2012 US Kampmeeting

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SDA Kinship Kampmeeting 2012
July 17-22, 2012
 

National Conference Center—Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A.


david newmanJ. David Newman for the past ten years has been the senior pastor at New Hope Adventist Church in Fulton, Maryland, and is retiring on June 30 after forty-three years of ministry. He is a past editor of Ministry magazine (published for ministers by the Ministerial Association of the General Conference) and is currently the editor of Adventist Today.

In his long career, he has been a conference departmental director and administrator, a college professor, and an adjunct professor at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. In addition to pastoring at New Hope, he has pastored in Michigan, Scotland, and Ohio.

His passion is to see Jesus the center of everyone's life and especially the center of the Adventist denomination.

Pastor David Newman — July 18, 2012
“Who I Am Before Others”

Pastor David Newman — July 19, 2012
“Who I Am Before Myself”


jan daffernThe Rev. Janice Daffern has been the Associate Pastor for Parish Life since 2007 and is also the founding Pastoral Counselor and Psychotherapist for Fredericktowne Pastoral Counseling Center (FPCC) in Kemp Hall in downtown Frederick, Maryland. FPCC has been serving the community since 1992 and is a ministry that traces its roots and support to ERUCC (Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ).

Pastor Daffern received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loma Linda University, and her Masters of Divinity is from Andrews University Theological Seminary. She began her work in pastoral ministry in 1980 and has been in practice as a pastoral counselor since l990. She also has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and holds a clinical social work license. Rev. Daffern is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the National Association of Social Workers, is active with the Frederick Area Ministerial Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Frederick County Mental Health Association. 

Rev. Jan Daffern — July 4, 2013
"Who I Am"


Aandrew marinndrew Marin is the president and founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org), a public charity working to build bridges between the LGBT community and conservatives through biblical and social education, scientific research, and diverse community gatherings. He has a BA in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an MA in Urban Studies with concentrations in Social Change and Theology from Eastern University.

Andrew is the author of the award-winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009) and its interactive six-session DVD Curriculum (2011). Since 2010 he has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of faith, sexuality, and cultural and theological aspects of reconciliation. Andrew has recently spoken before world leaders at the United Nations International Headquarters in both Geneva, Switzerland, and New York City, as well as to members of the US Senate on Capitol Hill. His speech Homophobia and Bridging from within the Evangelical Church—given on Capitol Hill the night before the Inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009—is archived in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. Andrew has been featured on the BBC World News, NPR, CBS, ABC, Salon.com, GLAAD, 700 Club, Dallas Morning NewsChristian PostThe Daily Beast, and is a regular guest on American’s most listened to Christian radio program, The Frank Pastore Show, among others.

He lives in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago with his wife Brenda, and blogs on cultural issues, faith, and sexuality at www.loveisanorientation.com.

Andrew Marin — July 18, 2012
"Engaging the Far Right in Conversation"


twid widmerTwid Widmer is a trans woman from the Bay Area in California. This past spring she received a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her MFA, “Performing Transition: Depicting the Transgender Experience,” is a combination of performance studies and gender studies and examines depictions of transgender individuals.

She also holds a BA in English Literature from Pacific Union College. She plans on continuing her education by applying to Ph.D. programs for the fall of 2013.

She likes to imagine that in the future she will sit by a roaring fireplace writing a play while curled up next to numerous cats and a loving partner.

Twid Widmer — July 18, 2012
"Transgender 101"

Twid Widmer — July 20, 2012
"Transgender 201-How to be a better Ally"


An important Kampmeeting tradition is a time we spend praising God in song. Instead of a formal Sabbath school program, the hour before the church service begins is dedicated to music.

Kinship in Concert— July 21, 2012
"Kinship in Concert"


david newmanJ. David Newman for the past ten years has been the senior pastor at New Hope Adventist Church in Fulton, Maryland, and is retiring on June 30 after forty-three years of ministry. He is a past editor of Ministry magazine (published for ministers by the Ministerial Association of the General Conference) and is currently the editor of Adventist Today.

In his long career, he has been a conference departmental director and administrator, a college professor, and an adjunct professor at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. In addition to pastoring at New Hope, he has pastored in Michigan, Scotland, and Ohio.

His passion is to see Jesus the center of everyone's life and especially the center of the Adventist denomination.

Kinship in Worship — July 21, 2012
“Who I Am For Eternity"

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