Cedarville Alumni & Friends Cruise 2019
Chris Miller has taught the Bible to Cedarville students for the past 27 years. He has served in various administrative capacities, but his great love has been the classroom and the relationships with students that have grown out of it. He and his wife, Pam, have three children, all of whom have graduated from Cedarville, and, so far, three grandchildren. Chris serves as an elder at his home church in Cedarville and is currently writing a commentary on the book of Matthew. In his spare time, he enjoys getting his hands dirty in remodeling projects with his son, Tim, and with less frequency a backpacking or hunting trip.
Dannah (Barker) Gresh '89
Dannah Gresh is the best-selling author, speaker, and creator of Secret Keeper Girl, America’s most popular tween stage show for moms and daughters. Dannah has authored 27 books, including And the Bride Wore White and Lies Young Women Believe (with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth) and is considered one of the leading experts on the subjects of sexual purity, modesty, and parenting tweens and teens. More than 20,000 leaders and 100,000 moms have taught her curriculum, and more than 350,000 people have attended her live shows and retreats. She has been a guest on CNN, Fox News, and the 700 Club and is a frequent guest on Focus on the Family and Family Life. Her TEDTalk on “Tolerance for Virginity” offers a thought-provoking look at why one’s sexuality is enhanced by self-control. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bob.
Thomas White became Cedarville University’s 10th president in July 2013, bringing more than a decade of administrative, teaching, and research experience that combines strong leadership with a pastoral heart for ministry while standing for biblical truth. He is the author and editor of several books, including Baptist Foundations and First Freedom: The Baptist Perspective on Religious Liberty. He and his wife, Joy, have two children, Rachel and Samuel, and two dogs, Duchess and Jacket, whom they treat like children.
Donna (Payne) VanLiere '89
Donna VanLiere is an accomplished New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of 14 published books. She is an in-demand conference speaker and gifted teacher. She has been a keynote speaker at countless events around the country, including Extraordinary Women, Women of Faith, Among Friends, and the prestigious Patricia Adams Lecture Series at Heidelberg University. Five of her novels have been made into television movies, with a sixth novel in production. She is currently working on a new and much-anticipated Christmas novel for October 2018 and a book about the end times and return of Christ from a biblical perspective. She loves writing and speaking, but her absolute favorite titles are wife and mom! She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, Troy, and their three children.
Susan Plemons will serve as your travel consultant for the cruise and will be happy to help you register for and customize your cruise experience. Susan is a musician who combined a love for travel and a love for organization and turned into a thriving travel agency, which she opened in 2005. She has numerous accreditations, including Walt Disney World Travel Agent, All Inclusive Properties, Certified Sandals/Beaches Specialist, Custom Group and Fundraising travel specialist, Hawaii Specialist, Africa Specialist, among many others. Her boutique agency provides a personal touch to her client's trips, and her knowledge of the industry allows her to guide travel decisions so clients can have a custom experience. Her favorite destinations are Santorini, Greece; Alaska, Mediterranean, British Isles, Germany, and Hawaii.