DA Carson

D.A. Carson

D.A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two years as academic dean. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Carson received the Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He has written or edited about sixty books. He is a founding member and currently president of The Gospel Coalition. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two adult children.

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung is the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, Michigan, located near Michigan State University. He serves as a council member at The Gospel Coalition and blogs on TGC’s DeYoung, Restless and Reformed. Kevin is Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He has authored several books, including Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, Crazy Busy, Taking God At His Word, and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have six children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Paul, Mary, and Benjamin.

Ray Ortlund

Ray Ortlund

Pastor Ray Ortlund received a B.A. from Wheaton College, Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A. from The University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Pastor Ortlund served as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, from 1989-1998. Ray is the President of Renewal Ministries, a regional director in the Acts29 Network and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition. Ray and his wife Jani have been married for forty-one happy years, and they have four delightful children. Ray says, “I have the most wonderful wife, I love my kids and grandkids, and I love Immanuel Church. My dream is that God would use us for true revival in our city.”

Stephen-Um

Stephen Um

Dr. Um is the Senior Minister of Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston, President of the Center for Gospel Culture, Council Member of TGC, and Associate Training Director for Redeemer City to City. He is the author of Why Cities Matter (Crossway, 2013), Preaching the Word: 1 Corinthians (Crossway, 2015), and the forthcoming titles Gospel Shaped Mercy (TGC, 2016) and Micah for You (Good Book, 2017). Dr. Um and his wife reside in Boston with their children.

Richard Lints

Richard Lints

Richard Lints is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Hamilton Campus. He is also the Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell and is an author. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, Dr. Lints is an accomplished church planter and has served in a variety of other pastoral positions. He is a frequent preacher and conference speaker. He is on the board of The Center for Gospel Culture and is its Theologian in Residence. He is married to Ann and father to Kate, Sarah and Lucas.

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson
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Tom graduated with a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Liz arrived in Kansas City in 1988 to begin Christ Community Church.Tom has been senior pastor there since that time. Tom received his ordination with the Evangelical Free Church of America in 1992. He has served the EFCA on the Midwest District Board, the national Ministerial Association Board, and the Board of Regents of Trinity International University. Currently, he serves on the leadership team of the Oikonomia Network. Tom is also president of Made To Flourish, a nationwide pastors’ network for the common good, where he provides overall strategic direction and is a regular speaker and facilitator. Tom is the author of Five Smooth Stones: Discovering the Path to Wholeness of Soul, Ekklesia: Rediscovering God’s Design for the Church, and Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work. Tom is also a contributing writer to The Men’s Devotional Bible, the forthcoming Gospel for Life Series and The Gospel Shaped Work. He is a conference speaker who calls the evangelical community to walk deeply and authentically with God. Tom and Liz have been married for thirty-three years and have two grown children.

Katherine Leary Alsdorf

Katherine Leary Alsdorf
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Katherine founded Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work in 2002 and served as its Executive Director until December 2012, where she set the vision and strategy for the Center’s core programs, developed lay and staff leadership, guided strategic partnerships, and launched programs such as the Gotham Fellows, Vocation Groups, Arts Ministries, and the Entrepreneurship Initiative. She continues to provide consulting support and develop resources to help churches equip their congregants for leadership. Prior to her time at Redeemer, she served 20 years in the high tech industry in California and New York. She was CEO of Pensare, an online management education company, CEO of One Touch Systems, a hardware/software products company, and President of Private Satellite Network. She is also known for assisting Tim Keller in the writing of Every Good Endeavor.

Keith Getty

Keith Getty
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For nearly a decade, Keith Getty (co-writer of In Christ Alone, The Power of the Cross, and many other well-known modern hymns) has occupied a unique space in the world of music as a preeminent modern hymn writer. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, he and his wife Kristyn have created a distinguished catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing genres by connecting the world of traditional and classical composition with contemporary and globally-accessible melodies. In Christ Alone (penned by Keith and Stuart Townend, and recorded by Keith and Kristyn) echoes this heritage, holding the #1 position of most-frequently-sung in UK churches for the past 8 consecutive years. Keith and Kristyn Getty live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their daughters Eliza Joy, Charlotte, and Grace.

Stephen Witmer

Stephen Witmer

Stephen Witmer (PhD, University of Cambridge) is the pastor of Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, Massachusetts and teaches New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of Eternity Changes Everything: How to live now in the light of your future(Good Book Company), the volume on Revelation in Crossway’s Knowing the Bible series, and articles for Themelios, Reformation 21, Bible Study Magazine, Desiring God, and the Gospel Coalition website.

Chris Bass

Chris Bass

Chris Bass (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the founding Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church in Watertown, MA and author of That You May Know: Assurance of Salvation in 1 John. He is husband to Brandi and dad to Haley, Daniel, Abigail, Emma & Samuel. (B&H Academic).

Paul Buckley

Paul Buckley

Paul serves as the Lead Pastor for King of Grace Church in Haverhill, MA. He also currently serves on the Executive Committee for Sovereign Grace Churches. He has been happily married to his wife, Peggy, for almost 30 years; they have four children and one grandchild. Paul and Peggy grew up in the Boston area, and after living out of state for 8 years returned to New England to plant King of Grace Church in 2002. Paul has a Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, is a graduate of the Sovereign Grace Churches Pastors College.

Curtis Cook

Curtis Cook

Curtis is the senior pastor of Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, MA which he planted in 2003. He is married to his wife Brandy and they have two children, Hannah and Brennan.

Josh Cousineau

Josh Cousineau

Josh is a pastor and church planter of Redemption Hill, located in Lewiston Maine. RH is part of the Soma Family of churches. Josh along with his wife and 5 kids, are daily walking out what it looks like to be disciples who make disciples in their community.

Bauer Evans

Bauer Evans

Bauer Evans is the lead pastor of Crossway Church, in Franklin, MA. He is a native of Philadelphia suburbs but relocated in 2001 to lead Crossway Church, a church planted in 2001 with Sovereign Grace churches. Crossway relocated to its permanent home in Franklin, MA in spring of 2011. He is also married to his best friend, Linda Evans, celebrating 25 years marriage together, and has four grown children, all Patriots fans! Bauer still roots for the Eagles!

Alasdair Groves

Alasdair Groves

Alasdair Groves is the Director of Counseling at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) in New England located in Vermont. In addition to counseling, Alasdair teaches, speaks and writes to equip pastors and lay leaders for biblical pastoral care.

Tim Kerr

Tim Kerr

Tim Kerr grew up in India, the son of missionary parents. Later he was involved in church planting in Japan and then a mentoring ministry to pastors and businessmen in Canada. He has spent the last 12 years planting and pastoring a church in Toronto, Canada that is part of the Sovereign Grace Churches network. He is married with 4 grown children.

Carl Laferton

Carl Laferton

Carl is Editorial Director at The Good Book Company. He is Series Editor of the God’s Word For You expository guides, and has authored several books. He is a member of Grace Church London, in “Old England.” Carl is married to his wife, Lizzie, with two children, Benjamin and Abigail.

Adam Mabry

Adam Mabry

Adam is the Lead Pastor of Aletheia Church, with campuses in Boston and Cambridge, MA. Completing his theological studies at Reformed Theological Seminary, Adam is a regular contributor to various blogs and publications, stays engaged in teaching and preaching, both at home and as a speaker at various events around the country. He lives in Boston with his wife, Hope, and their four awesome kids.

Scott Redd

Scott Redd

Scott Redd is the president and associate professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and he is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Scott is married to the love of his life, Jennifer, and together they have five daughters.

Bland Mason

Bland Mason

Bland planted City on a Hill Church in Brookline, MA. He teaches as adjunct faculty at Southern Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Bland also serves with Baseball Chapel as chapel leader to the Boston Red Sox. He and his wife, Teresa, have been married for 22 years and have 3 children.

Godwin Sathianathan

Godwin Sathianathan

Godwin Sathianathan serves as Interim Senior Pastor at South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham, MA. He is currently studying union with Christ at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Th.M.). He has written for the Gospel Coalition, For the Church, and the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is also an instructor for Simeon Trust’s workshops on biblical exposition. Godwin and his wife, Jeni, have two children.

Carrie Tibbles

Carrie Tibbles, MD
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Dr. Carrie Tibbles is an emergency physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Gordon College and her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She has been awarded an American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Award and was named the American College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Speaker of the Year.

Blake Bartlett

Blake Bartlett
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Blake helps identify value and lead investments in product-led businesses driving market dislocation. Prior to joining OpenView, he was a Vice President at Battery Ventures, where he focused on growth-stage software and Internet businesses. Blake joined Battery in 2009 and helped lead 10 investments, including Wayfair, Optimizely, Sprinklr, Catchpoint, Glassdoor, Tealium, Q2eBanking, Mass Relevance, and VSS Monitoring (acquired by Danaher). He began his career in the growth equity group at Kayne Anderson, a $25 billion private equity firm in Los Angeles.

Cara (Pryor) Bartlett

Cara (Pryor) Bartlett
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Cara Bartlett is co-founder of VETTA, a five-piece women’s capsule collection that can be mixed and matched to create 30 different outfits. Her mission is to make getting dressed easier for women and to make the fashion industry kinder. Cara’s collection is made in responsible factories from eco-friendly materials. VETTA has already made a huge imprint in the fashion industry and is a loud voice for ethical fashion.

Cullen Buie

Dr. Cullen Buie
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Cullen R. Buie is the Mitsui Career Development Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Cullen attended Stanford University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and obtained his M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) in Mechanical Engineering. At MIT his laboratory explores fundamentals of electrokinetic phenomena for application in materials science and microbiology.

Masur

Ken-David & Melinda Lee Masur
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Conductor and Grammy-nominated producer Ken-David Masur is currently serving as Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra He continues as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Munich Symphony. His recent engagements include the San Diego Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Russian National Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Orchestre National de Toulouse, Hiroshima Symphony, Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Brazilian Symphony, Portland Symphony, Memphis Symphony and Omaha Symphony.

Pianist Melinda Lee Masur is a founding member of The Lee Trio, an award-winning piano trio whose “gripping immediacy and freshness” [The Strad] and compelling programming has garnered praise worldwide. Melinda is a graduate of Harvard University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, Germany. She was recently appointed Director of Piano Chamber Music at the Boston University TanglewoodInstitute and begins her role this Summer 2015.

William G. Messenger

William G. Messenger
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Will Messenger is the Executive Editor of the Theology of Work Project and a member of the Steering Committee. Previously, Will was the Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1999 to 2008, and an adjunct faculty member there. He created and led the seminary’s doctoral and master’s degree programs in workplace leadership and business ethics.Will is a member of the Board of Directors of ArQule, Inc., a biotechnology company near Boston. He previously worked as a sales representative at IBM, corporate finance associate at Goldman Sachs, consultant at McKinsey & Co., and vice president of sales and marketing Advanced Metabolic Systems. Will is ordained in the Episcopal Church and formerly served as pastor of Charles River Church in Boston and assistant rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Belmont, MA. He was awarded a B.S. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.