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2009 Biographies
Richard & Elizabeth Albertson
Richard Albertson is the Founding President of 
Live the Life
in Tallahassee, Florida
.
The mission of 
Live the Life
is to strengthen marriages and families. Richard is theauthor of the
Start Smart 
comprehensive premarital program, the author of the
Champions
curriculum for High School Boys, and the co-author of the
 Adventures in Marriage
curriculum.He served as Chairman of the Florida Commission on Marriage and Family Support, andChairman of the Florida Commission on Responsible Fatherhood. Richard organized 70 pastorsto come together to adopt a Tallahassee Community Marriage Policy in 1999. Since theimplementation of the policy, the divorce rate in Leon County has dropped 29.6%. Live the Life'sWAIT project, which teaches positive youth development, abstinence, and healthy marriage toteenagers, is currently offered to more than 2,500 teenagers each year in 9 public schools.
Ted & Lili Baehr
Ted Baehr is the Chairman of Christian Film & Television Commission® and publisher
of Movieguide®, as well as a noted critic, educator, and lecturer. His life’s purpose is
to educate audiences on how to use discernment in selecting their entertainment.Ted has written numerous books. He was president of the organization that produced the CBStelevision version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, boasting 37million viewers and winning an Emmy Award. Ted produces at least 430 radio and televisionprograms every year. He produced hundreds of programs for PBS television. He presents theReport to the Entertainment Industry every year at the Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & ValuesAwards Gala. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Christian Institute for the Study of Media, at the Center for the Arts, Religion and Education, at the Graduate Theological Union atthe University of California at Berkeley. He has received many awards. He graduated with highdistinction as a Rufus Choate Scholar from Dartmouth College, received his Juris Doctor fromNew York University School of Law, completed his seminary at the Institute of Theology at theCathedral of St. John the Divine, and received his Doctor of Humanities (HHD) from BelhavenCollege.
James & Marilyn Barnett
James Barnett leads DaySpring Cards, the largest producer of Christian greetingcards and specialty products. He led the company as Division Director from 1994 to1999 when he was named President after DaySpring became a wholly ownedsubsidiary of Hallmark Cards. He has held many other key positions since joiningDaySpring in 1981.A native of Northwest Arkansas, Barnett has been very engaged in his community overthe past 30 years. His passion for athletics has led him to be involved with several youth-oriented organizations. For 16 years, he has been on the advisory board of Arkansas AthletesOutreach (AAO), serving two years as chairman. He has also been very involved with Fellowshipof Christian Athletes and Campus Life-Youth for Christ.
 
 
2009 Biographies
Born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Barnett and his wife Marilyn still reside in thecommunity and have three grown children. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in businessfrom John Brown University, Siloam Springs, and an MBA from the University of Arkansas,Fayetteville.
Julie Baumgardner
Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE, is the Executive Director of First Things First,a one of a kind, grassroots organization dedicated to strengthening families inChattanooga, Tennessee. The success of the FTF initiative has sparked interest induplicating the FTF model in cities across the country. Julie has worked in the fieldsof marketing and counseling for more than 20 years. Prior to joining First Things First, she wasthe marketing director at East Ridge Hospital and Valley Hospital where she was also a socialworker and program director for the child & adolescent program.Julie frequently speaks on family, parenting and marriage issues. Her weekly column onfamily issues in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press reaches thousands. Julie serves on the boardsof a number of community and national organizations. She and her husband Jay have beenmarried for 19years and they have a fifteen year old daughter, Ashley.
Steve & Molly Bittner
Molly Dean Bittner is the Chairman of the Board of First Things First of GreaterRichmond. Steve Bittner served on the Board, and was trained as Richmond's firstinstructor/facilitator for Boot Camp for New Dads and has continued his involvement there.Molly has a 22 year career in development/fundraising and currently works as the CampaignDirector for the VCU Massey Cancer Center. Steve has been in the mortgage industry for 7 yearsand is a principal at Liberty Mortgage. They are having the time of their lives with their twoyoung boys, who are 5 and 2.
David Blankenhorn
David Blankenhorn is founder and president of the Institute for American Values, anonpartisan organization devoted to strengthening families and civil society in theU.S. and the world. Blankenhorn is the author of Fatherless America (Basic Book,1995), The Future of Marriage (Encounter Books, 2007), Thrift: A Cyclopedia (TempletonFoundation Press, 2008), and the co-
editor of nine. A frequent lecturer, Blankenhorn’s articles
have appeared in scores of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post,the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Public Interest, First Things, and Christianity Today. Hehas been profiled by the New York Times, USA Today, CBS Evening News and other newsorganizations, and has been featured on numerous national television programs, includingOprah, 20/20, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Charlie Rose, ABC Evening News, and C-
SPAN’s Washington Perspectives. In 1977, he graduated magna cum laude in social studies from
Harvard, where he was president of Phillips Brooks House, the campus community service
 
 
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center, and the recipient of a John Knox Fellowship. In 1978, he was awarded an M.A. withdistinction in comparative social history from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.
Michael & Natalie Boerner
Michael Boerner is the founder and CEO of Unity Media Group - an organization
established to provide safe and trusted video answers to life’s questions through
multiple distribution methods. His vision to creatively utilize the power of themedia to connect with peo
ple is culminated in Unity’s brand
-new Internet site,www.iQuestions.com.In addition, Michael is a national award-winning film and video producerwho regularly speaks and trains at conferences in the arena of public relations and mediacommunications. He has created media for a number of organizations, including CampusCrusade For Christ, Promise Keepers and best-selling author, Dr. Gary Smalley. Michael was
appointed by the governor of Idaho to the Governor’s Coo
rdinating Council for Families and
Children and has appeared nationally on CNN, Fox News, ABC Radio Network News, “FamilyNews in Focus” and CBN in connection with innovative media outreaches.
Michael and his wife, Natalie, have been married for 18 years and live in Boise, Idaho. They havefour daughters.
Bill & Leslie Boomer
I am the director of the Dept for Marriage & Family Ministry for the Diocese of Cleveland and a certified pastoral minister for the diocese. I train our clergy in thePrepare-Enrich inventory. My wife, Leslie, and I are trained couple ministers whoassist clergy in preparing couples for marriage and we are trained in PREP and facilitate sessionsfor engaged and married couples.
Ron Braund
Dr. Ron Braund is a family business consultant, life coach, and author. He ispresident of Family Business Transitions, facilitating families in succession planningand generational transfer to achieve personal & philanthropic goals. His clientsinclude the owners of Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, family foundations, corporate executives andprofessional athletes. In 2008, he assisted the U.S. Ryder Cup Captain & golf professional, PaulAzinger, to implement a team-building strategy in America's victory over the European RyderCup team at Valhalla. He is the author of, Understanding How Others Misunderstand You, andThe Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer?. Ron & wife, Ginger, reside in Marietta, Georgia near theirfamily Rich, Adam & his wife Anna.
Bubba & Cindy Cathy
Don “Bubba” Cathy is senior vice
president of Chick-fil-A, Inc., one of the largestprivately-held restaurant chains in the country with more than 1,300

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