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Keynote Speakers

Friday, July 12th Keynote
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David P. King is the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving as well as assistant professor of Philanthropic Studies within the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He arrived at IUPUI in 2014 after serving as assistant professor of Christian History at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN.

He earned his Ph.D. from Emory University with a specific interest in American religious history and its intersections with the growing field of world Christianity. His recent research focuses on the rise of evangelical relief and development NGOs, religious humanitarianism, and religion’s engagement with international affairs. He is passionate about research and teaching but as an ordained minister having served local churches and national faith-based organizations, he is also fueled by facilitating conversations with faith leaders, donors, and fundraisers (of all generations) around the intersections of faith and giving. 


Saturday, July 13th, Keynote
Title: Building a Spiritual Foundation as an Administrator

Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO.  While her first passion is teaching, for the past fifteen years, she has found herself increasingly drawn into administrative roles including (at varying points in time) serving as her school’s director of the D.Min. in Preaching, director of MAPS Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, director of Field Education, director of Distance Learning, and director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project. 

Garrido has served as senior editor of Human Development Magazine and is the author of eight books, including the award-winning volumes Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013) and Redeeming Conflict (Ave Maria Press, 2016).

Ann now commits half-time to traveling nationally and internationally doing conflict education and mediation work with Triad Consulting Group, founded by two members of the Harvard Negotiation Project based in Cambridge, MA.  She is married to a very patient husband and has one son who plays a mean ukelele.


Sunday, July 14th Closing Event
Title: Annual Tax and Legal Update


Dr. Richard Hammar is an attorney, CPA, and best-selling author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is the author of more than 100 books, including Pastor, Church & Law and the annual Church and Clergy Tax Guide. He also writes the Church Law and Tax Report  newsletter, has contributed articles to numerous journals and publications, is a frequent speaker at legal and tax conferences, and has taught church law at a number of seminaries. This years presentation, following brunch, is a part of the closing session and will end at 1:45 pm EDT. 

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