January 15, 2015

Dr David Smith

David I. Smith has written widely on Christian education, including his latest book On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom. He serves as director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, a research institute at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is also professor of education. He is in demand…

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May 30, 2018

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. Additionally, he and his wife make YouTube videos, and host a podcast about relationships and faith that can be found on iTunes. They are passionate about encouraging and strengthening marriages knowing it…

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March 29, 2019

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. He is the lead pastor of Providence Church Midland, and in his writing and speaking dabbles in a number…

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March 29, 2019

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. She retired in 2012 after a career as director of an internationally renowned graduate program in sexual health at the University of Sydney to pursue her passion for…

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June 4, 2018

Dr Nick Lantinga

Nick’s participation in Christian education includes a wide range of roles: student, Christian school board (two as President);Executive Director of IAPCHE (International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education), Associate Professor of International Studies at Handong Global University(HGU), Headmaster of a residential college, Director of international student recruitment, and Principal of Handong International School, a bilingual, Christian…

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May 29, 2018

Dr Rod Thompson

Rod has been married to Rosanne for some 42 years. They have four adult children and seven grandchildren. Rod has taught in both government and Christian high schools. In 2003 he completed a PhD at Macquarie University exploring the foundational impact of the Bible on Christian schooling in Australia. Rod served as the National Principal/CEO…

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