Plenary Session I – Location: Esmeralda BallroomRadical: Burning, Balance or Flame Out? — Edwin Nebblett MD CMECDE
11:00AM – 12:00 PM
Plenary Session II – Location: Esmeralda BallroomRadical Practice — John Torquato MD — CME
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Exhibits Open (12pm - Choir Practice Esmeralda Ballroom)
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch – Location: Esmeralda Lawn (Network Groups at lunch tables – Sign up sheets are available at the AMEN registration desk to select a topic/group to participate in.)
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Breakout Sessions ADental: Clinic to Go: The Mechanics of a Portable Church and Community Dental Clinic – Location: Esmeralda 6 — Abel Loredo CDEMedical Ministry: Radical Journey – Necessity of Sacrifice – Location: Valencia I – Hotel TL — John Torquato MD & Andrew Roquiz Dr CMEMinistry: Sanitariums: how small is too small and how big is too big? – Location: Valencia II – Hotel TL — Nicolae Dan CME: Pain Management – Location: Valencia VI – Hotel TL — Joe Kim CMEFirst time attendees: Praying with Patient – Location: Prayer Room: Mountain View – Hotel LL — Brian Schwartz MD , Brock Arms MD & Mark Finley MA, DD CME
Breakout Sessions CDental: Free Clinics: A Comprehensive Effect – Location: Esmeralda 6 — Carlos Moretta DDS CDEMedical Ministry: Strategic Mentoring in Radical Times* – Location: Valencia I – Hotel TL — John Torquato MD & Mark Finley MA, DD CMEMinistry: Adventist Recovery Ministries and the 12-steps as a tool for Wholeness – Location: Valencia II – Hotel TL — Katia Reinert CMECME: Micro to Macro: The GI Microbiome, the Campus and the World – Location: Valencia VI – Hotel TL — Albert Kim CME
5:20 – 6:00 PM
Exhibits Open/Networking/Sabbath Preparation (5:30pm - Choir Practice Esmeralda Ballroom)
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Supper – Location: Esmeralda Lawn
7:20 – 9:00 PM
Evening MeetingRadical Resolution: the Healing Faith and Rest of Christ – Location: Esmeralda Ballroom — John Howe MD
Morning Devotional – Location: Esmeralda BallroomRadical Mission — Jeremy Arnall
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Breakfast – Location: Esmeralda Lawn
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.
Mark Ranzinger MD
Mark Ranzinger is a board certiﬁed, minimally invasive surgeon currently practicing in Goshen, Indiana. Though Dr. Ranzinger has many honors to his credit, the aspect of his medical service that he values the most is his service as a missionary surgeon in Africa for seven years. What many do not know about Dr. Ranzinger, is that his undergraduate degree was in theology. Thus he has, since the beginning of his training, had a deep and abiding interest in combining the practice of medicine with the preaching of the gospel. Dr. Ranzinger considers himself blessed to be married to his wife Ruth, and they have three children - Andrew, Aubrey, and Elliot.
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.
Daryl Cheng MD
Daryl Cheng is a pediatric fellow at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, with interests in public and preventative health in both urban and developing contexts. Raised as a Seventh-day Adventist, Daryl’s passion lies in blending his healthcare background with evangelistic methods to reach the secular mind – especially students and young professionals.
Berenice Cheng DDS
Berenice Cheng is a dentist based in Melbourne, Australia actively involved in health and secular campus ministry. A second-generation Seventh-day Adventist, she continues to be an active leader in her local church and is passionate about challenging SDA youth to have a real and meaningful experience with God, whilst still maintaining a focus on winning souls.
A graduate of Southern Adventist University, Jeremy Arnall currently serves as senior pastor at the Greeneville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Greeneville, TN. For nearly 8 years he has enjoyed serving this active congregation. Together they have sought to explore and expand new and creative ways of outreach to their community. He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Tina, and together they have two young boys, Jason & Jordan. Their hobbies include backpacking, photography and travel.
Sebastien Braxton is a graduate student in communication, a Christian entrepreneur seeking to leverage new technologies and communications for the cause of God, and a radical preacher of our end-time message. He serves as CEO for The New Life Challenge. He is loving life with his wife Candis, and their three kids: Naphtali, Zenon, and Merari.
John Howe MD
"Radical Resolution” describes both the moral vision to recognize our brokenness and the resolve to live with integrity. The Faith of Christ and the Rest (as in Sabbath Rest) of Christ will be explored as the healing instruments of God to wholeness and salvation."
John grew up as the youngest of three brothers in the Howe home on the coast of Maine. He married the love of his life -- Martina (Houmann) Howe -- in May of 2012 shortly before beginning their respective educations in Medicine and Dentistry at Loma Linda University (Classes of 2016). They are now based in New Hampshire where John is a Medical Intern in the Internal Medicine Residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Edwin Nebblett MD
Dr. Edwin Nebblett currently practices family medicine, serving two small clinics in Catron county, New Mexico. His passion for sharing the principles of good health is surpassed only by his desire to live and share the practical gospel. Dr. Nebblett and his family regularly speak at churches and campmeetings, helping families to embrace Jesus Christ as an ever-present help in life’s challenges. Edwin is married to Maria; the couple have four young-adult children whose joy it is to engage in ministry with their parents.
John Torquato MD
Lyndi Schwartz MD
Andrew Roquiz Dr
Andrew Roquiz is a family
medicine physician learning
medical ministry through
mentoring in Hayden, Idaho.
He is a recent graduate
of Loma Linda School
of Medicine and Kaiser
Permanente Woodland Hills
Family Medicine Residency.
Brian Schwartz MD
Dr. Brian Schwartz is an interventional cardiologist practicing in Kettering, Ohio. As a medical student, he struggled with his faith, nearly coming to the point of giving up. He was reclaimed through a deeper understanding of the meaning of Christ's sacrifice and its implications for his personal life.
Dr. Schwartz struggled for years with the nagging conviction that medicine should be more than just a job. He longed to make his medical work a healing ministry. His association with AMEN has helped him to integrate Christian spirituality into his practice in a more intentional and more natural way. It brings him joy to share with his patients the message that has so touched his heart. Dr. Schwartz serves as the editor of Medical Evangelist, AMEN's journal. He and his wife, internist Lyndi Schwartz, MD are a powerful ministry team in Dayton, Ohio.
Brock Arms MD
Dr. Brock Arms is a graduate
of the University of Michigan
School of Dentistry, Dr. Arms
has practiced dentistry for
22 years. Currently he has
a dental practice in Cadillac,
Michigan. He has a passion
for giving back through
mission dentistry both locally
& abroad. He and his wife
Heidi live in the country,
have horses and many other
animals. They have been
married for 14 years and have
three children: Brockton(12),
Weston(10) and Gabriele(5).
Aysha Inankur MD
Aysha Inankur is board certified in Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. She practices at Park Ridge Health Endocrinology in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2006, completed internal medicine residency at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Dr. Inankur’s interest in medical ministry began during grade school when she observed physicians teach community health classes at her church. Having attended the 2005 conference as a medical student, she credits AMEN with teaching her practical ways to integrate faith into her medical practice. She believes God will continue using AMEN to train students and professionals to perform comprehensive health ministry.
Carlos Moretta DDS
Dr. Carlos Moretta completed his dental training at Loma Linda University in 2001. He worked briefly in private practice and served as a part-time faculty member at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry before completing post-graduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2009.
Dr. Moretta strongly believes in overseas mission work. In his first year of dental school alone, he went on eight missionary trips including trips to Mexico and Brazil. He is active in church ministry and is a mentor to many students, young dentists, and residents in the Loma Linda area. His wife Dafne is an internal medicine physician.
Stephen Waterbrook MD
A 2004 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Waterbrook completed his general surgery residency at Northeastern Ohio University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Waterbrook serves at Kettering Medical Center and Sycamore Medical Center, and is a clinical assistant professor of surgery for Wright State University School of Medicine. He serves on the board of directors for Physician Hospital Alliance, at Good Neighbor House, and on the Kettering Health Network Cancer Committee.
Beyond these professional activities, Dr. Waterbrook has a passion to make “each work of healing an occasion for implanting divine principles in the mind and soul” -Ministry of Healing, p. 20.
He is happily married to a beautiful nurse named Katie.