The Christian and Missionary Alliance family will gather in-person and online May 31-June 3 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention in Nashville, TN for its biennial conference.
On Tuesday, June 1 at 7:00 PM, Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) alumna, Jen Ashby will be the keynote speaker at the main service. The 2006 graduate earned a Master in Professional Studies at ATS and has ministered with The Alliance in Pennsylvania and Maryland since 2001. Currently, she is Executive Director of Ministries at Neighborhood Church in Rockville, Maryland, where she oversees volunteer ministry leaders and teams. She loves preaching and championing the church’s local partnerships with Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and Milk Lady Markets. She says, “I really value that Alliance Theological Seminary focuses on spiritual formation and global perspectives. I really appreciate the multicultural and global perspectives of ATS, which is why I am now pursuing the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership in a Global Context.”
Céline Bower is another ATS student in the Doctor of Ministry program, who will speak at the Missions Rally on Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 PM. She has served with Alliance Missions in the Europe/Middle East Region since 2004. She serves as assistant field director for The Alliance in France where she is fulfilling her passion for investing in, equipping, and empowering leaders. Céline, her husband, Brett, and their two children live in Paris.
The roster of Alliance leaders, pastors and international workers making presentations on timely topics will be C&MA Metro District Superintendent Rev. Kelvin Walker. An alumnus of Nyack College (’88) and of ATS (‘11), Rev. Walker will speak on the subject, “Justice and the Gospel.” This panel discussion will address questions such as “Do the gospel and justice intersect? Are they mutually exclusive? Or does the Bible teach that doing justice is a part of living out the gospel holistically.”