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Pastor of the Carmel and New Castle SDA Churches
Pastor Rodriguez is a passionate speaker and educator gifted in the ability to systematically present a topic with clarity and simplicity. Pastor Rodriguez was a narcotics agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation when he felt called of God to abandon that direction in life and enter the gospel ministry.  From bringing criminals to justice, he is now bringing sinners to Christ. Pastor Rodriguez holds a B.S. in Health and Phys. Ed, has recently completed an M.A. in religion with concentrations in systematic theology and church history and is in the process of applying to study for a PhD in religion in the same concentrations. He and his wife Stacey and their four children reside in Tipton, Indiana.
Steve Poenitz
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Conference Representative
Indiana Conference Ministerial and Evangelism Director
Steven Poenitz has served as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor in single and multi-church districts in New Jersey, Kansas, Oregon, California, and Tennessee. He presently serves as ministerial secretary for the Indiana Conference. His passion includes leadership development, soul-winning, and a love for people. In 2012 Steve completed his studies at Andrews University earning a DMin in the area of mentoring leadership. He and his wife, Erney, enjoy country living in the northern Indianapolis metro area and walking the country lanes with their dog, Happy.
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EMMAUS Evangelist / Instructor
Pastor of the New Albany, Madison and Scottsburg SDA Churches
Raised in a Catholic home, Eric became a Seventh-day Adventist while in college studying to be a teacher. Realizing that God was calling him to full-time ministry, he attended Black Hills Mission College of Evangelism and spent three years as a full-time Bible worker. After completing his undergraduate studies, Eric attended the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University earning a Master of Divinity degree. Eric has a great passion for sharing the Adventist message and has served for the past eight years as a pastor in both New Mexico and Indiana. An evangelist at heart, he has conducted many full-scale evangelistic campaigns and baptized dozens of people. Eric and his wife Beatriz have been married for ten years and have been blessed with a lovely daughter, Eden. Eric currently pastors in southeastern Indiana and is working toward a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University.
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EMMAUS Evangelist / Instructor
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Pastor of the Community, Plymouth and Knox SDA Churches
Bryce Bowman grew up among beautiful mountains of northern Pennsylvania and continues to be amazed at the incredible way God has led him thus far in his life. Five years ago God called him away from a career in healthcare informatics to full-time pastoral ministry. His passion for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ continues to grow and he currently serves as a pastor in the Indiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Bryce is a graduate of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, earning an MA in Religion with emphasis in church history and systematic theology. Prior to entering the ministry, he received a BS in management of information technology from Upper Iowa University. He believes that God is calling all his children to a life of moral excellence in preparation for the soon coming of Jesus and has a great desire to help others learn to live in full surrender to Christ. Bryce resides in northern Indiana with his wife Sandy and their three children; Katie, Caleb, and Micah.
Matthew Hasty
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EMMAUS Outreach Coordinator
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Indiana Conference Literature Ministries Director
Matt Hasty has always had a passion for outreach. At 16 years old he began spending his summers as a literature evangelist. He attended Southern Adventist University and then graduated from SOULS West. During college he paused his education to spend some time as a Bible Worker and to speak for three different Evangelistic Campaigns. He was and continues to be amazed at how God can use him to lead others to Christ. Matt is now the Literature Ministries Director for the Indiana Conference. He takes seriously God's command to, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). Matt is working to get every church member in Indiana to use Literature in their ministry. He runs the GLOW program and the summer youth Magabook team. Matt loves to train others to be successful soul winners. "The heaven-appointed purpose of giving the gospel to the world in this generation is the noblest that can appeal to any human being" (Ed 262.1).