Hi, I'm Anna Förter, 21 years old and a village child. I love playing the piano and I am currently doing a theological training at the “Johanneum” in Wuppertal. I'm looking forward to the EC Convention because I love connecting with people and talking about Jesus together.
Main Session Speaker
George is 22 years old and has lived in Beirut all the days of his life. He has served with CE since 2019. George holds a BS in mathematics, and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut.
"God has called me for his work, and I have been all in!"
Josh joined the Christian Endeavor team in 2018 after working as a Youth Pastor for over a decade. He has a deep passion for encouraging and equipping youth workers and empowering students to live for Christ.
Josh spent seven years utilizing the Christian Endeavor discipleship process in his local church setting. C.E. provided a framework for the youth ministry that yielded powerful results for the Kingdom & God's glory. Because of the way C.E. unleashes teens to live out their faith, he has a heart for sharing C.E. with other churches. Josh is very excited to equip churches to utilize Christian Endeavor in their local settings.
In addition to his ministry role, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife Justine and four kids (dinosaur and princess reenactments are a daily occurrence), drinking coffee and smiling like crazy
Founder of Institute For Youth Studies
By God’s grace, Mark Andréson has served in family ministry (both in the U.S. and overseas) for over two decades and has encouraged, equipped, and empowered ministers from around the world. He is an ordained minister with degrees in biblical and theological studies and holds a Doctorate of Intercultural Studies. His dissertation entitled, Interconnected Youth Ministry: What Can North American Youth Ministries Learn from Cultural Value Orientations of the Non-Western World?, addressed contrasting cultural values and how they influence adolescent spiritual formation.
He previously served as the Director of International Mobilization at Dare 2 Share Ministries, where he spearheaded a global youth evangelism movement and co-authored, the Gospel Advancing Movement Global Guidebook. As the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Youth Studies (IYS) he is passionate about collaborative efforts which help youth know Christ and make Him known. He feels most at home at the intersection of youth studies, intercultural studies, and strategic operations.
Mark, his wife Kim, and their son Jono live near Chicago. His kryptonite is popcorn, ice cream, & donuts! His veins flow with coffee.
USA Board Member
Kali has been involved with CE for 10 years. In 2013 Kali attended her first CE Missions Week and then interned as a Summer Staff member in 2016 and 2017. She went on to join the CE USA Board in 2018. She deeply loves helping others and empowering youth to take charge of their faith.
Kali has served as a young adult director and youth leader in Lancaster County, PA. She also served on the board and ministry team for The Well Ministries worship collective. She continues to work with CE and speak to youth groups and young adult ministries about the incredible joy in the Gospel and the love of God. Alongside the CE team, Kali helped to develop the Hippos to Honeybees model, a way of teaching and empowering that was demonstrated to her by her youth leaders and CE as a teenager.
Kali is working towards a career in psychology as an Outpatient Therapist. In her free time, Kali enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and finding new adventures to experience.
Klaus Göttler works as General Secretary in CE Germany. He lives nearby Kassel with his wife Chris and he has got 3 adult children. He is a pastor and used to work as a lecturer in a theological seminary to train fulltime church workers.
General Secretary of CE World
Dave has been serving with CE for 15 years! The past five and a half years he has split his role between CE USA and CE World!
Dave also serves as an adjunct youth ministry professor at Lancaster Bible College, PA. He has been a speaker and trainer at denominational gatherings, retreats, Messiah Youth Worker Convention, GROUP/Simply Youth Ministry Conference, and more. He also holds experience in devotional and youth ministry resource writing. Dave received his Doctorate in Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, his Masters at Evangelical Seminary, and undergrad at Messiah University.
Dave has been married to his wife Jen since May 28, 1994. They have four children- Katelyn, Ben, Kendra and Zach. They reside in Ephrata, PA. Dave enjoys family time, coaching soccer, blockbuster movies, reading and strategy games.
Jalina lives in Bhubaneswar, India. She studied at Ganjam Law College, Berhampur, Orissa, where she earned a Master degree. She is now a legal expert, working for the Odisha State Commission for Women. She is blessed to be a part of CE and God has enabled her to be a blessing for many others. This is particularly seen in her work in the Odisha State Commission, which is focused on providing justice to women in Odisha.
My name is Zach Coryell, I am 18 years old and the youngest of four kids in my family. I grew up around the church and came to know the Lord when I was four years old. Ever since then, I have continued to look for ways to grow in my relationship with God throughout each area of my life. In addition, I love soccer, whether it’s playing, watching, or talking about the game. I also like going on hikes, playing strategy games, and spending time with family and friends.
Next year I plan to attend Lancaster Bible College and double major in international business and youth ministry. I will also be playing soccer while I attend LBC