2011 Creation Conference 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.

2011 Creation Conference Advisory Committee Members

Tom Billings, D. Min.
Executive Director
Union Baptist Association
Houston, TX

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

Dan Davis
Austin Bridge Builders’ Alliance
Austin, Texas

Andrew Dearman, Ph. D.
Director, Associate Dean, and Professor of Old Testament
Fuller Theological Seminary Texas
Houston, Texas

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

Stephan Fairfield
President and CEO
Covenant Capital Corporation
Houston, TX

John Griffith
CFO (Retired), Multilateral Investment
Guarantee Agency, World Bank
West River, Maryland

Ron Harris
Harris Preston & Partners
Austin, Texas

Rodney and Judy Henckel
Executive Vice President
Goldston Oil Company
Houston, TX

Rick Hooten
Specialist Leader
Deloitte Consulting
Houston, TX

Louis Markos
Scholar in Residence, Robert H. Ray Chair
in Humanities and Professor in English
Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX

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

Ide Trotter, Ph. D.
Trotter Capital Management, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Jackson, TN

Phil Miglioratti
Facilitator, National Pastors Prayer Network
Palatine, Illinois

Rev. Joseph D. Parle, Ph. D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor
College of Biblical Studies
Houston, TX

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


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