Fall Conference 2019: “The Wife of Jesus”

Join us this October 9-12 for Fall Conference at Southern Adventist University.
Meal Information

October 9-12, 2019

Wednesday, October 9

    Thatcher Chapel,  7:00 pm  – Dean Cullinane

Thursday, October 10

Collegedale SDA Church,  11:00 am – Dean Cullinane

Thatcher Chapel,  7:00 pm – Dean Cullinane  

Friday, October 11

    3:00 pm  GYCSE Outreach/Community Service  
Outreach Signup (SAU Students)

                Thatcher Chapel,  7:30 pm – Dean Cullinane

Sabbath, October 12

  Thatcher Chapel,   9:30 am  Sabbath School – Dean Cullinane

  11:00 am  Divine Service – Dean Cullinane

  Collegedale SDA Church,  2:30-4:30 pm      Afternoon Sessions

      • Finding Purpose When My Church Is Dead – Julie MacLafferty
      • Re-framing liberalism vs. conservatism: Being a Christ-Centered Christian – Kurt Osena
      • Human Sexuality and the Christian: Let’s Talk About the Things That are Taboo – Dr. Nivischi Edwards

  Thatcher Chapel,  6:00 pm – Dean Cullinane

Directions to Southern



Dean Cullinane

Dean Cullinane is currently a theology student at Weimar Institute, where he lives with his wife, Dorling. He spent most of life in London, England, where he attended PEACE School of Evangelism and worked for 2 years as a Bible Worker. He currently teaches Bible at Weimar Academy and is the Host of the “Why They Did That” Podcast.

Breakout Speakers


Julie MacLafferty

Julie MacLafferty recently graduated from Southern and is currently a pastor at the Forest Lake Church near Orlando, Florida. She loves to travel and get to know new people, cultures (food included), and places. Julie is passionate about learning to walk with Jesus personally and helping others find that joy as well. Always down for a good conversation, she’d love to talk and pray with you this weekend!

Kurt Osena

Kurt Osena is the former Associate Pastor of the Collegedale Korean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Collegedale, Tennessee where he served for 5 years. As an alumnus of Southern Adventist University, he graduated with a B.A. in Religious Education degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Currently, he is pursuing his M.Div. degree at the Andrews University Theological Seminary. He loves to do evangelism and teach the deep things of God’s Word. It is his ultimate desire to witness true revival and reformation among God’s people in these last days and to see Jesus Christ descend in the clouds of glory.


Dr. Nivischi Edwards

With a Doctoral degree in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida, Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Andrews University, and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Syracuse University, Nivischi espouses that true accomplishment in life is love; unconditional love for God, self, and others. She is a Licensed Counselor and operates a virtual private practice. She also teaches Master’s and doctoral level counseling students online where she often engages in vibrant discussions about human sexuality. Nivischi shares a satisfying marriage with Linje Boston. They enjoy hiking, spending time at the beach, and ministering together.