St. Andrew’s is excited to welcome the following guest speakers throughout our Summer series!
July 9/10 | Ron Brown Executive Director, Teen Challenge
As Executive Director, Ron oversees the ministry of Teen Challenge in Southern California, which includes eight centers located in Kern, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. In addition to the year-long structured Christian discipleship program for those addicted to drugs and alcohol, Teen Challenge of Southern California provides comprehensive outreach and prevention programs for inner-city youth at risk of gang affiliation and drug abuse. Ron is a spirit led man of God who has been given the gifts of prophecy, knowledge, discernment, and faith. These gifts assist Ron in his continued pursuit of leadership development and encouraging Christian leaders through conferences locally and internationally.
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August 13/14 | Rev. Bryan Dunagan Senior Pastor of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX
As the senior pastor of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Bryan is passionate about leading people of every generation into a transforming relationship with Jesus. Bryan grew up in Texas, and attended Stanford University, where he played lacrosse and discovered his love for the outdoors. He holds a Master of Divinity from Regent College in Vancouver and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. Prior to his role at Highland Park, Bryan served as the teaching pastor of Atlanta’s Peachtree Church. Bryan serves on the advisory boards of Fuller Seminary Texas and ACT Dallas, an organization committed to community transformation through acts of justice.
August 27/28 | Renee Schlaepfer Senior Pastor of Twin Lakes Church, Aptos, CA
Rene Schlaepfer is senior pastor of Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, California and the author of six books. Born in San Jose, California to Swiss immigrant parents, Rene grew up with dual citizenship and briefly lived in Switzerland before settling on the West Coast. There he worked for many years in broadcasting, primarily as an air personality on contemporary music radio stations. While in broadcasting, Rene earned a BA in Radio/TV/Film from San Jose State and an MA Theology from Western Seminary. Since then, he has served as a pastor in San Diego, South Lake Tahoe, and Santa Cruz. Rene and his wife Laurie have three children they adore and are anxious to welcome their first grandchild this summer. Besides their love of church ministry, Rene and Laurie also advocate together for their favorite causes: local food banks and an orphanage in India.