Speakers 2017

Camp Evangelist:  John Oswalt

john_oswaltDr. 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”.

Camp Missionaries: Krista Landas

I grew up in Oregon City, Oregon, in a loving Christian home as the oldest of three children. I cannot remember a time when I did not hear about God and Jesus’ love for us. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 7 years old during VBS. Since that time, I have known without a shadow of a doubt that God is calling me to be a missionary. When I was 15 years old, I surrendered myself fully to God and the Holy Spirit during Multnomah Holiness Camp. God used that camp to show me that even though I was a child of God, I had not given my whole life and desires over to Him. He showed me that He wanted everything and not just the part I was willing to give.

I attended Northwest Nazarene University and earned my degree in music education. I had questioned whether or not it was God’s will for me to earn this degree because I didn’t see it as getting me any closer to the mission field. However, throughout my years at NNU and my years of teaching, He showed me that He had a wonderful plan in mind, even if it did take a longer route than I would have wished. For the last five years, I have been an  elementary music teacher in the public school system.

God has shown me that He has placed in me a passion for the lost, hurting, and abused children of this world. Currently it is God’s will that I show His love, hope, and purpose to the children of the American Indian Field.

JR/ SR High Speaker: Dallas Rostad

screen-shot-2017-01-23-at-2-47-26-pmRev. Dallas Rostad has been involved in ministry for over 18 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
(6), Mylo (4), Nova (1) and Baby Rostad #4 due to arrive in July.


Children’s Evangelist – Lori Eilers

303731_10150448038659202_224916107_nPastor Lori Eilers is a licensed Assembly of God children’s pastor with nearly 25 years of  ministry experience.

 She was born and raised in Iowa, is married to husband Randy, has two adult children and currently lives in West DesMoines, IA.
Pastor Lori had the opportunity to serve as children’s pastor in Iowa, Tennessee and Texas. She has experience in leading nursery through 6th grade kids and multiple teams of volunteers. Pastor Lori has led multiple VBS, Sports Camps, Junior Bible Quiz leagues, kid’s crusades, school chapel services and was in leadership at the Iowa Assembly of God Campground for several years.
Pastor Lori says, “I believe that church camps are one of the greatest investments we can make in our children’s spiritual growth.” Seventeen summers of camp have made her passionate about the time set aside for our kids.

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