Speakers

Close to Him – 8. ATS Youth Congress

Pavel Goia

Pavel Goia

… knew at a young age that God had called him to ministry. Born and raised in communist Romania, he didn’t find it easy to follow that calling. After drifting during his teenage years, his life took a proverbial turn, and he promised to serve God and fulfill his original calling. Pavel pursued a career in engineering before finally settling into his calling as a minister. Church growth and prayer are of particular interest to him. They fill his work with enthusiasm and also gave reason to his dissertation at Andrews. Today Pavel works for the General Conference as associate ministerial secretary and editor of the Ministry Magazine.


Leandro Fonseca

Leandro Fonseca

… is a software engineer by profession but sharing the truth found in the Bible is his passion. He is an active evangelist with Europe4Jesus ministry and serves as an Elder at his local church in Geneva. Originally from Portugal, he works and lives in Switzerland with his wife Silvia and their two sons Filipe and Samuel.


Larry Lichtenwalter

Larry Lichtenwalter

…is President of Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a preacher, pastor, theologian, ethicist and author. Christian personal ethics, the book of Revelation and Islamic Studies are current focus areas of his research, teaching, writing, and preaching ministry.


René Gehring

René Gehring

... studierte Theologie, Geschichte sowie Altertumswissenschaften an vier verschiedenen Hochschulen in Deutschland, Österreich und Australien. Nach seinen Promotionen in Geschichte und Theologie arbeitete er als Pastor in Deutschland und Österreich. Inzwischen lehrt er Theologie und ist Direktor von Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen (Österreich). Er entschied sich schon früh für ein Leben mit Gott und arbeitet seither intensiv für Menschen, die diesen Schritt noch nicht gewagt haben. Er ist verheiratet und Vater von drei Kindern.