Skinner attends Catalyst/Atlanta 2011 conference

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Bryan College student David Skinner of Kingston was among 45 students and 18 faculty and staff members who took part in the recent Catalyst/Atlanta 2011 conference.

He is the son of David and Mary Skinner of Kingston.

Tim Shetter, assistant dean of community life, said the goal of Catalyst "is training the next generation of leaders. People come from all over; there were 13,000 in attendance this year.”

He added, “It’s a great opportunity for students to hear well-known leaders and get information from them. They (the speakers) all have good ideas and information about leadership.”

Students from the Applied Christian Leadership and Advanced Christian Leadership classes Shetter and Scott Jones teach were encouraged to attend.

Other students in leadership roles on campus, including resident assistants, student government officers, and athletes were invited as well.

The schedule offered students the opportunity to choose five workshops and attend plenary sessions covering a wide range of topics focused on the “Be Present” theme. Speakers included Andy Stanley, Dave Ramsey, and Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church.

Bryan is a Christian liberal arts college in Dayton.