The RESTORE conference will be looking at an understanding of God gleaned from Scripture which shapes our call as Christians – the work of God in restoring humanity taken up by the church.
During the two day conference we will be covering such things as the solicitude of God and how this is to be taken up in our own lives, the wonder of creation and how to live well within the created order, and the practice of presence with God and with people.
Scripture will serve as a foundation out of which these themes are gleaned.
Chris Webb is an Anglican priest, author, speaker and teacher dedicated to helping people experience a richer walk with God by growing in prayer and the spiritual life.
Chris works as Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey Retreat House. He has ministered in a wide variety of contexts: as president of Renovaré, a spiritual formation ministry in the USA; as parish priest in Welsh farming communities and steelworking towns; and even in a church for the homeless.
He is the author of two books: The Fire of the Word (2011) and God-Soaked Life (2017). He and his family live in the heart of rural Leicestershire.
MaryKate Morse is the Executive Dean of Portland Seminary at George Fox University and a professor of Leadership & Spiritual Formation. She is also the Lead Mentor in the Doctor of Ministry program on Leadership & Spiritual Formation. She is a church planter, spiritual director, leadership mentor and coach, speaker, and author including Making Room for Leadership: Power, Space, and Influence, A Guidebook to Prayer, and Lifelong Leadership. She is passionate about companioning and resourcing people on the front lines of ministry.
Rev. Dr. Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D. (McGill University) is Senior Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale. He is a licensed psychologist and Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
He has published numerous articles and books, including three major texts, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective (Baker Academic, 2011), Lay Counseling (2nd ed., with Eric Scalise, Zondervan, 2016), and Shepherding God’s People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry (Baker Academic, 2019), Full Service (Baker, 2006), Coping with Depression (2nd ed., with John Ortberg, Baker, 2004), Rest (Regent College Publishing, 2003), and Disciplines of the Holy Spirit (with Douglas Gregg, Zondervan, 1997).
He is married to Angela and they live in Pasadena, California. They have two grown children Carolyn and Andrew who is married to Jenn. He is originally from Singapore.
Richard Hovey is a pastor, teacher, and founding director of Renovaré Canada. He has pastored in various locations in different provinces over the past 25 years, serving both rural and urban churches, and is currently serving as an Associate Pastor for First Baptist in Regina, SK. His passions include spiritual formation, which he teaches at Briercrest Seminary (Caronport, SK). Richard holds a BA in Sociology, MA in Pastoral Counselling, MA in Theology, and a DMin in Leadership and Spiritual Formation. He is married to Julie and they reside in Caronport, SK; they have 3 daughters (two grown and one at home).
Jeffrey P. Greenman
Jeffrey P. Greenman is President and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College. Prior to assuming his present role in 2015, he served as Academic Dean and Executive Vice President at Regent.Dr. Greenman is an experienced leader in evangelical theological education. Between 2005–2013, he served as Associate Dean of Biblical & Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Previously, he worked for nine years at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, where he held the R.J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership (2003–2005), served as Vice President & Academic Dean (1998–2003), and directed a Master of Theological Studies program (1996–1998). Before taking up these leadership roles in theological education, he worked in the US government in the areas of education and juvenile justice, as well as working in national politics and in educational consulting.
Ven. Dr. Pilar Gateman is an apprentice of Jesus who also works as the Executive Officer for the Anglican Diocese of Calgary. Her doctoral research was in the area of the Spiritual Formation of leadership in the church, specifically concerned with how the Examen works in that formation. She works with those discerning a call to ordained life and runs a workshop for discernment of call as well as many on various Spiritual Disciplines. She teaches classes on Spiritual Autobiography and Spiritual Formation at a local seminary and provides Spiritual Direction for a number of directees.