Guest Speakers

Pastor Gary Blanchard

Pastor Gary and his wife Erica have three young adult children (Gary, Ben and Sierra). Erica is from Northern California and Gary is from Maine. “PG” as he is often called enjoys long walks in the woods, reading the Bible, going on dates with his wife and talking with God.

Pastor Gary has served as a Bible teacher, chaplain, youth pastor, district pastor and most recently as the Texas Conference Youth Director. His motto is “making ministers for the Master.” He loves seeing young people “rightly trained” and empowered to be God’s army of youth.

Gary has traveled around the world preaching the Three Angels Message and inspiring young people to do the same. Some of his messages can be viewed at rightlytrained.org and youngtexasadventist.org. Pastor Gary’s gifts are encouragement, preaching and leadership and he daily seeks to “walk in the Spirit” so that he can be a contagious reflector of Christ.

His favorite Bible verse is 1 John 4:9 (NKJV), “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”

Glen Milam

Glen Milam is the first lay Pathfinder Coordinator for the North American Division and chairperson of the Pathfinder Ministries Resource and Leadership Development Focus Group. Glen is the primary developer of the new Adventist Youth Ministries Training Curriculum (AYMT). He presents at about a dozen leadership events a year. He and his wife Darlene are the original authors of the Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program and the producers of the NAD drill video. They have served as local Adventurer Directors and Conference Executive Adventurer Coordinators. At their local church of Willow Brook in Boonsboro, MD, they serve as local Pathfinder club directors and Sabbath School leaders. In their spare time, they have planned and led over two dozen week long study tours for middle schoolers and summer study tours for teachers. Since 2003, Glen has been employed by Chesapeake Conference as the Director of Mt. Aetna Camp & Retreat Center in Hagerstown, MD. Earlier he served as Dean of Men at Columbia Union College, and as a college instructor in communications and graphic arts. Glen spent a year in Indonesia as a student missionary and has led a number of short term missionary projects for CUC and ADRA. Glen and Darlene’s son Tyler is studying architecture at Andrews University, and their daughter Sidney is a teacher in Chesapeake Conference.

Brad Forbes

Brad Forbes lives in Lincoln, Nebraska where he is the director of AdventSource. He is a member of the College View Church and is a leader in Primary Sabbath School. Brad grew up on Malawi, Africa where his family was missionaries. Brad and Jennifer enjoy flower gardening, riding their tandem bicycle, traveling to new places and reading.