Steven Hutson is a native of Los Angeles, a child of the sixties, and a storyteller almost from birth. After years of laboring in dreary “day jobs,” he finally had his first book published in 2006. Today he works as a literary agent and freelance editor, writes a blog about politics and religion, directs an annual writers’ conference (www.avwriters.com), and serves on the Board of Trustees for his local public library. In his limited free time he enjoys swimming, gardening, and cooking. He and his wife Ruth make their home in the High Desert of Southern California. For more, you can visit Steve’s website at http://www.wordwisemedia.com
Linda M. Curtis is the founder of “Healing Hands for Humanity Network”, a global, interactive community whose primary function has been to connect humanitarians from around the world in a collaborative / partnership effort of mutual benefit. Through this network connection, humanitarians have been able to learn, grow and co-create with each other and leverage each other’s expertise and skill sets. Connecting thought leaders and visionaries with leaders of community projects in third world countries helps provide a framework to create community self-sufficiency. At the heart of this network is an inspired call to action to; educate, house, clothe and support orphans around the world. Visit Linda at: http://www.healinghandsforhumanitynetwork.com/
Bruce Van Natta is the founder and president of Sweet Bread Ministries.
He is a common, everyday person that serves the Living God who is anything but ordinary.
His journey from prodigal son to full time ministry stretched out over three decades berfore culminating in a display of God’s power and grace.
Starting at an early age in Bruce’s life the Lord proved Himself faithful repeatedly, despite tragedies and countless bad choices and decisions made by Bruce.
After high school the Lord called Bruce into ministry, but instead of being obedient he ran away and chose his own path which led to more problems and addictions.
As the years passed the Lord kept calling and knocking at the door of Bruce’s heart. Slowly things began to change as the Holy Spirit continued the sanctification process in Bruce’s life.
Eventually he was brought to the startling revelation that God’s grace and mercy are not reserved only for those who have made all the right choices, can recite 100 Bible verses, or stand behind a pulpit—-God’s love is for everyday people, everyday!
In 2006 Bruce was crushed underneath a semi-truck and was at the verge of life and death when he had an “out of body” experience. During this near death experience he got to see the two angels that the Lord had sent to save his life. Bruce is the only person Doctors can find who has ever lived from some of the injuries he had.
Bruce wrote the book “Saved By Angels” which is available at most book stores and on the net. The story has garnered international attention recently so Bruce has been on; Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural” TV and radio shows, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and 5 episodes of the “It’s a New Day” TV show. He has also been on “100 Huntley Street” and the “Nite Lite” TV shows as well as several radio shows and is going to be on the “700 Club” in the near future. In Decmber 2009 “Guideposts” magazine did a feature article on him for their Christmas issue.
Since recovering from this accident he and his family have gone into full-time ministry sharing their gripping testimony wherever the Lord leads. Most recently they have used much of the home equity from their first house to start building an orphanage in Honduras.
He and his wife Lori and their four children-Lauren, Caleb, Jacob, and Emily live in Wisconsin.
Visit Bruce at: http://www.sweetbreadministries.com
“Leadership Coaching for Pastors and other Values-Driven Leaders“
Cal Habig is an executive coach who helps pastors and leaders of faith based non-profits become more effective in leading their ministries to be all that God intends for them to be, while at the same time keeping faithful to be balanced in the other areas of their lives. Cal began his coaching business in 2009 as a response to the frantic, burned out, and unbalanced lives he had often seen in himself and continued to see in the lives of many of his peers. Prior to beginning his coaching business, Cal served in pastoral ministry for over 30 years and was a regular speaker at workshops and seminars on topics related to ministry. Today Cal offers a wide range of coaching programs and services – from individual coaching, to seminars and keynote speeches. To contact Cal, please visit his coaching website at http://www.valuedrivenleaders.com/ or reach him at either 503-970-8449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.