Shireen Gamble resides in Duck Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. She was born with a rare condition called Mucopolysaccharidosis, which results in the body is missing or not having enough of an enzyme needed to break down long chains of sugar molecules. Shireen was teased in school for her small stature, which drove her to want to attempt suicide. Shireen is one of thousands of Indigenous young people who struggle with acceptance and belonging. Her story speaks of the power of family and purpose!
Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, men, sexuality, pornography, dating, and media. Brett’s seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today. Husband to Dawn, and father of Bennett and Zoe, Brett and his family make their home in Ajax, Ontario where Brett leads and directs Worlds Apart, a charity focused on empowering individuals to re-align their lives with Biblical core values often muddled by media but central to Christian living. Brett will be one of the speakers at the 2021 Today’s Teens conference on February 20, 2021. Brett was a teacher with the Toronto District School Board for 10 years before moving into speaking full-time back in 2005. Brett has a Masters degree in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton Graduate School in Chicago and is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. He and his family attend Sanctus Church (formerly C4 Church) in Ajax since 2004. Brett will be joining as a Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Today’s Teens Conference. http://brettullman.com http://todaysteens.ca
During his studies, Joshua began to understand the massive iniquities Indigenous communities and families face due to historical atrocities. He is passionate to see people walk in healing from past trauma and offers positive next steps for those struggling with mental health. http://bergcounselling.ca