IWMC 2021 Speakers

Agron Aga

Agron has a rich and varied history.  Agron comes from a family with a Muslim background. He came to Christ when he was a university student and belongs to the first generation of evangelicals in Albania, after the collapse of the communist…

Charlotte D.

Charlotte D. has served as Area Director for Central Asia for Partners International since 2008. Her passion is to equip national leaders in community development and leadership. Her career consists of 25 years in the food industry and over…

Dayo Obaweya

In 1999, Dayo was introduced to Community Health Evangelism (CHE) and has since been a tireless and dedicated worker in training CHE skills and core values to the people of his country. One of his fellow co-leaders said of Dayo, “He eats,…

Dr. Bruce Wydick

Dr. Bruce Wydick is Professor of Economics at the University of San Francisco and the director of Westmont College in San Francisco.  His research uses of econometric, experimental, and game-theoretic tools to analyze the effectiveness of poverty…

Dr. Bryant Myers

Bryant Myers joined the faculty of Fuller as professor of transformational development in 2006. A lifelong activist dedicated to Christian relief and development work around the world, Myers brings over 30 years’ experience with World Vision…

Dr. Gil Odendaal

Dr. Gil Odendaal – Managing Principal of Gil Odendaal Consultancy, LLC Gil Odendaal is a missional entrepreneur with more than thirty years of ministry experience as missionary, pastor, educator, leader, author and public speaker.…

Dr. Hugo Gomez

“Dr. Hugo” has a heart for the Lord and the people of Central America.  He has worked as a medical doctor with the Mam, an indigenous people of Guatemala since the early 80’s.  He was one of the first to be introduced to Community Health…

Dr. Jason Paltzer

Jason Paltzer works in the area of alcohol epidemiology and substance abuse prevention in low-income populations. His research focuses on adapting behavioral screening and intervention for use in community-based settings with a specific interest…

Dr. Jeff McNair

Dr. Jeff McNair is a Professor of Special Education at California Baptist University.  He has been a university professor for over 30 years. He is also the Director of Church Engagement for the Joni and Friends’ Christian Institute on Disability.…

Dr. Jody Collinge

Jody is a pediatrician who coordinates curriculum development with the Global CHE Network, helping to build their vast library of training resources.  She also has helped to develop Children’s CHE, or community health evangelism with children…

Dr. Martine Fristch

Dr. Martine Fritsch and her husband, Jean-Marc, have served among unreached people groups for 30 years in the African countries of Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Senegal and Madagascar. At the beginning of their ministry together, Martine and…

Dr. Ravi I. Jayakaran

Dr. Ravi I. Jayakaran has long term leadership experience in International poverty reduction and strategic programming. Dr. Jayakaran joined Medical Ambassadors International in June 2017 as the President/CEO.He is also the Catalyst for Integral…

Eric Dalrymple

Eric Dalrymple serves as the International Leader for Africa with ReachGlobal, the mission of the Evangelical Free Church of America. He is passionate about working with like-minded partners to bring clarity to vision and equipping leaders…

Garold Elston

Rev. Garold Elston MTh volunteers as the Director for the Collaborative for Neighborhood Transformation. Garold oversees work being done throughout the U.S. and his role is to train, coach and network with City Catalysts, Churches and NGOs to…

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada is the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends. Joni will be joining the IWMC this year with a pre-recorded video introduction of Dr. Jeff McNair who is the Director of Church Engagement for the Joni and Friends’ Christian…

Judy Fish

Judy serves as the Holistic Development Facilitator at Team Expansion.  Her focus is to integrate the strategy of CHE with the core purpose of Team Expansion; multiplying disciples among the unreached. She has lived and worked as an integral…

Keith Holloway

Keith Holloway is the senior director of Missions Development at World Challenge, Inc. and has served in multiple leadership positions over the last 24 years. As a young man, he was encouraged into ministry by David Wilkerson, and in 2007, he…

Kelly Pick

Kelly Pick, MSN, RNC, IBCLC is an experienced obstetrics and neonatal intensive care nurse, lactation consultant, and a nurse and patient educator. Kelly joined Medical Ambassadors International in 2019.

Linda Brock

Linda Brock, Volunteer CHE Consultant and Trainer for CMF International. Linda and her husband Garry recently retired after serving as missionaries with CMF International for 44 years. During that time they served in Africa and also worked…

Maggie Conrad

“Maggie Conrad” RN, CNM, MS is an experienced certified nurse-midwife nurse practitioner of over 25 years, with a variety of cross-cultural and missions experience.  In 2016, she began her role with Medical Ambassadors International as…

Rebecca Ifland

Rebecca and her husband live in Kingston, WA.  After homeschooling 8 children over 27 years, Rebecca was ready for a new challenge.  She is a NT Master Trainer a CHE trainer!  She is also a musician, nurse, loves to garden and a grandmother…

Ricardo Luna

Ricardo serves as the Executive Director of ConEL, part of the Latin World Evangelical Alliance.  He labors on behalf of God’s dream of unity that is highly relational, collaborative, and missional. ConEL serves greater than 500,000 Latin…

Terry Dalrymple

Terry currently serves as Coordinator of the Global CHE Network and Vice President of the Alliance for Transformational Ministry. He provides leadership to a growing movement, equipping and mobilizing Christians to work together for effective…

V. Chen

Dr. V Chen serves as Global Coordinator of Field Ministries with Medical Ambassadors International. He and his wife, Christine, worked together with an international NGO in Central Asia where he served as director of community development and…

Verne Pick

Verne Pick joined Medical Ambassadors in 2019, the same time as his wife, Kelly. He is an engineer and photographer and serves as Special Projects Facilitator, currently working on Men’s issues.

Young Gil Lee

Young Gil Lee is an International Vice Chancellor at Kumi University, currently stationed in India and South Korea. He also serves as a Special Assistant to the Governor of Gangwondo in Foreign Affairs and Unification, the Republic of Korea.…