Running the Race!
April 16 - 18
2009 Spring TECH Conference
WORKSHOPS
FEATURED SPEAKERS
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every emcumbrance and the sin which so easily entagles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Start Your Engines...
Rick Wood is the Manager of Biomedical Services for MidMichigan Health, a four hospital health system in Central Michigan.  He consults regularly with medical relief organizations and individuals that provide medical support to hospitals and clinics around the world.
Pit Stop...
Jim Moore is a Vietnam Veteran who has made his career as a biomedical technician in Western North Carolina.  Jim serves in full-time ministry with Samaritan's Purse in Boone, North Carolina, and is the president of TECH.  
Eliminating the Competition...
Todd Shaw is the Founder and President of On Track Ministry (a motorsports outreach ministry), and author of Out of the Box and Loving It! and The Values Driven Life.  Todd uses his leadership training skills to motivate people into action.
Finishing the Race...
Kirk Nowery is Chief Operating Officer of Samaritan’s Purse, renowned speaker, author and ministry strategist.  Prior to joining Samaritan’s Purse, Kirk served as President of ISS, was Senior Pastor of one of the nation’s largest congregations in Miami, Florida, was Chairman of a private Christian school and from 1983 to 1995, Kirk was Chaplain of the famed Miami Dolphins football team.
The Featured Speakers will speak throughout the conference.  All Workshops are conducted on Saturday morning.
ARE YOU BEING CALLED TO SERVE ABROAD?
Dennis McCutcheon, full-time missionary with Vine International, is following the Lord's call to serve full-time
in Guatemala.  Learn from Dennis how to recognize the call, heed the call, and MOVE!


EVANGELISM IN MISSIONS
Patty Sullivan, Christian Light Foundation, will share concepts and tools used by CLF to enable pastors, staff, and medical personnel on the field to better present the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Remember, it's not humanitarian, it's missions!


WASTE DIPOSAL & INCINERATION
Jim Loeffler, Director of Operations at International Aid, addresses the issue of appropriately disposing of overseas waste.


WHERE TO GET EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Rick Wood, Biomed Manager at MidMichigan Health, presents issues to consider and provides the contact information for providers of the items needed for you overseas projects.


ELECTRICITY OPTIONS ON THE FIELD
Bill Wright, Biomedical Engineer at Samaritan's Purse, presents sustainable, affordable, renewable energy options for the developing world.


VALUING GIFTS-IN-KIND
Cameron Mayhill, Director of Mission Resources at FAME, presents justifiable methods of valuing donations.


MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TRAINING ON THE FIELD
Billy Teninty, Director of Medical Equipment Training Program at International Aid, presents opportunities for in-country medical equipment repair courses.


INVOLVING YOUR LOCAL CHURCH IN MISSIONS
Pastor Thant McManus, Senior Pastor at Evangel Worship Center in Concord, NC, shares how to encourage your local church to work together with you to expand and fulfill your medical mission.


HOW TO PACK AND SHIP
Keith Perry, Warehouse Manager at World Medical Mission will present the correct way to pack and crate overseas shipments.  Keith will discuss the process from the day the donation enters your facility until the day it leaves.