HEATHER HOLLEMAN (YOUR HOST)
Heather Holleman is a graduate of the University of Virginia and earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Michigan. An Instructor in the English department at Penn State University, she’s written seven books, her most recent being Chosen for Christ: Stepping Into the Life You've Been Missing (Moody, Fall 2018) the third in her trilogy of overlooked verbs in scripture, following Seated with Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison and Guarded by Christ: Knowing the God Who Rescues and Keep Us (Moody Publishers). Heather and her husband, Ashley, serve with Faculty Commons with Ashley in the role of Executive Director for Graduate Student Ministry. They have two daughters and three cats. She blogs daily at HeatherHolleman.com.
Mark Gauthier serves as Vice President of Cru and is the Executive Director of Cru's US Campus Ministry. He has been on staff since 1986, beginning with 10 years as a chaplain at Harvard. Mark and his wife Kristi moved their family to Orlando in 1996, where he began serving on the executive leadership team. In his current role since 2003, Mark provides leadership to thousands of Cru staff and volunteers passionate about offering students and faculty in the US and around the world a chance to know Jesus and take the Gospel to the campus, the community and the world.
We are privileged to have John Rinehart, author of Gospel Patrons and Giving Together, as our featured speaker for the weekend. With a background in business and ministry, John is passionate about seeing more and more people love Jesus and live for His glory. He believes God uses business leaders to fuel great movements for God. He and his high school sweetheart Renée, who have been married for 15 years, helped found the non-profit Gospel Patrons after discovering several powerful stories of how God uses business and professional people to advance His kingdom. Find more resources at gospelpatrons.org.
Tyrone Tompkins serves as Executive Director for the High School Ministry of Cru. He has been on staff for 17 years, all with the High School Ministry. Before moving to Orlando for his current role, he and his wife Andrea served in Oklahoma City, Houston, and South Africa. They have a passion to see every school reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are parents of two amazing children, Isabelle who is 6, and Tyrone Jr. who is just a few weeks old.
Jenny Chau is the Executive Director of Mission Operations for the US Campus Ministry, overseeing key areas of Marketing, Finance, and Ministry Enterprise Systems. She worked in the technology industry before joining staff with Cru in 2005. Jenny and her husband, Joe, spent 9 years in Amherst, MA passionately sharing Christ's love with college students at Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. They have 4 children who are always hungry and range from a freshman in high school to the first grade. After moving to Orlando 4 years ago, she is attempting to grow a fruit garden in her backyard.
Kelly Kimberlin serves as a National Partner Representative on the Development team of the Campus Ministry. She has a passion for connecting ministry partners to the vision and mission of Cru. She receives great fulfillment from of providing them with both financial and engagement opportunities. If ever you get a moment with Kelly, ask her about the time she advised the 2nd winningest college basketball coach, Pat Summit, in how to win a game. She also treasures time with her husband of 19 years, Chad, and their 3 teenagers.