Already confirmed as our keynote speaker is Matthew Stanford, Ph.D. coming to help us be better equipped to come alongside those in ministry dealing with mental health issues. 

He is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine.

He is the author of three books, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness, Revised and Expanded, The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped, and Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness.

 

 

Leading us in worship will be Susan Johnson.

Susan led us at the Forum in 2009 through 2011 at Green Lake and we are excited to have her return to lead us again.

For over 20 years, Susan has led worship not only in numerous churches and denominations, but also for many small groups, retreats, events and conferences across the country - with simply a piano, as well as with larger ensembles - playing a wide range of music genres. Through music, scripture, prayer, testimony and reflection, Susan has led others in worship from a living room of several people to a church of thousands. Her desire to craft worship experiences that help people see the beauty and magnitude of who God is, igniting authentic devotion to Him, is what she considers her highest privilege and calling. She has performed with artists such as Margaret Becker, Fernando Ortega, Stuart Townend, and Keith and Krystin Getty. Susan currently resides in Oconomowoc, WI.

Learn more about Susan at https://www.susanjohnson-music.com/