Conference

Speakers

Todd Guthrie, MD, PC

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.

Description:

Obtaining lasting change in health habits is one of the major obstacles facing providers and patients today. Power to change for the better only comes from our Creator, who revealed this power in His life and in His ultimate gift through the cross.

Objectives:

  • Outline the current challenge in obtaining lasting healthy behavioral change
  • Discuss the recognition of this crying need by healthcare funding agencies
  • Illustrate how Dr. Luke’s view of the cross can impact motivation and identity for long-term, lasting change.

Schedule

Thu 7:30 PM
At the Crossroads: The Cross, the healthcare crisis, and power for lasting change CME

Steven Grabiner

Steven Grabiner, is president of Outpost Centers International, a global network of supporting ministries. He travels extensively, conducting seminars on the book of Revelation, apologetics, and leadership principles. He lives with his wife Vivian in Tennessee and volunteers as the pastor of the East Ridge SDA church.

Description:

You will be blessed and challenged each morning by Stephen Grabiner. Through the presentations he hopes to help you:

  • Redefine your priorities to be more in line with those displayed in the life of Jesus;
  • Recommit to a life of dedication to Christ and those whom you serve;
  • Refresh your spiritual life through contemplation of the cross.

Schedule

Fri 7:30 AM
Surveying the Cross: The Offense
Sat 7:30 AM
Surveying the Cross: The Power
Sun 7:30 AM
Surveying the Cross: The Impact

Peter Landless, MB, B.CH, FACC, FASNC

Dr. Peter Landless, a cardiologist from South Africa, is the Director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department and the Executive Director of the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (ICPA). He has been actively involved in medical mission work, either directly or administratively, throughout his entire career.

His wife, Rosalind, is a software engineer. He has two daughters who are in health and allied health professions–music therapy, occupational therapy.

His passion is the blended ministry–the recognition and practice of spirituality in health.

Description:

Objectives:

  • Illustrate the importance of practical spirituality in the professional setting.
  • Foster interest in the importance of values and principles in even difficult circumstances.
  • Challenge attendees to engage in blended ministry (caring for body, mind, and spirit).

Schedule

Fri 9:35 AM
Learning to Carry the Cross CME

Don Mackintosh

Mackintosh has a rich background in medical missionary work / ministry. He has worked as a registered nurse in multiple settings, a church pastor / evangelist, and an evangelism school Director. He currently serves as the lead pastor / chaplain and the Director of NEWSTART Global at Weimar Institute in Northern California. He is married to Luminitsa, and has 4 growing children (James, Donnie, Katherine & Elisabeth).

Schedule

Fri 11:00 AM
The Cross: It's Prophetic & Healing Significance CME

Kelly Kinsley, MD

Dr. Kinsley practices Dermatology at North Pacific Dermatology. He and his wife Beverly live in McKinleyville, CA. The couple has twins, Micah and Anya, who are attending their first year of college at Southern Adventist University.

Description:

To the Greeks it was foolishness and to the Jews it was a stumbling block. Was the cross a scandalous end of Jesus’ three and a half years of public ministry or was it heavens most amazing and sublime training session for the universe? Jesus tried to prepare His disciples to be able to answer this question but their human hearts found the lessons of the cross the hardest to grasp. Now, over two thousand years later, has anything really changed?

Schedule

Fri 7:30 PM
The Message of the Cross

John Shin

John Shin is currently a fourth year medical student at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He serves as president of the AMEN Student Chapter and Chaplain for the LLU School of Medicine Senate. John plans to go into internal medicine and is passionate about using his future career to reach people for Christ. He is happily married to Elisa Shin and enjoys spending time with their dog Teddy.

Description:

On Sabbath morning, John Shin will be sharing his testimony of how God led him into medicine.

Schedule

Sat 9:35 AM
Great is Thy Faithfulness: My Journey into Medicine

Eric Walsh, MD

Dr. Walsh is a graduate of Oakwood University. Currently he is the Chief Medical Officer at Health to Hope Clinics in Riverside CA. He seeks to serve God through the practice of medicine and the preaching of the gospel.

Description:

Society’s focus on health is increasing. Yet even physical health is temporary. Christians must strive to be more than fit, like Christ we must be “cross fit”.

Schedule

Sat 11:30 AM
Crossfit: Training for Eternity

Mark Finley, MA, DD

Pastor Mark Finley has been involved in Christian ministry for more than 35 years—preaching, teaching, offering spiritual growth workshops and presenting health lectures. He currently serves as a special assistant to the president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Pastor Finley has had a passion for medical evangelism since the beginning of his ministry. He often invites physicians to conduct health lectures during his evangelistic meetings. Pastor Finley says of AMEN, “The New Testament presents a Jesus who is interested in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of life. AMEN offers physicians and dentists an innovative opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Master.

Pastor Finley serves as General Conference Advisor to AMEN’s board of directors. He is married to Ernestine, his partner in life and ministry. They have three adult children.

Description:

On Sabbath evening Pastor Mark Finley will share how Christ’s healing grace first changes us then changes how we relate to our patients. He will share how a theology of the cross influences not only who we are but everything we do. Although witness is a conscious act, it also involves a sort of subtle, unconscious influence in the lives we live and the words we speak. An atmosphere of God’s grace flowing through committed medical practitioners impacts patients in ways we will never know until eternity.

Schedule

Sat 7:30 PM
The Cross Connection: How love flowing from the cross changes us and our patients