Contributors to the Conversation

While anyone and everyone can comment and we encourage that, below are some of those who have contributed by writing posts for the blueporch conversation.

Todd Rutkowski –  Married for 22 years to Maryanne and a father of 4 children Todd lives in Calgary, Alberta. Todd is desperatley searching for how the Kingdom of God has meaning and connection in everyday life and with everyday people where we live, work and play.  A pioneer, public speaker, developer of spiritual thought and an architect of missional community he loves to write out of the life happening around him. Thinking, feeling and doing go together for him.  Todd authored his first book in 2004, titled “Coming to life – the journey of identiy, passion and purpose.” It can be found on his website.

Daniel Schuster –  Daniel lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his wife Jennifer and their 3 boys.  Daniel is the director for JLYS in downtown Calgary, where he spends his days among the marginalized of the city.   Daniel was one of the founding leaders of EPIC ministries in Calgary where he serves as a elder. As a active father, he and his boys love Basketball and making art projects.

Chad Block –  Chad and his wife Janna recently relocated to Lethbridge, AB, Canada. Chad is a worship leader and song writer. Chad and Janna are looking to take a year of learning and being mentored in leadership in a community of other young leaders led by Todd Atkinson in Lethbridge.

Daniel Snell – Daniel & Dawn and their 5 kids live in Nelsen B.C. and are part of team of people living life with spiritual sojourners and those who are curious in Jesus. Daniel & Dawn moved their family 6 years ago from the Lowemainland in B.C. to Nelsen to be embeded in the lives of the people of Nelsen.

Duane Norleen– Duane & Laura and their 3 kids live in South Calgary. They give leadership to YWAM calgary and together with some other families live in a budding missional community. Duane serves reguarly among the poor and marginalized of downtown Calgary.

Sheri McConnell – Sheri has been apart of starting a number of activities and mobilizing many young people and artists in various places. As a natural organizer she rallies people together around the arts and the kingdom of God. She loves being inspired and inspiring others. Sheri has recently taken a new position in Toronto as the Director of Youth Engagment for World Vision Canada. We are excited to see what unfolds through her life in this role.