Trinity Speakers Bureau

Trinity’s faculty are experts in their respective fields of study, as well as engaging and informative speakers and group leaders. They are available to your church, civic group, or organization as speakers, workshop leaders, trainers, or consultants in the areas described below.

Availability, scheduling, and any financial consideration is at the discretion of each faculty member.

Available Resource Persons

Dr. Michael DeLashmutt
Academic Dean

  • Theology and popular culture (film, media, technology, etc.)
  • The Church in a Secular Age
  • The history of Christianity in Great Britain
  • Theological education
  • Leadership within academic institutions

Rev. Dr. David Ellingson
Professor of Children, Youth & Family Studies
Director, Children, Youth & Family Center
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  • Creation care and environmental stewardship
  • Paddle Pilgrimage (first-hand account of kayaking the entire Mississippi River)
  • Long-term coaching for congregational youth and family ministry
  • Biblical and theological foundations for faith formation
  • Youth and family-friendly worship
  • Creating family faith rituals
  • Spirituality and youth ministry
  • Technology and multimedia use in ministry
  • Health and wholeness

Mark Jackson
Professor & Chair of Children, Youth & Family Studies
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  • Biblical and theological foundations for faith formation
  • Service learning and creating meaningful mission/service experiences
  • Long-range strategic planning for youth and family ministry
  • Historical trends and current research in youth ministry
  • Church and nonprofit management, program planning, and evaluation
  • Youth leadership training
  • Retreat and conference planning
  • Theology of medieval Gothic cathedrals

Rev. Erik Samuelson, M.Div., M.A.
Campus Pastor
Director of Spiritual and Vocational Formation

  • Available for Sunday preaching and worship leadership
  • Creating a culture of call in your congregation
  • Congregation-based community organizing
  • Spirituality of young adults
  • Discover your spiritual type
  • Emerging Missional Church
  • Connecting to post-modern generations
  • Emergent worship—what and how
  • Methods for using congregational conflict for mission
  • Lutheran Confessions
  • Lutheran History
  • Reformation Era
  • Lutheranism in America

Dr. David Schulz
Professor & Chair of Communications
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