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2018 Summit speakers


David Bereit, founder and former leader of 40 Days for Life
1 workshop:
Raving Fans: Rapidly Grow the Network of People Who Love Your Work
3 plenaries:
Faith: Awaken the Church
Hope: Unleash Your Potential
Love: Convert More Hearts & Minds


Dr. Adam Blickley, MD, Medical Director for Pregnancy Resource Center and Alpha Grand Rapids
1 workshop:
Expanded Medical Services for PCCs: Why & How to Implement Ultrasound & STD Testing


Kalie Bunce, Director of Community Relations, Alpha Grand Rapids
1 workshop:
►What's Your Reach? Why an Online Presence Matters for Your PCC


Carolyn Doyle, Executive Director of Lakeshore Pregnancy Centers in West Michigan
2 workshops:
►Important Questions God Asks
►Practicing Presence


Rich Dorsey, Divisional Planned Giving Director for the Salvation Army
2 workshops:
►Getting to the Heart of the Matter with Donors
►Understanding New Charitable Giving Laws: Plus No-Cost Ways to Increase Giving


Bob Foust, Executive Director of Sav-A-Life Shelby in Pelham, Alabama
2 workshops
►Making Funds, Not Frustration: Principles of Maxing Resources for Events
►Leading Through Change: Tricky Transitions (with Tom Lothamer)


Colleen Geisel, Executive Director of Alpha Women's Center in Grand Rapids, MI
1 workshop:
►Forming a Support Group for Single Moms (with Ruth Gillesse)


Ruth Gillesse, Director of Client Services at Alpha Women's Center in Grand Rapids, MI
1 workshop:
►Forming a Support Group for Single Moms (with Colleen Geisel)


Jor-El Godsey, President of Heartbeat International
1 plenary: Leading Through Struggle 
2 workshops:
►Leading in Righteousness
►Leading Under Opposition: Withstanding Attacks


Tom Lothamer, Ambassador, Life Matters Worldwide
2 workshops:
►Leading Through Change: Tricky Transitions (with Bob Foust)
►Multicultural Evangelism (with Holly Friesen)


Jennifer MacDonald, Director of the Blue Water PCC in Port Huron, MI
1 Workshop:
►Talking to Every Client about Adoption


Ray Paget, Pastor of Grand Haven Community Baptist Church
1 workshop: 
►Connecting with Churches


James Quist, CPA
1 workshop:
►Ninja 990 Knowledge: Acquiring the Skills to Complete the 990


Leann Roosa, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager for Blue Water PCC in Port Huron, MI
1 workshop:
►The Finesse of Graceful Confrontation: Asking Challenging Questions with Motivational Interviewing


Derrick & Julie Tennant, The Love Chromosome
2 workshops:
►Loving the Unborn When Their Parents Tick You Off
►Every Obstacle is An Opportunity


Eric Verstraete, President of Life Matters Worldwide
1 workshop:
►Create Your Center's Environment: Elevating the Client's Value Goes Hand-in-Hand with a Sense of Urgency about Giving the Gospel

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