The Biblical World, a new media ministry dedicated to creating fresh witnessing materials to communicate the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the great Advent Hope to people in North America. Moore lives with his wife,Helen, in Southern Calif. They have two married children and one grandson.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:33"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1859,"SpeakerName":"Neil Nedley","SpeakerFirstName":"Neil","SpeakerLastName":"Nedley","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Neil Nedley is a full-time practicing physician in Internal Medicine with emphases in preventive medicine, gastroenterology, and the difficult to diagnose patient. He has provided continuing medical education courses to physicians and health professionals, and health education seminars to audiences around the world. Nedley is author of Proof Positive Depression: The Way Out. His Depression Recovery Program is highly effective in treating both depression and anxiety. He also conducts training-the-trainer programs in mental health and ispresident of Weimar Center of Health and Education, located outside of Sacramento, Calif. He and his wife, Erica, have four boys.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1853,"SpeakerName":"Subodh Pandit","SpeakerFirstName":"Subodh","SpeakerLastName":"Pandit","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Subodh Pandit, MD, born and raised in India, is a licensed, board certified physician from North Carolina. His twenty-year search for a reason to believe led him through the questions of atheism, post-modernism and pluralism onto a unique method of comparing the five great world religions.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1863,"SpeakerName":"James Rafferty","SpeakerFirstName":"James","SpeakerLastName":"Rafferty","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"James Rafferty is co-director andgospel worker for Light Bearers Ministry, asupportive evangelistic publishing ministry thathas printed over 500 million pieces of literaturein over 32 languages for the worldwide church.James has 25 years of experience in full-time ministry. His distinctvision for ministry is to make Christ the central focus of every discourse, including prophecy. He is convinced that Jesus Christ is the Answer, God’s Word is the Power, and Holy Spirit-led prayer is the Key. He lives and serves with his wife, Risë, and their two children, Jeiel and Kierra, in Oregon.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1865,"SpeakerName":"James Rafferty","SpeakerFirstName":"James","SpeakerLastName":"Rafferty","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"James Rafferty is co-director andgospel worker for Light Bearers Ministry, asupportive evangelistic publishing ministry thathas printed over 500 million pieces of literaturein over 32 languages for the worldwide church.James has 25 years of experience in full-time ministry. His distinctvision for ministry is to make Christ the central focus of everydiscourse, including prophecy. He is convinced that Jesus Christ isthe Answer,God’sWord is the Power, and Holy Spirit-led prayer isthe Key. He lives and serves with his wife, Risë, and their twochildren, Jeiel and Kierra, in Oregon.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:33"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1868,"SpeakerName":"Rise Rafferty","SpeakerFirstName":"Rise","SpeakerLastName":"Rafferty","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Rise Rafferty fell in love as a youngadult with God’s plan for uniting medical ministryand the gospel. Her desire is to be a part of thislast great movement. Risë lives with James Rafferty, her husband of 20 years, and their twochildren, Jeiel and Kierra, in Oregon. Risë is both a homemaker andauthor of the monthly Health Nugget.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:33"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1847,"SpeakerName":"Ed Reid","SpeakerFirstName":"Ed","SpeakerLastName":"Reid","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Ed Reid is the stewardship director of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. He is an ordained minister and licensed attorney, and is certified as a teacher and counselor by Crown Financial Ministries and by the Christian Stewardship Association. He has served the church extensively in teaching, pastoral ministry, evangelism, and departmental positions. Reid has done considerable study, written and taught on the topics of Christian money management and eschatology. His books, It’s Your Money, Isn’t It?, Even At The Door, Sunday’s Coming and Ready or Not have all been best-sellers at the Adventist Book Centers. He and his wife, Kathy, have two grown children, Andrew and Melissa.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1864,"SpeakerName":"Tim Riesenberger","SpeakerFirstName":"Tim","SpeakerLastName":"Riesenberger","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Tim Riesenberger is an emergency medical physician from the Seattle area, and a graduate of Weimar College and Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Originally from an agnostic background, he learned of the Adventist Church while attending a public university. He has a passion for Christ and for sharing God’s Word around the world in places where Christ is not yet known.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1867,"SpeakerName":"Jeffrey Rosario","SpeakerFirstName":"Jeffrey","SpeakerLastName":"Rosario","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Jeffrey Rosario originally fromMiami, Fla., became a Christian in 1999 at theage of 17. He has been involved in full-timeevangelism ever since, and is presently amember of the Radiant Living Team, a youngadult ministry based in San Jose, Calif., that focuses on revival,training and evangelism.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:33"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1843,"SpeakerName":"Dene Sue Ross","SpeakerFirstName":"Dene Sue","SpeakerLastName":"Ross","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Dene Sue Ross is founder and president of Write Way, Inc., a contract technical documentation and training firm located in Boise, Ida. She is a veteran writer, professional trainer, and business topics presenter. A long-time ASI member, Dene Sue enjoys sharing her dynamic workplace witnessing perspective and innovative strategies with other Adventist businessmen and women.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1855,"SpeakerName":"Jennifer Schwirzer","SpeakerFirstName":"Jennifer","SpeakerLastName":"Schwirzer","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Jennifer Schwirzer is a practicing mental health counselor, author, speaker and musician residing in Philadelphia, Penn. She loves Jesus and people, in that order.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1866,"SpeakerName":"Kevin Sears","SpeakerFirstName":"Kevin","SpeakerLastName":"Sears","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Kevin Sears is from the Boston area andhas been an Adventist for nine years. He is agraduate of the Amazing Facts Center ofEvangelism, and worked for five years as Biblework coordinator and trainer for ASI’s Youth ForJesus program. He currently works as co-director and outreachcoordinator for AFCOE’s first global school, established earlier thisyear in the Ukraine.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:33"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1845,"SpeakerName":"Barbara Taylor","SpeakerFirstName":"Barbara","SpeakerLastName":"Taylor","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Barbara Taylor attended the University of Denver and has worked professionally in international sales and marketing for the past 30 years. She taught a course entitled “Professional Women in Sales and Marketing” at the University of Colorado, and was selected by Corporate Connection magazine as one of six “Women to Watch in the 90s.” Barbara resides in Copper Mountain, Colo., where she is helping to plant a church.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1844,"SpeakerName":"John Thomas","SpeakerFirstName":"John","SpeakerLastName":"Thomas","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"John Thomas is dean of the School of Business and Management and Bashir Hasso Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at La Sierra University in Riverside, Calif. Thomas holds a doctorate in political economy and master’s degrees in marketing, finance, and political economy. A member of La Sierra University’s business faculty since 1988, he has taught courses in entrepreneurship, management, economics and finance, and has received numerous teaching awards.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1850,"SpeakerName":"Louis Torres","SpeakerFirstName":"Louis","SpeakerLastName":"Torres","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Louis Torres is a pastor, evangelist, international lecturer, musician and author. Over the past three decades, he has trained hundreds to become effective soul winners, pastors, Bible workers, and evangelists. Torres previously has served as director of training and evangelism for ASI and vice president for Amazing Facts. He and his wife, Carol, are co-founders of Mission College of Evangelism. Currently, he is president of Guam-Micronesia Mission. He is the author of Gaining Decisions for Christ, Great Stories For Gaining Decisions, Bothersome and Disturbing Bible Passages, and Left Behind or Sincerely Taken.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1839,"SpeakerName":"Ken Turpen","SpeakerFirstName":"Ken","SpeakerLastName":"Turpen","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Ken Turpen is associate vice president for development in the Division of Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Tex. Ken has more than 18 years of experience in philanthropy and as an administrator in nonprofit organizations. He has expertise and holds professional certification in all areas of fundraising, including major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, annual giving and alumni relations. He also has experience in training nonprofit leaders and boards, and is a frequent speaker worldwide on fundraising, foundation leadership, strategic planning and program development.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1840,"SpeakerName":"Ken Turpen","SpeakerFirstName":"Ken","SpeakerLastName":"Turpen","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Ken Turpen is associate vice president for development in the Division of Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Tex. Ken has more than 18 years of experience in philanthropy and as an administrator in nonprofit organizations. He has expertise and holds professional certification in all areas of fundraising, including major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, annual giving and alumni relations. He also has experience in training nonprofit leaders and boards, and is a frequent speaker worldwide on fundraising, foundation leadership, strategic planning and program development.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1849,"SpeakerName":"Brandon Westgate","SpeakerFirstName":"Brandon","SpeakerLastName":"Westgate","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Brandon Westgate graduated in 2004 from Southwestern Adventist University with a degree in theology. He served in two districts before being asked to serve as youth director for the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. A devoted husband and father of two, he has a strong conviction in the soon return of Jesus and desires to share the good news with everyone he meets.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"},{"ConventionSpeakerId":1856,"SpeakerName":"Wes Youngberg","SpeakerFirstName":"Wes","SpeakerLastName":"Youngberg","Position":"","Organization":"","SpeakerBio":"Wes Youngberg earned a doctorate in clinical preventive care and a master’s degree in nutrition from Loma Linda University. He has served as clinical assistant professor at LLU, is a certified nutrition specialist, and is a founding director for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. From 1994 to 2008 he served as a medical missionary in the Western Pacific where he was director of the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic Wellness Center. Currently, he is director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic & Wellness Center for the Rancho Family Medical Group. Youngberg is co-author of the WIN! Wellness health evangelism materials, writes the “Healthy Choices“ column for the Adventist Review, guest hosts Hope Channel's Naturally Gourmet with Karen Houghton, and has 20 years of clinical experience using integrative therapies for diabetes control, depression recovery, cardiovascular disease reversal, and effective management of many chronic health conditions. He has produced various DVD video series, including Transforming Sickness into Health and Controlling Cravings with Contentment. Youngberg and his wife, Betsy, have three children and live in Temecula, Calif.","OrganizationWebsite":"","SpeakerThumbnailURL":"","Year":2010,"DateCreated":"2014-07-18T00:07:32"}]