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Legacy Grandparenting Summit 2022
Anne Graham Lotz

Anne Graham Lotz

Author, Speaker and Founder, AnGel Ministries
Anne Graham Lotz
Anne Graham Lotz

Author, Speaker and Founder, AnGel Ministries

Called “the best preacher in the family” by her late father, Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz speaks around the globe with the wisdom and authority of years spent studying God's Word. The New York Times named Anne one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. Her Just Give Me Jesus revivals have been held in more than 30 cities in 12 different countries, to hundreds of thousands of attendees.

Anne is a best-selling and award-winning author of 20 books. Her latest releases are Jesus in Me and Jesus Followers. She is the President of AnGeL Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina, and previously served as Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Whether contributing opinion pieces to a national newspaper or being a groundbreaking speaker on platforms throughout the world, Anne’s aim is clear – to bring revival to the hearts of God’s people. And her message is consistent – calling people into a personal relationship with God through His Word.

Arlene Pellicane

Author and Speaker
Arlene Pellicane

Author and Speaker

Arlene Pellicane is a speaker, host of the Happy Home podcast, and author of several books including Parents Rising, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom, and Screen Kids (co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman). Arlene has been featured on programs such as the Today Show, Fox & Friends, the Wall Street Journal and Focus on the Family. Arlene lives in San Diego with her husband James and their three children. To learn more, visit her website at ArlenePellicane.com and check out her masterclasses at HappyHomeUniversity.com

Crawford Loritts

Founder and President, Beyond Our Generation
Crawford Loritts

Founder and President, Beyond Our Generation

Dr. Crawford Loritts is founder and president of Beyond Our Generation, a ministry committed to encouraging and helping shape the next generation of Christian leaders. For 15 years, he served as senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia and has authored nine books including Your Marriage Today … and Tomorrow. He travels the world as a featured speaker and is the host of two radio programs, Living a Legacy and Legacy Moments. He serves on the boards of several ministries including Cru, FamilyLife and Chick-fil-A. He and his wife Karen have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

Darcy Kimmel

Co-author, Extreme Grandparenting
Darcy Kimmel

Co-author, Extreme Grandparenting

With her husband Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy is the co-author of the book Extreme Grandparenting and co-host of the video series Grace-Based Grandparenting. She is a popular speaker at marriage, parenting and grandparenting events and is a regular contributor to the Grace-Based Families blog. Darcy and Tim Kimmel were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 40 years. They count their four children, their children’s spouses and their ever-expanding group of grandchildren among their greatest earthly blessings.

David Wheeler

Speaker
David Wheeler

Speaker

David was a PK (preacher’s kid) who grew up in Tennessee, Illinois, and Ohio. He graduated from Johnson Bible College in 1973, received his Master of Ministry degree in 1985, and received his Master of Arts in Leadership in 2005. After serving several churches as a youth minister and senior pastor, David became a professor and Campus pastor for Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. He also leads couples retreats, conducts leadership seminars and is a presenter of “Grandparenting Matters!” seminars for the Legacy Coalition. He and his wife Cathy have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Gordon MacDonald

Gordon MacDonald

Author and Speaker
Gordon MacDonald
Gordon MacDonald

Author and Speaker

Gordon MacDonald is a well-known speaker and author and the former pastor of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts. He has also provided leadership for several influential ministries such as Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, World Relief, and Denver Theological Seminary. Gordon’s best-selling books include Ordering Your Private World, Secrets of a Generous Life, Who Stole My Church, Renewing Your Spiritual Passion, Mid-Course Correction, and A Resilient Life. Gordon and Gail have two children and five grandchildren.

Ian Barnett

Founder, National Grandparent Ministry in Australia
Ian Barnett

Founder, National Grandparent Ministry in Australia

Before his retirement, Ian Barnett was the Senior Pastor of one of the largest evangelical churches in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. He has been in full time ministry for over 30 years. He is also the founder of Australia’s National Grandparent Ministry, an organization whose mission is to help grandparents leave a lasting legacy of faith for future generations. He and his wife Rhonda have three married children and seven grandchildren, all under the age of thirteen.

Jim Burns

Author and Founder, HomeWord
Jim Burns

Author and Founder, HomeWord

Dr. Jim Burns is the founder and president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year and has more than two million resources in print in over 20 languages. Some of his most popular books are: Doing Life with Your Adult Children, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Have Serious Fun and Finding Joy in the Empty Nest. He and his wife, Cathy, live in Dana Point, California. They have three grown daughters and (so far) three grandchildren.

John Stonestreet

President, The Colson Center
John Stonestreet

President, The Colson Center

John Stonestreet serves as President of the Colson Center. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education and apologetics. John is the daily voice of BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated commentary on faith and culture founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is also the voice of The Point, a daily one-minute feature on worldview, apologetics and cultural issues. He has co-authored five books including A Practical Guide to Culture and Restoring All Things. He and his wife Sarah have three daughters and a dog, and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Keith Ferrin

Founder, BibleLife Community
Keith Ferrin

Founder, BibleLife Community

Keith Ferrin is an author and communicator who has been speaking at conferences, churches, universities, and banquets for more than 25 years. He uses live events, books, and online courses to equip individuals and families to not just read and study the Bible, but to deeply enjoy it! He is also the founder of the BibleLife Community™, an online community where people read, study, and discuss the Bible together. Keith and his wife have three children and live in Kirkland, Washington.

Ken Canfield

Founder, Grandkids Matter
Ken Canfield

Founder, Grandkids Matter

Dr. Ken Canfield is a nationally known speaker and author who has committed his life to strengthening families and encouraging fathers. He founded the National Center for Fathering (fathers.com) and has authored twelve books including The 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers, The Heart of a Father, They Call Me Dad, and most recently, The HEART of Grandparenting. He is also founder and president of the National Association for Grandparenting (grandkidsmatter.org). Ken and his wife Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield live in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Larry Fowler

Founder and CEO, Legacy Coalition
Larry Fowler

Founder and CEO, Legacy Coalition

Larry Fowler is the founder of the Legacy Coalition. His 40 years plus of ministry leadership, including experience as youth pastor, missionary and senior executive for Awana, has prepared him for this significant new calling in life. Larry has authored several books on children’s and family ministry including Raising a Modern-Day Joseph and his most recent, Overcoming Grandparenting Barriers. In 2012, he was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the International Network of Children’s Ministry. Larry and his wife, Diane, live in Riverside, California. They have two children and seven grandchildren.

Michelle Anthony

Family Pastor, New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO
Michelle Anthony

Family Pastor, New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Executive Pastor of Family Ministries at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Michelle has graduate degrees in Christian education, theology, and leadership and more than 30 years of church ministry experience as a children’s and family pastor. She is also the author of Spiritual Parenting, The Big God Story, Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family, and 7 Family Ministry Essentials. Michelle loves a good book and a cup of coffee.

Michelle Watson Canfield

Author, Counselor, Founder of The Abba Project
Michelle Watson Canfield

Author, Counselor, Founder of The Abba Project

Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield, PhD, LPC, is a nationally known speaker, author, licensed professional counselor of 27 years and founder of The Abba Project, a program serving dads and daughters. She writes regularly for professional journals and magazines and her books include Dad, Here’s What I Really Need from You: A Guide for Connecting With Your Daughter’s Heart and Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters. She is also host of “The Dad Whisperer” Podcast. She and her husband, Dr. Ken Canfield live in Fayetteville, Arkansas near their family which includes 14 grandkids.

Miles McPherson

Founding Pastor, The Rock Church in San Diego, CA
Miles McPherson

Founding Pastor, The Rock Church in San Diego, CA

While playing professional football with the San Diego Chargers (1982-1985), Miles McPherson found Christ and was later called into full-time Christian ministry. He became a youth pastor, a youth evangelist and then the founding pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego which has grown to become one of the nation’s largest and most influential churches. He has authored several books including Do Something: Make Your Life Count and The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation. Miles and his wife Debbie have three children and (so far) one grandchild.

Rhonda Stoppe

Author and Speaker
Rhonda Stoppe

Author and Speaker

Rhonda Stoppe is a popular speaker, author and grandmother of 15 whose trademark is The No Regrets Woman because for more than 30 years, she has helped women build "no regrets" lives. Rhonda has written seven best-selling books including Mom’s Raising Sons to Be Men and The Marriage Mentor. She has appeared numerous times on Focus on the Family, The 700 Club and Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. Rhonda and her pastor-husband, Steve, have been married for 41 years and live on a ranch in Livermore, California. They have four adult children and yes, 15 grandchildren.

Rob Rienow

Founder, Visionary Family Ministries
Rob Rienow

Founder, Visionary Family Ministries

Rob and his wife Amy are the founders of Visionary Family Ministries, an organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping parents, grandparents, and churches to make disciples of their children and grandchildren. He is a former pastor and author of several books including Grand Vision for the Home, Never Too Late: Encouraging Faith In Your Adult Children, and his latest Healing Family Relationships. When Rob is not fishing for men, he likes to fish for fish. Rob and Amy live in Wheaton, Illinois with their seven children. They are expecting their first grandchild this year.

Tim Kimmel

Founder and President, Grace-Based Families
Tim Kimmel

Founder and President, Grace-Based Families

Dr. Tim Kimmel is the founder and director of Grace Based Families, helping families become transformed by God’s grace into instruments of reformation and restoration. Tim develops resources for families and churches and conducts conferences across the country on the unique pressures that confront today’s families. He has authored many books including Grace Based Parenting and most recently, Connecting Church and Home and Grace-Based Grandparenting. Tim and his wife Darcy have four children and a growing flock of grandkids.

Tommy Walker

Worship Leader
Tommy Walker

Worship Leader

Tommy Walker is a worship leader, songwriter, speaker, author and has served at his home church in Los Angeles for over 30 years. Tommy has written over 350 songs that are sung in churches around the world including “He Knows My Name,” “That's Why We Praise Him,” “Only A God Like You,” “Mourning into Dancing” and “We Will Remember.” He founded Tommy Walker Ministries in 2015 to “Declare the gospel through worship,” giving away its resources (albums, charts, backing tracks, etc.) for free to the world. His latest project “Generation Hymns 3” was released in March of 2022.

Tony Souder

Author and Speaker
Tony Souder

Author and Speaker

Tony is the CEO of One Hundred Years, a ministry dedicated to helping students, families and churches flourish in bringing the greatness of God to the next generation. He is the founder of the Pray for Me Campaign which helps young people enter into intergenerational relationships built upon the foundation of prayer. He is the author of the Pray for Me Prayer Guides including the newest release, the Grandparent Legacy Edition which is designed to help grandparents faithfully invest in their grandchildren through prayer. Tony and his wife Rhonda live in Chattanooga, Tennessee and they have twin adult daughters.

John Coulombe

John Coulombe

Director of Spiritual Development
John Coulombe
John Coulombe

Director of Spiritual Development

Until his recent “retirement,” John Coulombe served thirty-one of his 50+ ministry years as the InterGen pastor at the Fullerton Evangelical Free Church in Southern California, focusing on older adults. A graduate of Judson Baptist College, BIOLA University and Talbot School of Theology, John helped lead the Christian Association of Senior Adults (CASA), a national ministry to ‘experienced’ adults, during his stay at Fullerton. He and Jacque, wife of 54 years, have enjoyed a team approach to pastoring as well as a broader speaking/relational ministry around the country. Having been on board with Legacy Coalition from its inception, John serves as Director of Spiritual Development. John and Jacque have two sons and daughters-in-love and eight teenage grandchildren.

Joannie DeBrito

Joannie DeBrito

Family Support Specialist
Joannie DeBrito
Joannie DeBrito

Family Support Specialist

Dr. Joannie DeBrito is a licensed mental health professional with nearly 35 years of experience providing individual, couple and family therapy. She also conducts prevention and wellness seminars; training and supervising counselors and administering human services programs. While on the staff at Focus on the Family, Joannie combined her special expertise in crisis and trauma counseling and marriage and family therapy to provide resources for families struggling with the challenges of everyday life.

She is currently serving as a professional resource for the Legacy Coalition. Her “Ask Dr. Joannie” Q & A column has become a popular feature at legacycoalition.com. Joannie has two married daughters and (so far) two grandchildren. She and her husband John live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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