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Update from ACS Conference

Marvin Owen May 27, 2010

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We have completed the first three days of the 2010 Ideas to Impact Conference.  With one day left, all the feedback we are receiving is that this year’s event is a big success.  One of the many changes this year is having four keynote speakers.  It will be hard to improve on the lineup of speakers in future events.

Below is the bio information on each speaker.  You can tell how well a speaker is going over with the audience by how many people leave the ballroom during the event.  This year, it’s been full attendance until the final round of applause.

Keynote Speaker: John Ortberg

John Ortberg

Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is passionate about spiritual formation, the unique process by which your inner self and character are shaped. John’s teaching brings Scripture alive and invariably includes practical application and warm humor. His education includes a Master of Divinity and doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary.

He is the author of many periodicals and best selling books, including If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat, The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Growth for Ordinary People, Faith & Doubt, and his latest groundbreaking book, The Me I Want To Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You. He and his wife, Nancy, have three children.

Dr. Kevin W. Cosby

Dr. Kevin W. Cosby

Wednesday, 8:20 – 9:10 AM

Dr. Kevin W. Cosby is the Senior Pastor of St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to his practical and dynamic Bible teachings, the church has grown from 500 to approximately 10,000 members. St. Stephen is recognized by Outreach Magazine as one of the Top 100 Largest Churches in America and Emerge Magazine as one of the six Super Churches of the South.

Dr. Cosby is also the President of Simmons College of Kentucky. Cosby, a staunch proponent of education, earned a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, a Masters of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Dr. Cosby is the author of five highly-acclaimed books. He has been the subject of many national articles and documentaries, which consistently list him among the most powerful and influential leaders in the state of Kentucky. Dr. Cosby is married to the former Barnetta Turner, and they are the parents of two adult children.

Eric Geiger

Eric Geiger

Thursday, 8:20 – 9:10 AM

Eric Geiger is the Executive Pastor at Christ Fellowship in Miami, Florida, and is an ACS Technologies client. Christ Fellowship is spread throughout Miami/Dade County in five metro locations and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America. Eric received his doctorate from Southern Seminary and co-authored the best selling ministry book, Simple Church.

His passion is helping others learn to lead their churches more effectively through engagement, planning, programming, and design. He is originally from New Orleans; presently he lives in Miami with his wife Kaye. He enjoys reading, basketball, visiting great restaurants and cities with Kaye, and occasionally doing yard work.

Elaine Duncan

Elaine Duncan

Friday, 8:20 – 9:10 AM

Elaine Duncan is Director of Business Services at Okolona Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and is an ACS Technologies client. Elaine has attended OCC since 1964 and has held the position of Director of Business Services since 2001. In that capacity, Elaine oversees accounts payable for the church, assists with the Forward Through Faith project, works with the Stewardship Ministry to increase stewardship awareness, and provides legal counsel to the Church. In addition to her staff responsibilities, Elaine also serves as the Missions Ministry Team Leader and co-teaches the Encouraging Sisters ABF.

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