The Summer Getaway includes a full slate of activities and speakers. The main chapel speaker in 2019 was Colin S. Smith.
Colin S. Smith is an evangelical pastor and author currently serving as the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Illinois where he has been since 1996. Pastor Smith was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland and trained at the London School of Theology. Prior to his time with The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, he served as pastor of Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London for 16 years. Smith brings a strong emphasis on God’s Word and brings passion to help the church develop a vision for the future, including training younger preachers.
Also, we were pleased to have Eric Metaxas be part of the Christian Union Summer Getaway.
Eric Metaxas is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, the host of a nationally-syndicated radio program (the Eric Metaxas Show), and a highly sought-after speaker. This will be Eric's second year with us, and his talks last summer were a highlight for many of the Summer Getaway attendees.