April 05, 2018 to April 08, 2018



Join Us

at the “Legacy of Hope” 2018 Camp Meeting

The “Legacy of Hope” Camp Meeting will be an unforgettable weekend for everyone attending. There will be uplifting guest speakers and musicians as well as inspirational seminars for all ages. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy some of our camp activities such as horseback riding, go-kart, canoeing, among others. Register today and invite your friends.

Learn More about our Speakers

Main Speaker: Ty Gibson

Main Speaker:
Ty Gibson

Morning Devotionals:
Johnny Ramirez-Johnson

Seminar Presenters:
David Meinz
Johnny Ramirez-Johnson
Ed Schmidt
Juan Rodriguez
Martin Hodnett
Pauline Sawyer
Phil Bond
Troy Beans

Date: April 05, 2018 to April 08, 2018

Location: Kulaqua Retreat and Conference Center

23400 NW 212 Ave
High Springs, FL 32643

Seminar Presenters:

Main Speaker

Ty Gibson

Ty is Co-director of Light Bearers and pastor of Storyline Adventist Church in Eugene, Oregon. A passionate communicator with a message that opens minds and moves hearts, Ty teaches on a variety of topics, emphasizing God’s unfailing love as the central theme of the Bible. His most recent work includes the digma.com video project and the Truth Link Bible study series and web-course at truthlink.org. He has authored eight best-selling books, including, A God Named Desire, which paints a compelling picture of God’s character. Ty and his wife Sue have three adult children and two grandsons.

Seminar Presenter

David Meinz

America’s Personal Health Improvement Expert

For over twenty-five years, health promotion expert David Meinz, MS, RDN, FAND, CSP has been helping people enhance both their personal and professional productivity. He is both energetic and interactive with his audiences. And he’s funny, too! As an award-winning international speaker, author, and frequent radio and television guest, he presents his inspirational and content-rich keynotes to groups worldwide.

Seminar Presenter

Johnny Ramirez-Johnson
Professor of Anthropology, Profesor del Centro Latino School of Intercultural Studies

Johnny Ramírez-Johnson’s wide-ranging education began in Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s in theology, a minor in biblical languages, and a master’s in Hebrew Scriptures and archaeology from Andrews University (Michigan), later complemented with a year’s fellowship at the Semitic Museum at Harvard University. This formative study equips him to bring the culture of biblical times into an understanding of Scripture as the basis for Christian mission relevant in a multicultural context.

At Harvard he earned a master’s and a doctorate, in which he examined how society’s discrimination of a historically disadvantaged group of Latinos (Puerto Ricans) was ameliorated and overcome by faith via the social support of the church and the ideology of the gospel. His training in human development and cultural psychology provide theoretical vehicles for reading the Bible from a practical theology perspective that facilitates the gospel’s work among the unreached from American inner cities to remote areas of the world.

Seminar Presenter

Dr. Eduardo Schmidt

Assistant Professor of Personal Evangelism; Associate Director, North American Division Evangelism Institute

Dr. Ed Schmidt was born and raised in Argentina, and graduated from River Plate University (B.A), and Andrews University (M.Div.). He also holds a D.Min. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. After completing his MDiv at the SDA Theological Seminary, Dr. Schmidt pastored in New Mexico and Texas for 12 years. In 1993 Dr. Schmidt became an Associate Director of the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI) where he also serves as Assistant Professor of Personal Evangelism at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University.

Seminar Presenter

Juan Rodriguez
Pastor at Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventist and Youth & Young Adult Director at Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Seminar Presenter

Martin Hodnett, Psy. D.
Chair, Department of Psychological Sciences at Oakwood University

Seminar Presenter

Pauline Sawyers

Pauline S. Sawyers is a clinical psychologist and has been an associate professor of psychology at Oakwood University for 12 years. Prior to her position at Oakwood, Pauline was the Director of Research and associate professor of counseling for six years at Richmont Graduate University, a faith-based graduate school for professional counselors. She is also the owner of Wholeness Ministries, which provides psychological resources to churches. She has more than ten years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.

Pauline is an avid gardener, but she also enjoys playing Scrabble, learning Spanish and Portuguese, and playing badminton and tennis. She is a member of the Harvest SDA Church, where she serves as deaconess, as secretary for Women’s Ministries and as a mentor with Sons Incarcerated, a prison ministry.

Seminar Presenter

Phil Bond
Development and Planned Giving Director for the Florida Conference

Philip Bond is the Development and Planned Giving Director for the Florida Conference.
He is married to Sheri and has two sons, Russell and Sam. Prior to joining the Florida
Conference in 2012, Phil served as the Development and Planned Giving Director of Adventist
Frontier Missions in Berrien Springs, MI. Before receiving that call, Phil was a Business
and Personal Banker in Greensboro, NC. Prior to this, he was an owner manager of a family
owned travel agency in Macon, Ga which is where he grew up. He graduated from the University
of Ga. with a degree in Economics.

Seminar Presenter

Troy Beans
Relationship coach, Life coach, Wedding Officiant, Public Speaker

Troy Beans was born and raised in Colorado. He has two parents, three sisters and a brother.

He grew up playing every sport he could get his hands on! graduated from Campion Academy in 1982.

He graduated from Union College in 1989 with a degree in Physical Education and a Degree in Social Science.

Prior to graduating he spent a year as a Student Missionary teaching school in St Croix the United States Virgin Islands. In 1996 he graduated from the United States Sports Academy with a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching.


An unforgettable weekend of fellowship for everyone attending.


Enjoy some of our camp activities such as horseback riding, go-kart, canoeing, among others.

Invite Your Friends

Inspirational seminars for all ages.

“Legacy of Hope”

2018 Camp Meeting

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