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Ministry Leaders Conference

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2024 Woodcrest Ministry Conference

April 16th 2024



Overnight Accommodations Available

 Woodcrest is pleased to offer overnight accommodations to leaders who wish to take a personal retreat during the Conference. Private or shared retreats in our comfortable cabins are available upon request.

Please contact us to make your free reservation.  Up to two nights free.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Doug Finkbeiner

Professor of the New Testament at Lancaster Bible College

Dr. Doug Finkbeiner and his wife Sheri have been married for 32 years and have 6 children between the ages of 20 and 29. Doug has 13 years of pastoral experience and speaks extensively at churches and conferences. In 1997 Doug became a full-time professor at Calvary Baptist Seminary and began teaching in the area of New Testament and Practical Theology. In 2014 Doug became a full-time professor at Lancaster Bible College, where he teaches primarily in the area of the New Testament at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. He especially enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate students how to interpret and communicate the Bible. He has completed four graduate degrees– a Master of Divinity from Calvary Baptist Seminary (1985), a Master of Theology from Calvary Baptist Seminary (1989), a Doctor of Ministry from Denver Seminary (1995), and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (2010). While his doctoral degree at Denver Seminary focused on preaching, his doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania focused on Early Judaism and Early Christianity.

Alan Rathbun

Director of Development at The Alliance Eastern District of PA

Alan Rathbun enjoys asking thoughtful questions and the opportunity he has to encourage and equip pastors to help them be faithful and fruitful with Jesus.  He’s surprised as anyone to have spent his whole ministry career so far in Harrisburg, PA. He first served as a youth pastor, then as a church planter, and now serves in his current role with the district. He’s married to Sandra, his college sweetheart from Lancaster Bible College, and they have 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 daughter-in-love, and 1 son-in-love.  He is always up for a road trip, especially if it includes exploring God’s beautiful creation, watching some baseball, or eating good ice cream.


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