The ON is proud to welcome four new members to the network’s steering committee. Each has been a contributor to the ON community at large, as well as leading the way in theological education through their own teaching and scholarship. We also honor Gerry Breshears as he transitions off the committee, though not out of the ON community. We are looking forward to the continuing work ahead; as always, everyone on the committee welcomes input from all our partners and friends.
The ON steering committee sets strategy and policy for the network as a whole. It designs the content of our events, oversees the creation of resources such as those in the Economic Wisdom Project and this newsletter, invites institutions to become ON partners, and facilitates communication and feedback within our community. Feel free to contact us for more information.
The new members of the steering committee are Vincent Bacote of Wheaton College, Rudy Estrada of LABI College, Deborah Gill of Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and Nathan Hitchcock of Sioux Falls Seminary. All have spoken at Karam Forum, and have been lively presences in the ON community. More important, all are practicing the mission ON preaches on the front lines of theological education.
With their addition, the ON steering committee now consists of the following members:
- Chris Armstrong, Wheaton College
- Vincent Bacote, Wheaton College
- Rudy Estrada, LABI College
- Greg Forster, Oikonomia Network & Trinity International University
- Deborah Gill, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Evangel University)
- Donald Guthrie, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Trinity International University)
- P.J. Hill, Wheaton College
- Nathan Hitchcock, Sioux Falls Seminary
- Tom Nelson, Made to Flourish & Christ Community Church
- Scott Rae, Talbot School of Theology (Biola University)
- Charlie Self, Made to Flourish & Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Evangel University)
At this time we also honor Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary as he leaves the committee – though not his participation in the ON community. Gerry has been a key leader and servant in the ON since the initial explorations in 2009 that ultimately led to our network’s creation, and the generative conversations in March 2010 at which the formal vision for the network was first cast. He has been invaluable to our community as a leader at Western, a member of the steering committee, a speaker at the network’s faculty retreat (see his notes from that talk, on the need for a big vision of what the gospel is) and an all-around leading light, mentor and friend.
As he steps back from his role on the committee, we couldn’t think of a better way to honor him than by putting his face on a Christian thought leader T-shirt, and handing out these shirts to everyone at Karam Forum 2018. (Check out Ambrose, the awesome social enterprise that employs at-risk youth to make these shirts.)
We look forward to future conversation and collaboration as the ON carries forward its mission.