June 16; July 21; August 18
Summerfest is a summer program at Gospel Life Church featuring food, music, games, and a talk focused on what the Bible says about a current issue.
Transgenderism in Medicine and the Bible
Speaker: Dr. John Ozolek
Build Your Own Kabob
Sexuality and the Bible
Speaker: Dr. Jim Weidenaar
Environmentalism and the Bible
Speaker: Brian Adey
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Pie Baking Contest
About the Speakers
Dr. Jim Weidenaar
Jim Weidenaar is the director of the Pittsburgh Regional office of Harvest USA and also directs the Partner Ministry Program, by which Harvest USA helps churches around the country design and start biblical support group ministries. He grew up in Michigan, but spent 10 years living in the Philadelphia from 2002 until 2012. During that time Jim became familiar with the work of Harvest USA, and in 2012 Jim joined the staff. Jim has theological degrees from Calvin Theological Seminary (MTS) and Westminster Theological Seminary (PhD). He resides in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh with his wife, Deb, and daughter, Abigail.
Dr. John Ozolek
Dr. Ozolek graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center followed by five years of practice in neonatal intensive care with the United States Air Force and in civilian practice. Subsequent to this, he finished postgraduate training in Anatomic Pathology and Pediatric Pathology at UPMC followed by 13 years of practice in pediatric pathology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as Associate Professor of Pathology and Bioinformatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently Medical Director of Pediatric Pathology and Professor of Pathology at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has experience in clinical practice with issues pertaining to abortion, end of life care, and gender reassignment, and in the research arena regarding the use of embryonic stem cells in health and disease.
Brian Adey is currently a social studies teacher at Eden Christian Academy, where he has taught in the Social Studies Department for the past 9 years. He earned his M. Ed. from Slipper Rock University, and has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry.