Pathways to Generosity Conference Keynote Speakers


Rev. Dr. Katie Hays

After her involvement in traditional church ministry for almost 20 years, the Rev. Dr. Katie Hays is forging a new Disciples community of faith called “Galileo” – a new church start in Mansfield, Texas. Galileo is for the unchurched, the de-churched, the over-churched, the least, the last and the lost. Katie is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Rev. Dr. Eric H. F. Law

After traveling all over the world giving workshops and trainings for churches in all the major denominations, the Rev. Eric H. F. Law founded the Kaleidoscope Institute in 2006. Kaleidoscope Institute provides resources to equip church leaders to create sustainable churches and communities. It is closely tied with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, but is ecumenical and international in scope. The Institute consists of a network of competent and experienced Catalysts (facilitators) and Associates who can facilitate a wide range of programs including creating missional and sustainable ministries, skills for building inclusive community, gracious leadership training, visioning process, community transformation, and inter-group dialogue. He is the author of The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb (1993), Inclusion-Making Room for Grace (2000), and Holy Currencies—Six Blessings for Sustainable and Missional Ministries (2013).

Aimee Laramore

Currently serving as Director of Seminary Advancement at the Christian Theological Seminary, Aimee Laramore has over 20 years of diverse private and public sector professional experience, with a client base spanning the gamut from health care to small business to national non-profits. She has served as consultant, coach, fund developer and strategic planner with a diverse array of organizations committed to making a difference in the lives of people. In the arenas of fund development, strategic planning, and organizational development, she is regarded as a consummate professional and highly skilled practitioner. Ms. Laramore currently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors at the Howard University School of Divinity.

Rev. Pedro Suarez

The Rev. Pedro Manuel Suarez begins his service as bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in January 2018. He currently is lead pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Pompano Beach, Florida. He formerly served as the director for Evangelical Mission for the ELCA Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod and as associate pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin.


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