Upcoming Guests
 
Monday, January 25th, 2021

David Onley
When The Honourable David C. Onley was appointed The Queen's representative in Ontario, his concern for people with disabilities became front page news. And when he took office on 5 September 2007, Ontario's 28th Lieutenant Governor became a highly placed champion for accessibility. In his 22-year career with Citytv, he was Canada's first senior newscaster with a visible disability. A popular news anchor, host/producer, science and technology specialist, and weatherman, he showed that ability outshines disability. For his public service, The Honourable David C. Onley has been honoured with the King Clancy Award for Disabled Persons, the Courage to Come Back Award, and the Positive Impact Award. He was inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame and the Scarborough Walk of Fame, and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Canada Christian College. Onley was appointed as senior lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences at University of Toronto Scarborough, his alma mater. His appointment began on October 1, 2014. He also served as the University's Special Ambassador for the Pan Am and Parapan American Games. David is currently serving on the Board for Crossroads Christian Communications Incorporated.

Bruxy Cavey
Bruxy Cavey is the senior pastor at The Meeting House, a church for people who aren’t into church. The Meeting House is a multisite Anabaptist congregation in Ontario, Canada where thousands of people connect to God and each other through Sunday services, online interaction, and a widespread house church network. (You can learn more about The Meeting House at www.themeetinghouse.com.) Bruxy is also author of the bestselling book, The End of Religion and his new book, (re)union, is an overview of “The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners.” Bruxy joins us in studio to talk a recent event hosted through The Meeting House “Ears to Hear”. Time was spent listening and learning from people with disabilities. Bruxy shares some of these learnings and about how the church can give a voice to those with disabilities. http://www.bruxy.com


Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Anjuli Paschall
As women, we are exhausted. Our hearts are being wrung out to dry--squeezed and yanked in every direction. We take care of everyone but ourselves. We've gotten lost in bedtime routines and our Costco lists. We have lost our voices in the storm of everyday life. We need to be reminded to reach inward and heed the quiet voice whispering, Stay. This book is for anyone who longs for a connection with God and His people but can't seem to escape the haunting feelings of guilt, shame, loneliness, and fear. Through raw, authentic stories, (in)courage writer Anjuli Paschall invites you to stop running from your pain and to recognize that the deep end of your story is the way to intimacy with Christ. Alongside Anjuli, you will encounter a loving God who invites you to stay with Him at the table of your soul, where you are free to spill the milk, to fumble through your words, to embrace the awkwardness and the joy, and to taste and see that He is good. http://anjulipaschall.com


Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Patrick Fraher
Patrick Fraher’s personal faith journey began when he started researching the human ego, and how it pertained to officiating. He learned that ego not only pertained to officiating, but to real life, and ultimately to a person’s faith as well. Patrick learned some key, valuable lessons as he carried this research out. Later, while sitting in his room in the afternoon before his first Finals game, Patrick opened the Bible and began to read where he had left off. Before he started reading, he asked God to speak to him through His word and to give him a takeaway…at the time he was reading Luke 15. He reached the parable about the prodigal son and suddenly found himself resonating in a powerful and personal way as he began to recognize parallels between his story and that of the prodigal son. Patrick shares how these precious moments in the Word led to him finding his way back to a personal relationship with the Lord, and how he now views his work and life through an eternal perspective.


Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Shireen Gamble
Shireen Gamble resides in Duck Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. She was born with a rare condition called Mucopolysaccharidosis, which results in the body is missing or not having enough of an enzyme needed to break down long chains of sugar molecules. Shireen was teased in school for her small stature, which drove her to want to attempt suicide. Shireen is one of thousands of Indigenous young people who struggle with acceptance and belonging. Her story speaks of the power of family and purpose!

Brett Ullman
Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, men, sexuality, pornography, dating, and media. Brett’s seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today. Husband to Dawn, and father of Bennett and Zoe, Brett and his family make their home in Ajax, Ontario where Brett leads and directs Worlds Apart, a charity focused on empowering individuals to re-align their lives with Biblical core values often muddled by media but central to Christian living. Brett will be one of the speakers at the 2021 Today’s Teens conference on February 20, 2021. Brett was a teacher with the Toronto District School Board for 10 years before moving into speaking full-time back in 2005. Brett has a Masters degree in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton Graduate School in Chicago and is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. He and his family attend Sanctus Church (formerly C4 Church) in Ajax since 2004. Brett will be joining as a Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Today’s Teens Conference. http://brettullman.com http://todaysteens.ca

Joshua Berg
During his studies, Joshua began to understand the massive iniquities Indigenous communities and families face due to historical atrocities. He is passionate to see people walk in healing from past trauma and offers positive next steps for those struggling with mental health. http://bergcounselling.ca


Friday, January 29th, 2021

Ben Utecht
It is rare to find a true Renaissance man anymore, but that’s just what you get with Ben Utecht. Ben has always chased his dreams, finding his way from a small river town in Minnesota to a Super Bowl championship field. He has established himself as a prominent corporate and motivational speaker in the areas of leadership and culture. Both of his programs, The Champion’s Way™ and The MVP Program™, stem from lessons he learned in the locker room with Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy and in the huddle with future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. Both programs illuminate dynamic ways to succeed in business and life. I believe, as a speaker, that vulnerability equals connectivity. This is why I approach my keynote presentations with a mission of bringing you on an emotional journey through my life, into a hall-of-fame huddle, and onto a field of high-impact lessons. All our lives tell a story, and this is how I tell mine! Ben has found success in many realms, sitting on the prestigious board of the American Brain Foundation, authoring Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away with Simon and Schuster, and releasing award-nominated albums as a professional singer. However, without question, Ben would tell you his greatest accomplishment is being a husband to his beautiful wife and a father to their four daughters. "I believe, as a speaker, that vulnerability equals connectivity. This is why I approach my keynote presentations with a mission of bringing you on an emotional journey through my life, into a hall-of-fame huddle, and onto a field of high-impact lessons. All our lives tell a story, and this is how I tell mine!" - Ben Utecht http://benutechtspeaks.com http://uncomnchampions.org

reBORN
Music Video "Long Road" featuring Mark Masri, Ben Utecht and Andre Venter . http://rebornthegroup.com