Bill Hybels is senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, a church of more than 25,000 that celebrated its 40th year in 2015. He founded The Global Leadership Summit with a commitment to develop and mentor leaders worldwide, now impacting leaders in 125 countries. Bill is the best-selling author of more than 20 books and his new video curriculum, Leading from Here to There: Five Essential Skills was released in August 2016.
Christopher A. Hubbard
Christopher A. Hubbard, is the assistant professor of management and leadership for the School of Business and Nonprofit Management at North Park University. He earned his PhD in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he also worked as a doctoral fellow with the Center for Diversity and Multicultural Studies. Beyond teaching and research, Christopher is a career coach and organizational consultant, specifically around matters related to team development, employee/volunteer engagement, and organizational alignment.
Elizabeth O. Pierre
Elizabeth O. Pierre is the pastoral care and counseling teaching fellow at North Park Theological Seminary. Her research interests involve learning how to provide adequate pastoral care for trauma survivors. She especially focuses on black women who are survivors of sexual violence and the role that atonement theology may play in their recovery. Other research interests include the role of forgiveness and reconciliation in violent contexts.
Max Lee has been teaching at North Park Theological Seminary as an associate professor of New Testament since 2006. He thinks of himself as “a pastor in scholar’s clothing,” having also served as an associate pastor, college campus staff, and youth pastor for churches in California, and as a short-term missionary to Japan. Max actively preaches and teaches for several local congregations in the wider Chicago area. He and his wife, Su, have two teenage sons.
Cecilia Williams serves as the executive minister for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) mission priority of the Evangelical Covenant Church. She works closely with local Covenant congregations and regional conferences, as well as Covenant Initiatives for Care, to identify, develop, and initiate sustainable projects and initiatives which form the heart and spirit of LMDJ’s Matthew Micah Framework. Previously Cecilia served in pastoral roles and as leader of various nonprofits. She has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a women studies minor from the University of Minnesota, and she earned a master of divinity degree in pastoral care and counseling from Bethel Theological Seminary. She is married to Troy, and they have two children.
Larry Acosta is the founder and chief executive officer of the Urban Youth Workers Institute. Larry’s passion is to envision and shape the emerging generation of urban leadership for transformational ministry. He and his wife, Jayme, have four children.
Tish Harrison Warren
Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Resurrection South Austin. After seven years with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at Vanderbilt and The University of Texas at Austin, she now works with InterVarsity Women in the Academy and Professions. She writes regularly for The Well, Her.meneutics, and Christianity Today. Her work has also appeared in Christ and Pop Culture, Art House America, Anglicanpastor.com, and elsewhere. She is author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life (IVP, December 2016). She and her husband Jonathan live in Austin, Texas with their two young daughters.
Wednesday, 1:30 pm
CovTalks are an opportunity for us to hear how God is at work in our lives as leaders, to engage with new ideas, listen to inspired thinkers, and to reflect with one another as a community of curious souls. Each CovTalk will last 7-9 minutes. No pre-registration required.