Kim Reisman is ordained in the United Methodist Church, has a Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University, a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD in theology from Durham University in the United Kingdom.
Kim has written several books and is known for her effective preaching and teaching. She serves on the World Methodist Council Steering Committee, chairs the WMC Social and International Affairs Committee, and regularly partners with World Methodist Evangelism and the World Methodist Evangelism Institute, providing leadership for their evangelism seminars worldwide. Her goal is to serve God by awakening, strengthening and enlivening the faith commitment of individuals as well as empowering communities of faith to become visible witnesses to the love of Christ for the world. She lives with her husband John in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Bryan is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Orchard United Methodist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Asbury Theological Seminary. He hails from Etta, Mississippi and has been married to Wendy for over fifteen years. He is Olivia and Houston’s Dad and in his spare time Bryan likes to read, ride bikes and attend Mississippi State sporting events.
Originally from Anderson, Indiana, Mike Coyner has served United Methodist churches of various sizes in the North Indiana Conference, as District Superintendent of the Lafayette District, and as Executive Assistant to Bishop Woodie White for the Indiana Area. He was elected bishop in 1996 and served two terms in the Dakotas Area. In 2004 Mike was appointed resident Bishop for the Indiana Area, where he currently serves. As bishop of the newly formed Indiana conference, Mike oversees the life and ministry of over 1,200 United Methodist congregations in Indiana, including 227,000 members.
Bishop Mike received a BA from Purdue University, an MDiv from Duke Divinity School, and a DMin from Drew Theological School. He has also received honorary doctorates from Dakota Wesleyan University, the University of Evansville and the University of Indianapolis. He is the author of several articles and four books: Making a Good Move (Abingdon Press, 1999), Prairie Wisdom (Abingdon Press, 2000) The Race to Reach Out (Abingdon Press 2004), and A Year With John Wesley and Our Methodist Values (Discipleship Resources, 2008).
Joy Moore is the first associate dean for Black Church Studies and Church Relations at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C. A frequent speaker and retreat leader, Joy has held pastorates in rural, urban and suburban Michigan, was chaplain and director of Church Relations at Adrian College, and served as Assistant Professor of Preaching at Asbury Theological Seminary.
A native of Chicago, Joy received a BA from National Louis University in Evanston, IL, an MDiv from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary and a PhD from Brunel University/London School of Theology in London, England. Joy is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and was the first African-American clergywoman ordained elder in the West Michigan conference. She was licensed in the Progressive Baptist Church, before being called to cross-racial ministry in the UMC.
As Associate Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, Jason Vickers teaches in the areas of Systematic Theology, Wesley Studies, Methodist Doctrine, and Philosophy of Religion. Jason is currently conducting research on transitions in Methodist Christology. He is especially interested in the relationship between Christological transitions and changes in political vision and commitments within the Methodist tradition.
Jason received a BA from Trevecca Nazarene University, an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a PhD from Southern Methodist University. When he’s not teaching, Jason enjoys hiking, sports, casual reading and travel. He is married to Lacey and they have two children – Garrett Reid and McKenna Eve – along with two Boston Terriers – Cooper and Sadie.