English Main Talk Speaker
Village Church, Calgary
Laura (Vinh’s wife) was born and raised in Calgary but sadly, Vinh was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. How they ended up together was only by the grace of Jesus.
Vinh has been in ministry for nearly 20 years and has been serving in Canada for 6 of those years. However, most of Vinh’s life in Australia was spent in gangs, dealing and using heroin and eventually prison.
The Doan’s have responded to Christ’s call to be on a journey to Church plant Village Church Calgary. It was not what they have preferred or wanted, but Jesus has made it clear that they are to reach out to Calgary where they are to make Him known and preach the Gospel. Vinh attended a Baptist Seminary in Australia and completed his studies in 2009. Though that was hard as a young Christian, nothing is as hard as raising his two daughters, Grace and Aubrey.
Vinh has a passion for preaching the Gospel, to making disciples and for the Word of God. On a side note, he does enjoy basketball, Liverpool FC, Seinfeld, The Office, LOTR and Books.
English Workshop Speakers
Director of Church Relations
Keith Reed is the Director of Church Relations for MB Seminary, which is the national seminary of the Mennonite Brethren Churches of Canada.
Keith was born and raised in Washington but came to Canada to study at Trinity Western University. His focus in Bible and theology during his master’s degree prepared him to serve as an associate pastor for eight years before he joined MB Seminary. Keith collaborates with leaders from churches, schools, and denominations to develop and deliver training material. He often teaches and preaches at churches, retreats, conferences, and ministry events.
Keith and his wife have two school-aged children and their family lives in Surrey, BC. Keith is a fan of sports, books, numbers, and board games. His latest hobby is trying to get his 1972 VW Beetle to run again.
Tenth Church, Vancouver
Ryan Lui helps people love who God made them to be, live fully devoted to Christ, and lead others to that same life of abundance. His life motto is to love your self, live your best, and lead from both.
He believes that everyone has a unique calling that when followed, results in fulfillment and fruitfulness. Ryan loves to talk about the connection between personality & spiritual growth, the significance of singleness and Gospel moments in film & television.
Ryan is a pastor at Tenth Church in Vancouver, B.C., an accredited Enneagram practitioner and the author of Being is Greater than Doing. He holds a BComm in Marketing, a MaTS in Applied Theology, and will be starting his DMin in Spiritual Formation and Leadership in September 2019. You can download his many free resources at ryanlui.com.