Lina AbuJamra, Founder of Living with Power
Lina AbuJamra is a pediatric ER doctor, author, and speaker who loves Jesus. Although she loves taking care of kids in the ER but her first passion in life is to tell others about Jesus and the love He has for them.
Lina was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and now calls Chicago home. She has written two books: Thrive: The Single Life as God Intended and Stripped: When God’s Call turns from Yes to Why Me? both published by Moody Press. Her next book Resolved: an Invitation to change your world (Baker) will be available in May 2016.
Lina is single and thriving. She is the host of Today’s Single Christian, a Moody Radio segment where she invites others to experience the freedom and joy of following God’s unique plan for their life. Lina continues to practice medicine while running her non-profit organization Living With Power Ministries, a Bible teaching global ministry with a Middle East focus that helps people get stronger by providing Biblical answers to everyday life.
Geoff Horn, International Director of Omuto Uganda
Geoff's mission is to enable others to see God's faithfulness.
Geoff is the Chaplain of the San Diego Padres baseball team. Here in the States, he works in property management. Overseas, he ministers in Uganda, East Africa as the "head" U.S. representative of Omuto Uganda, a charity dedicated to bringing gospel transformation through education and empowerment to children and their families. Geoff and his father were instrumental in building the Emmaus School in Uganda. For 17 years Pastor Geoff served on the pastoral staff (Youth Pastor, then Associate Pastor) of Green Valley Church in San Diego, CA. He earned his M.Div. from Azusa Pacific University and his B.A. from Westmont College. He and his family live in southern California.
Geoff brings international entrepreneurial experience, relational leadership skills, and his spiritual gift of teaching to Right On Mission.
Louis Kolssak, NexxtStage Advisors
Louis is an independent consultant that helps organizations turn ideas into action. Over the past 20 years, he's held a variety of roles in consulting and business management, developing strategies and programs to build new capabilities, launch new products and turn around failing organizations. Louis has a heart to see Christians and Christian organizations flourish, as they better understand their mission and discover their unique, God-given potential. Louis and his family live in Winnetka Illinois where he volunteers as a speech & debate coach and serves as an elder at Winnetka Bible Church.
Louis' mission statement is to implement ideas that activate God's elegant design.
Ray Rood, Founder of The Genysys Group
Raymond Rood is founder of The Genysys Group, a Change Management consulting firm offering organizational development/transformation support to for-profit and nonprofit organizations and public agencies worldwide that seek to initiate, and sustain long-term change. His consulting, teaching, and keynote speaking have taken him to all continents; he has worked in over thirty countries so far.
Ray Rood is also the founder of graduate degree programs in Student Development Education and Human Resource Leadership at Azusa Pacific University where he served in some capacity for forty years. For over ten years he was on the Board at APU and for four the Vice Chairman and Chair of the Academic Committee.
Ray completed his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College and San Francisco State University. He completed his graduate studies through the Wright Institute at Berkeley, California and Fuller Theological Seminary.
He has been married to Mary-Ellen for over fifty years and has one son and one grandson.
Hugh Ross, Founder of Reasons to Believe
Dr. Hugh Ross is an astronomer and best-selling author. He travels the globe speaking on the compatibility of advancing scientific discoveries with the timeless truths of Christianity. His organization, Reasons to Believe (RTB), is dedicated to demonstrating, via a variety of resources and events, that science and biblical faith are allies, not enemies.
While in college, Hugh committed himself to faith in Jesus Christ. After his study of big bang cosmology convinced him of a Creator's existence, curiosity led him to test religious "holy books" for scientific and historical accuracy. Only the Bible passed the test, therefore persuading him of Christianity's validity. Later, Hugh was surprised to discover how many people believed or disbelieved in Christ without checking the evidence. Prompted by family, friends, and colleagues, he founded Reasons to Believe in 1986, to bring scientific evidence for Christianity to light.
With a degree in physics from the University of British Columbia and a National Research Council of Canada fellowship, Hugh earned a PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. For several years he continued his research on quasars and galaxies as a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. In 2012, Hugh, together with Dr. Gerald Schroeder, received the Ide P. Trotter Prize presented by Texas A&M University in recognition of his work in demonstrating connections between science and religion.
Outside of RTB, Hugh also serves as a minister at Sierra Madre Congregational Church where he conducts a weekly apologetics class.
Hugh lives in Southern California with his wife, Kathy, and their two sons.