Naomi Judd

Grammy Award winning singer Naomi Judd makes up half of country music’s most famous mother/daughter duo, The Judds. Over the course of her stunning career, Naomi won 5 Grammy Awards and an array other music awards and honors. After receiving Hepatitis C diagnosis, Naomi retired from music, but continues to inspire others through humanitarian activities and awareness campaigns. Naomi’s meteoric rise to country music superstar and American icon – from her humble beginnings as a single mom in a small Kentucky town – is an inspiring story of overcoming the odds through optimism and hard work. Read more

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is passionate about creating great teams—and the leaders to guide them. According to him, teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, and he shows you how to bring the members of your organization together, motivate them and then provide them with intense focus on a common goal to achieve bottom-line success. Lencioni believes the primary responsibility of executives is to make the working lives of their people easier and as free of work-related problems as possible. Read more

Matt Roloff

Matt Roloff

Matt Roloff is best known for starring in the hit TLC reality show ‘Little People, Big World.’ In over 225 episodes, tens of millions of people around the world have followed the lives and challenges of Matt and his family at their home in Oregon, but there is more to Matt Roloff’s story than the TV show and being a devoted husband and father of four children. Matt operates a successful family farm, has authored two books, was a top salesman for Fortune 500 companies, and currently owns a manufacturing company specializing in mobility equipment designed for little people. Read more

Marilyn Van Derbur

 

Marilyn Van Derbur, crowned Miss America 1958, stood tall and beautiful as she possessed looks, wit, and intelligence. She also had deep down within her, a devastating secret – one secret that even she did not speak or admit. From the age of 5 until she was 18, Marilyn’s wealthy and prominent father, sexually molested her. As a coping mechanism, Van Derbur processed the tragic nightlife by dissociating herself from the abuse. She did this by creating two people or personalities within her – a daytime child and a nighttime child. Read more

John Anderson

John Anderson

Four women in John W. Anderson’s life were diagnosed with breast cancer – his wife, his mother, his sister, and his mom’s best friend. John realized that the experiences he had and the strategies that he developed as a caregiver, which he writes about in his account Stand by Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men (selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best health books of 2009), would be beneficial to all caregivers facing any life-threatening disease with their loved ones, as well as the medical community treating those patients. Read more

Marcia Fine

Marcia Fine inspires audiences with her wit and savvy observations. Her satirical series, particularly relating to women who do too much, gives audiences a chance to laugh at the absurdity of the tech world we live in.

As an award-winning author she delves into the roots of family stories and searches for meaning in Jewish history. Both historical novels dealing with post-Holocaust lives and the Spanish diaspora make audiences take a closer look as to where their families started. Read more

Kitty Chappell

Kitty Chappell

We’ve all discovered that where there is life, there is pain. As we struggle to gain coping skills to help us endure, survive, and overcome our past and present pains, who among us is satisfied with clichés—sugar-coated admonitions to “just pray and the pain will go away”? Kitty Chappell is an accomplished “where the rubber meets the road” international speaker who offers meat for the soul—something the mind can chew on. She is an award-winning author of three non-fiction books, I Can Forgive If I Want To: Forgiving the Unforgivable, Read more

Joy Loverde

Joy Loverde

Imagine this: You’re busy at work, preparing for an afternoon presentation, when the telephone rings; Read more

Anthony Campolo

Anthony Campolo is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and previously served for ten years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Eastern College and earned a Ph.D. from Temple University. Founder and President of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Dr. Campolo has worked to create, nurture and support programs for “at-risk” children in cities across North America, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries. Read more

The God Squad

Monsignor Hartman and Rabbi Gellman, two of America’s best known and best loved clergymen, are The God Squad. Their many lectures around the country appeal to huge crowds of people from all faiths, drawn by their deep friendship, their absolutely unique blend of humor and pathos, and their simple message that, at this stage of our cultural and religious history, we know enough about how we are different and not enough about how we are the same. The authenticity and power of this message of interfaith harmony comes in great measure from the fact that they are not media figures, but working clergymen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOPICS:

Culture and Religion: Looking Beyond Our Differences

An Evening with The God Squad

How Do You Spell God?

The Search for Meaning

Interfaith Harmony in a Civil Society