2018 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

As we continue confirming amazing speakers for our 2018 lineup, more information will continue to be added. Check back often!

 

Dr. Stephen Muse

Breakout Speaker

Rev. Dn. Stephen Muse, Ph.D directs Counselor Training and the Clergy-in-Kairos program for the Pastoral Institute, Inc. in  Columbus, Georgia. He has served as PT faculty with Columbus State University and as adjunct faculty with Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Illinois; Union Graduate Institute in Ohio and with the Antiochian House of Studies graduate program in pastoral theology. He taught and supervised in the U.S. Army Family Life Chaplain Training program at Fort Benning for 21 years and has worked extensively with veterans on spiritual and psychological issues related to returning home after combat.

Stephen has lectured and led workshops throughout the U.S. and Internationally in the civilian sector and for the U.S. Army and was invited to speak at the Pentagon on combat related trauma, moral injury and spiritual pain. He holds a bachelors degree in philosophy from Davidson College, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Loyola University of Maryland in counseling psychology with pastoral emphasis. He is Diplomate certified by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors; in Professional Psychotherapy with the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy and Diplomate Board certified with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and Board certified in clinical hypnotherapy. He is Level II trained in EMDR, is an AAMFT Approved supervisor and state licensed in Georgia as both a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. He has been published in numerous books and academic journals, and his work has been translated into Serbian, Russian, Greek, Swedish and Romanian. He and his wife Claudia have been married for 36 years and have three grown children and four grandchildren.


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Scott Davenport

Breakout Speaker

Scott Davenport is an Atlanta native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He spent 25 years in the music industry with Island Def Jam and Geffen Records where he worked with artists such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Nirvana, Guns and Roses, Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi and many more.

Scott converted to Orthodoxy after meeting his future wife in Charlotte, NC. He describes his next 16 years in the Church as “Orthodoxy through osmosis; more audience member than participant”. It wasn’t until a conversation, with the priest who would become his spiritual Father, concerning the fullness of the Church that Scott began his true journey. Now a passionate lover of God and His Church, Scott devotes his time and energy to teaching others how to deepen their experience in the Church through understanding our true purpose, how we can participate fully in being Christians and how broadening our knowledge of what the Church offers allows us all to become true Apostles of Christ.