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    Bill Hull

    Bill is a Co-Founder of The Bonhoeffer Project. Bill’s passion is to help the church return to its disciple making roots and he considers himself a discipleship evangelist. This God-given desire has manifested itself in 20 of pastoring and the authorship of many books. Two of his more important books, Jesus Christ Disciple Maker, and The Disciple Making Pastor, have both celebrated 20 years in print. Add his third in the popular trilogy, The Disciple Making Church , and you have a new paradigm for disciple making.

    bill@thebonhoefferproject.com

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    Brandon Cook

    Brandon Cook is the lead pastor at Long Beach Christian Fellowship and a co-founder of The Bonhoeffer Project. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he studied at Wheaton College (IL), Jerusalem University College, Brandeis University, and The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He worked as a professional storyteller before joining a transformational training organization and moving to SoCal in 2006, becoming a pastor three years later. Over the course of five years of pastoring, he became convinced that his work—and the work of the church—is to become fully committed to discipleship and making disciple-makers. The Bonhoeffer Project is for him a quest to live into the question “How are people transformed to live and love like Jesus?"

    brandon@thebonhoefferproject.com

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    Denny Heiberg


    Denny Heiberg has been an ordained pastor in The United Methodist Church since 1992. He is a graduate from Columbia International University with a BA in Biblical and Pastoral Studies; a MA in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary along with a Master of Divinity. In 2001 he received his D.Min. in Biblical Preaching and Leadership from Asbury Seminary.

    Denny served Grace at Fort Clarke UMC in Gainesville, Florida from 1994-2012. During his eighteen years he led the church in becoming a missional influence within his community and around the globe. During his last two years he led a group of men through a discipleship experience using the gospel of John as their blueprint. Multiple generations of men have been involved in these Life Transformation Studies, which has led to their intentional spiritual growth and maturity.

    Since July 2012, Denny has served with The Mission Society as a member of their Ministry Resource Group focusing upon the areas of Member Care and Discipleship Training. Denny’s Missional Focus is “To Mobilize an Intentional Movement of Disciplemaking Followers of Jesus Christ throughout the Global Church.”

    In the past three years, Denny has led multiple Mobilization and Discipleship Training Consultations throughout India, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Zambia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Haiti. Denny’s passion is to disciple, develop, and deploy faithful and reliable followers of Jesus who will disciple others.

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    Dan Lyle


    Dan grew up in Kansas City, MO, in a Christian family that served extensively in the local church. He is the youngest of five to his mother, Joyce, and father, Tom. He attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO from 1992-97 majoring in Vocal Music Performance and Education, and then Pre-Veterinary Medicine and graduated from Liberty University in the spring of 2013 with a Multidisciplinary Studies Degree. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry. Dan and his wife Sarah have a five-year-old daughter who is full of energy and is an absolute delight to their hearts, and have a newborn baby boy. With more than a decade of Bible teaching experience with students and young adults, and a variety of life experiences, God has prepared him uniquely for ministry to students. Dan has a deep desire to foster a culture whereby students can fall deeply and passionately in love with Jesus, and through that relationship look for opportunities to work to see His Kingdom objectives realized.

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    Sandy Mason


    Sandy Mason is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he met his wife Margie and where Jesus found them both. He has a Master in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is ``dad`` to two sons and two daughters, all grown, and ``Papa`` to four grandchildren. He loves his life with Margie, opening their home to friends and family, watching football, horse-back riding and a form of golf. You can learn more about his philosophy of ministry in his book, Smarter than Jesus?

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    Brian Schultz


    Brian Schulz is Rector and Lead Pastor of Christ's Church in Yucaipa, CA. He also serves as Canon for Church Planting for the Diocese of Western Anglicans where he is responsible for strategy development and resourcing for church planting in four geographic areas: Los Angeles, San Diego, Arizona, the Rocky Mountains. Brian planted Christ's Church directly out of seminary when a small group of Anglicans decided they wanted to plant a church in the San Bernardo area and has been the Lead Pastor ever since. He is married to the wonderful woman Julie and the two have an eleven year old son, Simeon.

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    Matt Kearns

    Dr. Matt Kearns is the Making Disciples Catalyst for the Missouri Baptist Convention. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that lead Missouri Baptists to make followers of Jesus, model their lives after Him, and obey His command to help others become disciples of Christ. He oversees the group providing strategic leadership, training, and resources to assist present and future MBC churches in making disciples.

    A native of Festus, Mo., Kearns received a B.S. degree in mass communications / public relations from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    He served in local church youth ministry for 14 years and also worked at the North American Mission Board on the Student Evangelism team. He has served on the MBC missionary staff since 2005.

    Besides his passion for making disciples, Kearns is an avid sports enthusiast, loves to read, and is a huge Cardinals fan! He and his wife, Julie, reside in Jefferson City, Mo.

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    Sam Barber


    Pastor Sam serves as the Lead Pastor at Central Church of the Nazarene after being called in July of 2014. Originally from Columbiana, OH, Sam earned a BA in Psychology at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, an MA Christian Ministry at Malone University, and a Master of Theological Studies at Duke University. Prior to serving at Central Church, he has served in Youth/Associate Pastorates in Ohio and North Carolina and Sr. Pastorates in Troy Ohio, Columbus Ohio, and now Lenexa, Kansas.

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    John Blue


    John along with Chris Lagerlof, founded Mission O.C. where he serves as the Visionary Catalyst. Mission O.C. exists to mobilize Churches to multiply and collaborate to reach every, man, woman, and child with the Gospel in all of the 34 cities in Orange County. He is an experienced church planter who has planted throughout the United States. He is passionate about Church planting, leadership development, and city transformation! In his former life he represented the U.S. in the 1988 Olympics, and then pursued a 10-year professional hockey career. John and his wife, Chris, have five children and currently live in Costa Mesa CA.

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    Page Brooks


    Page has a passion to see people grow in Christ and see them impact their neighborhoods and the city. Originally from Alabama, Page moved to New Orleans to attend seminary and fell in love with the city. While falling in love with the city, he also fell in love with his wife, Ashley, who was also attending seminary. Page has served as a church planter and pastor, as well as assistant professor of theology and culture at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (where he still serves as a ministry-based faculty member). Page is a brigade chaplain in the army reserves and previously deployed to Iraq in 2010.

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    Geron Bryan


    Geron Bryan has been the lead Pastor of the Long Beach Church of Christ since 2007. He has been married to his best friend, Kenrie since 1991. Geron and Kenrie are blessed with four awesome daughters, Kayly, Abbie, Emma, and Bet. He has studied Bible, ministry and theology at Oklahoma Christian University, Austin Graduate School of Theology, and Talbot School of Theology. Geron has a passion for the Glory of God to be exhibited in the people of God. He believes that our primary mission field is our neighborhoods.

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    Mark Ludwig


    With a degree in Chemical Engineering, experience in Global business development, and expertise in Sales Consulting, Mark Ludwig has spent nearly two decades working in a variety of sales, marketing, and business roles at a Fortune 100 company. Additionally, Mark has served as an elder of his church’s board of directors and more recently as the Chairman of the Board. He has been a participant of a Bonhoeffer Cohort currently implementing Discipleship strategies in his local 1,000+ congregation. He plans to continue to partner with his Senior Pastor to lead a Cohort in the Phoenix area shortly.

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    West Brazelton


    West was born and raised in Houston and attended college at the University of Texas at Austin. Almost immediately after becoming a Christian his freshman year, West started volunteering in youth ministry and worked with youth for the remainder of his time in Austin. During his senior year, he met Mary Lowry and they married a year after graduation. West and Mary moved to Colorado shortly thereafter to attend Denver Theological Seminary. They made the move back to Texas after West received a call to be the Youth Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church in Austin. He worked for 4 ½ years at First Evangelical Free as the Youth Pastor and then moved to Mammoth Lakes, CA to be the Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church. West and Mary have three precious children: Will, Rebekah, and Annie Kate.

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    Ben Sobels


    Ben Sobels is the senior pastor of Cypress Community Church in Salinas, CA (cypresschurch.org). Ben is married to Joni. They have five children. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology degree. Cypress is committed to being a discipleship community who worships Jesus, loves one another, and serves the world.

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    Brandon Bathauer


    Brandon Bathauer lives in Costa Mesa, California with his wife Bethany, and has a baby son on the way. He is currently serving as Pastor of Community and Discipleship at Saddleback Church Irvine South Campus. Brandon earned a BA in History and Theology from Azusa Pacific University, and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. His life objective is to proclaim and live out God’s kingdom in such a way that curiosity is cultivated, hearts and lives are genuinely transformed, and communities come to life in the light of Jesus’ radical love.

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    Derek DaPena


    Derek is the Lead Pastor of New Community Church in Vista, CA as of September 2015.

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    Darrell Wright


    Raised in Harriman, TN, Darrell moved to Knoxville in 1981 to complete his BS in Business Administration, Accounting at the University of Tennessee. He married his wife Robin in 1985 and worked as Business Administrator of a Research Division at ORNL from 1986-1997.  In 1996, he and Robin surrendered to the ministry and from 1997-2014 he was on the Senior Ministerial Staff at Grace Baptist, Knoxville, serving in positions including Business Administrator, Executive Administrator, IT Director, Local Ministries and Discipleship. He has experience in personnel management, team building and leadership development. Darrell completed his Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. Darrell and Robin have 3 adult children and one granddaughter. Darrell & Robin want to use their gifting and experience to lead the local church to grow through a commitment to God’s Word and the process of discipleship.

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    Jim Thomas


    Jim Thomas is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Jim earned a Bachelors of Arts in Religion from Baylor University, a Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Dallas Baptist University. Prior to serving at Fayetteville First Baptist, Jim served 15 years as a Student Pastor in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi and 8 years as an Executive Pastor in Texas. He is married to Laura and they have two teenage daughters. His passion is to help every believer take personal responsibility for the Great Commission and lead others toward a Christ-centered life. 

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