Saturday, July 20, 2013
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
‘Deaf Christian Leadership’
Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University Drive, 78726
$20 per person with ticket, $25 per person at door.
Deaf Christian Leadership – Linsay Darnall, Jr.
What does Deaf Christian Leadership mean? The difference between worldly and Christian leadership will be shown and you will learn how you can lead as a Christian. You can lead not only as a Christian, but as a Deaf Christian in the Deaf Community. The best example is Jesus Christ, who came to be a servant and to serve others, but called many to follow Him.
Linsay Darnall, Jr.
Linsay Darnall Jr., is a versatile individual whose experience ranges from chasing cattle in western Nebraska when he was young to serving the National Association of the Deaf as a board member. His reputation as an eloquent speaker and an expert advocate for Deaf people’s rights is held in esteem across the nation.
Born to Deaf parents, Darnall grew up in Polk, Nebraska. He and his brother attended their parents’ alma mater, Nebraska School for the Deaf in Omaha. He then attended Gallaudet University, where he studied government, before returning to Nebraska to continue his advocacy and community work.
Darnall has been heavily involved in the community for several decades. Among his experience is serving as vice-president of Nebraska Association of the Deaf for two years, president of Nebraska School for the Deaf Alumni Association for 17 years, and as the National Association of the Deaf Region II board member for two years. He is serving on the Hands and Voices Board and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Board. He also co-founded the Nebraska Deaf Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. His work with deaf youth and theatre was featured in the Omaha World-Herald. Darnall received the Outstanding use of American Sign Language award from the Gallaudet University Theater Department and The James Sowell Appreciation Award from Nebraska Association of the Deaf.