David serves as the lead pastor of Christ Church Chicago and Chairman of the Board of the Charles Simeon Trust, an organization dedicated to the sound preaching of God’s Word. Before that, he served as Lead Pastor in the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church. A graduate of Wheaton College, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition. For Crossway, he authored 1 & 2 Peter and Jude, The Big Picture Story Bible, and contributed to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of Kent Hughes. He also authored One-to-One Bible Reading for Matthias Media and the 9Marks volume Expositional Preaching.
Robert began working at the Charles Simeon Trust in 2005. A native of Illinois, Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago. His BA thesis was on idolatry in Paul’s epistle to the church in Rome. In 2008, Robert earned an MS in Communications (Journalism) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, focusing his final project on issues of race, education, and Christianity on the South Side of Chicago. In 2015, Robert finished a PhD in New Testament at the University of Bristol in England. His dissertation explored aspects of Greco-Roman rhetoric in the Gospel of Matthew and was published by Mohr Siebeck in the WUNT II series as Hellenistic Dimensions of the Gospel of Matthew: Background and Rhetoric. He also served formally as a pastoral intern at Holy Trinity Church for six years (2002-2008) and later as University Minister (2012-2014). He was a Fellow at the Center for Pastor Theologians (2015-2023) and also serves on the Boards of the Charles Simeon Trust of Africa and Prédica Fiel in Cuba. Robert is married to Angela, a PhD candidate in Classics and Medieval Studies at the University of Vienna in Austria. He and Angela reside in Vienna and Chicago. Robert was ordained as part of the Anglican Province of Rwanda and currently serves at Christ Church Vienna, part of the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe. At the Charles Simeon Trust, Robert is primarily responsible for overseeing the ministry, specifically focusing on four areas: 1) strategic thinking and planning for executing the vision of the Trust, 2) management of the staff, 3) the implementation of the Trust’s institutional partnership strategies, and 4) oversight of the quality control of the various initiatives of the Trust. He reports to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors and he supervises the other staff members.
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Jeremy is the Director and Lead Instructor of the Chicago Course on Preaching. He is also the Resident Pastor for Ministry Apprenticeships at Christ Church Chicago. Before moving to Chicago, to work full-time for the Charles Simeon Trust he served as the lead pastor of Hope Community Church in Nashville, TN, and was the Director of Spanish-Language Initiatives for the Charles Simeon Trust. Prior to that, he and his wife were church-planting missionaries in Nicaragua. Jeremy did his undergraduate work at Liberty University. He earned an MA in Bioethics from Trinity Graduate School. His thesis was on the distinction between robot and human bodies. He went on to complete a PhD in Theological Ethics from the University of Aberdeen. His dissertation utilized the rhetoric of Augustine to reorient human desires for happiness which many believe they will find in sex with robots. He is married to Marjorie, and they have two children, Alexis and Jake. He continues to regularly instruct at Workshops around the world, serve as a guest preacher, and teach on sex and tech from a Christian perspective.
Kevin took on the role of Director of Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust in 2022, after serving as the Director of Training since 2016. He also serves as the Assistant Pastor for Ministry Training at Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, Illinois. A native of Western New York, Kevin came to a personal faith at a Youth for Christ event. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Moody Bible Institute and completed an MDiv at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kevin has served as lecturer in New Testament and Greek at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia and as the Principal of Kinshasa Christian School in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. He lives with his wife, Alyssa, and two children, Manny and Sayira, in Chicago.
K. Edward Copeland serve como pastor da New Zion Missionary Baptist Church em Rockford, Illinois. Ele obteve um bacharelado da Universidade de Illinois, um juris doctor da Universidade da California, um MDiv do Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary em Mill Valley, Califórnia, bem como um DMin da Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Ele tem ensinado na Convenção Batista Nacional da América, EUA, bem como em associações distritais, convenções e conferências em todo o país e em todas as linhas denominacionais. Ele é o autor de Riding in the Second Chariot: A Guide for Associate Ministers, e um dos autores de Entrusted with the Gospel pela editora Crossway. Ele também serve como membro do conselho da Gospel Coalition.
Romell Williams, Jr., serves as Pastor of The Progression Church (Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist) Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at the historical Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of Trinity International University. He is a speaker affiliated with Cutting It Straight, the Barnabas Brotherhood Conference, the Issachar Conference, the Bible Exposition Conference, and the Moody Bible Institute. Romell currently serves as the Associate Director of Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust.
Aubrey joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2015. She is native of Michigan, but attended university in Illinois and earned a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College. While at Wheaton, she was part of College Church in Wheaton. She later moved to Chicago, where she participated in the Chicago Plan at Holy Trinity Church and served as a vocational intern for the youth group in Hyde Park. Aubrey and her husband, Kent, currently live in Dearborn, Michigan with their three children, and attend Christ Community Church. At the Trust, Aubrey is primarily responsible for coordinating the Workshops on Biblical Exposition. She coordinates the execution of these Workshops, working with the host churches, speakers, and participants. She also is responsible for supporting the work of the Trust in general and collaborates with the rest of the team on projects.
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Darrell the Pastor of Crossway Community Church in Canmore, Alberta. Before that, he served as the Lead Pastor at Strathmore Alliance Church near Calgary, Alberta, for 18 years. He studied at Simpson University and Simpson Graduate School of Theology in San Francisco and completed an MABTS at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary. He also serves as the Director of Asian Initiatives at the Charles Simeon Trust. He is also responsible for advancement and operations in our Canadian office, serving on the board as the Executive Director.
Mervyn Eloff is the Rector of St James Church, Kenilworth. Mervyn did his undergraduate studies at the Free State University and the Bible Institute of South Africa and before earning a DTh from the University of Stellenbosch. He was on staff at St Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London for three years where he worked with Dick Lucas. Mervyn also served as Rector of St Paul’s Church in Stellenbosch and then as a lecturer and as vice-Principal of George Whitefield Theological College in Cape Town. He has contributed to Built upon the Rock: Studies in Matthew’s Gospel (Eerdmans), The Proclamation Bible, and he authored Teaching James and Teaching 1,2,3 John (PT Resources – Christian Focus). His doctoral thesis was titled From the Exile to the Christ: Exile, Restoration and the Theology of Matthew’s Gospel.
Nicolás serves as pastor of Iglesia Bautista Renacer en Bogotá, Colombia. He has a BS in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and is currently pursuing an MDiv at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as the Associate Director of Spanish-Language Initiatives for the Charles Simeon Trust. Nicolás joined the team in May 2018 and is responsible for assisting in planning and executing the Workshop in South America and assisting in the Online Courses.
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Alexis is the Director of Ministries of Prédica Fiel. He served as pastor in Cuba for more than twenty years, lastly as one of the pastors of Nueva Vida Baptist Church in Havana, Cuba. Through an organizational partnership, he officially joined the staff of the Charles Simeon Trust in 2016 to oversee our joint efforts with Prédica Fiel. A native of Cienfuegos in Cuba, Alexis became a follower of Jesus Christ while studying medicine. He earned a degree as Doctor of Medicine from the Central University of Las Villas in Cienfuegos, a BTh from Havana Baptist Theological Seminary in Havana, an MTh from Seminario Teológico Bautista in Santa Clara, and completed the Cornhill Training Course in London, England. He earn a Th.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at the in Louisville, Kentucky. He was cofounder of Prédica Fiel in 2009 and presently serves on its staff and Board. He was also a founding member of the Consejo (council) of the Coalición por el Evangelio. Before Planting Nueva Vida Baptist Church, Alexis served at I Iglesia Bautista La Trinidad in Santa Clara, I Iglesia Bautista “Getsemaní” in Placetas, and Almanderes Baptist Church in Havana. He has also served as Professor of Homiletics at Seminario Teológico Bautista. Alexis is primarily responsible for the joint workshops held by Prédica Fiel and the Charles Simeon Trust in Cuba. He is also involved with our wider Latin American strategy as well as working collaboratively with the rest of the team on projects. Alexis, resides now in Miami with his wife Lourdes, both are based in Providence Road Church.
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Andrew serves as Director of Communications for Igreja Cristã Nova Vida (ICNV), assisting the denomination’s college of bishops and presbytery. He also manages Instituto Bispo Roberto McAlister de Estudos Cristãos (IBRMEC), the denomination’s online seminary. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese language and literature from Pontifícia Universidade Católica and studied theology at IBRMEC. Andrew and his wife, Livia, are members of ICNV Catedral church, in Rio de Janeiro, where he is part of the worship team and oversees the local bookstore, having previously worked with the church’s youth. Andrew is primarily responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of the Workshop portfolio in Brazil, hosting the Rio de Janeiro Workshop, and assisting in the production of Portuguese resources. He also serves as the Social Media Manager, overseeing social media and digital content.
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Colleen serves as the Director of Women’s Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust where she is responsible for all activities related to the Workshops for women Bible teachers. She helps teach in the women’s ministry at Windsor Baptist Church where she and her husband are members. Colleen was previously in the corporate world for several years in sales and marketing. She earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries.
Sara started volunteering her administrative skills to the Charles Simeon Trust in 2012. She came to the Trust from the world of public education, having worked as a junior high and elementary English, history, and physical education teacher for 38 years. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education from Illinois State University. She is also one of the most successful girls basketball and volleyball coaches in Illinois history and has served as president of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA). She is an avid reader and enjoys studying the Bible one-to-one with other women. She and her husband, Dr. David E. Kinney, are members of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, Illinois. They have two sons: Robert and Joshua. At the Trust, Sara is primarily responsible for receiving workshop registrations and data collection and analysis for the Workshops. She also helps with some event coordinating.
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Alberto Puente é pastor na Iglesia Bautista Fe em Sevilha, na Espanha, onde serve desde 2012. Desde então, ajudou a plantar mais duas igrejas e lidera uma iniciativa para ajudar igrejas e plantadores de igreja a receberem assessoria, treinamento e apoio para plantar mais igrejas na Espanha. Alberto estudou na Crown College em Powell, no Tennesse, e está cursando seu MDiv na Southern Baptist Theological Seminary em Louisville, Kentucky. No seu papel como Diretor de Iniciativas em Línguas Espanhola na fundação Charles Simeon Trust, ele supervisiona a equipe de fala espanhola, as oficinas em espanhol e os cursos online em espanhol.