Christian Schools Canada Conference 2012

September 27 – 29, 2012 in Cambridge, ON

Keynote Speakers

James Drexler
Understanding and Change for 21st Century Christian Schooling

James L. Drexler is the Dean of Education and Social Sciences at Covenant College in Georgia. He had a 23-year career in secondary Christian schooling as a teacher and administrator in St. Louis during which time he and his wife welcomed four children into the world. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University in 2000 and has authored two books: Schools as Communities (2007) and Nurturing the School Community (2012) both by Purposeful Design.

Dan Beerens
Raising up Children of Issachar: Nurturing a Flourishing Faith

Dan Beerens is an author, international speaker, and educational leader. Dan has served as teacher, principal, and director of curriculum and instruction in urban and suburban public and Christian schools in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan, and in various roles for Christian Schools International. He is currently working as a self-employed K-12 educational consultant. He is the author of Evaluating Teachers for Professional Growth: Creating a Culture of Motivation and Learning, published by Corwin Press.

Ray Pennings
Understanding What Christian Schools Want and Get

Ray Pennings is Senior Fellow and Director of Research at Cardus. He has been involved in the creation of Cardus as an emerging think-tank of influence focused on the renewal of social architecture. He has contributed to seven books, hundreds of journal articles, and you can find his opinions regularly shared through public policy punditry in newspaper, radio, and television appearances across Canada. Ray’s undergraduate degree is from McMaster University and his Master’s degree from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

Walter Wright
Understanding Leadership in the
21st Century

Walter Wright is a Senior Fellow at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership in Pasadena, where he served as executive director from 2000-2012. Prior to this he served 12 years as the President of Regent College, UBC, and 20 years on the management team of Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Wright is the author of five books, Relational Leadership, Crossings, Mentoring: The Promise of Relational Leadership, Don’t Step on the Rope! Reflections of Leadership, Relationships and Teamwork and The Third Third of Life: Preparing for your Future.

Conference Venue and Accommodations

Cambridge Hotel, 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge On N3H 5L8

Cambridge, Ontario