Andrew C. Thompson is a pastor, teacher, and historical theologian in the United Methodist Church. He is an award-winning author and frequent speaker, focusing on the thought of John Wesley, the history of Methodism, and contemporary Wesleyan theology. Andrew is a minister in the United Methodist Church, having served pastoral appointments in Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He is currently teaching at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Donald Haynes has been an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and is a member of the denomination’s Western North Carolina Conference. A recipient of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, he currently serves as adjunct professor of Wesleyan Studies at Hood Theological Seminary and interim pastor of Kallam Grove Christian Church. Dr. Haynes has also authroed a bi-weekly column, “Wesleyan Wisdom” for the United Methodist Reporter since 2005
Bishop Woodie W. White served recently in the Indiana Conference, United Methodist Church. From 1969-1984 he was General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church. Elected a bishop in 1984, he served the Illinois Great Rivers Area prior to his service in Indiana. He was president of the General Board of Discipleship from 1988-1992 and president of the Council of Bishops in 1996-1997. Bishop White was elected to the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Missy Buchanan is a sought-after speaker on topics of older adult ministry and spiritual creativity, she brings passion and humor to many events for churches, organizations, and women’s groups. She has appeared on Good Morning America with co-host Robin Roberts and is the author of books including Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body: Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults, Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms, and Don’t Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults. She has written for many publications including Presbyterians Today, Mature Years, Christian Association Serving Adults Ministries, Entrepreneur, and The Dallas Morning News
Michael Hawn, Professor of Church Music and Director of the Sacred Music Program in Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, joined the faculty in the fall of 1992. Prior to this he was a professor of church music at two Baptist seminaries for a total of fifteen years. In addition to teaching, he has served churches in Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas as minister of music.
Eric Van Meter is Director of the Wesley Foundation at Arkansas State University and an elder in Arkansas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Dan R. Dick is an ordained minister of The United Methodist Church serving in Extension Ministry as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Wisconsin Annual Conference. A nationally known speaker, teacher, and author of 13 books on spirituality, stewardship, congregational development,research, and spiritual gifts discovery, he serves as an advocate for a more loving, inclusive church for the 21st century and beyond.
Mike Baughman is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Mike regularly guest lectures at Southern Methodist University about social media, evangelism with rising generations and cultural exegesis. He also leads workshops at local and national events. Mike writes regularly–contributing to several books, co-authoring Worship Feast: Lent & Easter and contributing to a long list of youth curriculum and resources. He’s a coach for Social Phonics, which helps churches and other non-profits learn how to make effective use of social media. He is also a pastor’s husband, blogger, writer, dad, fencing coach and Duke Basketball fan. Visit his blog (ireverant.wordpress.com), or go to mikebaughman.com. Mike created Anti-Workbook content for re:form Traditions and Ancestors and is a contributor on The Hardest Question. He would be voted the reform contributor most likely to make a mess on the sparkhouse walls and ceiling.