We’re kicking off our Fall WELLNESS WEEK focused on…Embodied Connections and a balanced view of technology.

We are thrilled to have special guest speaker Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee with us this morning. Doreen has spent much of her career interacting with scholarly research, tech trends, and pop culture around the topic of technology and how the digital domain is shaping us.

Far from being technology phobic or averse, she works to bring a balanced view of the new realities working to inspire people to become moderate and well informed in their tech engagement.

Doreen maintains a blog filled with topics ranging from technology to empathy to how to live a fiery, complex, and embodied life. She is the author of the nautilus award winning book Deviced! balancing life and technology in a digital world.

She loves going barefoot, exploring big cities, black coffee, dancing, documentaries, art, silence, and people. Especially people.

This morning we are continuing in our Fall Chapel Series Postures of Jesus. Today we focus on Jesus, the One who kneels.

Our speaker is John Kaehr. John returned to serve at his alma mater in 2012 after 10 years in pastoral ministry. He served as a Resident Director for 6 years and currently serves as Associate Director for Community Life.

Along with his ministry at Bethel, John also serves as the Lead Pastor of Christ Church in Michigan City.

He loves a great cup of coffee, his wife Melissa, and his daughter, Hannah. He also likes…or should I say “puts up with” his goldendoodle puppy, Zoey.

John is passionate to see college students grow in their love for God’s Word and their devotion to Jesus.

Would you please welcome back to the Bethel stage, John Kaehr.

We are continuing in our Fall Chapel Series Postures of Jesus. Today we focus on Jesus, the One who Embraces.

Our speaker is Suze Fair, a Pastor, a creative, and a professional. In her career she has worked in higher education, the marketplace, and the church. Wherever she is, she is passionate about making sure the Good News of Jesus is being shared.  

Currently, Suze is the Chief Culture Officer at a community bank in Northern Indiana. She also enjoys writing & speaking about the Journey of Faith the Lord has invited her on (both professionally and personally).  

Married for 35 years to Kelly, they are the parents of 3 adult children. Suze is involved in her community, passionate about trying daily to figure out how to be a Good Neighbor, and seeking the Lord on how to love well. 

She’s a self-described coffee snob, who would be as happy hiking in the mountains as a day at the beach.

This morning we are continuing in our Fall Chapel Series Postures of Jesus. Today we focus on Jesus, the One who sleeps.

Our speaker is Nirup Alphonse, Lead Pastor of LIFEGATE Church in Denver, Colorado. Pastor Nirup studied at Trinity International University and received a degree in Accounting & Economics.

He has the unique opportunity to travel the country speaking at conferences, leadership and ministry events and universities.

His true passion is preaching at teaching at his home church in Denver. Pastor Nirup focuses on gospel-centered Biblical preaching and is passionate about seeing people become who God has created them to be. Outside of his ministry the greatest joy in his life is being married to his wife Hannah for 14 years as they raise three young sons together in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. 

This morning we are launching into our fall chapel series entitled Postures of Jesus. Today we focus on Jesus, The One Who Sits. Our speaker is Pastor Stephen Love. Pastor Love was born in South Bend, where he came to know his Savior, Jesus Christ as a young boy. He accepted the call to preach the gospel in 2002 and served the body of Christ at New Life Fellowship Church in Waukegan, Illinois as Assistant Pastor. In 2019. Stephen and his family accepted the call to plant Redemption City Church in South Bend. Stephen has degrees in pastoral and theological studies, and he and his wife Mandy have been married for over a decade and have four children. Would you please welcome back to Bethel University. Pastor Stephen Love.

This morning we are blessed to hear from Chip Dean an anointed and seasoned speaker whose purpose is to impact and influence the culture to think, lead and live a gospel centered life that makes disciples and lives on mission. He is passionate about student ministry, leadership, disciple making, missional living and having a meaningful walk with Jesus. Chip has a degree in biblical studies and a Master of Divinity. He has served as a middle school pastor, student pastor, and is now the global student pastor over six campuses at Liberty Live Church in Virginia. Chip has had hundreds of speaking opportunities over the last 17 years across our nation and in other countries. Would you please welcome to Bethel University Chip Dean.

This morning we are blessed to hear from businessman and entrepreneur Scott Tuttle. Scott’s professional career began in the RV industry, where he served as the Director of Advertising and Marketing for a major RV manufacturer for over a decade before venturing out and starting his first RV company, Heartland Recreational Vehicles. Scott also started Livin’ Light Recreational Vehicles. Both companies were tremendously successful, and are now owned by Thor Corporation, the largest manufacturer of RVs in the world. Today, Scott is the owner or part owner of more than 20 businesses. In 2008, he founded the Life Center of Elkhart County, which trains and equips young men and women with vocational skills as well as Biblical principles for success in all areas of life. He also began the Tuttle Family Foundation, which supports and provides funding for numerous local and regional charities and ministries. In 2013, Scott teamed up with Adult and Teen Challenge of Northern Indiana to provide land and funding to build a state of the art campus where hundreds of men have gone through their very successful faith-based recovery program. Scott is a big believer in being in financial covenant with God, not just to be blessed, but to be a blessing to others.