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Mike Newman and Bryant Ambelang

Featured on Woman to Woman on November 20, 2010.

Michael Newman has been in pastoral ministry since 1987. He currently serves the Texas District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod as mission and ministry facilitator for South Texas. He has also served churches in Texas, Minnesota, and in the Chicago area. He has been active in mission outreach, writing, radio ministry, and in a variety of preaching and teaching venues.

In 1983 Newman received his bachelor's degree from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, with majors in philosophy and biblical languages. He received his master's of divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1987. In addition to receiving certificates in conflict resolution and stewardship training, he was recently accepted into the doctor of ministry program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Newman is the author of Harrison Town: Stories of Grace (1995), Satan's Lies: Overcoming The Devil's Attempts To Stunt Your Spiritual Growth (2008), Steps Forward: The New Adventures Of Ernest Thorpe (2008), Revelation: What the Last Book of the Bible Really Means (2009) and a new book, Struggle Well (2010). He has also published many Bible study materials and articles.

Bryant Ambelang is the president and CEO of San Antonio, Texas-based Desert Glory Ltd., growers of NatureSweet Tomatoes. With over 1000 acres of greenhouses, Desert Glory is the largest privately owned greenhouse operation in North America.

Ambelang has been affiliated with the company for over ten years. He joined Desert Glory after having held brand management and field sales positions with Kellogg's, Pace Foods and Campbell Soup Company. He received a bachelor of arts degree in government and politics from the University of Texas in Dallas. He completed his master's degree in business administration at the University of Denver.

Website: www.mnewman.org

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