2014 Men's Forum Speakers
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Dan has been a popular speaker at the men's forum for years delivering an intriguing message with lots of humor, twists and truth. His depth of teaching will grow you, his humor will sustain your attention and the word he delivers will impact you. Dan serves his community as Executive Pastor at Allen Creek Community Church in Marysville.
Ed McDowell has been the Executive Director of Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center since 1995. He and Bev have been married 30 years. They are the proud parents of 9 children and 12 grandchildren. Ed is an ordained elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church. He has served as a Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor and Dean of Students. He and Bev are very involved in adoption. Ed believes that Christian Camping is an ideal way to bless people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Aaron, graduated in 1992 from from L.I.F.E. Bible College in San Dimas, CA and spent 13 years as youth and worship pastor at Victory Foursquare. He than planted Marysville New Life in 2008. His heart's desire is to see people live in authentic relationship with God and one another - bring all of our shame and pain into the relationship, because pretending kills relationship. Aaron is married to his wife Karla and they have four kids; Angelique (18), Alyssa (16), Christian (14), Aria (12) along with one dog, one cat, 5 chickens, a dwarf hamster and a family of rats in his wall that are not welcome.
Nik is a husband, father of four, and the lead pastor at The Grove Church in Marysville, WA. He is known for saying, that he will do everything short of sin, to reach the lost and show the love of Jesus. Nik has been serving in ministry for many years, first in youth and years later as the Senior Pastor of The Grove Church.
Dave grew up in Alaska and met his wife Kristyn in Colorado. They got married in California, and have been in Washington since 1986. They have three kids; Erika, Jenna and Daron. Dave believes that God has used Christ the King Church (CTK) to redeem his story, and he wants to see as many people as possible experience the healing that he has had by being part of a grace-based church.