Speakers By Topic

Speakers By Topic
Cecilia Anyango Nyamwandha

Topics: Child Advocacy, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Kenya

Cecilia declares that her story is one of “hope, courage, and the knowledge that it’s not over until God says it’s over.”

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David Burke

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Leadership, Men, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

The Youth Ministry Audit - equipping youth workers with innovative ideas.

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Jean Clement Chery

Topics: Child Advocacy, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Haiti

"...thanks to what Compassion did for me, my wife and I have been able to build and open a primary school in a remote village of Haiti in order to give about 200 kids in this village access to a quality education at no charge to them, just like Compassion did for me."

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Owen Githanga

Topics: Child Advocacy, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Kenya

Compassion sponsorship rescued Owen from a childhood of abject poverty and gave him hope. Learn about his experiences as a child who overcame great obstacles.

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Tim Glenn

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion International Staff, Poverty

Expertise: Disaster Relief, Global Poverty, The Wydick Research

Tim Glenn serves as Compassion International’s US Communications Director and has a very personal, powerful perspective on the value of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name by meeting their physical and emotional needs.

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Shaun Groves

Topics: Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, World Health Issues

Musician — Songwriter of the Year — delivering profound theological truths through lyrical metaphors.

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Dario Guerrero

Topics: Child Advocacy, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Ecuador

“I want to use the gifts God has given me to expand His Kingdom through Bible translation and church planting among tribal groups, sharing with them that their creator loves them unconditionally.”

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Mark Hanlon

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion International Staff, Leadership, Poverty

Sr. Vice President of Global Marketing & Engagement, Compassion International

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Zach Hunter

Topics: Author, Christian Ministry, Poverty

Leading a new generation of activists who are putting their faith into action to address some of the most serious problems facing the world today.

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Nancy Kinyanzwa Jepkoech

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Nancy is currently participating in Compassion's Alumni Fellowship program, a one-year work internship, where she is serving as a Project Management Specialist.

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Edouard Lassegue

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion International Staff, Poverty

Vice President of the Latin America and Caribbean Region for Compassion International.

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Sandeep Maity

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: India

Currently Sandeep is participating in Compassion's Alumni Fellowship program, a one-year work internship, where he is an International Trip Specialist.

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Jey Mbiro

Topics: Child Advocacy, Formerly Sponsored Children, HIV Prevention, Poverty

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Kenya

While living on the streets in one of the biggest slums in Africa, Jey found love and purpose through Compassion, and is now using his gifts as a musician and DJ.

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Justin McRoberts

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Poverty, World Health Issues, Youth and Young Adults

Singer, songwriter, storyteller - independent artist blends intellect, humor and passion in a call to a fully developed Christian life.

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Anne Marie Miller

Topics: Author, Poverty, Sexuality, Women's Ministry, World Health Issues, Youth and Young Adults

Transformational activist, author of Permission to Speak Freely: Essay and Art on Fear, Confession and Grace (Thomas Nelson).

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Maria Momojara Diamond

Topics: Child Advocacy, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Peru

"...Even though my surroundings made me a fearful and insecure girl, I was transformed by the love of God that worked through my sponsors and my tutors.”

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Ben Mwangi

Topics: Child Advocacy, Discipling Teens, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Kenya

From the desperate slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Ben found safety through Compassion. Learn more about his vision to reach teenagers in many nations.

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Mark Scandrette

Topics: Author, Christian Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Poverty, Spiritual Growth, Youth and Young Adults

Creating Christ-conscious communities that connect the sensibilities of an emerging generation with the ancient roots of Christianity.

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Débora Silva

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Brazil

Débora is currently participating in Compassion's Alumni Fellowship program, a one-year work internship, where she is serving as a Child Advocate.

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Wess Stafford

Topics: Author, Child Advocacy, Compassion International Staff, Leadership, Poverty, World Health Issues

Wess joined the staff of Compassion International in 1977 and worked with the ministry, both overseas and at headquarters. He served as President for 20 years.

Michelle Sheba Tolentino

Topics: Child Advocacy, Child Labor, Compassion Alumni, Human Trafficking, Leadership, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: The Philippines

Co-founder and President of Made in Hope, a nonprofit organization that restores hope and crafts a future for exploited women and children in Asia Pacific.

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Keewani Vallejo-Cook

Topics: Child Advocacy, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Formerly Sponsored Child from: Philippines

Keewani was among the first group of students in the Philippines accepted into the Leadership Development Program. She is currently working as a physical therapist and desires to use her degree to participate in medical missions, sharing with children the love of Jesus Christ and the hope that can be found in Him.

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Rich Van Pelt

Topics: Author, Child Advocacy, Compassion International Staff, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, World Health Issues

National Director of Ministry Relationships for Compassion International — pastor, author and christian speaker.

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John Vermilya

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

Beyond spiritual apathy, stagnancy and religiosity — a life of passion and purpose.

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Richmond Wandera

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Leadership, Malaria, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Senior pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Kampala, and the Founder and Director of Pastors Discipleship Network, a nonprofit that serves, equips and trains thousands of pastors across East Africa.

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Mike Yankoski

Topics: Author, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

Creating a place of welcome and friendship to the poor, marginalized and those who normally don't have a place of welcome in the neighborhood.

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