Meet The Speakers
Gary Smalley has been enriching marriages and families for almost half a century. He is the author and coauthor of 60+ best-selling, award-winning books along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 40 years learning, teaching, and counseling and he still feels 40 years old.
Joshua Straub, Ph.D. is a the President and Co-Founder of the Connextion Group, a company designed to build relational connections between generations. He speaks and writes on the two key ingredients necessary for building healthy families: a loving marriage and intentional parenting. He is the coauthor of God Attachment and
Over the last 11 years, John has directed the Marriage Ministry at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX.
There, he and his team have built a comprehensive marriage ministry that helps prepare nearly weds, establish newlyweds, and enrich and restore all marriages.
Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley recently celebrated 21 years of marriage! They are the proud parents of three daughters—Taylor, Murphy, and Annie—and a son, Garrison. Together, they make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as Greg is the Vice President of Family Ministries at Focus on the Family.
Gary Thomas’ writing and speaking focuses on bringing people closer to Christ and closer to others. He is the author of 15 books that have been translated into a dozen languages. Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC)