John Shin, MD
Dr. John Shin graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine then completed his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He also completed an advanced fellowship in cancer immunotherapy at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Shin currently works as a medical oncologist at Loma Linda University and has a burden to share Christ with cancer patients.
Dr. Shin is grateful to have been mentored by the AMEN organization throughout his time in training and seeks to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals to dedicate their careers to Christ. As president, Dr. Shin’s vision for AMEN is that it will serve as a catalyst for all people to engage in effective medical ministry for the purpose of spreading the gospel message.
His wife Elisa is a dentist by training, and they are blessed with three children: Sophia, Charis, and Kyle.
Brian Schwartz, MD
Dr. Brian Schwartz is an Interventional and Structural Heart Cardiologist and serves as Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Service Line at Kettering Health in Dayton, Ohio.
Having been personally touched by the power of the gospel, Dr. Schwartz longed to make his medical work a healing ministry. His association with AMEN has helped him integrate prayer and Christian spirituality into his practice in a more intentional and natural way.
Dr. Schwartz served as AMEN president for 5 years and editor of the Medical Evangelist (AMEN’s Journal) for 10 years.
He and his wife, Lyndi, also a physician, have a passion for the gospel and ministry.
Norman McNulty, MD
Norman McNulty, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist practicing in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Prior to starting his neurology practice, he served for two years as a missionary at the Adventist hospital in Trinidad. He is a Loma Linda School of Medicine graduate and also completed neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology training at Loma Linda.
Dr. McNulty enjoys studying the Adventist prophetic message and travels around the world speaking in his free time. He is the author of the recently published book ‘Daniel: Practical Living in the Judgment Hour’. He is married to Joelle, and they have four young daughters, Saralyn, Anneke, Madeline, and Ruby.
Donn LaTour, MD
Dr. Donn LaTour received his medical degree from Loma Linda University of Medicine and his PhD in Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology. He completed his dermatology residency, as well as a one-year advanced Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery Fellowship at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.
Dr. LaTour’s Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery Fellowship provided him with in depth expertise in the management of skin cancer. Dr. LaTour returned to his home state of Michigan, to begin his practice in 1997. Since that time, he has expanded his practice with offices in Jackson, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Sturgis and Angola. Dr. Donn LaTour is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dr. LaTour has a passion for medical ministry and has been involved with AMEN since its inception. He and his wife, Dr. Esther LaTour, have 2 children.
Josianne Bailey-Abesamis, MD
Program Committee Chair
Josianne Bailey-Abesamis, MD, MBA, is a Loma Linda School of Medicine ’19 and Internal Medicine Residency Program ’22 graduate. She currently serves as one of the Internal Medicine Chief Residents at Loma Linda University Medical Center and is pursuing a future as a hospitalist and clinician. Her journey through medicine has had its mountains and valleys (as shared on the AMEN Sozo podcast), which she is now grateful for as it has given her the heart to better understand the trials and suffering of her patients. She is married to her best friend, Michael Abesamis, PTA, who shares her hope in Christ. Their prayer is that they will be gifted the opportunities to help make Heaven more full because of how God brings us together to share, encourage, and teach each other through our high and low moments in this life.
Todd Guthrie, MD, PC
Editor – The Medical Evangelist
Dr. Todd Guthrie is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, practicing in Mt. Shasta, California. Dr. Guthrie sees AMEN as a catalyst to further facilitate the bringing together of the everlasting gospel of Revelation 14:6–12 and the Adventist health message. He firmly believes that medical missionary evangelism will open hearts in preparation for and in conjunction with the outpouring of God’s Spirit in the final days of earth’s history. Dr. Guthrie, his wife, Patti, and their four children have been involved for years in ministry in their local church and abroad.