Get away to RCP…
Plan now to join us for yet another fabulous summer of family camps at RCP! Our Family Camp weeks are JAM PACKED with fun…SO much fun that you will go home exhausted yet refreshed! With great teaching for adults and kids, lively youth programs and a huge array of recreation options and special events, the week is truly a summer highlight and one to remember!
Keynote Speaker, John Vermilya
When it’s tempting to sit as a spectator in the stands, John Vermilya challenges audiences to resist spiritual apathy, stagnancy, and religiosity—and instead, to get in the game by following Jesus Christ with full abandon.
John approaches his role as a Forge speaker like a spiritual coach, motivating and training youth and adults to become gospel-driven disciples who strive passio
nately towards Kingdom goals.
Through storytelling and humor, he reflects on his own Christian walk and his experiences as an athlete, including four years as a professional soccer player for the Charlotte Eagles, and more than a decade as a soccer ministry tour leader with Missionary Athletes International.
He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and serves as Lead Pastor of The Tabernacle in Buckley, Michigan.
John and his wife, Darcey, have five children.
Morning Bible Teacher, Dr. Sandra Richter
Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
As a professor there is nothing I am more interested in than making the real people who lived in the real space and time of the OT come alive for my students. My objective? To bring your Bible to life and remind all o
f us that the story of the Old Testament is our story!
I am currently the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. Right now I am working on some technical articles involving the economics of Deuteronomy, a book for serious laity entitled The Fifth Gospel: A Christian Entry into the Book of
Isaiah,and a book on environmental theology for the lay person with Hendrickson. You will also see my face on the Seedbed site as I now have three DVD-based lay curriculums designed around The Epic of Eden.
I am married to the amazing Steven Tsoukalas (also an academic with an expertise in Comparative Theology), and we have two perfect daughters, Noël and Elise.