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Individual Presentations
Enter the name for this tabbed section: JACQUIE OTTMAN
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Jacquie is one of NAIITS distinguished faculty and teachings Ministry Leadership.

“It has been wonderful to see two courses I teach that investigate leadership, diversity and Indigenous history and education receive and gain student interest and recognition. These courses will contribute to the knowledge and understanding of diversity in the general population and of Aboriginal people. I have also been greatly encouraged with the requests to review articles and manuscripts, to continue to be invited to speak to small and large groups of people (e.g. Organizational Leadership faculty and doctoral students at Eastern University and the Saskatchewan Leadership Conference 2011), and to engage in stimulating organizational planning as a member of a Board of Directors for a college transitioning to a university.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: CHUCK CONNIRY
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Academic Background: BA, American Christian School of Religion; MDiv, Bethel Theological Seminary; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Christian Spiritual Discernment; American Religious History; Postmodern Philosophy; Postmodern Theology; Systematic Theology; Praxis-based pedagogy

I embrace my role as vice president and dean of George Fox Evangelical Seminary with a deep awareness of God's calling to be here. What energizes me most about life at George Fox is the opportunity to serve with the "Crème de la crème" of Christ's followers. Our staff and faculty are the best of the best; our students represent the most dedicated servants of Jesus Christ. Every member of the George Fox University community is committed to the institution's shared mission to be a Christ-centered community that “prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.”
Enter the name for this tabbed section: CASEY CHURCH
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His name means “Hole in the Clouds.” A member of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians of Southwest Lower Michigan, Casey and his wife Lora, a Navajo, have been involved in what they call “contextual ministry” for almost twenty years. They are Christians wholly committed to affirming, respecting and embracing what they view as God-given cultural realities of Native American people. Casey is also one of NAIITS faculty. Check out this video of Casey teaching at William Carey University in March 2014.

https://vimeo.com/89548740
Panel Presentations
Enter the name for this tabbed section: ANNE DILENSCHNEIDER
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Anne is a licensed professional counselor at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She has a PhD in clinical psychology, and her cross-cultural research was focused on restorative justice. She is also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. Anne’s engagement with Native American communities shapes her work. She interned with the all Diné/Navajo staff at Adsani doo Alchini Bighan (a Diné/Navajo domestic violence shelter) in Shiprock, NM and she served as a pastor of the Round Valley United Methodist Church on that reservation in California. She is currently a participant in the education, preservation and restorative justice project related to the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians in Canton, SD (an “asylum” without medical staff that was actually a prison until 1933 for Native Americans from 53 tribes); and she is a participant in the 10-year relational restorative justice commitment between the Sicangu Lakota of the Rosebud Reservation and Wiconi International/Sioux Falls Seminary/Sioux Falls Psychological Services (now in its 9th year). Her cross-cultural research on restorative justice, and her training and experience designing, and participating in, the first restorative justice program for adolescent girls in the California juvenile justice system also shapes this presentation.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: GENE GREEN
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(PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Before coming to Wheaton in 1996, he served for over a decade as Professor of New Testament as well as Academic Dean and Rector of the Seminario ESEPA in San José, Costa Rica. He is the author of two commentaries in Spanish, 1 Pedro y 2 Pedro (Caribe) and 1 y 2 Tesalonicenses (Portavoz), and English commentaries on 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Eerdmans) and 2 Peter and Jude (Baker Academic). He co-authored a New Testament introduction entitled The New Testament in Antiquity (Zondervan) and is currently writing Vox Petri: A Theology of Peter (IVP). Gene is the co-editor of Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective (IVP) and the “Majority World Theology Series” (Eerdmans). His special research interest is the intersection of the Christian faith and cultures, both ancient and contemporary. Gene is an ordained minister who has pastored and taught in churches in the United States and Latin America since 1972. He also served many years as a Board member of John Stott Ministries. Gene and his wife, Deborah, have two daughters, Gillian and Christiana.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: LESLIE JONES
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-author, communicator, lives south of Nashville, TN with her husband, KC, and their 3 creative, funny and kind children. After more than 10 years as a mother-baby specialist (doula, childbirth educator, lactation consultant, trainer and author), she decided to do something crazy - go to seminary! She is currently studying with NAIITS (MAIS program) through George Fox Evangelical Seminary. She’s worked with kids and youth through the YMCA, Rocketown, Wild Goose Festival, churches, and other settings. Her special interests include womanist theology, the intersection of Black and Native American history and theology, practical theology and health issues (particularly around stress, women, birth and children). Micky likes to facilitate interesting conversations, ask challenging questions, participate in transformative experiences … and dance.