Speakers

Sharon Sallmen

Sharon was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of six by her first grade teacher. After a minimal amount of one-on-one training in the Language Arts, she was able to succeed in the classroom with little continued help. However, when her son and daughter received similar diagnosis, she decided to obtain further instruction on how to teach Dyslexic children. Sharon has been tutoring young people with similar learning challenges since 2014. She is currently working with students at Milford Christian Academy as well as local home-schoolers as a Dyslexic Specialist. It is her goal to help others understand the unique needs of children with Dyslexia.

Wendi Shadwick

Wendi became a member of First Baptist Church of Milford in 1998 and has been the nursery director since 2007. She is married to Kelly and they have 2 children: Eden and Liam.

Charles Shoemaker
President - Church Planting America

Charles Shoemaker began life in the Chicago area, converted to Christ at the age of eight because gospel-preaching churches were focused on children’s ministry. After being called to preach at 16, he earned a Bible Diploma from the Institute of Biblical Studies of Liberty University. He has earned degrees (Ed.D., M.A.) from educational institutions, including a D.D. from Midwestern Baptist College. He served as the Admin. Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church and President of their college for 15 years. Dr. Shoemaker is a frequent speaker among church leadership conferences, and he currently serves as the President of Church Planting America--a missions agency promoting church planting in the U.S. and throughout the world. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 45 years and reside in Jacksonville, Florida. They have two daughters and two sons-in-law (all in full-time ministry) and six grandchildren.

Mike Shrock
Evangelist

Brother Mike was raised in Seattle, WA. A trumpet player from an early age he attended Bob Jones University where he received his Bachelor's in Music Education. More importantly, while at BJU Mike met Lori Nestor! (his wife) While pursuing a master’s degree in Trumpet Performance at Boston University, the Lord worked in Bro. Shrock and called him into the ministry. He served as a youth pastor and song leader in his local church in Massachusetts before begin called to Calvary Baptist in Connecticut. During this time, Bro. Mike earned his M.M. from Northland, but later served on staff at Bethel Baptist Church in Schaumburg, Illinois. Most known for his time representing BJU as a staff evangelist, today Mike has been called to travel as an independent evangelist, continuing to speak and play his trumpet at ministries all over the United States and around the world.

Kim Smith

Mrs. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Education Administration from Pensacola Christian College. She began teaching at Pensacola Christian Academy in 1998, became a first-grade video teacher for Abeka Academy, and taught in the Education Department at Pensacola Christian College for several years. As an Educational Consultant for Abeka, she provides teacher training and consulting to Christian schools. A frequent writer/contributor for Abekamazing, she is the mother of two toddlers and currently serves in her local church as a Children’s Church teacher and assists in her local Christian school.

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