Profiles of our thought-provoking main session speakers.
Executive Pastor, Adventure Christian Church (Roseville, CA)
Professor, Western Seminary
President, Principles to Live By
Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theological
Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology
Dr. Stieglitz is our morning Bible expositor for 2017.
Dr. Gil Stieglitz is an author, speaker, catalyst, pastor, professor, and leadership consultant. He has helped Christians, churches, and leaders all over the United States and around the world maximize their impact. He is the executive pastor at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville CA, a professor at Western Seminary, and President of Principles to Live By.
He was a Senior pastor in Southern California at Twin Lakes Community Church for 17 years and denominational executive for the EFCA for 13 years. His skills and passion include helping people, organizations, and leaders maximize their potential for God’s glory. He now resides in Roseville, California, with his wife Dana and their three daughters.
Pastor, Rochester Chinese Christian Church (RCCCC)
Master of Divinity from China Evangelical Seminary (Taipei, Taiwan)
Master of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Rev. Herring is our evening speaker for 2017.
He remembers that as a small child, his father would take him and his younger brother to visit their grandparents every Sunday morning. They would pass a church with a huge sign reading “Christ died for our sins.” Even then he often wondered what that meant. Later, while a student at Rutgers University, he read the Gospels for himself and was deeply moved by the purity and holiness of Christ and by His promise, “…and lo, I will be with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Believing the Bible’s declaration that it was his sin that separated him from the holy and eternal God, and that it was Christ who paid the price for his sin by His death on the cross, he came to Christ as his Savior and Lord in 1974.
Pastor Herring came to know many Chinese friends at Rutgers and took his first Chinese course as an elective in fall of 1972. His great interest led him to continue in Chinese studies. After coming to Christ, he was introduced to and became involved with the Chinese Student Bible Study Group on the Rutgers Campus.
Upon the conviction of the Lord’s call into full-time ministry, in 1982 he entered China Evangelical Seminary in Taipei, Taiwan as the only American student in a school of over 100 Chinese students. After receiving a Master of Divinity degree in 1985, he served for over a year in a church in Hong Kong, and then returned to the United States where he served in Chinese churches in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Rochester. In Chicago, he earned a Master of Theology Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has also served as a 9th grade Earth Science teacher in a Christian School as well as in full-time Christian radio ministry in the New York City area. During the summer of 2006 Pastor Herring returned to Rochester with his family to rejoin the ministry of Rochester Chinese Christian Church. He is married to Lily Hsu from Taipei, Taiwan, and they have one son, Daniel.
韓澤民牧師出生於新澤西州大西洋城南邊靠近海岸旁的一個猶太家庭，雖然他的家庭並沒有嚴格遵守猶太教信仰， 但他從小上希伯來文學校，並在十三歲那年接受猶太教的成年禮。韓牧師記得他小的時候， 每逢星期天他的父親會帶著他和弟弟去探望祖父母，每次都會經過一個教堂，外面豎了一個牌子，上面寫著： 基督為我們的罪死。那時他就常思想這句話是什麼意思。後來他上 Rutgers 大學時自己讀了福音書，被基督的聖潔和 “…我將永遠與你同在，直到世界的末了” 這應許所深深的感動，他相信聖經上所說：是他的罪將他和聖潔及永生的上帝隔絕， 是基督為他死在十字架上付了罪的代價，於是在1974年他接受基督成為他的救主。 韓牧師在 Rutgers 大學時認識了許多華人朋友，並在1972年選修了他的第一門中文課。 因著對中文有極大的興趣，他持續不斷地學習中文，信主之後更加入Rutgers 大學校園內的中文學生查經班。
在確定了神要呼召他全時間事奉後，韓牧師於1982年進入台灣台北中華福音神學院就讀， 並且是全校一百多位華人學生中唯一的美國人。在1985年取得道學碩士後，曾在香港一所教會事奉一年多。 回美後亦曾在洛杉磯、芝加哥及羅城的華人教會事奉，並在芝加哥取得三一神學院神學碩士學位。在過去幾年， 韓牧師在一所基督教學校擔任九年級的地球科學老師，並在紐約市附近的一家基督教廣播電台全時間服事。 2006年夏天韓牧師和家人回到羅城加入羅城華人基督教會的事奉行列，他的夫人是來自台灣台北的徐利利女士， 他們有一個兒子名叫Daniel。