TOPIC: DANIEL FOR DISCIPLESHIP TODAY
Nazarene Theological College, University of Manchester — Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Director of the MA in Urban Theology
Jazzology — Curator
CSSM since 1972
PhD (University of Notre Dame), DMin (Denver Seminary), BMus (Wheaton College)
Wes is married to Cynthia and they have five children and five grandchildren, and are actively involved in church-planting and theological education in Glasgow, Scotland. He grew up as a missionary kid until the age of seventeen in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo where his parents served as medical missionaries. After serving as a pastor in the United States for fifteen years, Wes and his family moved to Glasgow to start The Mosaic Community, a church-plant of Communitas International. The Mosaic Community recently birthed a second church that Cindy and Wes coach and mentor called The Upper Room Church made up almost entirely of asylum-seeking people and refugees from Muslim backgrounds.
He holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a DMin from Denver Seminary. Wes is also a Lecturer in Biblical Studies and in Urban Theology tracks for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the Nazarene Theological College and is the Director of Neopolis. Wes loves the odd mix of jazz and Gustav Mahler.
TOPIC: MIND, HEART, WILL: HOW GOD CHANGES US
The King's Academy — Teacher, Chapel Coordinator, Biblical Integration Team Leader
CSSM since 2000
DEdMin (Southern Seminary), MRE, ThM & MA (Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary), BS (Liberty University).
Kelly Hayes is passionate about teaching old truth to young people. He gets to live out that passion by coordinating chapel events, teaching classes (in Bible, worldview, worship), and heading up biblical integration efforts at The King’s Academy in Florence, SC. He has worked as pastor and teacher in a number of different environments and groups that have spanned age, size, and region. Kelly earned an undergraduate degree in Worship and Music from Liberty University. He continued his education by attending Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and earning graduate degrees in theological studies, religious education, and practical theology. In 2018, he graduated from Southern Seminary upon completing a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree. And, of course, another school has been highly influential in Kelly's life — the Csehy Summer School of Music. He attended Csehy as a camper (2000-2005), a counselor (2006), and a chapel speaker (2007-2015, 2019). Kelly and his wife, Jess, are members of the Church at Sandhurst where they partner to lead a college-age small group.
TOPIC: PHILIPPIANS — ‘COURAGEOUS FAITH’
Reedy Spring Baptist Church — Pastor
MDiv (Liberty Theological Seminary) & BS (Liberty University)
Pastor Dan is a native of South Jersey and currently resides in central Virginia where he serves as Pastor of Reedy Spring Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Liberty University and Liberty Theological Seminary with an Master of Divinity in church ministries. Dan has served churches in both Virginia and Florida and has a desire to help people discover and live out their true identity in Christ. He first sensed God’s call to ministry while a trumpet major at Csehy in 1995. Dan married his wife Laura in 2004 and is a dad to Layna Joy (2009) and Evan Daniel (2012). In his free time Dan enjoys gardening, cooking, fishing, great coffee, and watching football.
TOPIC: THE GOSPEL: KNOW IT, LIVE IT, SHARE IT
Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church — Assistant Pastor
MDiv (Missio Seminary), BA (Cedarville University)
Bill grew up in Philadelphia. He graduated with his undergraduate degree from Cedarville University and a Master of Divinity from Missio Seminary. He has been involved in youth ministry for over 15 years. Bill married his wife, Melody, in July 2013, which is the best thing that’s ever happened to him apart from the gospel.
Bill serves at Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church as Assistant Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach. His responsibilities include children’s ministry, youth ministry, small groups, all things related to Christian education, as well as putting together outreach programs and equipping members of the church to make evangelism a priority in their relational networks.
Bill and Melody live in Lancaster city with their sons, Griffin and Gavin, where they still cheer for the Phillies and Eagles!
TOPIC: STEWARDING OUR VOCATIONS AS PEOPLE MADE LIKE GOD
Crossworld — Director of Church Connections
MDiv (Missio Seminary), MA (University of Pittsburgh), BMus & BS (Cairn University)
John Spadafora grew up in Philadelphia, graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music, musicology and theology from Cairn (then Phila College of Bible), the University of Pittsburgh and Missio Seminary (then, Biblical Theological Seminary). He and his wife Diane (also a graduate of Cairn and Neumann University in Nursing) later worked in Italy with the Crossworld organization for 18 years, integrating his faith and music as a church-planter. He returned to the U.S. in 2006 and serves as Crossworld’s Director of Church Connections. He facilitates relationships with U.S. and international churches through networking, writing and speaking, casting vision for the church to equip and send disciple-makers from all professions to fulfill Jesus’ global mandate. He is passionate about the integration of faith in all of life, stewarding everything for Jesus’ Kingdom purposes both locally and globally. He loves all kinds of music, with the possible exception of country/western…to be explained during the week…and can’t really have a conversation with you if music that he likes is in the background…
John and Diane have been married for 39 years and have 3 children: Charissa, who is married to Michael Butrica (both graduates of Cairn); John Mark who is married to Anna Dini; and Elisabetta (Lulu). They now reside in Havertown PA.