• Symposium Speaker Bios

    Bill Armstrong

    Bill Armstrong became president of Colorado Christian University after decades in business – as a director of several large public companies, chairman of Oppenheimer mutual funds and owner/operator of private companies in radio and TV broadcasting, newspapers, mortgage banking, real estate, insurance and investments. He served in the Colorado General Assembly for ten years, the U.S. House of Representatives for six years and for twelve years in the United States Senate where he was chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. He is the recipient of honorary degrees from eight universities. President Armstrong served for 18 years as a Director of Campus Crusade for Christ and was a member of the board of CBMC. Mr. Armstrong and his wife Ellen are parents of two and grandparents of eight. They are members of Cherry Hills Community Church of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

    Terence Chatmon

    Terence Chatmon has a diverse, 20-year background in corporate, entrepreneurial and non-profit ministry leadership. He was a multi-store owner for Atlanta Bread Company, served as an elder at his church, and developed a Bible-based family enrichment course, which led him to work at Focus on the Family. He is currently president of the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International.

    David Perkins

    David Perkins joined the pastoral staff at New Life Church in Colorado Springs in 2000 and possesses a passion for prayer and making disciples. In the summer of 2002, he launched the Desperation Conference to challenge students to live in desperate pursuit of God. He leads New Life’s 5pm Sunday service, Desperation Student Ministries, and prayer efforts in the World Prayer Center.

    Jim Weidmann

    As a popular author and speaker, Jim Weidmann enjoys showing parents how to teach their children biblical principles. He is co-author of numerous books on raising families, and a consistent voice on various radio programs aimed at strengthening families. He has served as a senior vice president for Promise Keepers and, for 10 years, as the vice chairman of the National Day of Prayer task force.

    Tim Barton

    Tim Barton is a speaker for WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that emphasizes America’s religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. Tim has inspired thousands with his presentations on worldview, education, and the truth of America’s Godly heritage. An ordained minister, Barton has also served as a youth minister, worship leader, and assistant pastor.

    Roberta Ahmanson

    Roberta Green Ahmanson is a writer who focuses on the relationships between art, religion, and culture. Chair of the board of the Museum of Biblical Art in New York, Ahmanson and her husband, Howard, have sponsored several international art exhibitions through their Fieldstead and Company. An award-winning religion reporter, Ahmanson is an advisor at The Claremont Institute.

    Esther Fleece

    Esther Fleece, widely recognized as a standout in the Christian world, was chosen by CNN in 2012 as one of the five women in religion to watch, and was named by Christianity Today as one of the top 50 women shaping the Church and culture. She has served in a senior leadership position at Focus on the Family, and recently worked with the literary agency Yates & Yates.

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