2012 Speakers

Bruce Stansbury

Bruce Stansbury, Major (ret), USAF is uniquely qualified to lead the discipleship program designed to empower our generation with the tools and resources to face today’s challenges head on.

During his 20-year military career, Mr. Stansbury was involved with a diverse mixture of units. Most notably are the Navy Seals, Special Forces, Army Rangers, Central Intelligence Agency, and Special Air Service. As a Military Special Operations Officer, he led teams into combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He knows the value of cohesion and is passionate about teaching that to the Challenge recruits. Mr. Stansbury demonstrates the critical need to build effectual teams – not just groups of individuals. Mr. Stansbury shares a particular story of a firefight in Afghanistan that illustrates the importance of trust, faith, obedience, sacrifice, grace, and rescue.

Joseph Schalchlin

At age 7 Joseph lived with his family in Costa Rica for about 10 months for language school. After this he moved with his family to Guatemala where his father fulfilled God’s call on him to spread the gospel. They stayed in country for over a year before returning to the States. Over the years Joseph has been able to return with his father on week long trips back to Guatemala.

Sandie Barrie Blackley, CCC-SLP

Bio:Sandie Barrie-Blackley, MA/CCC is owner and founder of the Language & Learning
Clinic, PLLC, a private practice specializing in disorders of reading and
written language and a co-founder / Chief Knowledge Officer of Lexercise.com.
As she has for over 30 years, Ms. Barrie-Blackley uses a service delivery
model focused on intensive, structured practice. She is a Visiting Assistant
Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the
University of NC –Greensboro and teaches an online course in the structure of
English. She is member of the International Dyslexia Association and a Fellow
of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

David Cook, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

Dr. Cook limits his practice to vision therapy. He is residency trained and board certified. For over 30 years, he has been helping children read for fun and families to end the homework wars. A former State University of New York faculty member, he has served on both the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the International Examination Board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Cathy Flowers

Cathy Flowers, 20-year homeschool veteran and mother of four, Cathy Flowers majored in English, but with one daughter who happily wrote forever and still didn’t say much and another one who painfully and begrudgingly wrote three boring sentences, she was frustrated and helpless to teach writing to her children until Excellence in Writing! Now her “18-page girl” consistently crafts seminary papers and the other handily and tearlessly wrote her 80-page senior thesis for college! It works! An IEW Certified Instructor, Cathy teaches her own teens, other students, and homeschool
moms how to write engaging papers with excellence. She is confident that moms can understand and enjoy teaching the writing process to their children so they can write paragraphs and papers clearly and concisely, with style.


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