• Symposium Speaker Bios

    Lisa Anderson
    Lisa Anderson – “Dating & Singleness 5 Reasons,” and “Six Markers of Maturity”

    Lisa Anderson is director of young adults for Focus on the Family, the world’s leading Christian organization dedicated to helping families thrive. She manages Boundless, Focus’ ministry for young adults, with the goal of helping 20- and 30-somethings grow up, own their faith, date with purpose, and prepare for marriage and family. She also hosts a popular weekly podcast, The Boundless Show. Prior to her current role, Anderson served as the director of media and public relations for Focus. In addition to her work at Focus on the Family, Anderson has extensive experience in the corporate world. When not challenging the next generation on issues involving relationships, faith, career and culture, she enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and quoting her mother, who is known to say outrageous things.

    Joy Eggerichs
    Joy Eggerichs – “Relationships”

    Joy Eggerichs serves as the director of Love and Respect Now. She began her journey in ministry working as the Love and Respect conference coordinator for her parents, Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs. Over time, she noticed a trend: people would come out of the conference sessions saying, “Why didn’t anyone teach us this before we got married? If only I knew then, what I know now.” Fueled by a passion to provide this information to her generation, Joy launched a project she appropriately titled “Love and Respect NOW.” She has researched 18-35 year olds and desires to serve the next generation of people getting married—or not getting married. She captivates audiences with her research results, as well as stories from her own life struggles and victories.

    Shane Farmer
    Shane Farmer – “The Narrow Gate"

    Shane graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a BA in Communications before earning his MA in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary. He served as a student minister at First Baptist Church in Hydro, Oklahoma, before serving in a variety of capacities at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois. While at Willow Creek, he served in the Axis (NextGen ministry), as Director of Student Impact (High School), and for the last three years on the Senior Leadership Team as Director of Discipleship and Teaching Pastor. Shane currently serves as senior pastor at Cherry Hills Community Church. Shane and his wife, Wendy, have two sons.

    Clint Jenkin
    Clint Jenkin –“An X-Ray on Our Culture”

    Clint Jenkin, Ph.D., is the vice president of Research for Barna Group. He has over ten years of experience designing and conducting research for academic, government, and non-profit organizations. Clint earned his doctorate in social psychology at the University of New Hampshire, where he pioneered a number of research techniques to understand public attitudes toward terrorism. After this, he joined the marketing research team at Focus on the Family. Working with Barna since 2012, Clint takes advantage of innovative market research techniques, including immersive ethnography, research communities and panels, video-journals, diagnostic scales, and, of course, traditional focus groups and surveys. Clint lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Carole, three sons (Stetson, Slate, and Shiloh), a longhaired Chihuahua, and a mangy cat.

    Dale Kuehne
    Dale Kuehne – “The iWorld vs. the tWorld – Need for Healthy Relationships”

    Dale S. Kuehne (Ph.D., Georgetown University) is the professor of Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College. He was the founding director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. He also serves as the vice-chair of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission of New Hampshire. He received an M.A.T.S. in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Theory from Georgetown University. He was ordained as a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2001 and also serves as the pastor of Emmanuel Covenant Church in Nashua, New Hampshire. Kuehne is the author of Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationship Beyond an Age of Individualism.

    Glenn Stanton
    Glenn Stanton –“Why Marriage Matters”

    Glenn T. Stanton is the director for Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs and a research fellow at the Institute of Marriage and Family in Ottawa. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage, and parenting at universities and churches around the country. Stanton is the author of five books and a contributor to nine others. His latest book, The Ring Makes All the Difference, explains the latest research findings, as well as biblical wisdom, on why cohabitation is not a smart idea for couples and their children. Stanton and his wife have five endlessly growing and amazing children, and they live in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    John Stonestreet
    John Stonestreet – “So What Do We Do?”

    John Stonestreet is a speaker and fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is a gifted communicator on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, churches, schools, and other various gatherings each year. He is the co-host with Eric Metaxas of BreakPoint, the Christian worldview radio program founded by the late Chuck Colson, and the voice of The Point, a daily national radio feature on worldview, apologetics, and cultural issues. He also serves as a senior content advisor for Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado. He and his wife Sarah have three daughters and a dog, and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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