PROFESSOR JOHN LENNOX
Professor, apologist and author
John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in mathematics and the philosophy of science. He is interested in the interface between science, philosophy, and theology and his books on those topics include God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? and Can Science Explain Everything?
Professor Lennox has lectured extensively in North America and Eastern and Western Europe on mathematics, the philosophy of science, and the intellectual defence of Christianity. He has also debated a number of prominent atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer.
Founder of 24-7 Prayer
Pete Greig is the founder of 24-7 Prayer, an international, interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice which has been praying night-and-day for more than twenty years, and has reached more than half the nations on earth. He and his wife Sammy serve as Senior Pastors of Emmaus Rd, a church with congregations in Guildford and Woking, England.
Pete is an Ambassador for Tearfund, and an Associate Tutor at St Mellitus Theological College. He co-hosts the Wildfires Festival and The Big Church Day Out, the UK’s largest Christian festival.
Spiritual leader, justice advocate, & peacemaker
Danielle Strickland is a spiritual leader, justice advocate, communicator, and peacemaker. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing justice departments and church plants, to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new initiatives to mobilize people towards transformational spiritual life.
Her latest book released in 2020, “Better Together: How Women and Men Can Heal the Divide and Work Together to Transform the Future”, her podcast is listened to by thousands globally, and closer to home, she’s on the teaching team at The Meeting House. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, Danielle is the proud mom of 3 boys, wife to Stephen, and as an enneagram 7, has been affectionately called the “ambassador of fun”.
General Director of The Bible Society of Egypt
An Egyptian by birth, Ramez emigrated as a teenager to Canada where he met the Lord and was discipled by Inter-Varsity Canada. During the seventies, he led the Quebec IVCF ministry and pioneered the establishment of GBU.
In 1980, he returned to Egypt with his wife, Rebecca—a missionary kid (MK) from Haiti)—and their two children. There, he eventually headed up the IFES ministry in the MENA Region.
His passion for inductive Bible Study eventually led him in 1990 to become the General Secretary of the Bible Society of Egypt (BSE) which is creatively promoting Bible engagement through every possible means.
Since 1974, he has been actively involved in a variety of ways with the Lausanne movement.
European Director of Steiger International
Luke Greenwood serves as the European Director for Steiger, a mission dedicated to reaching the Global Youth Culture for Jesus. His focus and prayer is to raise up a movement with dynamic missionary teams reaching secular culture in every major European city.
Luke wrote a book called Global Youth Culture: The Spiritual Hunger of the Largest Unreached Culture Today, which came out in 2019. He lives in Wroclaw, Poland, with his wife Ania and their two children.
Founder & President of Josiah Venture
Dave Patty is the founder and president of Josiah Venture, a ministry driven by a passion to reach young people in Europe with the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the past 27 years, he has lived in the Czech Republic, and spent the 10 years before that in Germany.
Dave is an ordained pastor with a BA in theology and a MA in education. He has also done graduate work in leadership development at Harvard University. He is an author, Bible teacher and father.
TOR ERLING FAGERMOEN
Former Regional Secretary of IFES Europe
Tor Erling Fagermoen is from Norway, where he lives with his wife and three teenage children. He serves as a local pastor in the beautiful city of Bergen.
He was the Regional Secretary of IFES Europe, and he has previously been the General Secretary of the Norwegian IFES movement NKSS. Before that, he used to be the Principal of a Bible School in Oslo and a church planter. In his early days of ministry he co-authored a book on Evangelism only available in Norwegian called «Får dere fisk?» (Not Catching Fish?).
Director of Revive Europe
Sarah Breuel serves as the Director of Revive Europe. Included in Christianity Today’s “33 under 33” list of leaders to watch, Sarah served as Chair of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Global Gathering 2016.
Originally from Brazil and currently living in Rome, Sarah has worked for IFES in four national movements for 17 years (Brazil, Canada, Norway, and Italy). She has a business degree, an MDiv from Regent College, and has served globally in the Lausanne Board of Directors. Sarah is married to René. They have planted a vibrant church in Rome and have two boys: Pietro and Matteo.
Hester Zoutman is very passionate about Europe and young people. As a speaker Hester loves to share about her journey in life, her struggles, victories and conversations with God. She is a specialist in event creation and production with her company Studio Zinvol (translated: Studio with Purpose) she designs and shapes conferences and local discipleship movements. She lives in the Netherlands with her husband and daughter.