Already confirmed as our keynote speaker is Matthew Stanford, Ph.D. 

Matthew Stanford 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 several books including Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness; 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.  Just released is:  Madness & Grace: A Practical Guide for Pastoral Care and Serious Mental Illness.

 Get to know Matthew Stanford through some recent interviews:  Dr. Matthew Stanford is featured on "Think About It," a podcast from HBU and as a guest on Focus on the Family


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.

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In addition, there are optional workshops each afternoon, small group times, and many opportunities to network over meals and after sessions.