Central Texas Speakers and Staff
|Joey Cope is the executive director of the Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution at Abilene Christian University. Since 2000, Joey has been involved in mediating disputes of all kinds, with a special emphasis on conflict within churches. A Texas attorney, he is recognized professionally through his work as a past chair of the State Bar of Texas Section for Alternative Dispute Resolution and his current service on the board of directors of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. In addition to his work with the Duncum Center and as associate professor of conflict resolution at ACU, Joey is an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine School of Law (Malibu, CA) and the Bowen School of Law (Little Rock, AR). He served as an elder of the Highland Church of Christ in Abilene for thirteen years. Joey travels extensively providing training in dispute resolution and leadership.|
|Randy Harris currently teaches in the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry at Abilene Christian University. He specializes in the instruction of ministry, theology, and philosophy courses. He is also actively involved in the Graduate School of Theology mentoring program and serves as faculty advisor for numerous undergraduate student organizations. Randy graduated from Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in 1979. He earned his M.A. and M.Th. from Harding Graduate School of Religion in 1983. He earned an M.Phil. from Syracuse University in 1987 and is presently a candidate for the Ph.D. degree there. Randy was pulpit minister at Donelson Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee, for nine years prior to his arrival at ACU.|
|Lyndell Lee is an Educational Technology Specialist in ACU’s Adams Center for Teaching and Learning.|
|Royce Money became Chancellor of Abilene Christian University in 2010, after serving 19 years as ACU’s tenth President. In September 2012, President Schubert asked him to additionally serve as the Executive Director of the newly‐established Siburt Institute for Church Ministry. He earned a Bachelor’s and a Master of Divinity degree from ACU, a Master’s degree in Human Development and the Family from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University. He has been an elder in Abilene and ministered to churches in Texas, Alabama, Maryland, and Missouri. He has authored two books, Building Stronger Families: Family Enrichment in the Home, Church and Community and Ministering to Families: A Positive Plan of Action. He and Pam, his wife of 47 years, have two daughters and five grandchildren.|
|Beverly Ross is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Before beginning her practice in Wise County, she served as a counselor with Christian Works for Children, formerly Christian Services of the Southwest, with offices in North Dallas and Grapevine. She is experienced in dealing with marriage and family matters, as well as individual issues such as depression, anxiety, and grief support. Beverly frequently conducts workshops on marriage and parenting and also facilitates small groups for women and teenage girls. Prior to becoming a counselor, Beverly was a professional educator for eleven years and a certified Practical Parenting presenter. Beverly and her husband Rick have three adult married children and five grandchildren.|
|David Wray is an elder at the Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. He served for 20 years in congregational ministry before teaching and serving as an administrator in the College of Biblical Studies at ACU. After retiring from ACU, David has continued to consult with church leaders and teach occasionally at the university. Additionally, he is serving as the interim director for ElderLink for the 2012‐2013 academic year. David and his wife Jeanne have two children and four grandchildren.|
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