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.