Event Speakers

Open in full size Ryan Whitson
 Ryan serves as campus pastor at Good News Community Church near Denver, Colorado,    and as an adjunct professor of philosophy and religious studies. He has earned degrees at Westmont College (BA), Liberty University (MDiv), and Talbot School of Theology 9DMin). Ryan is the author of Dangerous Discipleship (Parson Place Press) and Reasons to Believe (Aneko Press). He loves time with his family, sports, coffee shops, and good books. 


Darrell DooyemaOpen in full size
Darrell and his wife, Annette, work with the International Student Ministry of The Navigators in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He directs a summer program in Norway, where college students from the U.S. and other countries come to explore difficult questions of faith, gain missions experience, and grow in their walk with Jesus. Darrell also teaches philosophy in the community college system of Colorado and enjoys the chance to help students think about the ultimate questions of life. He has degrees from Wheaton College (BA), Denver Seminary (MA), and Talbot School of Theology (DMin). While he loves to ski and to surf, his greatest joy (and most exciting challenge) is his three young children, Dylan (10), Jared (6), and Eva Alice (4).


Open in full sizeDace Starkweather
Dace Starkweather is the General Manager of the Glen Eyrie Conference Center in Colorado Springs. He has degrees from CU Boulder (BA) and two masters from BIOLA University in Southern California—Masters of Apologetics and Masters of Organizational Leadership and Development.  Dace has a passion for people and their heart’s exploration, teaching apologetics, Biblical archaeology, and the Old Testament.  Dace enjoys exploring Colorado from the back of a horse or on foot, with camera in hand whenever possible.