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African American Discipleship
Dr. Meredith L. Griffin Jr. is the lead and founding pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Hampton University, a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, and an earned Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University. He resides in Newark, Delaware with his wife Doris L. P. Griffin, Ed.D. They have two children, Rolanda Natalie and Meredith Lee, III.
Hispanic Discipleship Pastor Johel Rodriguez is from San José, Costa Rica. He and his wife have 3 children. Johel has a heart for church planting, that is what brought him to the United States, helping his cousin plant a Hispanic church in Indiana. He also planted a Latino church in SC and is currently planting a church in NC. Right now, he is working with his church district to unite all of the Latino pastors to have a vision for multiplication. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Discipulado hispano El pastor Johel Rodríguez es originario de San José, Costa Rica. Él y su esposa tienen 3 hijos. Johel tiene un corazón para plantar iglesias, eso fue lo que lo trajo a los Estados Unidos. Él iba a estar ayudando a su primo a plantar una iglesia hispana en Indiana. A su vez, plantó una iglesia latina en Carolina del Sur y, actualmente, está plantando una iglesia en Carolina del Norte. En este momento, está trabajando con el distrito al cual pertenece su iglesia para unir a todos los pastores latinos de modo que tengan una visión de multiplicación.
Nuk Oden is a 2011 Houghton alumna who serves as the Director of the Mosaic Center. Having her master’s in mental health counseling and post-masters in higher education from Indiana Wesleyan University, Nuk has both a research-based orientation towards interventions and praxis that impacts the holistic development of the individual as well as an acknowledgment of systems and community effects. Nuk is currently pursuing her Ph.D. through Regent University.
Evangelism & Church Vitality
In 2017 Mark O. Wilson joined the faculty of Southern Wesleyan University as Assistant Professor of Discipleship, Multiplication & Renewal. Prior to this, he served for 26 years as senior pastor of Hayward Wesleyan Church in Wisconsin. Mark’s passion is to encourage pastors and churches to be the best version of who God created them to be. He is the author of two books: Filled Up, Poured Out, and Purple Fish, and is currently completing a doctorate in preaching at Wesley Seminary. Mark and his wife, Cathy, have five grown children and live in Central, South Carolina.
Shalom Liddick is a Nigerian-born, Belizean raised and currently living in Tucson, Arizona. She is the pastor of Resurrection Life Church AZ, a network of house churches. She is married to Michael with four children, Marlena, Elijah, Jacob, and Destiny.
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship
*Upcoming conversation, “Learn to Lead Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Courses” on 3/31/2021 at 7:00 pm ET*
Tom and his wife Lydia pastored a church in Indiana before following God’s call to missionary service with Global Partners in Latin America. They served 38 years in Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Ecuador and are currently on special assignment with Global Partners as Hispanic Ministry Consultants. First introduced to EHS IN 2014, Tom has since facilitated the course in both Spanish and English in Latin America and in the United States.
Native American Discipleship
Pastor Cheryl Arguello and her husband Tito, pastor at Lakota Chapel in Pierre SD. They have 10 children and 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Cheryl is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The Lord led her to help start The Corner Stone Rescue Mission in Rapid City, SD in 1982. She was ordained in 2016. Cheryl feels called to the Native American people to be a light in the darkness and shine forth the Love of God and pray for the salvation of those who are lost.
Dan Walker is a strategist and consultant with CaminoRoad, a company focused on developing individuals and organizations in the areas of leadership, culture, and praxis. Dan is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan church and has 20 years of church, nonprofit, and community development leadership experience. Dan is pursuing a doctorate in Urban Ministry Leadership at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago and serves as an adjunct professor at Wesley Seminary.
Zach Szmara is the National Director of Immigrant Connection. He has been a Department of Justice accredited legal representative since 2014 and has served over 2100 immigrants from 100+ nations in the 6 years he has led his local Immigrant Connection site. He also serves as the pastor of The Bridge Community Church – a multilingual, multicultural, multiethnic church in Logansport, Indiana. He has spoken nationally on the topic of immigration, diaspora, multi-cultural/multi-ethnic diversity, and holistic outreach to immigrants and refugees. He is married to Lyndy, a special education administrator, and they have one son, Isaac.
Suk May Yei
Suk May Yei, serves at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church in Western NY as Pastor of Prayer and Care. Born and raised in Asia under both Chinese and British Culture. Worked in the Banking industry for twenty-eight years in Asia and USA; also served in a multiethnic home church as lay leader for 14.5 years in New York City; before responding to the Lord’s call to vocational ministries. Her key ministry focus today is prayer, one-on-one discipleship, and connection.