Samer is the lead pastor of Woodstock City Church, an Atlanta area campus of North Point Ministries. He joined the staff at Woodstock City in 2015 where he launched and led The Living Room – a ministry for college students. In 2021, Samer was asked to step into the lead pastor role at Woodstock City. Samer graduated from the University of Georgia and from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters of Theology. He and his wife Julie live in Marietta, Georgia, with their two daughters, Harper and Samantha.
Self-Care in Ministry | Paul Turner
Paul is the Manager of Discipleship Intensives with the WinShape College Program. Before his time at WinShape, Paul earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served at LifeWay along with local churches in Nashville, TN. Paul and his wife Sondra have two daughters and two grandchildren. Paul has completed almost 10 Iron Man Marathons!
Preparing Your Students for Life After College | Scott Gilmore
Scott lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife of 27 years, Heather, and their son Josiah (age 7). They also have two adult children, Selah (23) and Seth (21). The Gilmores moved to Knoxville three years ago from Southern California, where Scott was a Fire Captain in Los Angeles County for 28 years. Scott came to know Christ in 1988 at age 21. The Gilmores attend Shoreline Church in Knoxville where Scott serves in men’s ministry as a bible study leader. Heather and Scott also host a young married couples group every Wednesday evening in their home. Scott enjoys hiking, golf, and spending time with friends and family.
Students Wrestling in Their Faith | Rev. Dr. Erin Moniz
Rev. Dr. Erin Faith Moniz serves as the Associate Chaplain and Director for Chapel at Baylor. She is active in spiritual formation, mentoring, discipleship, and programming for emerging adults. Moniz is a trained conciliator and has a passion for conflict-coaching and third-party mediation. In addition to preaching, guest lecturing in college classes, and a variety of public speaking engagements, she also writes and contributes to several publications such as: Christianity Today, AMEN (Anglican Multi-Ethnic Network), Anglican Compass, and Mutuality Magazine. She has received awards for her publications including a Higher Goals award from the Evangelical Press Association. She is a co-founder and co-host of the podcast Mutuality Matters: gender theology for the gospel empowerment of men and women. Her doctoral thesis, “Created to Connect: Recapturing a Gospel Understanding of Intimacy for Emerging Adults in a College Setting,” is a foundational study for a renewed theology of intimacy. Her research interests include, interpersonal relationships, emerging adulthood, racial healing and reconciliation ministries, as well as ecumenical and interfaith cooperation. Rev. Dr. Moniz is ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Church of North America. She received her academic and ministerial training at Berry College (B.S.), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Trinity School for Ministry (DMin.). When she is not traveling with her husband, Michael, she enjoys gardening, playing music, and the outdoors.
Mental Health in Ministry | Jeremy Marshall
Jeremy Marshall has over a decade of experience in residential College Ministry and has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He currently serves WinShape Foundation as the Senior Manager of Training & Development and also sees counseling clients in a private practice. When off of work he can be found mending fences and building chicken tractors on the family farm with his wife, Stacie, and daughters Addison, Selah, and Grace. (let me know if you need more, change as needed)
Setting Your Students Up to Lead | Nathan Escamilla
Nathan has served within student ministry for over eight years and has a passion for discipleship, education, and leadership. He is married to his wife Sarah and has two daughters, Victoria and Avery. Nathan is also a Ph.D. student at Dallas Baptist University pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. Nathan discusses how leaders can be effective in setting up their students to lead in a consumerism culture.
Engaging With Unreached Peoples | David & Christy Slocum
Christy is an Event Planner for the WinShape College Program. As a mother of four, she loves to travel and is always planning her next getaway. David is an ER doctor, avid tennis player, and can juggle fire. David and Christy have served in both Central and East Asia among the least reached of the world. They currently lead students at Berry College’s Baptist College Ministry (BCM) and reside in Rome, Georgia.
Jared Hall – Christian Illusionist & Speaker
JJ Harrison – Worship Leader