We’re in the Same Storm, But Different Boats

Aaron Meraz

Dr. Aaron Meraz is the Mission: Dignity director at GuideStone Financial Resources. He has served Southern Baptists for 30 years as a pastor, church planter, associate director of a large Baptist association, and a Criswell College professor. He holds a Ph.D., a DMin, and a MDIV with biblical languages from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Meraz has preached in hundreds of churches across the U.S., sharing the gospel and championing Mission:Dignity. For more information: Linkedin.com/in/aaron-meraz-3a8a33156.

Herbie Newell

Herbie Newell is the president/executive director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms, including (un)adopted, Crossings, and Lifeline Village. Under Newell’s leadership, Lifeline has increased its international outreach to 25 countries, helped Lifeline attain membership in the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA), led the creation of Lifeline’s foster care ministry, and founded (un)adopted. He is a regular speaker for the National Council for Adoption, Christian Alliance for Orphans, Together for Adoption, and Care-Net. Newell holds a master’s degree in accounting from Samford University. For more information: LifelineChild.org/staff/herbie-newell.