2018: The Want of Men
Keynote speaker Pr. Kameron DeVasher serves as the director for Sabbath School and Personal Ministries for the Michigan Conference. After graduating with Bachelor of Religious Education and Master in Religion degrees from Southern Adventist University, he has experience as Bible teacher, evangelist, administrator, and ministerial instructor, having pastored in Florida and Michigan. He enjoys life with his wife Emilie and their three children, Henry, Edward, and Molly.
Edwin G. Romero is a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership candidate at Andrews University. He completed his master and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, TX. Before joining the North American Division Retirement team as Chief Financial Officer, he served as treasurer in the Texas Conference and previously as treasurer in the Arkansas/Louisiana Conference. He comes from a ministerial family and is married to Benjalina, who also is a pastor’s kid. Edwin and Benjalina have two children, Marlett and Dalena. When not traveling, Edwin enjoys exercising, going on hikes, and planning for the next adventure with the wife and kids.
Eli Rojas, D.Min. serves as the Men’s Ministry Director for the Chesapeake Conference. Passionate about connecting men with Christ, he has designed small-group Bible studies for men and often speaks at men’s retreats. His wife Loida and he have been married for thirty years with two adult children who also serve in ministry.
Daniel Royo serves as the pastor for the Burnt Mills Seventh-day Adventist Church. After graduating with Bachelor of Arts degree in theology from Southern Adventist University, he served as a district pastor in the Potomac Conference. He has a Masters in Divinity degree from Andrews University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University. Daniel is blessed to be married to his wife, Danielle, and enjoys life with their two children, Ethan and Elijah.
Shane Anderson, D.Min., is the senior pastor of the campus church for Shenandoah Valley Academy and Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary School in New Market, Virginia. He has written for a variety of Adventist publications both foreign and domestic and authored the best-selling book, "How to Kill Adventist Education (and How to Give It a Fighting Chance!)." Shane has presented to schools of all levels on issues of educational leadership, Adventist mission, and pastoral engagement with Adventist Education, and has been a keynote speaker to more than 10,000 pastors and teachers at various convocations. He and his wife Darlene and their two daughters have lived in Virginia since 2004. He spent ten years prior to that in the Washington Conference as a pastor and church planter. Shane's driving passion is to be with Christ and to see revival and reformation in the Adventist Church in his lifetime.
Frank M. Hasel is an associate director of the Biblical Research Institute (BRI) and is the author of the bestselling book "Longing for God: A Prayer and Bible Journal" (Pacific Press, 2017). Prior to his work at the BRI he served as a pastor in Germany and was a Bible teacher and dean of the theology department at Bogenhofen Seminary in Austria, Europe.