2022 Conference Speakers

Rick and Paula Miller

Rick and Paula Miller lived in both East and West Africa for 13 years. Most of the time has been spent in Sierra Leone.  While they were in Africa they …

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Phyllis Hostmeyer

Phyllis Hostmeyer, author, educational consultant, and storyteller, hails from Southern Illinois. She has led hundreds of workshops on reading, writing, and storytelling throughout the world. Her workshops are filled with …

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Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson: dulcimer player, entertainer, author, educator, Santa’s Little Brother, children’s performer, emcee, and other stuff. Biography Mike Anderson, author of fiction for children and educational resources for children, storyteller, …

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Mary Claire Anderson

Mary Claire Anderson fell in love with the powerful tool of storytelling as an audience member. So she transferred her skills as a theatre instructor into a repertoire of stories …

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Mark Morris

Who Is Refugee Memphis? Very simply, we are more than dozen followers of Jesus, committed to being His hands and feet among refugees here in Memphis. Over the past few …

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Mark Getz

Mark is a lay Bible teacher from central Illinois who for the last several years has collaborated with members of the BibleTelling organization. They have been refining strategies to communicate …

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John Walsh

For years, John Walsh has been teaching people in ministry how to tell stories. That was the basis of his 2003 book, The Art of Storytelling, which is still being published …

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Jennifer Smith

Jennifer has served in relief capacities in dozens of countries all over the world. She has most assisted refugees here in the U.S. She is a member of Samaritan Purse’s …

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Jan Walsh

Jan Walsh has worked in individualized education for many years, specializing in helping struggling students. More recently, she developed Language Olympics, a literacy program used by older students and adults, …

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Dr. Stan Nussbaum

Dr. Stan Nussbaum is an independent mission coach, innovator, researcher, and writer with wide international experience. He is known as “Coach” to research students on five continents. He thrives on …

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Brian Thieme

Brian Thieme enjoys sharing God’s word with people and putting a smile on people’s faces. For his many years of ministry, he has used Bible stories in giving counsel to both …

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Brad Habeggar

Mike earned a degree in Christian Education from Taylor University. For the next 12 years, he served as Program Director and later Executive Director at Camp of Champions USA (COCUSA), …

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Anne Alexander

Anne, a missionary with OMF, volunteers at BibleTelling. She holds a Doctor of Intercultural Studies degree focused on Bible storytelling, and taught inductive Bible studies and BibleTelling in Taiwan, where …

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