2014 Keynote Speakers

Wayne Simien

Wayne Simien

Originally from Leavenworth, KS, Wayne came to the University of Kansas to play basketball. While attending KU, Wayne received recognition as a two time All-American and was the Big 12 Player of the Year. More importantly, it was during this time at KU that he was reached through Called To Greatness and made the decision to acknowledge Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Upon graduation, he was selected in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat, with whom he won a World Championship. Wayne transitioned from professional basketball in 2009 to work in the full time ministry with Called to Greatness. As a campus minister he serves both traditional students and student athletes in additional to hosting outreach basketball camps. He is married to his wonderful wife Katie and they have four beautiful children – Selah, Rael, Simon and Shepherd.


Bill Corum


Bill Corum went from a hardened man, who at one point was arrested for attempted murder, to a man of peace. From a man with a heart of stone, to a man who cares very deeply for those around him. Speaking in many forums, from prisons, to churches, to schools and youth events, Bill is engaging and encouraging. His motivational topics include how his life has dramatically changed, God’s power to change the hearts and lives of people, and anti-drugs and alcohol presentations. Bill’s presentations have been enjoyed by people of all ages and various walks of life. He has spoken to inmates, students, and adults all over the United States as well as overseas.


Dr. Peter Kleponis


Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA. He holds an M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA and a Ph.D. in General Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Kleponis has over 17 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families and organizations. He specializes in marriage & family therapy, pastoral counseling, resolving anger, men’s issues, and pornography addiction recovery. He is Certified in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addictions by The American Association of Christian Counselors’ Light University and by Dr. Mark Laaser’s Freedom Begins Here Program.


Dr. Ken Canfield


Ken R. Canfield, Ph.D. (B.A., Friends University; M.C.S., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., Kansas State University) is founder of the National Center for Fathering, and served as NCF’s president and CEO from 1990 through 2005. He also served as one of the founding members of former Vice President Al Gore’s private-sector Father to Father Initiative. In January 2008, he accepted an appointment as Executive Director of the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University. He is the author of The Heart of a Father and numerous other books including the award-winning 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers. Ken has written for a number of both academic and popular magazines, including Educational and Psychological Measurements, ParentLife, The World & I, Today’s Better Life, New Man and Living With Children. He has been interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s World News Tonight and numerous radio programs. Ken and his wife, Dee, have been married for 38 years and have five children and eight grandchildren.


Ron and Kathy Feher

Ron and Kathy Feher have been joyfully married for 44 years and are the parents of 10 children. For the past 39 years, they have seriously and prayerfully reflected on, and intentionally tried to live out, the full vision of the Sacrament of Matrimony in the church. They have worked in evangelization, catechesis, parish renewal and parishioner empowerment at the parish, diocesan, national and international level in the Catholic Church, as speakers, adult facilitators, authors, and retreat masters. Personally trained by the Jesuit founder of the Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center (PMRC), Fr. Chuck Gallagher S.J., they have been involved with the PMRC since its earliest beginnings, and currently serve as its Directors. Ron and Kathy were blessed to receive an award at the 2014 International Theology of the Body Congress for exceptional, life-long dedication to the strengthening of marriage through Theology of the Body.