Administration, Oversight, Committees, References

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WHY JESUS? 2016 is the third component of
a larger initiative known as The Best Defense.
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WHY JESUS? 2016 is administered under the auspices
of the AIIA Institute, its Board of Directors, and its staff.

Oversight and reference for WHY JESUS? 2016 is provided with the counsel and supervision of the following administrative bodies:

BOARD OF REFERENCE

Bruce Boria • Bethany Church, Greenland NH

Wendell Calder • Local Church Evangelism, Newport ME

Garnett Chute • Hermon Baptist Church, Hermon ME

Carroll Conley • Christian Civic League, Augusta ME

Bill Cripe • Faith Evangelical Free Church, Waterville ME

Royce Cross • Cross Insurance Agency

Rick Francis • Cecil B. Day Foundation, South Portland ME

Chris Gnanakan • Outreach to Asian Nationals, Washington DC

Kevin Grant • Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, Waterville ME

Ken Graves • Calvary Chapel, Bangor/Orrington ME

Rob Gregory • Robert B. Gregory, Esq., Damariscotta, ME

John Hoag • New Brunswick Bible Institute, NB, CANADA

Paul Johnson • Cecil B. Day Foundation, Rochester NH

Jerry Mick • Bangor Baptist Church, Bangor ME

Rodney Rozario • Neurosurgery of Maine, Bangor ME

Terry Smith • terrenceWsmith.com, Bangor, ME

Andy Spohrer • Calvary Baptist Church, Brewer ME

Jeff Tenney • Inter-Church Ministries of New England, Bangor ME

Matt Ward • Charleston Church, Charleston ME

Woody White • Cecil B. Day Foundation, Atlanta GA

Sandy Williams • First Baptist Church • Freeport, Maine

Kirk Winters • The Rock Church, Bangor ME

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN
Daryl E. Witmer • Monson, Maine | administration@whyjesus2016.org • 207.997.3644

AIIA ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Mary Witmer • Monson, Maine | administration@whyjesus2016.org • 207.997.3644

AIIA ADMINISTRATOR
Elizabeth May • Monson, Maine | administration@whyjesus2016.org • 207.997.3644

CONFERENCE EMCEES
Steve & Debby Daman • Bolton, Massachusetts

PROGRAM COMMISSION
Terry Smith, Co-Chair • Bangor, Maine | program@whyjesus2016.org • 207.902.0103
Kathy Smith, Co-Chair • Bangor, Maine | program@whyjesus2016.org • 207.852.7889

FINANCE COMMISSION
Jerry & Jane Mick, Co-Chairs, Bangor, Maine | finance@whyjesus2016.org • 207.947.6576

PROMOTION COMMISSION
Rob Brown, Chairman • Carmel, Maine | promotion@whyjesus2016.org • 207.343.3070

PRAYER COMMISSION
Bruce Stevens, Chairman • Old Town, Maine • prayer@whyjesus2016.org • 207.731.6745

FOOD COMMISSION
Dale Morrell, Co-Chair • Readfield, Maine | food@whyjesus2016.org • 207.685.7259
Betty Morrell, Co-Chair • Readfield, Maine | food@whyjesus2016.org • 207.685.7259

HOSPITALITY COMMISSION
Deb Nadeau, Co-Chair • Bangor, Maine | hospitality@whyjesus2016.org • 207.944.5567
Steve Nadeau, Co-Chair • Bangor, Maine | hospitality@whyjesus2016.org • 207.944.5567

DIGITAL MEDIA COMMISSION
Ryan Goding, Co-chair • Farmington, Maine | digitalmedia@whyjesus2016.org • 207.778.4123
Seth Sherwood, Co-chair • Augusta, Maine | digitalmedia@whyjesus2016.org • 207.314.2033

EXHIBITS COMMISSION
Cindy Charland, Co-Chair • Brewer, Maine | exhibits@whyjesus2016.org • 207.902.3802
Bill Charland, Co-Chair • Brewer, Maine | exhibits@whyjesus2016.org • 207.944.3690

GOSPEL COMMISSION
Chris Viera, Co-chair • Dover-Foxcroft, Maine | gospel@whyjesus2016.org • 207.233.3529
Greg Oakes, Co-chair • Dover-Foxcroft, Maine | gospel@whyjesus2016.org • 207.564.8431

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

This committee met at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor, Maine, on May 3, 2014, to brainstorm together and offer counsel about many varied aspects of the planning for this event. The group met again on June 13, 2015, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, and may meet once more before the conference.

Rick & Cathleen Carver • members until Fall 2014; moved.

Terry & Kathy Smith • Bangor, Maine

Russell & Alison Hamilton • Bangor, Maine

Garnett Chute • Hermon, Maine

Rick Francis • South Portland, Maine

Bruce Stevens • Old Town, Maine

Jim & Fay-Ellen Haddix • Bangor, Maine

John Mills • Holden, Maine

Bill & Cindy Charland • Brewer, Maine

Daryl & Mary Witmer • Monson, Maine

Greg Oakes • Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Chris Viera • Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Matt & Dana Bentley • members until Fall 2014; moved.

Rodney Rozario • Bangor, Maine

Kevin Grant • Waterville, Maine

George McLaughlin • Washburn, Maine

Troy Heald • Caribou, Maine

Bill & Barb Cripe • Waterville, Maine

Jerry & Jane Mick • Bangor, Maine

Ryan Goding • Farmington, Maine

Joel Burdeaux • New Vineyard, Maine • member until Spring 2015; moved.

Steve & Deb Nadeau • Bangor, Maine

Jeff Allen • Bangor, Maine

Bob Kravis • Greenville, Maine

EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE

This committee met at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor, Maine, on March 26, 2011, to discuss the feasibility of a regional apologetics conference for the very first time. There was much valuable input, and we proceeded on the basis of the counsel offered that day and over the ensuing weeks by the following committee members:

Matt & Dana Bentley

Joseph & Trish Browne

Rick & Cathleen Carver

Bill & Cindy Charland

Debbie Falkenburg

Rose Gilbert

James Haddix

Steve & Melanie Hall

Russell Hamilton

Gary & Ginny LaClaire

Eric & Lisa Nelson

Gregg & Debbie Oakes

Rodney Rozario

Greg Selmon

Terry & Kathy Smith

Bruce Stevens

Daryl & Mary Witmer