Dr. Rick Chromey
Dr. Rick Chromey is a cultural explorer, social historian, and generational futurist. He’s also a pastor, professor, speaker/trainer, and consultant. In 2017, he founded MANNA! Educational Services International to inspire and equip leaders, teachers, pastors, and parents. Chromey has a doctorate in leadership and the emerging culture; and travels the U.S. and world to speak on culture, faith, history, education, and leadership topics. He has authored over a dozen books on leadership, natural motivation, creative communication, and classroom management. His most recent book is GenTech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are (Morgan James, 2020). Chromey lives with his wife, Linda, in Star, Idaho.
David Woolcock grew up in an Adventist household and spent the majority of his time at Adventist schools. Although he was surrounded by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he never really became a follower of Christ until mid-way through high school. Woolcock attended Pathfinders as a youth but he can’t say these programs had a transformative impact on my development. Campouts, bike-a-thons, great speakers, bake sales, and any other activity you can imagine did little in helping me to one day make the best decision of my life. It was the weekly love, care, and concern he experienced from Jesus-loving Christians that helped form him into the man, husband, father, and pastor he am today. “There is no substitute for unconditional love and acceptance. When we love others like Christ loved us, success is always the outcome,” he says.
Fall is a unique time of year. The leaves are starting to change color and drop from the trees and that signals the end of a cycle, but fall is a time of beginnings as well. For many years, as students, we start a school year with a clean slate looking for good things in the months ahead. Adventurers and Pathfinders traditionally start new in the fall and we hope you have come this weekend to start your leadership year off with a bang. Our two speakers have so much to share with you to help you as a leader. Take advantage of every seminar and glean all that you can. Don’t miss the opportunity to make new friends and reacquaint yourself with old friends as well. The schedule has left you some time to enjoy the pleasantness of Leoni, take a walk or visit some of the familiar Leoni sights, maybe it’s been awhile since you have been to the Nature Center. We pray that God will pour out His Spirit on all that is said and done here this week and we will leave with a passion to share Him and His soon coming with our children.
Eddie and Alice