Restoration of Sabbath 2013 Speakers
Dr. Marilyn Elliott
Dr. Marilyn Elliott has served on the Community Formation (previously Community Life) team since 2004 before accepting the role of Vice President for Community Formation in 2012. She helped pioneer the Spouse and Family Ministry which has become Family Formation, developed the Marriage Incubator curriculum and the Women’s Formation Mentoring program. She is adjunct faculty in the area of Spiritual Formation.
Marilyn has been a church leader in the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination since 1979. She has wide pastoral experience in partnership with her husband Steve. Together, they have lead three churches over 31 years, provided missionary member-care and pastoral retreats in Chile, Argentina and Venezuela since l985, and formation teaching during Field Conferences in Eastern Europe and Indonesia. She served as an evangelist and retreat leader in Western Canada for two decades. Marilyn began the Beeson Pastor program in 2001 and graduated with her D.Min. in 2005. Together with Steve they have the distinction of being the only couple who have both graduated from the Beeson Pastor’s program. She is a graduate of the Epiphany Certification Program in the field of Formative Spirituality and is an experienced life coach.
Marilyn and Steve have four kids and six grandchildren: Mark (scientist) in Portland, Rachel (church planter) in North Carolina, Ben (seminary professor) in Jakarta and JV (business manager) in Lexington.
Dr. Anthony J. Headley
Dr. Anthony (Tony) J. Headley is a psychologist and professor of counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary.
He received a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary; and a M.S.Ed. in counseling and psychology, M.S. in Family Studies, Certificate in Medical Behavorial Science and Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Headley conducts seminars for clergy and other groups in the United States and internationally. He is the recipient of the University of Kentucky’s Office of Minority Affairs’ Architect of Dream Award. He also received the National Institutes of Mental Health Trainee Award.
Dr. Headley has published several books, including his most recent, Reframing Your Ministry (Evangel House Publishing, 2007).
He and his wife, Adina, have three children.