Hear the Call

Urbana's speakers come from around the world with wide-ranging vocational expertise and experience. Their messages will challenge you to expand your perspective of God and direct you in using your gifts and expertise for his global mission.

Urbana 18 will host over 200 speakers. This page will be updated regularly throughout the next few months as we confirm more speakers. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest information.

Assistant Professor, The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo
Director of High School Ministry, First Presbyterian Church
Speaker, Author, & Social Justice Advocate
Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation, Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC)
Worship Director
Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, Washington University
Pastor, Hopera Church
Vice President, Urbana
Revive Europe Director
Scott Bessenecker
Director of Missions
National Director, Black Campus Ministries (BCM)

Seminar Speakers

Executive Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Regional Staff
Compa (IFES student ministry in Mexico)
Pastor, Professor, and Author
Staff
Compa (IFES student ministry in Mexico)
#Hack4Missions Director
Amy Phillips
Area Ministry Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Acquisitions Editor
Moody Publishing
President & CEO
Operation Mobilization USA
Multiethnic Resource Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Professor of Biology
Campus Missionary
Cru
Associate City Director
Toronto High School Ministry
Director, Center for Youth and Christian Ministries
North Park University
Vice President of Forums and Content
The Veritas Forum
Ministry Team Leader
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Director of Educational Development
Au Sable Institute
National Director of Greek Ministry
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Director of Finance
Holy Trinity Church
Global Ambassador
World Evangelical Alliance
Outreach Specialist
Care of Creation
US Intern Coordinator and Development Relations Manager
Engineering Ministries International (EMI)
Youth Pastor
Stay-at-home Mother and Artist
Founder and CEO
Life Remodeled
General Secretary
ÖSM Austria (IFES student ministry in Austria)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator, Athletes InterVarsity
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
CEO
ChildVoice
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Assistant Provost, Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry
Fuller Theological Seminary
Cofounder
Stanford Life Design Lab
Allan A. MacRae Professor of Old Testament and Dean of the Faculty
Biblical Theological Seminary
Associate for Teaching and Pioneering
IFES Europe
Professor of Chemistry
Harvey Mudd College
Television Writer/Producer
EVP, Finance and Administration/CFO
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Associate Professor of New Testament
Northern Seminary
Regional Ministry Specialist, Athletes InterVarsity (IV)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Professional Counselor
CEO
Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
Director of Multiethnic/Multicultural Ministry
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of Canada
National Director of Evangelism
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism
Wheaton College
Teaching and Missions Pastor
Venture Christian Church
Director of Music & Worship
The Crossings Church
Ministry Team Leader
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Assistant Director of Ministry Partnership Development
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Professor
Fuller Theological Seminary
Director of Interns & Fellows Program
Associate Director of Campus Integration, International Student Ministry (ISM)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
CEO
Veritas Social Empowerment
Femi Adeleye
Director
Institute for Christian Impact
Founder
Crescent Project
Family Physician
Geri Rodman
President Emeritus
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of Canada
Vice President of Programming and External Relations
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Senior Assistant to the President (External Relations)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies
Regent College
Director of Evangelism, National
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of Canada
Founder
701 United
Vice President of Strategy & Innovation
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Founder and Director
FaithTech
Emerging Market Consultant
Focus17
Director
Laurentian Leadership Centre
Servant Partners
Vice President for Spiritual Foundations
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Director for the Chicago Urban Program
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Servant Partners
Area Ministry Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Founder and Executive Director
Love Thy Neighborhood
Evangelism Resources Director
Stonecroft Ministries
Director of Student Programming
Christian Community Health Fellowship
Senior Editor
Founder
Good Paper
National Director & Business Owner
Burn 24-7
Executive Director
Senior Manager of Ministry Intelligence
American Bible Society
Founding and Senior Pastor
Fountain of Life Covenant Church
Partner
Praxis Academy
Area Ministry Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Country Director
World Relief Haiti
CEO
Olive Technology
Senior Ministry Team Leader
InterVarsity Link
Associate Professor
Washington University in St. Louis
Pre-field Coach
Pioneers
Director of Women
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Senior Editor
Faith Today, Canada’s Christian Magazine
Campus Staff Minister
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Speaker, Journalist, and Activist
Pastor of Discipleship
Blue Route Vineyard Community Church
Faculty Ministry Director, Graduate and Faculty Ministries
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Global Strategy Coordinator
Jesus Film Project
Scripture Engagement Resources Manager
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Staff Coordinator
InterVarsity Link
InterVarsity Link Country Coordinator
Co-founder
58
InterVarsity Link Director
InterVarsity Link
National Organizer and Spokesperson
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (Y.E.C.A.)
InterVarsity Link Staff Supervisor, Director of Training and Spiritual Director
InterVarsity Link
Dean of Campus Ministries and Campus Pastor
Bethel University
Chief Pilot
AIM AIR
U.S. Director
Kerygma
InterVarsity Link Staff
InterVarsity Link
Founder
Serving Alongside International (SAI)
Director of International Student Ministry
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Regional Director
Caribbean Fellowship of Evangelical Students
Mobilizer
Pioneers USA
Affiliate Faculty
School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
Founder and Executive Director
Missional Intelligence
Sierra Leone Fellowship of Evangelical Students (SLEFES)
National Director, Multiethnic Ministries Initiatives
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
National Director, Native Ministries
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Art Professor
Wingate University
Director
Daraja
U.S. Director
SEND International
Advocacy and Strategic Engagement Director
Christian Community Development Association
InterVarsity Link Ministry Staff Coordinator
InterVarsity Link
Teacher, HR Administrator, and Guidance Counselor
Sahel Academy
Ministry Team Leader
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Founder & Chief Communicator; President & CEO
PULSE; The Table Coalition
#Hack4Missions Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of Canada
Area Ministry Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Physical Education Teacher
Missions Associate
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Founder/President
Founder and Executive Director
GoCorps
Headington Chair of Global Leadership Development
Fuller Theological Seminary
AIM International
Ministry Team Leader
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
IFES
Executive Director
Chinese Bible Mission
Translation Consultant
Cluster Ministry Coordinator
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Associate Regional Ministry Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Senior Ministry Specialist
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Pastor
Alpine Church
CECE (IFES student ministry in Ecuador)
Circuit Riders
Scott Bessenecker
Director of Missions
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Founder
Burn 24-7
Director of Learning and Collaboration
Servant Partners
Musician & Worship Leader
Levites
Campus Staff Minister
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Director of Missions
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of Canada
Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership
Area Ministry Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Chairman
Ethnic America Network and Global Diaspora Network
Campus Staff Minister
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
President
Missio Nexus
Associate Director, Emerging Scholars Network
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
National Director, Study Abroad
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
National Scripture Engagement Specialist
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Staff
Compa (IFES student ministry in Mexico)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Pioneers USA