Life More Abundant – Networking Walks


Create a space where attendees can process together what they are learning and brainstorm ways of implementing “Life More Abundant” in their practices, work situations, and home lives.


ALL groups will meet at their assigned time in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel. Please be on time so the group can proceed promptly to the specified location/begin the walk.


At the 2022 AMEN conference we have intentionally incorporated networking sessions into the conference with the goal of enhancing the ‘equipping’ component.

The network walks will meet Friday, Sabbath, and Sunday mornings. They will be conducted during the ‘usual’ morning devotional hour and breakfast hour to give 2 hours for rotating network walks and breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 – 9:20am and groups will meet for their walk before or after breakfast. They could also choose to meet during breakfast if desired. See times and leaders below to sign up.

The goal is to highlight networking and effectively EQUIP attendees as a central part of the conference. We believe providing an opportunity to cultivate closer relationships in small groups and giving you time to process and discuss the messages presented will greatly enhance learning. By sharing ideas for implementation of concepts presented, it is our hope you will leave the conference feeling more equipped and ready to make changes and share Christ more effectively on a daily basis when you return home.

Network Group Thought Community:

We encourage you to get involved and share your thoughts with your group members. Each day your group leader will ask you to submit the following online:

  1. My contribution to today’s theme/discussion is…
  2. Additional thoughts/ideas I have regarding today’s theme/discussion that may be helpful to others…

Melinda Skau, MD (bio)

  • Living the Abundant Life ALL the Days of Our Life.

  • Explore how to practically apply God’s promises as He develops us into His “Treasures” through our stresses and traumas.
  • 7:30-8:30 AM

Thought Community

Eric Taylor, MD (bio)

  •  Abundant Life at the Intersection – NOTE: Will meet in a room NOT walk

  • We will discuss motivating or inspiring providers to start or continue sharing Christ.
  • 7:30-8:30 AM

Thought Community

John Torquato, MD (bio)

  • Abundant life as a newly practicing provider, resident, or student

  • Identify areas of strength, potential weaknesses, unique opportunities and common barriers to abundant living as a student, resident or early practitioner.
  • 7:30-8:30AM

Thought Community

Ismael Facio, Pastor (bio)

  • Reversing the Worst Evil
  • We will discuss Ellen White’s quote regarding ‘the worst evil’ and how we can bridge the gap between medical missionaries and gospel ministers to see the right arm of the gospel strengthened, opening doors and protecting the body in this end time.
  • 7:30-8:30AM

Thought Community

Olen & Danae Netteburg MD (bio)

  • Abundant Families – Kids Group
  • Join our morning get together as we sink our toes in the sand. All ages welcome, but there will be plenty of energy from all of the young ones in the group! Start with a little exercise and finish with a devotional.
  • 7:30-8:30AM

Thought Community

Claudia Moncada, DDS (bio)

  • The Catalyst for Believing, Living and Sharing Life Abundant.
  • Are you struggling to share Christ, or offer prayer to you come into contact with? Do you feel like your “work” situation is not ideal to share Christ? Find a safe space to openly discuss challenges, struggles and victories in your efforts to share Christ.
  • 7:45-8:30AM

Thought Community

Kianna Simmons, DMD (bio)

  • Prioritizing Patients, Practice & Parenthood
  • Practical ways in which we may balance parenting, operating a healthcare practice and ministering to patients for a more abundant living for all.
  • 8:00-9:00 AM

Thought Community

John Chung, MD (bio)

  • Seeing God Visibly in The Practice
  • Sharing real-life experiences with patients which have led to more abundant life; both for the patients and myself
  • 8:15-9:15 AM

Thought Community

Amarachi Nwankpah, MD (bio)

  • An Abundant Prayer Life Despite Disappointment
  • One thing I have learned in my professional life is: You can’t give what you don’t have. How do you inspire faith in God when you lack it yourself? During this time we will discuss biblical principles of persevering prayer. Join us as we explore practical ways to live a life more abundantly through prayer!
  • 8:30-9:20 AM

Thought Community

Todd Guthrie, MD (bio)

  • Meet Your Match: Finding a Godly Spouse in a Broken World
  • Some people are single by choice. Others hope to marry. Join us in discussing how to prepare for marriage and find a compatible spouse.
  • 8:30-9:15 AM

Thought Community

Michael Abesamis, PTA (bio) & Pete Lingas, DPT (bio)

  • Spiritual self care and your attachment style
  • We will discuss the importance of your attachment style and how it may affect your willingness to witness and share Christ in the work place.
  • 8:30-9:20 AM

Thought Community