Helping Churches Develop Strong Marriage Ministries

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019

$39.00 Individual Registration
​$69.00 Couple Registration

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My name is Ted Lowe and I’ve been married to Nancie Hoblitzell Lowe since 1995. (Yes, I saved her from her maiden name.) We have three busy kids who we serve as Uber drivers and sometimes parents. I’m a speaker, writer, and the director of MarriedPeople, the marriage division at The reThink Group (also known as Orange), a non-profit organization devoted to influencing those who influence the next generation. Before working at Orange I worked as the Director of MarriedLife at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Before that…. wow, I’m getting old!  There are a lot of before thats. Before that, I worked at Saddleback Community Church as a youth pastor, as well as on the drama team. Shoo ..while I did that last thing, I graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary, in Pasadena, California.

 

You will find me speaking at conferences, one-night events and retreats. I love encouraging married 

couples that marriage isn’t always about hard work. Wherever I speak, I believe with the right habits, marriage can be Real. Fun. Simple. Nancie would tell you we do marriage that way...most of the time. I’ve written a marriage book for people who hate marriage books, 

Your Best Us, Marriage Is Easier Than You Think.

Director of MarriedPeople

TED LOWE

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Carl is President of the San Antonio Marriage Initiative. He’s been the husband of his high school sweetheart and best friend, Kelli, for 36 years, and they have two wonderful adult children and two grandchildren. Carl loves being married, loves helping others with marriage, and loves the institution of marriage.

President, San Antonio Marriage Initiative

CARL CATON

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Tim is the founder of Winning Families, The Relational Impact Group, LLC and The Biblical Counseling and Coaching Institute. He is the Vice President of the San Antonio Marriage Initiative and serves as a Biblical Counselor at The Austin Stone Counseling Center. Tim has a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling and has thirty years of combined pastoral and counseling experience. Tim and his wife, Elaine, have been married for 39 years. They have 4 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 7 grandchildren.

Vice President, San Antonio Marriage Initiative

TIM RUSSO

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Jon is the founder and president of Growing Love Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to revolutionize our culture for lifelong love. Jon received his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1997. He has done therapy and counseling with thousands of couples and individuals, trained hundreds to facilitate marriage courses, and conducted over 120 marriage intensives. He is the author of “Growing Love” and “365 Days of Growing Love.” Jon has 3 grown children, two sons-in-law, one grandson, three grand dogs, and has been married to Joanna for 34 years.

Founder & President, Growing Love Network 

JON ANDERSON

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Ethan Dupree is a husband, father, and worship leader recently transplanted from California to San Antonio. He has over 15 years of experience leading music worship in churches, at retreats, conferences, and camps and is passionate about engaging and discipling people in response to God.

Director of LOGOS Worship

First Baptist Church San Antonio

ETHAN DUPREE

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Ryan is the Executive Pastor at Grace Community Church in Universal City, TX and has been married to his wife Brittany for 12 years now. Prior to taking on this role, he served as the Family Pastor at Grace overseeing kids, students, and marriage. He continues to serve and oversee marriage ministry and has a heart to see kids and students surrounded by strong marriages, including his own kids Grayson and Brynlee.

Executive Pastor, Grace Community Church

RYAN GERNAND

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God birthed 360 Enrichment Group as Ken was working alongside an executive here in San Antonio, and allowed him to see first-hand how reducing the stress in this executive’s “Home Life” made such a holistic difference in his life. Not only was “Home” a completely different place, but his company also reaped the rewards. Ken has spent the last 20+ years of his life building relationships and helping others navigate daily living.

Cofounder, 360 Enrichment Group

KEN HICKS

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Robert and Donna would say that they have no special qualifications...they have been called to minister to others. God placed marriage ministry on their hearts in November of 2013 at a FamilyLife Weekend to Remember. They know what it means to struggle in marriage and after 25 years, they don’t have it all figured out, but they have a strong, Christ-centered marriage and want to help others. In addition to running events, retreats, and Bible studies focused on building stronger marriages, they work with couples in small group intensive settings, and counsel couples, as well. They are also both certified in Biblical Counseling through the IABC program. They have seen amazing things happen with couples that surrender their hearts and wills to Christ... they begin connecting as a couple and can see more than a restoration... they can see a totally new marriage.

Marriage Ministry Leaders

ROBERT & DONNA LAGOUDIS

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Mark serves as an Elder and Pastor of Life Development at River City Community Church. He started his church’s marriage ministry as a lay counselor by implementing a pre-marital mentoring program in 2001, which has grown to a multifaceted marriage ministry over time. He retired from a 32-year business career in 2012 to join the church staff. Mark oversees adult education, recovery, care, and marriage ministries at River City. He is passionate about seeing God change lives and families through an effective church marriage ministry. Mark has been blessed to be married to his wife Karen for the past 39 years, has 3 married children, and 3 amazing grandchildren.

Pastor of Life Development

River City Community Church

MARK MCLEMORE

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Danny serves as associate pastor of Next Gen Marrieds at FBCSA. Along with leading the contemporary worship gathering and mobilizing the church family into community missions, he has invested in enriching and equipping marriages in the First Baptist Family. He has been married to Anna for 17 years, and has three daughters, Emma, Addison, and Dairinn.

Associate Pastor, 
NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions

First Baptist Church San Antonio

DANNY PANTER

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Jeanie graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with dual Master’s degrees in Social Work and Counseling. Her previous work included Child Protective Services, Adolescent Residential Treatment, Individual and Family Counseling, Adoptions and Foster Care. Her most valued career was raising three wonderful children with her husband, Mark, to whom she has been married for 38 years. Jeanie has been on staff at CBC since 2008, overseeing several aspects of their Care and Support department such as marriage, prayer and counseling. Her passion is helping others in the midst of life’s challenges and circumstances to find true peace and hope through Jesus. She and Mark enjoy serving in all aspects of Marriage Ministry together.

Marriage, Prayer & Lay Care Ministry Pastor Community Bible Church

JEANIE POSTELL

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Carlos & Nora specialize in Relationship Coaching. In addition, they are both Pastoral Counselors and have been in ministry for over 36 years. They have dedicated the last 16 years to helping people restore and enrich relationships with the people they love and currently work from their ministry, The Relational Wellness Center. Married 46 years, they truly understand the inner workings of marriage and share their experience with couples wanting the very best Christ has for them and their families.

Certified Life Coaches

The Relational Wellness Center

CARLOS & NORA RODRIGUEZ

SCHEDULE
 

8:00-9:00am

Registration and Breakfast                
 

9:00 – 10:00    

Main Session

Ted Lowe 
 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 

10:10 – 10:55 Breakout Session A                                                   
1. ­­­­­­­Introduction to Re|engage

Jeanie Postell
 

2. Five Days to a New Marriage

Robert & Donna Lagoudis
       

3. Working with Your Pastor

Panel of a pastor/family min. leader
 

4. Helping Blended Family Marriages

Ken Hicks
 

11:05-11:50 Breakout session B
 

1. Introduction to Married People

Ryan Gernand and Ted Lowe
       

2. Introduction to Prepare/Enrich

Carlos & Nora Rodriquez
 

3. Using Marriage Stories

Jeanie Postell
 

4. Marriage Mentoring

Mark McLemore
 

5. Biblical Counseling and Coaching

Tim Russo

 

11:50 – 12:50    

Lunch
 

1:00 -1:50        

Main Sessions

Ted Lowe
 

2:00 – 2:45 Breakout Session C
 

1. Introduction to SYMBIS

Danny Panter                                                  
 

2. Helping Marriages in Crisis

Jon Anderson
 

3. Introduction to Marriage First Responders

Robert & Donna Lagoudis
 

4. Marriage Management

Tim Russo
 

2:55 – 3:40 Breakout Session D
       

1. Common Marriage Ministry Mistakes

Jon Anderson
 

2. Helping Blended Family Marriages

Ken Hicks
 

3. The Gospel and Marriage

Danny Panter
 

4. Starting a Marriage Ministry in Your Church

Carl Caton
 

3:50-4:30        

Main Session

Panel

23995 Bat Cave Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266

It's the mission of San Antonio Marriage Initiative to help local churches and leaders develop marriage ministries that will build and strengthen Christ-centered marriages and by extension, the entire family.

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