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Sam Dharam

Sam Dharam    
   Topics Covered
  • Financial & Personal Integrity

  • Character

  • Pride

 

  • Website: ywammadison.org
  • Position: YWAM Strategic Planning. YWAM Madison Leadership.
  • Contact: Facebook

Sam is a mighty man of God and a dear friend to YWAM Pittsburgh.  Born in Bangalore, India, he began his ministry in 1984 with YWAM Singapore. He has served the Lord as National Director YWAM India from 1993 to 1998, Executive Chairman of YWAM India until 2000, Regional Director of South Asia-Indian Pacific Rim in 1998, and on the Global Leadership Team of YWAM International until Aug 2005. He and his wife Jennifer, a dedicated and powerful intercessor, now live and serve with YWAM Madison. They work to network and build bridges between churches, promote unity, mentor Christian leaders, preach and teach at YWAM training schools and various churches and inter-church gatherings, seminars and conferences, nationally and internationally. This Godly couple want to see individuals and churches rise up to their potential and destiny in Christ and be God’s instruments of transformation. They are people who raise spiritual standards among God’s people.

 

Dave Buehring

Dave Buehring    
   Topics Covered
  • Making Disciple Makers

  • Spiritual Warfare

 

  • Website: lionshare.org
  • Position: Founder and Team Leader at Lionshare Leadership Group
  • Contact: Facebook Twitter

Dave Buehring is a devoted follower of Jesus who serves as the Founder and Team Leader of Lionshare. Over the last four decades he has served as a missionary, pastor and leader while using his communication gifts to equip many in the ways of God. Dave has a lifelong commitment to making disciple-makers and serves as the leader of d4 -igniting a new generation of disciple-makers within the Dozen Domains of society. He’s the author of Welcome to the Kingdom, A Discipleship Journey and The Jesus Blueprint – all scripturally sound, proven and practical resources aiding disciple-makers. He has served for many years on the leadership team of Messenger Fellowship and is a part of the pastoral team at Grace Chapel. Dave and his wife, Cheryl, reside in the beautiful hills of Franklin, Tennessee where they enjoy their family and friends.

 

Lance O'Brien

Lance O'Brien    
   Topics Covered
  • Inductive Bible Study

  • Biblical Life Application

 

Pastor Lance has served as the Lead Pastor of New Hope Assemblies of God Church in Elizabeth, PA since 2002. A native of upstate NY, he is the youngest of 9 children. Lance received his BA in Biblical Studies and Theology from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and he has a passion for helping people know, understand and apply the teachings of Jesus in their daily lives. He wants people to live each day with the incomparable HOPE of the Cross. He will show you how to combine the best Biblical resources available to understand the language, culture and context of the Bible in order to get the most out of your time reading and applying the word in your life.

 

Debra E. Tunney

Debra E. Tunney    
   Topics Covered
  • Relationships

  • Forgiveness

  • Destiny by Design

 

  • Website: ywamboston.org
  • Position: Associate Director YWAM Boston
  • Contact: Facebook Twitter

Debra has been involved in the ministry of raising up leaders in the next generation since she was part of “the next generation”. She and her husband, Doug, have been involved in starting crisis pregnancy centers, beginning a summer youth training and missions program called Joshua Generation (currently run annually by both YWAM Pittsburgh and YWAM Boston). Doug and Debi also pioneered the YWAM base in Pittsburgh in 2000 as well as the one in Boston in 2006, where they still live and work as the base directors. 

Debi's Destiny by Design curriculum teaches us how God has placed dreams and gifting in us from the moment He created us to be used for his glory. Her powerful message on forgiveness will change the way you forever deal with hurts from others, yourself and break down walls between you and the Lord.

 

Rev. Mike Wurschmidt

Rev. Mike Wurschmidt    
   Topics Covered
  • God's Heart for Others

 

  • Website: shepheart.org
  • Position: Founder and Reverend of Shepherd's Heart Fellowship. Executive Director of S.H. Veteran's Home
  • Contact: Facebook

Rev. Michael D. Wurschmidt is the founder and current pastor of Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship, an urban congregation in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood that is dedicated to providing help and hope to the homeless of Pittsburgh. “Pastor Mike”, as he is affectionately known, serves also as the Executive Director of Shepherd’s Heart Veterans’ Home, founded in 2006, which provides transitional housing to homeless veterans. An Air Force veteran, he serves as a Federal Chaplain for the VA’s Pittsburgh Healthcare System, specializing in the causes and prevention of  homelessness among veterans. He is also the former co-founder and consultant of Project Home Again, a national program of World Vision, which helped homeless families to be adopted by local churches. Pastor Mike earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. He and his wife,Tina, also serve on the board of the The Burning Bush House of Prayer, which has opened it’s door to us as a YWAM operating location. We currently share a portion of their historical building on Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes. He and his wife Tina have two adult children and live on the South Side.

 

Wick and Jan Nease

Wick and Jan Nease    
   Topics Covered
  • Destiny & Purpose

 

  • Website: streamsofmercy.org
  • Position: Founder and Director of Streams of Mercy
  • Contact: Facebook Feed 

Wick & Jan Nease have served in YWAM since 1972. They did their YWAM training in Lausanne, Switzerland and have served in New Jersey, California, Connecticut and Texas. Wick Served as the Central USA Director for YWAM North America for many years. 

In 2002, Wick & Jan founded Streams of Mercy, a ministry to orphans, widows, and the desperately poor and needy. Streams of Mercy supports orphanages, ministries to the destitute, and medical clinics around the world. They currently support 30 orphanages in 14 nations on four continents, as well as three different medical clinics in Africa and India. Wick & Jan have a passion to transform the lives of orphans.

Wick & Jan have traveled and ministered in over 60 nations. They regularly teach in leadership schools and Discipleship Training Schools around the world. They live in the Dallas, Texas area, and love spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Mark Cornacchione

Mark Cornacchione    
   Topics Covered
  • Apologetics

  • Effectively sharing your Faith

 

Mark has served with YWAM Pittsburgh since 2002. He overseas the administrative department and our International Refugee Ministry as well as serves on the leadership team and ministry board. Mark leads Joshua Generation teams and Missions Adventures teams to NY in the summer. He shares God's joy in training others to, likewise, make disciples of Jesus. Along with his wife, Tara, their desire is to grow the Kingdom of God among their neighborhood, their city and to the ends of the Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

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