2010 Symposium I Leadership Team


Larry Linenschmidt, after a successful career in banking and adventures in entrepeneureship in the dot com bubble of the late 1990’s, founded the Hill Country Institute for Contemporary Christianity in 2005.  In the five short years since then Larry has directed or mightily enhanced numerous conferences concerning Christianity’s relationship to the intellect, law, the arts, science, and more.  The first symposium of the Vibrant Dance of Faith and Science series is modeled after the symposium for pastors and artists that Larry co-directed with David Taylor, an arts pastor in Austin, Texas.  That arts symposium was entitled:  Transforming Culture: A Vision for The Church and The Arts .

Dan Heinze received a B. S. from Texas A&M University in 1970, an M. S. from MIT in 1973, and a Ph. D. in geophysics from Texas A&M in 1977. He married Judith Leigh Spencer, the love of his life, in 1977 and they have three sons whom they homeschooled through high school. Christ’s grace has subsequently added three magnificent daughters (wives of sons) and four grandchildren. During postdoctoral studies on earthquake prediction at Carnegie Institute of Washington, D.C. in 1978, he and Judith incorporated Applied Geophysical Software, Inc. (AGS). Dan started as CEO of AGS and carried out several other missions over its history including watering the plants and washing the dishes; exiting it in 2007 upon its sale to PGS.  Subsequently, he and Judith have enjoyed a mix of serving their family, science, a few vacations, and now working with some of the coolest people on earth to put on this series of symposia on the Christian faith and science.

2010 Symposium I Advisory Committee Members

Walter Bradley, Ph. D.
Distinguished Professor of Engineering Baylor University Waco, Texas

Rev. D. P. Cassidy
Senior Pastor Redeemer Presbyterian Church Austin, Texas

Dan Davis
Austin Bridge Builders’ Alliance
Austin, Texas

Rev. Tom Deviney, Th.D.
Senior Pastor Bethany United Methodist Church
Austin, Texas

Calvin W. Edwards
Founder & CEO
Calvin Edwards & Company
Atlanta, Georgia

Deborah Haarsma, Ph. D
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tim Hawks
Senior Pastor Hill Country Bible Church
Northwest Austin, TX

Harry Lee Poe, Ph. D.
Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture
Union University
Jackson, Tennessee

Ide Trotter, Ph.D.
Trotter Capital Management, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

John Griffith
CFO (Retired), World Bank
West River, Maryland

Ron Harris
Harris Preston & Partners
Austin, Texas

Phil Miglioratti
Facilitator, National Pastors Prayer Network
Palatine, Illinois

Rev. Ben Patterson, D. Min.
Campus Chaplain, Westmont College
Contributing Editor
Christianity Today and Leadership Journal
Santa Barbara, CA

Alan Runge, Ph.D.
Concordia University
Texas Austin, Texas

David Smith, D. Min.
Executive Director
Austin Baptist Association
Austin, Texas


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