Plenary speakers at the 2017 Provincial Assembly

Caroline Cox Barroness, Chair Emerita Anglican Relief and Development Fund

Baroness Caroline Cox was created a Life Peer in 1982 for her contributions to education and has served as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005. Lady Cox now sits in the House of Lords and is a frequent contributor to Lords debates on Sudan, India, Nigeria, Uganda, and Burma. The Baroness served as the first Honorary Chair of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund and is now Chair Emerita.

Baroness Cox’s humanitarian aid work has taken her on many missions to conflict zones, allowing her to obtain first hand evidence of the human rights violations and humanitarian needs. Areas travelled include the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh; Sudan; Nigeria; Uganda; the Karen; Karenni; Shan and Chin peoples in the jungles of Burma; and communities suffering from conflict in Indonesia. She has also visited North Korea helping to promote Parliamentary initiatives and medical programs. Additionally the Baroness has been instrumental in helping to change the former Soviet Union policies for orphaned and abandoned children from institutional to foster family care.

In recognition of her work in the international humanitarian and human rights arenas over the past twenty years, she had been awarded the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland; the prestigious Wilberforce Award; the International Mother Teresa Award from the All India Christian Council; the Mkhitar Gosh Medal conferred by the President of the Republic of Armenia; and the anniversary medal presented by Lech Walesa, the former President of Poland, at the 25th anniversary of the Polish Solidarity Movement. Lady Cox has also been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Honorary Doctorates by universities in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the Russian Federation and Armenia.

Ed Stetzer Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism

Ed holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission and Evangelism at Wheaton College. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Program in the Graduate School, and is currently the interim teaching pastor at The Moody Church. Ed is a prolific author and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. He is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. As of fall 2015, Stetzer co-hosts the BreakPoint This Week radio broadcast.

Benjamin Kwashi Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria

The Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Argak Kwashi is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos and Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria. He and his wife, Gloria, live in Jos, Plateau State, in Northern Nigeria. They have six children: one is a doctor and one a priest; others are still studying. They also have over 50 orphans living with them in their home.

Bishop Kwashi was born in Amper village (Plateau State) in 1955. He grew up in a Christian home; his father was a noted teacher. He attended the Nigerian Military School, but when he received a clear call to go into ministry, he turned his back on a military career. After ordination and marriage he served in a variety of rural and urban parishes, and then as Rector of a Theological College. He was consecrated and enthroned as Bishop of Jos in 1992.

Louie Giglio Pastor of Passion City Church, Founder of the Passion movement

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Most recently, Passion 2017 gathered more than 55,000 students in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome in one of the largest collegiate gatherings in its history.

In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords and the Passion Global Institute.

Louie is the author of The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and Goliath Must Fall, releasing May 2017.

Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lisa Espineli Chinn Leadership and Ministry Coach, former National Director of International Student Ministry of InterVarsity/USA

Lisa Espineli Chinn is a leadership and ministry coach, a cross-cultural trainer and a missions consultant.

She served as National Director of International Student Ministry of InterVarsity/USA for 14 years (2000-2014). Lisa shares from her rich and varied background as a former international graduate student at Wheaton College in Illinois (MA in Communications), a campus staff worker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-Philippines, Bible teacher, a pioneer of several ministries in the Philippines and the USA, a world traveler, an author, and speaker at various college events and conferences.

Lisa has several publications in the area of reentry transition which include Think Home, a reentry guide for Christian international students (translated in several languages), Back Home, a devotional guide for those who have lived and studied abroad, and Coming to America/Returning Home to Your Country. She also developed the only reentry simulation game, Customs and Culture.

Lisa was a long-time member and missionary of Truro Anglican Church where she, together with her husband, Leiton, founded TIPS: Truro International Programs and Services, now a 32-year old ministry among internationals in the greater DC area. They also began a small Bible study group in Centreville, Va. which became the nucleus of a church plant, Christ the Redeemer Church. Lisa has been a plenary speaker and workshop presenter at several New Wineskins Conferences. She has also spoken at numerous campus events and church missions conferences. Lisa was the Bible expositor at Urbana 03 and a featured speaker at Urbana 06 (InterVarsity’s Student Mission Convention) respectively. Lisa worships at All Saints Anglican Church in Weddington, NC.

Along with her regular responsibilities, she also served on the boards of the Association of Christians Ministering Among Internationals (ACMI); Balikatan, Inc., an organization of Inter-Varsity Philippines alumni in North America; and Hope International, a microfinance ministry granting loans to help the poor in 12 countries. Lisa is on the Advisory Board of The Global Diaspora Network of the Lausanne Movement.

Lisa also coaches young women leaders in navigating the complexity of a diverse work environment and family responsibilities. She is mother to 3 married children and enjoys investing in the lives of her 4 young grandchildren, Kai, Leila, Kade and Penny.

Michael Nazir-Ali President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue (OXTRAD)

The Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali is the now President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue (OXTRAD). He was Bishop of Rochester from 1994-2009. Before that he was the General Secretary of the Church Mission Society (CMS), having been Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan, where he has both a Christian and a Muslim family background. From 1999, Bishop Michael was a member of the House of Lords where he was active in a number of areas of national and international concern.

Between 1997 and 2003, he was a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and chair of its Ethics and Law Committee and was also the chair of the Rochester Commission on woman bishops. He was also President of the Network for Interfaith Relations (NIFCON) of the Anglican Communion. He has studied, researched and taught at a number of colleges and universities, including those of Karachi, Oxford and Cambridge. He is the author of thirteen books. The last being Faith, Freedom and the Future; Challenges for the 21st Century (2016).

Tito Zavala Bishop of Chile, Former Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America

Archbishop Tito Zavala is the Bishop of Chile and former presiding bishop of the Anglican Church of South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay), elected in November 2010.  He is currently the vice-primate serving alongside the newly elected Archbishop Gregory Venables.

A native of Chile, Archbishop Tito was the Province’s first primate of South-American descent.  He is a member of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and sits on the GAFCON primates council.  He received a D.Min from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Pittsburgh.

Nicholas Okoh Archbishop of Abuja and Primate of the Church of Nigeria

Nicholas Okoh is the Archbishop of Abuja and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and Chairman of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON).

He undertook his Pastoral Studies at Immanuel College of Theology, in Ibadan from 1976 to 1979, obtaining a Diploma in Religious Studies and another in Theology. He was ordained a deacon in July 1979 and a priest in July 1980. He continued his studies at the University of Ibadan, from 1979 to 1982, receiving a B.A., and later from 1984 to 1985, obtaining his M.A. degree. He became a canon in 1987 and an archdeacon in April 1991. He was consecrated as the second bishop of the Diocese of Asaba in May 2001. He was elected the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bendel on 22 July 2005 following the death of Archbishop Albert Agbaje.

He is married to and has five children.

M. Daniel Carroll Rodas Blanchard Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College

M. Daniel Carroll Rodas is the Blanchard Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is half Guatemalan and was raised bilingual and bicultural. In his youth he spent many summers in Guatemala and later taught at El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City for thirteen years. For many years he has been involved in teaching and writing on what the Bible says about immigration. He is the author of Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. Before coming to Wheaton in 2016 he taught Old Testament at Denver Seminary for many years and founded a Spanish-language lay training program there.

Geoff Chapman Senior Pastor of St. Stephen’s Church

The Reverend Geoffrey W. Chapman and his wife Becca have served in 6 parishes: in Akron, Cleveland, Fairfax, Shreveport, Pittsburgh, and for the last 22 years at St Stephens in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. They are parents to 6 children (all now married and building families) and grandparents to 17 grandchildren with 2 more due soon.

Rev. Chapman’s passion is working closely with people toward living fully in the light of what matters most: God’s undeserved love, forgiveness from failures, love of family, healing from life’s wounds, life from above, love of neighbor, and preparing for God’s immense future.