Annual Meeting 2012

The 2012 Annual Meeting was held at:

McCormick Place Convention Center

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois   60616.

Our sessions followed this schedule:

Friday Afternoon — North Building, Room N230a
1:30 – 2:30: Introduction & Annual Report – Drew Trotter
2:30 – 4:30: “What We Think We Have Learned” Panel Discussion with Bill Wilder & Richard Horner

Saturday Morning — South Building, Room S403a
8:30 – 10:30: Strategic Planning Workshop – Mike Woodruff
10:30 – 11:30: 2013 Symposia Opportunities & Discussion


Mike Woodruff
Mike Woodruff serves as the Senior Pastor of Christ Church, an evangelical community church with campuses in Lake Forest and Highland Park, IL. He is the founder of The Ivy Jungle Network, a loose association of several thousand men and women who minister to collegians, and has served as the President of Scholar Leaders International, a leadership-development initiative that has helped over 250 Majority World leaders complete their PhDs and return home to teach and lead. For ten years Mike led Woodruff Resources, a management consulting firm that provided strategic planning and coaching for a variety of business and nonprofit organizations. He has written over two hundred articles and several books.  Mike and Sheri have three boys and live in Lake Bluff, IL.

Richard Horner
In 2001 Dr. Horner left his position as a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia to become the first Director of the Christian Study Center of Gainesville. Richard has his M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in the Intellectual History of Modern Europe. He has pastoral experience at churches in Delaware and Virginia, and he has taught as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Delaware, James Madison University, the University of Florida, and Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife April, have three children: Rachel, Ken, and Jenna.

Bill Wilder
Bill became the Executive Director of the Center for Christian Study in Charlottesville in January, 2009, having served there since 1998. Bill received an undergraduate degree in English and German from Guilford College and an M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He completed his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He is the author of Echoes of the Exodus Narrative in the Context and Background of Galatians 5:18 (Peter Lang, 2001). Before coming to Charlottesville, Bill and his family spent two years in Ogbomosho, Nigeria, where Bill taught Biblical languages, history and theology at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary.Bill and his wife, Nicolien, have four children.