Keynote Speakers

Jefferson Bethke

Jefferson Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It’s Not What You Think and Love That Lasts.

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Dr David Smith

David I. Smith has written widely on Christian education, including his latest book On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom.

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Dr Nick Lantinga

Nick’s participation in Christian education includes a wide range of roles: student, Christian school board (two as President);

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Steve McAlpine

Stephen has been reading, writing and reflecting ever since he can remember. His first published piece was his Grade 2 story about a family of mice being terrorised by a shark on the beaches of Perth.

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Dr Rod Thompson

Rod has been married to Rosanne for 41 years. They have four adult children and six grandchildren, with another due in August 2018. Rod has taught in both government and Christian high schools.

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Dr Patricia Weerakoon

Patricia trained in medicine in Sri Lanka. She attributes her twin passions of God and sex to her postgraduate training in sexology at the university of Hawaii.

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