Christian Education Center

Preparing Youth and Adults for Tomorrow and Eternity

2023 Camp Meeting Speakers

Phodidas Ndamyumugabe

Phodidas Ndamyumugabe, PhD is a professor of applied theology and biblical languages at Weimar Institute, in California. He has a wide experience in church planting and preaching in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Phodidas’ heart is in missions. He has organized and conducted more than 100 evangelistic campaigns.He survived one of the most tragic events that took away the lives of more than a million people in the east-central African nation of Rwanda. He also worked in the same region as a preacher and a counselor, dealing with the aftermath of the genocide.Dr. Phodidas is married to Jacqueline Basime and they have three sons.

He wrote a book entitled “Preaching From The Grave”

Taariq Patel
Pastor Taariq Patel is the twin brother of Adam Patel who presented last year. They have a similar story of overcoming. Taariq earned his theology degree from Pacific Union College then completed seminary at Andrews University. Today Taariq lives in the Des Moines area with his wife and three children. He pastors the Des Moines Church and the Jordan Crossing Company. You can read more of his story here:

Gary Blanchard

Pastor Gary Blanchard is the Northern New England Conference President. As president, Blanchard will lead the Northern New England Conference administrative team, directors, and staff overseeing the work in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. A native of Portland Maine, Blanchard had served as the Youth and Young Adult Ministries director for the General Conference for five years. He has led division youth directors, created resources for youth leaders, and preached around the world at countless youth rallies, camporees, and churches.

Learn more at the following link:

Jermaine Gayle

Pastor Jermaine Gayle serves as Senior Pastor of the Uchurch. He traveled to the United States from the lovely Island of Jamaica in December of 2008. Since his initial trip, God has taken him many places, for which he is very grateful to this day. He has lived in areas such as; Philadelphia, Virginia, Indiana, and now finally settled in Bath Township, Michigan. Along with his lovely wife Asenath (Allie) they have served their church community professionally since graduating college in 2015. Previous to his current assignment, he served as Chaplain, Associate Pastor, and Assistant Director for the Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students (C.A.M.P.U.S).

Walter Veith
Dr. Walter Veith is is a South African zoologist and a Seventh-day Adventist author and speaker known for his work in nutrition, creationism and Biblical exegesis.

Veith was professor of the zoology department at the University of Cape Town and taught in the medical bioscience department. During this time, the department was awarded a Royal Society London grant for zoological research.

After joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church, he rejected the theory of evolution in favor of creationism and so had to give up teaching at the University of Cape Town.

Dr. Zach & Kim Mazone

Dr. Zach Mazone, D.O., is an Osteopathic Family Medicine Physician that specializes in integrative, life-style medicine. A graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, he has trained with some of the most successful life-style doctors around the country at centers specializing in health restoration and disease prevention. Dr. Zach, is dually board certified in Family Medicine (both Allopathic & Osteopathic). In addition, he is also certified by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Kimberly Mazone has a passion for teaching and building community relationships with people of all ages. Kim has a diverse background in education and health. She has experience teaching elementary school, overseeing the Escambia County, Florida, public school drug prevention education program, working as a health educator at the Casco Bay YMCA, and supporting birthing couples as a doula. Kim has also enjoyed teaching whole foods cooking classes, providing personal fitness training, and teaching natural childbirth classes in several local hospitals, as well as, in the home birth community.

Josiah & Ashley Wannemacher
Josiah K. Wannemacher is a Lifestyle Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer, he is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). He is currently Studying Health Science with an emphasis in Health and Human Performance at Fort Hays State University. He enjoys researching and presenting on a variety of health related topics, particularly preventative medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. He strives to convey information in a easy to grasp way while making it applicable and practical for his listeners.

Shledine Altidor
Sheldine Altidor, founder of YouTube channels: Poetry of Love Media, Poetry of Love Media Jr. For children. Founder of self supporting ministry Restor8tion Ministries. Author of several books. Single mom of one son, homemaker, and loves to serve God, mankind and desires to lead children to the Kingdom!

“Let all who possibly can, attend these yearly gatherings. Return unto the Lord, gather up the rays of light that have been neglected, comply with the conditions laid down in the Word of God, and then by faith claim the promises. Jesus will be present; and He will give you blessings which all the treasures you possess, be they ever so valuable, would not be rich enough to buy. A strong, clear sense of eternal things, and a heart willing to yield all to Christ, are of inestimable value; in comparison with these the riches, and pleasures, and glories of this world, sink into insignificance.”

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