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Jake Abraham, Cru city ministry, Conference Moderator
A self-proclaimed cultural mutt, Jake was born in India, raised in the Philippines, and has served with Cru in India, Australia, and the United States. He is currently one of the executive directors of the City ministry of Cru. Jake has a passion to see God and the gospel bring people together. Jake, his wife Julie, and their four children are in the process of moving to Washington D.C. to join what the Lord is already doing to reach the city there.
Delanyo Adadevoh, Ph.d., global vice president of campus crusade for christ international; founder and president of international leadership foundation, Ghana
Dela joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, International, in 1980. He served in the campus ministry in Ghana, as National Director of Ghana, and as the West Africa Regional Director before becoming the Director of Affairs for Eastern Africa and later for Southern and Eastern Africa. In 1999 Dela was appointed Vice President for Africa, the Middle East and the Central Asian Republics. He currently serves as Vice President of Global Leadership and LeaderImpact.
Prof. Adadevoh founded the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) with the objective of developing leaders of integrity who are able to lead holistic transformation in society. He also serves as Chairman of the African Forum on Religion and Government (AFReG). Dela helped establish ILU-Zimbabwe (originally the Africa Leadership and Management Academy), which offers graduate degrees in Leadership and Management and is part of the Africa-wide International Leadership University (ILU). He has written numerous books.
Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann (retired), South Africa
Judge Bertelsmann retired officially from the Bench in South Africa in August 2016 but that didn’t slow him down much. He is now involved in the pro bono clinic of the Christian Lawyers Association and presides over insolvency enquiries and arbitrations.
At our FLAG 2019 convocation, Judge Bertelsman will speak on the topic “Personal, Spiritual, and Emotional Wholeness.” We have asked him to include his powerful testimony of recovery and restoration. We don’t want to give too much away, but he was treated in the Elim Clinic, a Christian professional addiction treatment center, for addiction to Ativan (tranquilizer) and alcohol, and was a director of that clinic for the 26 years until he retired from the Board when he reached the age of 70. He still assists with pastoral services at the clinic -- and the organization of a golf day.
Judge Bertelsmann was featured in our recent post. More . . .
Louis Brittz, Lawyer and Entertainer, South Africa
Louis is back again! We enjoyed him as praise and worship leader at our FLAG 2016 global convocation, so we asked him for a another engagement.
A lawyer by training, Louis is a trend-setting South African singer/songwriter of Christian music, worship leader, music producer and public speaker (on worship-related topics). He is the CEO of Merchant Music, a South African record label that records, markets and distributes quality music. He is also co-owner of Urial Publishing. Louis writes columns for two monthly magazines and had two books released in 2013. He had recorded 13 CDs containing self-written songs in English and Afrikaans in addition to well-known praise and worship material.
Louis has performed with Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, The Newsboys, Third Day, and Sonic Flood on their tours to south Africa. He led worship at numerous national conferences, working with Drs. Loren Cunningham, Tony Campolo, Bruce Wilkinson, Duffy Robbins, George Verwer and almost every South African CHristian Speaker of Note.
Steve Douglass, President of Campus Crusade for Christ, International, USA
Steve Douglass is president of both Campus Crusade for Christ International and Cru, as the ministry is known in the United States.
Douglass came to the ministry after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School. Through more than 45 years of service, he has held a variety of positions, including Vice President, as well as Administration Director for U.S. ministries. In July 2001, Douglass took over as the president of Campus Crusade for Christ International from founder Bill Bright.
Douglass is the author or co-author of several books, including Managing Yourself, How to Achieve Your Potential and Enjoy Life, How to Get Better Grades and Have More Fun and Enjoying Your Walk with God. His radio program, Making Your Life Count, airs daily on 900 stations.
Along with his wife, Judy, Steve resides in Orlando, Florida. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.
Jim Gash, attorney and professor, Pepperdine university school of law, USA
Prior to becoming a Pepperdine Law professor in 1999, Gash clerked for Judge Edith Jones on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and served as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis. Gash first traveled to Uganda in 2010 and has been back more than twenty times. In 2012, Gash was appointed Specialist Advisor to Uganda’s High Court and moved there with his family for six months while helping implement a juvenile justice structure that ensures Ugandan children are no longer forgotten by the judicial system. Soon thereafter, that system was implemented in adult prisons throughout Uganda. He co-wrote a book called "Divine Collision" with a former juvenile prisoner and has built strategic relationships to advance and expand the Program’s work around the world. In recognition, Gash received the 2013 Warren Christopher Award, presented to California's Int’l Lawyer of the Year.
Meg Given, FLAG Faith and law around the globe®, USA
Meg Given is from Boston and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Consumer Economics. Jesus transformed her zeal for the consumer to a zeal for those without Christ. In four decades with Cru / Campus Crusade for Christ, God led her to serve on a myriad of prestigious university campuses and in various leadership roles. After eleven years at the local level, she became the northeast regional director of Cru’s Worldwide Student Network. Many students and staff were sent to international campuses to share the gospel, disciple students and build ministries of multiplication. Thereafter, she was a Regional Director in East Asia for two years. Upon her return, she relocated to our international headquarters in Orlando, doing training and development. In 2012 she joined the Faith and Law Around the Globe team.
Colonel (Ret) Daryl Jones & Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Martha Jones, US Air Force, international directors of cru military, USA
As the International Directors of the Military Ministry of Cru, both Daryl and Martha Jones have seen first-hand the power of showing appreciation to those who serve in uniform not just in the U.S., but around the world as well. They shared, “As a ministry, it is our great joy, and responsibility, to have our appreciation show up tangibly as we seek to help our worldwide team prevail in the spiritual battles to win their nations to Christ.”
Micheline Koube, LeaderImpact, Cameroon
David Malick, attorney, USA
Josh Mcdowell, Author and speaker, USA
As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh’s life changed dramatically as he experienced the power of God’s love.
After his conversion, his plans for law school turned instead to plans to tell a doubting world about the truth of Jesus Christ. After studying at Kellogg College, Josh completed his college degree at Wheaton College and then attended Talbot Theological Seminary, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity degree.
In 1961, Josh joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Not long after, he started the Josh McDowell Ministry* to reach young people worldwide with the truth and love of Jesus. More . . .
Gaye MOntgomery, attorney, FOunder of Montgomery compliance law pllc, USA
After 20 years in the Law Department of Altria Client Services, Gaye Montgomery retired from Corporate America and started her own boutique corporate compliance law firm, Montgomery Compliance Law, PLLC.
Gaye was a Vice President at Altria. As Senior Assistant General Counsel, she led the Law Department's Global Compliance Practice Group. She had responsibility for enterprise antitrust and anti-corruption compliance, marketing compliance and privacy.
Prior to joining Altria, she had a judicial clerkship with the U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of California, and then was an associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, Majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and received her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Andrew Ong, Attorney, Partner Raja & Tann, Singapore
Andrew Ong has been in private practice for over 30 years and is a consultant with the Singapore-based regional law firm, Raja & Tann. He has many years of experience in commercial and business law, having specialized in regulatory telecommunications, media laws and competition. He is cited as a leading lawyer for IT & telecoms in the Asia Pacific Legal 500, as one of the top 100 telecoms lawyers globally, as a leading communications practitioner in Singapore by Global Counsel 3000, and selected by Who's Who Legal as one of the worlds leading regulatory and communications lawyers.
Andrew earned his LLB (hons) from the London School of Economics; is a non-practicing Barrister-lat-law (Lincoln's Inn)in England and Wales; and an Advocate and Solicitor before the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is editor and co-author of Your Guide to E-Commerce Law in Singapore and the Singapore chapter of the international edition of Getting The Dealt Through -- Telecoms 2001-2007. Andrew sits on the board of advisory editors for The Indian Journal of Law and Technology.
Michael p. Schutt, attorney, law student ministry director for Christian Legal Society, institute for christian legal studies, USA
Mike Schutt is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. He practices law in Fort Worth, Texas, with Thompson & Knight, and served on the faculty of Regent Law for 20 years. Currently Mike is the director of the Law Student Ministries of Christian Legal Society (CLS) and of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies (ICLS), a cooperative ministry of CLS and Trinity Law School, where he is a Visiting Professor. He writes, speaks and teaches on the relationship of lawyers, faith and culture.
Mike is the author of Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession (InterVarsity 2007), a vocational exhortation for law students and lawyers. His over publications include Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Decline of the American Lawyer: Social Engineering, Religion, and the Search for Professional Identity, 30 RUTGERS L.J. 143 (1998) and What's A Nice Christian Like You Doing in a Profession Like This? 11 REGENT U.L. REV. 137 (1998-99). He has also authored supplements on biblical principles for use by his students in the law school classroom. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Christian Legal Thought.
Robert Trierweiler, attorney, Director of legal ministries in the general counsel's office of campus crusade for christ, international; International Director of flag Faith and Law Around the Globe®, USA
Bob Trierweiler is a 1976 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law. For 29 years he practiced law primarily in the areas of environmental, real estate, business and corporate law. During that time, he served in several capacities including Senior Environmental Counsel for a Fortune 150 company and as Counsel and Manager of Real Estate for a national proprietary educations institution. In 2005, he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, International, where he serves as Senior Legal Counsel and Director of Legal Ministries in the General Counsel's Office. His legal responsibilities have included real estate, corporate and business transactions. His primary duty is International Director of FLAG Faith and Law Around the Globe®, an initiative that is designed to mobilize lawyers around the world to be effective witnesses for Christ. In that capacity, he has spoken internationally on many occasions. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Christian Legal Society.