2019 Deans: Jennifer and Brian Wyatt
July 28, 2019 - August 3, 2019
Mission Springs Conference Center
Join us for another week of fun, growth, refreshment, family, renewal and memory-building at Mission Springs... don’t miss out on building an even greater sense of belonging... The same great children’s and student programs, a highly respected and challenging speaker, leadership from Fremont’s excellent staff, new friends, and more great activities!
Professor, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
Jerry Sittser specializes in the History of Christianity, Christian Spirituality, and Religion in American Public Life at Whitworth University. He founded the Certification for Ministry program, the Masters of Arts in Theology program, and the Academy of Christian discipleship. Currently he is serving half-time as professor of theology and half-time as senior fellow and researcher in the Office of Church Engagement. He holds degrees from Hope College (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and University of Chicago (Ph.D.). He has written eight books, too. Sittser won the Hope College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 and has been voted Most Influential Professor ten times by the Whitworth senior class, most recently by the Whitworth Class of 2015. During graduate school he also won the Jacob K. Javits National Graduate Fellowship award. He is currently doing research on the history of the "catechumenate," which refers to how the church has trained people in the faith over the past 2,000 years. Jerry is a frequent speaker at conferences, including Fremont’s 2014 All-Church Conference, and enjoys music, literature, hiking, woodworking, and attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival every year with his family. Married to Patricia since 2010, he has three married children, two married step-children, and two grandchildren.