Speakers

John Dyer
John Dyer
John Dyer is the author of From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology. John (http://j.hn/) has been a web developer for more than 15 years, building tools for Apple, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, and the Department of Defense. His code is used in more than 10 million websites and powers Bible software in closed countries. John currently serves as the Executive Director of Communications and Educational Technology at Dallas Theology Seminary and is a PhD candidate at Durham University, UK.
Katie Nienow
Katie Nienow
Katie Nienow is Vice President of Business Development & Cofounder of Juntos (http://juntosglobal.com/), a financial conversation platform that serves as a bridge between financial access and true financial inclusion for the world's newly banked. Prior to working at Juntos, Katie worked in the field of microfinance, first in field operations, based in Lubumbashi and Kinshasa in DR Congo, and then based in the US in Development. Katie has degrees in physics and economics from the University of Virginia.
Al Erisman
Al Erisman
Albert M. (Al) Erisman teaches business and technology at Seattle Pacific University and is executive editor of Ethix magazine, co-chairman of the Theology of Work Project, and founding board member for KIROS. He left The Boeing Company in 2001 as Director of Technology and Senior Technical Fellow. He recently authored The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith, and Calling from the Life of Joseph.
C. Jeffrey Wright
C. Jeffrey Wright
Jeff Wright is Executive Director of Fuller Studio, a new venture to distribute the best of Fuller’s resources through rich media. His background includes over 15 years in the companies Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where his last position was vice president of corporate development (mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances) for its consumer businesses. Jeff is a minister, a lawyer, a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and is admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and the U.S. Supreme Court bar.
Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts
Dr. Mark Roberts is fascinated by the relationship between technology and Christian faith. He serves as the Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary. Before this, Mark served as the convener of the "Embracing Technology Faithfully" working group at a foundation in Texas where he served as the Executive Director of Digital Media.
Melody Daly
Melody Daly
Melody is an Associate Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she supports the development and management of a portfolio of malaria investments and partnerships in African and Hispaniola aiming to use current technologies and tools in new ways. Prior to this role, Melody worked for five years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including two years as the Public Health Advisor for the President’s Malaria Initiative and as a Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow providing technical assistance to government malaria programs in East Africa.
Christopher Lim
Christopher Lim
Christopher Lim is founder of TheoTech, a company activating a movement of Technology Entrepreneurship for the Gospel. This means beginning with God as the Customer and working backwards to invent the things He desires to see in the world. As a practitioner, Chris is focused on Ceaseless, a technology-supported movement to personally pray for everyone on earth. He is also developing a system to help churches reflect the multilingual glory of God's kingdom by subtitling messages in real time so that congregations no longer need to be segregated by language.
Brad Howell
Brad Howell
Brad Howell researches social media use amongst adolescents with a specific goal of bridging the adult-adolescent digital divide. Brad teaches courses in youth, family, and digital culture and serves as the Director of Fuller Seminary Sacramento. Before joining Fuller Seminary in 2008, he served in various churches in Alberta, Colorado, Oregon, and California.
Diane Hoeft
Diane Hoeft
Diane serves as the Chair of KIROS and is co-leading the Seattle event for the Global Code for the Kingdom #C4TK. Her career in digital media and consumer social platforms has taken her into roles in Europe and US. Diane helped to build and operate digital media partnerships for Microsoft in both the US and UK markets. While in London she built the EMEA sales and operations unit for the digital advertising business of the Dow Jones consumer media division. Diane is a co-founder of Shopvolution, the developer of Shopcade. She earned a Bachelors of Communications from University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from London Business School.
Heidi A. Campbell
Heidi A. Campbell
Heidi A. Campbell is Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University—where she teaches in media studies, popular culture and religion—and Director of the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies (http://digitalreligion.tamu.edu). She is author of Exploring Religious Community Online (Peter Lang, 2005), When Religion Meets New Media (Routledge 2010), Networked Religion (Baker Academic, forthcoming) and editor of Digital Religion: (Routledge 2013).
Kamesh Sankaran
Kamesh Sankaran
Kamesh Sankaran is a Professor at Whitworth University, where his specialties include spacecraft propulsion, plasma physics, computational physics, and shock waves.
Eric M. Straw
Eric M. Straw
Eric loves to interact with students on issues of faith, technology, and culture at Corban University where he serves as a professor of business. He is the founder and executive director of Mark 5 Ministries, which works around the globe to help missionaries with technology. Eric is passionate about living, and helping others live, all of life as ministry. He studies philosophy of technology and has spoken internationally on faith, technology, and culture.
Glenn McCray
Glenn McCray
Glenn McCray is a Seattle native who's mother is from the Philippines and father is from Louisiana; making him a first generation American and "Seattle-ite." Glenn is happily married to Rev. Natasha Iwalani Hicks McCray, who serves as the pastor of Mt. View Presbyterian Church (White Center), where he also attends and serves. Together, the two coach ladies basketball at Evergreen Campus (also located in White Center). Glenn has spent more than a decade developing and directing a variety of youth and education programs in the Rainier Valley. Glenn currently serves as the Church-based Community Development Director with Urban Impact, a Christian Community Development organization in Seattle who's mission is to partner with family and communities to break the cycle of social, material, and spiritual poverty. Glenn's heart and passion is to work with the local church to develop communities through the valuable asset of it's young people.
Jesse Rice
Jesse Rice
Jesse Rice (http://jesserice.com) is a speaker, coach, and the author of The Church of Facebook (David C Cook, 2009). With 20 years of ministry experience, half of that in Silicon Valley, Jesse brings a wealth of insight and hilarious personal stories from his years serving the dot com industry. In addition, he is passionate about helping people discover and live out their call, and believes social media and the church are key to the discernment process. Jesse has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and serves as part of the teaching team at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.
Daniel Maycock
Daniel Maycock
Dan Maycock is a Senior Manager for Capgemini, where he helps companies understand and adopt emerging technologies more effectively. Dan has a decade of technology experience across manufacturing, retail, high-tech, start-ups, and telco. Dan’s work at companies such as Nike, T-mobile & Dr. Pepper Snapple helped shape retail channel customer engagement via technology adoption, with his early career at Boeing focusing on technology innovation and resulted in millions in cost savings via manufacturing process optimization using mobile technology. He’s been published & quoted by zdNet & eWeek, and has a book released on the topic of results-focused innovation in mid to large sized companies. Outside of work, Dan is active in the faith & work movement, having grown up in the Presbyterian church, and participating in local faith based organizations such as Kiros & New Canaan Society.
Matthew Kaemingk
Matthew Kaemingk
Dr. Matthew Kaemingk is interested in the connection between technology, worship, and Christian spirituality. He serves as the Executive Director of the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture. Matthew also serves as the editor of Christ & Cascadia an online journal dedicated to exploring the intersection between faith and Northwest Culture. Matthew completed graduate work in theology, ethics, and culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the Free University of Amsterdam.
Christy Tennant Krispin
Christy Tennant Krispin
Christy Tennant Krispin is a writer, producer, connector, blogger, YouTuber, worship musician, foster parent, and advocate. A former professional actor, she spent five years as Director of Global Community for an arts organization in New York before relocating to Seattle in 2011 and founding Algumwood Consulting, where she helped clients explore what online communication and social media make possible. In January 2014, she and her husband became parents. Today she devotes the majority of her time to caring for three children and managing a very active household.
Patrick Schreiner
Patrick Schreiner
Patrick grew up Kentucky and recently moved to Portland, Oregon to begin teaching at Western Seminary. His focus is the New Testament, but his passion is to open the Scriptures and help people see that God is speaking to them through this book. This generation lives, moves, and has their being in technology and while the NT does not address technology specifically it asserts that the symbolic world of Messiah is crashing in upon our worldly story. This means that every aspect of our lives, even the most mundane, must come under the Lordship of Christ.
Aaron Thomas
Aaron Thomas
Aaron Thomas is a Principal Consultant at Ericsson (http://www.ericsson.com/), a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. He is working to mobilize his company and the use of mobile technology to end human trafficking. He also serves as a deacon at Cedar Park Assembly of God Church in Bothell, WA. Aaron has earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Vanguard University and an MBA from Seattle Pacific University.
Todd Bishop
Todd Bishop
Todd is the Senior Product Specialist at Faithlife. He serves the company by educating academics, pastors, and students in the functionality of Logos products so that they can do better Bible Study. He holds three Masters degrees in Biblical Studies and a PhD (ABD) in Hebrew Bible.
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