Continue to check this growing list of confirmed presenters:
Jeff Barker holds the Endowed Professorship of Theatre at Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, and also teaches in the doctoral program at the Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies. He was selected Iowa Professor of the year in 2006.
Jeremy Begbie, professor at Duke University Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina and Cambridge University, England, and founder of Theology Through the Arts, a project "to discover and demonstrate ways in which the arts can contribute towards the renewal of Christian theology.” He is the author of several publications as well as the co-editor of Resonant Witness: Conversations between Music and Theology, Eerdmans, 2011.
Sandra Bowden, a visual artist who has been interpreting Scripture and her own spiritual walk through mixed media for more than forty years. She is the past president of CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts).
Paul Detterman, a teaching elder and church musician in the PC(USA), executive director of Presbyterians for Renewal and The Fellowship of Presbyterians, and co-author of Wise Church: Exploring Faith and Worship with Christians Around the World (Faith Alive, 2013).
Eileen Guenther, an internationally known organ recitalist and recording artist; minister of music and liturgy at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington DC; guest faculty member at Africa University in Zimbabwe; and currently president of the American Guild of Organists.
Tom Jennings, director of worship at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City since 1995; his work there has been featured in Jazz Times, Worship Leader, byFaith, and Charisma, as well as a documentary for Anglican Media Sydney; as a pianist, Tom has performed as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, and in opera, jazz, and caberet.
Pablo Jimenez, senior pastor of the Iglesia Cristiana (Descípulos de Cristo) in Espinosa, Dorado, Puerto Rico, and co-author of Pulpito: An Introduction to Hispanic Preaching. He has preached and taught in several countries in Central and North America. For more information, see his English or Spanish websites.
John A. Kohan, an artist, writer, and collector of works by modern artists from around the globe that have been inspired by religious themes.
Debbie Lou Ludolph, dean of the chapel and director of the Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where she teaches courses in worship and global song, directs the global song choir Inshallah, and hosts local and national conversations on worship praxis.
Michael Nabors, pastor of the New Calvary Baptist Church, Detroit, MI; as well as director of the MDiv program and professor of preaching at Ecumenical Theological Seminary, also in Detroit.
Mwenda Ntanrangwi, a cultural anthropologist and native of Kenya; executive director of the International Association for the Promotion of Higher Christian Education (IAPCHE); associate director of off-campus programs at Calvin College; and author or editor of eight books, including East African Hip Hop: Youth Culture and Globalization (University of Illinois, 2009).
Andy Park, song writer and worship leader long connected with Vineyard music, currently based in Surry, BC. He is co-author of the forthcoming volume on the Vineyard Fellowship in Eerdman's "The Church at Worship" series, scheduled for release later this year.
Cindy Rethmeier, worship leader and writer of songs and prayers for worship for many years in Vineyard churches and music conferences in North America and Great Britain; she currently leads the worship community at Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church in Costa Mesa, CA, and is co-author of the forth-coming volume on the Vineyard Fellowship in the Eerdmans Church at Worship series, scheduled for release later this year.
Lester Ruth, research professor of Christian worship at Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC, and the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL, and co-editor of "The Church at Worship" series with Eerdmans. He authored the third volume in the series, Longing for Jesus: Worship at a Black Holiness Church in Mississippi, Eerdmans, 2013.
Eric Sarwar, an ordained Presbyterian pastor from Pakistan, and founder and director of the Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship in Karachi.
James K. A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, and author of Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, Baker Academic, 2009, and Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works, Baker Academic, 2013. He also holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview.
Anne Zaki, teaches at the Evangelical Presbyterian Seminary, Cairo, Egypt, and continues to serve the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship on global initiatives.