2019 Disciples Men’s Retreat - September 20th-22nd
Theme: “How Can We Make a Difference in Our World?”
Speakers for the Disciples Men’s Retreat:
Reverend Olin Fregia
Reverend Olin Fregia is an ordained minister, bible communications specialist, speaker and writer. He is currently leading a weekly service for nursing home residents, speaking as pulpit supply, teaching in public schools, and writing. He formerly was the pastor of Jarvis Christian College, a position he held from 2004 to 2016. Prior to coming to Jarvis, Pastor Fregia served as youth pastor and director of Munger Avenue Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas.
Reverend Fregia’s broad experiences in youth ministry and communications reflect his Spirit-led passion and calling: Christian discipleship of young people through creative communications and personal mentoring.
In the area of youth ministry, Rev. Fregia has served on the leadership council and as lead teacher of Inner City Bible Ministries, a non-denominational para-church ministry purposed to evangelize and disciple urban youth in public housing communities. As Youth Pastor and Director of one of the oldest African American Churches in Dallas, Rev. Fregia concentrated on bringing church to un-churched youth in the “short-North Dallas” neighborhoods through bible-based, culturally-driven programs that include gender specific mentoring, youth retreats and contemporary media projects.
Rev. Fregia’s passion for creative communications is evident in the various career paths he has pursued. He is a former news photographer, reporter and anchor for KFDM-TV in Beaumont, Texas. He worked in the field of advertising six years as a Branch Manager and Creative Director of a New York-based advertising agency in Dallas and Houston. Publishing can also be counted as one of Rev. Fregia’s communications career stops as he owned and published “Mahogany Magazine”, a weekly ethnic publication. As an on-camera talent, Rev. Fregia has also worked as a model, commercial actor and spokesperson for national and regional clients through several talent agencies.
Rev. Fregia’s education reflects his Christian calling as a communicator of God’s truth to young people. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mass Communications from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. In seminary, Rev. Fregia served as a teaching assistant in the pastoral ministries/media arts tract assisting in a number of areas including creative writing, expositional preaching, radio production, dramatizing scripture, and video production for ministry.
Pastor Olin Fregia, a former foster parent, is single. His hobbies include creative writing, historical research and writing and tennis.
Rev. Dr. Todd A. Adams
Rev. Dr. Todd A. Adams serves as the 9th Chief Executive of Pension Fund of the Christian Church. Adams previously served as the Associate General Minister and Vice President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, the Interim President of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Interim President of Church Finance Council and Senior Minister of Memorial Drive Christian Church, Houston, TX and Madison Avenue Christian Church, Huntington, WV.
Todd leads workshops and retreats on non-profit governance, compensation and benefits, congregational transformation, stewardship, and financial ethics. Todd consults with non-profit boards on governance best practices. He is a certified Governance Trainer for Board Source.
Todd is a 1994 graduate of Chapman University in Orange, CA. He has a Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK (1997). In 2007, he earned a Doctor of Ministry in the Steward as Leader focusing on non-profit organizational leadership and fund raising in the religious setting from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. During his doctoral studies, Todd served as a Lewis Fellow, researching effective models for leadership development and organizational transformation. In 2011, Todd was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Bethany College in recognition of his service to the Christian Church.
Todd and his wife Kimberly have been married for 24 years. They have two children, Claire, a junior at the University of Texas-Austin and world-ranked backstroke swimmer and Jackson, a high school senior who plays baseball for the Indiana Prospects and Carmel High School. Jackson is committed to play college baseball for Butler University.
Todd is a former member of USA Swimming’s Audit Committee and Governance Committees, past board chair for Carmel Swim Club, past General Chair for Indiana Swimming and past board chair for the Carmel High School Baseball Boosters.
2018 Men's Retreat Memories in Photos and Videos
September 21-23 at Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat Center
"Is Reformation Theology Still Relevant Today?"
Rev. Dr. Doug Skinner, interim minister at First Christian Church in McAllen, and recently retired senior minister of Northway Christian Church in Dallas, and
Rev. Dr. Chris Wilson, senior minister of Rush Creek Christian Church in Arlington
Links to Keynotes