Rev. Dallas Rostad has been involved in ministry for over 20 years. He volunteered in non-denominational churches and then officially served as a youth pastor at a Nazarene church where he met his wife, Genevieve. Dallas and Genevieve were called into the mission field and joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for over five years. They were based out of Colorado Springs, CO, but spent much of their time traveling, leading short-term mission teams from all over the US and other countries to places that had the least access to the Gospel. Some of the highlights of their time in YWAM include trips to China, Egypt, Afghanistan, India, Ghana, and Tibet.
In 2007, they moved back to their hometown of Fergus Falls to continue to mobilize and raise up more mission workers, while working part time and continuing to stay involved with various ministries. In 2010, Dallas accepted the youth leader position at Grace United Methodist Church. During his time there, he began the process of becoming a Local Licensed Pastor in the UMC. Dallas has been an LLP since 2013 and his role has expanded to youth and young adults as well as leading a worship service every Sunday called The Bridge. Dallas has a passion for Jesus and a strong dedication to see young people walk out their faith. Dallas also enjoys movies, the New York Yankees, and spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Genevieve, and children, India (7), Mylo (5), Nova (2) and Riah (11 months).
Greg was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Walnut Creek, California. He is an avid San Francisco 49ers, Giants, Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks fan. He grew up in a non-Christian home and didn’t become a Christian until he was a senior in high school. Years ago, he attended Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated with a major in Sociology and minors in Social Work and Biblical and Theological studies. After graduating Greg started working with teenagers and has done that ever since. In his words ” I have the best job in the world and that is traveling around the world speaking to teenagers and families”. He has been a caseworker for emotionally disturbed and delinquent teens, Youth Pastor, Youth Specialist for Moody Bible Institute, President of Youth Ministries International, the youth and family communicator for Bethel University and a friend to endangered woodland animals. Greg has led groups of teenagers on mission trips to the British Isles and all across Europe for over 20 years. He is now the “Youth and Family communicator” for Youth Leadership in, lovely and tropical, St Paul, Minnesota.
Bonnie is his wonderful wife and they have four children.
We are excited to announce that we will be extending camp for one extra day this year!
To celebrate our 150th anniversary, we will be celebrating camp from Sunday June 24 through Sunday July 1.
We will have special programming over the weekend! More information to come..
Dr. John Oswalt returned to the Asbury Theological Seminary faculty in 2009 as visiting distinguished professor of Old Testament. He has also served as research professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Miss., from 1999 to 2009, was president of Asbury College from 1983 to 1986 and a member of the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill., from 1986 to 1989.
He is the author of 11 books, most notable of which is the two-volume commentary on the book of Isaiah in the New International Commentary of the Old Testament. His most recent book is The Holy One of Israel: Studies in the Book of Isaiah, released in 2014. He has also written numerous articles that have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals and popular religious periodicals. Dr. Oswalt is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, with membership in the Kentucky Annual Conference. He has served as a part-time pastor in congregations in New England and Kentucky, and is a frequent speaker in conferences, camps and local churches.
Oswalt received a B.A. from Taylor University; a B.D. and Th.M. from Asbury Seminary; and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
He is married to the former Karen Kennedy, and they have three children and two grandchildren.
His theme for the Bible Study will be “Great Prayers of the Old Testament”.