workshops

Each Impact workshop is led by a Navigator, Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF), or Valor staff. The Workshop for Women is led by the speaker’s wife! They are aimed at giving you practical help in walking with Jesus daily. You will be able to attend two workshops of your choice.

"Ministering to Women in the Military" workshop is only available for the first session.

“The Ministry of Reconciliation: His Story, Their Story and My Story” is only available during the second session.

Click on each workshop to read the description

Getting to Know Our God and Abba Father!

The great people of the Bible had one thing in common: they spent time alone with God getting to know Him. In this world we have many things competing for our time and attention, yet the relentless pursuit of God remains the same as He desires to reveal Himself to us each day. In this workshop we will take a look at how we can connect with the God that we cannot see! We will spend time looking at why it is necessary for our spiritual growth, how we can incorporate time with God into our already busy lives, and what skills we can cultivate that will help us get to know God through time spent with Him!


Kyle lives in Annapolis, Maryland where he and his wife Maggie serve with The Navigators at the United States Naval Academy. They are being trained in preparation for their next assignment to minister to the men and women of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Kyle graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 and entered the Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer.  Kyle and Maggie were introduced to The Navigators while serving on Active Duty. It was during this time they witnessed firsthand the need for God within the military. Through this experience, God called them to leave Active Duty and pursue full-time ministry with The Navigators. Kyle and Maggie are passionate about raising up Godly leaders across our nation’s military and helping followers of Jesus to know God more intimately and walk in the fullness of His Spirit.

Kyle Hooper

Getting to Know Our God and Abba Father!

Developing the Discipline of Prayer

This workshop will help believers discover, develop, and delight in the discipline of prayer.


Ted and his wife Christine live in Hendersonville, NC and are the Southeast Regional Directors for Cru Valor. They develop and manage ministry teams among ROTC cadets and veterans on numerous college campuses. He is a veteran of 6 years active duty service as a United States Marine including time in the Gulf War. He served 8 years as an Associate Pastor and Student Pastor and for the past 10 years he and his family have been missionaries with Cru. He is enrolled at the Master’s Int. School of Divinity, pursuing a BA in Organizational Leadership & Human Resources Management.

Ted Edwards

Developing the Discipline of Prayer

Intimacy with God’s Word

Intimacy with God’s Word is the basis for just about every facet of the Christian Life. Why is it so important in the life of a Christian? How do I avail myself of the deep truths of Scripture? What is a good method for studying Scripture? In this workshop we will explore all of these questions as well as one tried and true method for studying the Word of God.


John was born and raised in Morehead City, NC and earned a BA in History from NC State University. He served four years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy. For the last 38 years he has been a Navigators Staff Representative and has served on 10 US campuses. For the last 5 years he has been the chaplain for the Duke University and NC State NROTC Units. John and Jeanie have been married for 40 years and have 4 children and 3 grand-children.

John Hamilton

Intimacy with God’s Word

Becoming Disciples Who Make Disciples

Find out what a disciple is and what it means to 'make disciples' from Matt. 28:18-20.


Dave was born in rural southeastern North Carolina and graduated from N.C. State University. HIs degree was in Architecture, which he practiced until called to make disciples with the Navigators. He received staff training at Michigan State University, led a campus ministry at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and later trained staff for campus and military ministries. He has served as the Florida Regional Leader, a member of the National Collegiate Leadership Team, and as assistant to the US Director. He led National Leader Development and was the Training Director for the Navigators’ Military Mission. He continues to be utilized in many training capacities and leads a military ministry at MacDill Air Force Base. Dave presently lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife of 5 years, Page. Dave has three married sons and four grandsons and serves as an ordained elder in his local church.

Dave Hawes

Becoming Disciples Who Make Disciples

Ministering to Women in the Military

First session only.

As a female officer or spouse in the military, your community is a rich environment for ministering to and with other women. With deployments, living and working in close proximity to fellow travelers, you will have an amazing opportunity to befriend, love and serve those who may not know our Lord. Find out how you, too, can be an extension of Jesus and His love during your time in the military.


Meridee Bowlus has been married to David, our speaker and Army Chaplain, for 25 years. They have two children, Andrew (19) and Savannah (14). They have served together in the US Army for over 20 years and have much experience ministering to and with Army men and women.

Meridee Bowlus

Ministering to Women in the Military

Integrating My Faith and Military Service

In this workshop you will hear how two committed believers and ROTC grads lived out their faith while serving on active duty and with the US Army Reserve.


Greg and Lucy are the Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF) Associate Field Staff representatives for ROTC. Both are Army ROTC graduates, Greg from The Citadel in Charleston, SC, and Lucy from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. They both retired as Lieutenant Colonels from the U.S. Army Reserve, with over 12 years on active duty and at least as many years with the USAR. They have held positions from platoon leader to staff college instructor and have served stateside and overseas.

Greg and Luci Lane

Integrating My Faith and Military Service

The Ministry of Reconciliation: His Story, Their Story, and My Story!

Second session only.

We are not just reporters with information, but witnesses with experience.  How can we share God's great story while learning someone else's and telling our own?  Come and let's find out!


Larry and Julie have been on staff with the Navigators for 34 years and live in Dayton, Ohio. They have one daughter, Alexa (25).  They currently minister to active-duty men and women at Wright Patterson AFB and to ROTC cadets at Wright State University, Cedarville University and the University of Dayton. Their assignments have also included Anti-Submarine Warfare Base, San Diego, CA and Travis AFB, CA; Whidbey Island, WA; Ramstein AB, Germany; and the Air Force Academy.

Larry and Julie Matthews

The Ministry of Reconciliation: His Story, Their Story, and My Story!

Questions? Send an email to admin@navsimpact.com