2018 Conference Speakers

Thursday - September 27, 2018

5:00pm-7:00pm

Conference Registration / Check-In

Building 2: Community Center


5:00pm-7:00pm

Dinner Break

Building 3: ADRN Lounge
Food Vendor Trucks and Booths

Chick-Fil-A Village at Westlake (Sandwiches, Nuggets, Vegetarian Wraps)
Noble Sandwich Co. (Sandwiches, Fusion Austin, Street Food)
PitaLicious (Pita Pockets, Hummus, Gyro, Falafel, Mediterranean/Lebanese)
Smokey Z’s BBQ (BBQ sandwiches, Meal Plates)


7:00pm-9:30pm

Evening Plenary

Building 2: Community Center - Main Stage

Worship
HOPE Prayer Room Worship Team

Keynote Main Stage

Daniel Geraci, ADRN Executive Director/Founder
Daniel Geraci launched the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) in March 2009. Under his leadership, ADRN has grown to a network of more than 185 greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers to assist more than 40,000 survivors, deploy more than 22,000 volunteers and donate more than $15.4 million to assist survivors, meeting their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Topic: The Life-Sustaining Church
Daniel will share with us where the church has been historically in times of disaster, what the Lord is doing through His Church today, and where he believes God is leading the church in the near future, as disasters continue to increase in size and scope. How will this impact you and your family and why is this relevant for you today?

Friday - September 28, 2018

7:30am-9:00am

Building 2: Community Center

Conference Registration

Check-In


9:00am-11:30am

Building 2: Community Center - Main Stage

Morning Plenary

Worship
Shoreline Church

Keynote Main Stage

Dr. Richard Blackaby, Author/Speaker
Dr. Richard Blackaby is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Jonesboro, Georgia. He travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. He has written or co-authored 33 books including Experiencing God: Revised Edition; Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda; and Experiencing God: Day by Day.

Topic: Fully Prepared - Focusing on What Matters
As God’s servants, we must be prepared to meet the crises to come. People will suffer if we are unprepared. Dr. Blackaby will look at two areas of preparedness: faith, and focus. Dr. Blackaby will examine how Jesus helped His disciples prepare for what He knew was coming. The fate of the world depends on the preparedness of God’s people!

Lunch Break
12:00pm-2:00pm
Building 3, ADRN Lounge
Food Vendors

 

Children's Equipping Center
Pickup Children for Lunch Break
Pickup: 12:00pm (promptly)
Check-In: 1:45pm

 

Lunch-n-Learn with Keep Security 
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Building 3, Room 4

CERT Interactive Live Action Demo
1:15pm-1:45pm
Building 3, ADRN Lounge

Exhibitor Hall / Preparedness Outpost
Shop for preparedness items, products,
books and more!

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:00pm-2:50pm

Building 3, Room 1

Getting Your Act Together

Personal preparedness is the foundation for all disaster preparedness efforts. Put your own mask on first and then plan for family. Do not be a “lone wolf”. Engage your community in your disaster preparedness efforts.

Dr. Paul R. Williams received his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine. He was the founding director of HealthCare Ministries, the first medical director of Operation Blessing, and founder of International HealthCare Network. His more than 200 medical mission trips include relief efforts in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Haiti, Philippines, and Africa.

2:00pm-2:50pm

Building 3, Room 2

Essential Oils: Your Toxin-Free 1st Aid Pharmacy

 

Using essential oils and toxic-free cleaners during a disaster is the choice that many who advocate natural health champion. Choosing this path is undeniably beneficial for the body, emotions and future well-being of those we are helping. Donna will teach on how you can use essential oils for first aid, cleaning up after the disaster, personal hygiene, cooking, emotional distress and to repel insects.

Donna Dugone is a follower of Christ, Mom, daughter, grandmother, friend and survivor who deeply cares about others and believes in sharing her story. Being passionate about living toxin-free, she is also a Young Living distributor.

1:30pm-3:00pm

Building 3, Room 3 

How to Build an All-Everything Ready-to-Go Pack

In this session, you will learn how to build a 3-14 day capacity pack. This will be an All-Seasons, All-Weather Emergency Pack. We will cover what clothes, food, cooking, water, medical, shelter, sleeping & self defense items to pack so you’re ready to grab it and go!

Steve Dawson is an Eagle Scout who graduated from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. He has earned his TX and VA EMTs. He also holds certifications in CPR, Wilderness 1st Aid, CERT and ADRN’s Preparedness Peace.

2:00pm-2:50pm

Building 3, Room 4

Immanuel Journaling & Healing

Immanuel Journaling & Healing
Barbara will teach you a helpful tool for praying through your stress, hurt, intercessions, or whatever you’re experiencing, and for appreciating God’s empathy and affirmation for you. You will walk away from this session confident in your connection to God.

Barbara Bucklin and friends started Luke 4:18 Ministries to minister to the homeless population in the city. Today, Luke 4:18 is well-known as a prayer, healing and deliverance ministry. An ordained minister, Barbara also serves on many Christian ministries’ boards. She describes herself as a “networker,” bringing together churches, ministries and individuals with the goal of transforming the city.

2:00pm-2:50pm

Building 2, Room 5 (Community Center - Main Stage)

Preparation is Worship

What if worship was more than the singing of songs and the lifting of our hands? Worship, at its core, is our response to God. So what is our response to what God is saying in the hour in which we live? Throughout history, we see faith-filled people of God respond to Him in obedience by preparing for things they did not see. This is the kind of worship the Father is seeking.

As Associate Director of ADRN, Stephen Brewer manages the ADRN command center in times of disaster, coordinates ongoing disaster response efforts. He works closely with the more than 185 churches in the ADRN network, building and maintaining relationships with pastors, liaisons and church volunteers of Austin.

 


3:00pm-3:50pm

Building 3, Room 1

Tower Gardening: Feast in Times of Famine 

In this session, Emily will teach on farming solutions with aeroponic gardening and the health and economic benefits of the Tower Garden by Juice Plus+. This sustainable growing technology available for indoor, outdoor, residential and commercial markets, provides vine-ripened, nutrient dense fruits and vegetables for those who want more control of their food supply.

Emily Spigelmire is a Wellness Educator who studied nutrition science under various health professionals and enjoys sharing this information. She is on mission to inspire healthy living around the world. Her passion is to change today’s health picture by educating on the importance of developing healthy eating habits and lifestyles, especially for children.

 

3:00pm-3:50pm

Building 3, Room 2

Essential Oils: Your Toxin-Free 1st Aid Pharmacy

Using essential oils and toxic-free cleaners during a disaster is the choice that many who advocate natural health champion. Choosing this path is undeniably beneficial for the body, emotions and future well-being of those we are helping. Donna will teach on how you can use essential oils for first aid, cleaning up after the disaster, personal hygiene, cooking, emotional distress and to repel insects.

Donna Dugone is a follower of Christ, Mom, daughter, grandmother, friend and survivor who deeply cares about others and believes in sharing her story. Being passionate about living toxin-free, she is also a Young Living distributor.

 

3:00pm-4:30pm

Building 3, Room 3

The Glory, Pleasure and Transforming Power of Encountering Christ

 

 

In this session, you will gain biblical insight and confidence in the LORD’s desire for intimate encounter, along with the practical tools necessary for you to personally experience the glory, pleasure and transforming power of encountering the Living God.

 

Corey Stark is the founder of Ignite the Nations. His life mission is to awaken hearts to the revelation of Jesus Christ, as they strengthen and establish a vibrant culture of prayer within the Church and empower missions that impact
the nations.

 

3:00pm-3:50pm

Building 3, Room 4

Building Places of Refuge in Times of Disaster

 

All across the body of Christ, people are hearing the Lord’s call to prepare Places of Refuge. These places will be a spiritual oasis for the displaced and a hand of compassion for the broken. They will differ in assignments, size, and location, but they will all care for people in crisis. We will look briefly at some historical and contemporary models, then introduce the 10 Building Blocks for developing a place of refuge.

Chuck Reber is Director of Prepare The Way Today Ministries. His ministry is focused on equipping the body of Christ to understand the times, and then develop practical strategies to respond to the coming events. It’s a unique joining of prophetic with the practical “how-to” to prepare ourselves.

 

3:00pm-3:50pm

Building 2, Room 5 (Community Center - Main Stage)

Forgiveness: A Preparation Tool to Minister to the Hurting

Unforgiveness can easily get triggered when faced with others’ loss in crisis. Mary will teach you five steps to let go and become more effective in ministering.

Mary Leonard, a gifted teacher and encourager, has an urgency to see the Body of Christ equipped to minister in crisis to reach a great harvest of souls in the context of crisis. She is a Trainer and the Director of Chaplaincy with Crisis Response International (CRI), a Chaplain with the City of Grandview Police and Fire Departments, and an Approved Instructor with ICISF.

 


4:00pm-4:50pm

Building 3, Room 1

Survival First Aid

In Survival First Aid, you will learn what to pack in your 1st Aid Kit (weighing only 3lbs) for 1-2 people. We will review various bandages, pads & splints. This session will touch on first aid from chiggers to gunshot wounds.

Steve Dawson is an Eagle Scout who graduated from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. He has earned his TX and VA EMTs. He also holds certifications in CPR, Wilderness 1st Aid, CERT and ADRN’s Preparedness Peace.

 

4:00pm-4:50pm

Building 3, Room 2

Food Preservation: Techniques and Tools

In this practical session, you’ll walk away knowing exactly how many canned goods, Mason jars, extra lids and dry goods your family will need. The mysteries of shelf life, food rotation, caloric intake and more will be simplified.

Lucinda Bailey, (aka, The Seed Lady) is a Master Gardener and Certified Crop Advisor specializing in all aspects of sustainable backyard food production. She now spends her time traveling around the country giving seminars on gardening, animal husbandry, and properly storing food.

 

4:00pm-4:50pm

Building 3, Room 4

Prayers that Heal the Heart

 

 

The “Prayers That Heal the Heart” seminar takes the participant through seven specific prayers, unraveling seven contributing “strands” which feed a wound in one’s heart. A heart wound may be a negative emotion or a persistent sin problem such as anger, fear, guilt, or abandonment. The seminar also teaches how to complete a “Biblical Meditation” in the area of the heart.

Dr. Mark Virkler and his wife, Patti, helped develop three networks of church-centered Bible schools, representing several hundred churches, and currently head up Communion With God Ministries and Christian Leadership University. They have co-authored 50+ books together.

4:00pm-4:50pm

Building 2, Room 5 (Community Center - Main Stage)

How God Is Preparing His Church in Prayer

 

 

God’s people have always been a people of prayer but the 21st century has witnessed an explosion of prayer world-wide as never before. How did this movement begin? How is it maintained? Where is it headed? Why is it happening now? In this session, we will see what God is doing and how His people are being prepared in a world-wide prayer movement!

Dr. Kie Bowman is the Senior Pastor at Hyde Park Baptist Church & The Quarries Church in Austin, TX. He has authored four books and contributed on several other published works. Preaching all over the world, he speaks from his love of evangelism, the New Testament and prayer. He is currently working with six other pastors leading a 24/7 City Wide Prayer Movement.

Dinner Break
5:00pm-7:00pm
Building 3, ADRN Lounge
Food Vendors

 

Children's Equipping Center
Pickup Children for Dinner Break
Pickup: 5:00pm (promptly)
Check-In: 6:45pm

 

Disaster Relief Shepherd Core Team Demo
6:15pm-6:45pm
Building 3, ADRN Lounge

ADRN New Volunteer Orientation
5:00pm-7:00pm
Building 3, Room 3
Must be seated by 5:05pm to receive credit for the course. Walk-ins welcome.

Exhibitor Hall / Preparedness Outpost
Shop for preparedness items, products,
books and more!

 

7:00pm-9:30pm

Evening Plenary

Building 2: Community Center - Main Stage

Worship
Expression Church

Keynote Main Stage

Corey Stark is the founder of Ignite the Nations. His life mission is to awaken hearts to the revelation of Jesus Christ, as they strengthen and establish a vibrant culture of prayer within the Church and empower missions that impact
the nations.

Topic: Divine Blueprints for the Victorious Church

In this session, you will gain clarity on the divine blueprint God has given in His Word for the victorious Church, as well as the necessity of understanding our primary identity and occupation, so we can stand strong in the days ahead and are prepared to partner with Jesus in transitioning this age unto the age-to-come!

Saturday - September 29, 2018

7:30am-9:00am

Building 2: Community Center

Conference Registration / Check-In

Check-In


9:00am-11:30am

Building 2: Community Center - Main Stage

Morning Plenary

Worship
Glad Tidings of Austin

Keynote Main Stage

Dr. Paul R. Williams, M.D., Author/Speaker
Dr. Paul R. Williams received his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine. He was the founding director of HealthCare Ministries, the first medical director of Operation Blessing, and founder of International HealthCare Network. His more than 200 medical mission trips include relief efforts in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Haiti, Philippines, and Africa.

Topic: Your Decisions Will Determine Your Destiny
The decisions about preparedness you make today will not only impact your personal life and the lives of your family, but will have major ripple effects on your community. When a wise person sees a storm approaching, they take necessary precautions.  Engaging your neighbors and community is vital. Be prepared--Don’t be a victim!

 

Lunch Break
12:00pm-2:00pm
Building 3, ADRN Lounge
Food Vendors

 

Children's Equipping Center
Pickup Children for Lunch Break
Pickup: 12:00pm (promptly)
Check-In: 1:45pm

 

Field Operations/Disaster Assessment Team Demo
1:15pm-1:45pm
Building 3, ADRN Lounge

Exhibitor Hall / Preparedness Outpost
Shop for preparedness items, products,
books and more!

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:00pm-2:50pm

Building 3, Room 1

Getting Your Act Together

Personal preparedness is the foundation for all disaster preparedness efforts. Put your own mask on first and then plan for family. Do not be a “lone wolf”. Engage your community in your disaster preparedness efforts.

Dr. Paul R. Williams received his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine. He was the founding director of HealthCare Ministries, the first medical director of Operation Blessing, and founder of International HealthCare Network. His more than 200 medical mission trips include relief efforts in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Haiti, Philippines, and Africa.

2:00pm-2:50pm

Building 3, Room 2 

Sustaining Life: Backyard Food Production

 

 

This session will go deep into how you can get started producing your own food, in your own backyard! Bring your toughest questions and finally receive simple answers.

Lucinda Bailey, (aka, The Seed Lady) is a Master Gardener and Certified Crop Advisor specializing in all aspects of sustainable backyard food production. She now spends her time traveling around the country giving seminars on gardening, animal husbandry, and properly storing food.

1:30pm-3:00pm

Building 3, Room 3 

How to Build an All-Everything Ready-to-Go Pack

In this session, you will learn how to build a 3-14 day capacity pack. This will be an All-Seasons, All-Weather Emergency Pack. We will cover what clothes, food, cooking, water, medical, shelter, sleeping & self defense items to pack so you’re ready to grab it and go!

Steve Dawson is an Eagle Scout who graduated from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. He has earned his TX and VA EMTs. He also holds certifications in CPR, Wilderness 1st Aid, CERT and ADRN’s Preparedness Peace.

2:00pm-2:50pm

Building 3, Room 4

Building Places of Refuge in Times of Disaster

 

All across the body of Christ, people are hearing the Lord’s call to prepare Places of Refuge. These places will be a spiritual oasis for the displaced and a hand of compassion for the broken. They will differ in assignments, size, and location, but they will all care for people in crisis. We will look briefly at some historical and contemporary models, then introduce the 10 Building Blocks for developing a place of refuge.

Chuck Reber is Director of Prepare The Way Today Ministries. His ministry is focused on equipping the body of Christ to understand the times, and then develop practical strategies to respond to the coming events. It’s a unique joining of prophetic with the practical “how-to” to prepare ourselves.

 

2:00pm-2:50pm

Building 2, Room 5 (Community Center - Main Stage)

Who God Created You to Be

Disaster preparedness and response comes in many forms—physical, emotional and spiritual. Robert will share that who we are (spiritual identity) determines what we will do in and out of a disaster. Our identity is more than mental assent or intellectual agreement. It’s revelation, not just information that really matters. Our revelation-based identity is the primary driving force of our actions. Learn more about the person God created you to be.

Robert Vidaurri is the Chief Operations Officer for ADRN. He has been involved in operations for most of his career and has a passion for global missions. Robert recently served as the COO for a restoration organization that managed the clean-up emergency response for the Deep Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, that employed over 950 staff.

 


3:00pm-3:50pm

Building 3, Room 1

Tower Gardening: Feast in Times of Famine 

In this session, Emily will teach on farming solutions with aeroponic gardening and the health and economic benefits of the Tower Garden by Juice Plus+. This sustainable growing technology available for indoor, outdoor, residential and commercial markets, provides vine-ripened, nutrient dense fruits and vegetables for those who want more control of their food supply.

Emily Spigelmire is a Wellness Educator who studied nutrition science under various health professionals and enjoys sharing this information. She is on mission to inspire healthy living around the world. Her passion is to change today’s health picture by educating on the importance of developing healthy eating habits and lifestyles, especially for children.

 

3:00pm-3:50pm

Building 3, Room 2

Food Preservation: Techniques and Tools

In this practical session, you’ll walk away knowing exactly how many canned goods, Mason jars, extra lids and dry goods your family will need. The mysteries of shelf life, food rotation, caloric intake and more will be simplified.

Lucinda Bailey, (aka, The Seed Lady) is a Master Gardener and Certified Crop Advisor specializing in all aspects of sustainable backyard food production. She now spends her time traveling around the country giving seminars on gardening, animal husbandry, and properly storing food.

 

3:00pm-4:30pm

Building 3, Room 3

Civil Unrest & The Church’s Response **Panel Discussion**

 

 

The Civil Unrest & the Church’s Response panel will define the various types of civil unrest, behaviors that emerge during these times of disorder, and mitigation tools and techniques for the body of Christ to implement as part of the solution.

Chief Art Acevedo leads the Houston Police Department, consisting of 5,200 sworn law enforcement officers and 1,200 civilian support personnel. He believes good communication is vital for a successful community and steadily works to strengthen the bond between the community and its police department.

Scott MacLeod recently transitioned from Command, 136 Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and Commander, FEMA Region VI Homeland Response Force (HRF). During his 30 year career he’s participated in multiple crisis and emergency response operations, including fires, floods, ice storms and, more recently, Hurricane Harvey.

Chuck Reber is Director of Prepare The Way Today Ministries. His ministry is focused on equipping the body of Christ to understand the times, and then develop practical strategies to respond to the coming events. It’s a unique joining of prophetic with the practical “how-to” to prepare ourselves.

Gregg Barnes is a register representative with New York Life Securities LLC. He has lived in Austin, TX for the last 25 years and is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Gregg has also been a part of a global worship and missions organization called BURN 24-7 for the last 10 years.

3:00pm-3:50pm

Building 3, Room 4

Immanuel Journaling & Healing

Immanuel Journaling & Healing
Barbara will teach you a helpful tool for praying through your stress, hurt, intercessions, or whatever you’re experiencing, and for appreciating God’s empathy and affirmation for you. You will walk away from this session confident in your connection to God.

Barbara Bucklin and friends started Luke 4:18 Ministries to minister to the homeless population in the city. Today, Luke 4:18 is well-known as a prayer, healing and deliverance ministry. An ordained minister, Barbara also serves on many Christian ministries’ boards. She describes herself as a “networker,” bringing together churches, ministries and individuals with the goal of transforming the city.

3:00pm-3:50pm

Building 2, Room 5 (Community Center - Main Stage)

Hearing God Through Your Dreams

 

 

Dr. Mark Virkler and his wife, Patti, helped develop three networks of church-centered Bible schools, representing several hundred churches, and currently head up Communion With God Ministries and Christian Leadership University. They have co-authored 50+ books together.


4:00pm-4:50pm

Building 3, Room 1

Survival First Aid

In Survival First Aid, you will learn what to pack in your 1st Aid Kit (weighing only 3lbs) for 1-2 people. We will review various bandages, pads & splints. This session will touch on first aid from chiggers to gunshot wounds.

Steve Dawson is an Eagle Scout who graduated from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. He has earned his TX and VA EMTs. He also holds certifications in CPR, Wilderness 1st Aid, CERT and ADRN’s Preparedness Peace.

 

4:00pm-4:50pm

Building 3, Room 2 

Sustaining Life: Backyard Food Production

 

 

This session will go deep into how you can get started producing your own food, in your own backyard! Bring your toughest questions and finally receive simple answers.

Lucinda Bailey, (aka, The Seed Lady) is a Master Gardener and Certified Crop Advisor specializing in all aspects of sustainable backyard food production. She now spends her time traveling around the country giving seminars on gardening, animal husbandry, and properly storing food.

4:00pm-4:50pm

Building 3, Room 4

Prayers that Heal the Heart

 

 

The “Prayers That Heal the Heart” seminar takes the participant through seven specific prayers, unraveling seven contributing “strands” which feed a wound in one’s heart. A heart wound may be a negative emotion or a persistent sin problem such as anger, fear, guilt, or abandonment. The seminar also teaches how to complete a “Biblical Meditation” in the area of the heart.

Dr. Mark Virkler and his wife, Patti, helped develop three networks of church-centered Bible schools, representing several hundred churches, and currently head up Communion With God Ministries and Christian Leadership University. They have co-authored 50+ books together.

4:00pm-4:50pm

Building 2, Room 5 (Community Center - Main Stage)

How to Stand Unoffended in Times of Crisis

 

In this session, we’ll take a wide lens look at a theology of suffering that leads to trust, some basics in how to get healing of our brokenheartedness, and how we can use this to help others.

Mary Leonard, a gifted teacher and encourager, has an urgency to see the Body of Christ equipped to minister in crisis to reach a great harvest of souls in the context of crisis. She is a Trainer and the Director of Chaplaincy with Crisis Response International (CRI), a Chaplain with the City of Grandview Police and Fire Departments, and an Approved Instructor with ICISF.

Dinner Break
5:00pm-7:00pm
Building 3, ADRN Lounge
Food Vendors

 

Children's Equipping Center
Pickup Children for Dinner Break
Pickup: 5:00pm (promptly)
Check-In: 6:45pm

 

Safety Team Core Team Demo
6:15pm-6:45pm
Building 3, ADRN Lounge

ADRN New Volunteer Orientation
5:00pm-7:00pm
Building 3, Room 3
Must be seated by 5:05pm to receive credit for the course. Walk-ins welcome.

Exhibitor Hall / Preparedness Outpost
Shop for preparedness items, products,
books and more!

 

7:00pm-9:30pm

Evening Plenary

Building 2: Community Center - Main Stage

Worship
Life Austin

Special Guest Main Stage

Chief Art Acevedo leads the Houston Police Department, consisting of 5,200 sworn law enforcement officers and 1,200 civilian support personnel. He believes good communication is vital for a successful community and steadily works to strengthen the bond between the community and its police department.

 

Keynote Main Stage

Dr. Mark Virkler, Author/Speaker
Dr. Mark Virkler and his wife, Patti, helped develop three networks of church-centered Bible schools, representing several hundred churches, and currently head up Communion With God Ministries and Christian Leadership University. They have co-authored 50+ books together.

Topic: How to Hear God’s Voice

Biblical techniques of vision and journaling are combined to help you discern and clarify the spontaneous thoughts that come from God. The goal is that you commune (converse) with God through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Individual journaling and small and large group