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April 28 – 29, 2023

Christ in Culture is a conference designed to help Christians engage and think biblically about some of the most significant cultural issues of the day. This year's conference theme is 'Hopeful Living in an Anxious Age.' The conference is tackling the significant problem of anxiety and loneliness in our age, especially as we emerge from the pandemic.


  • Endless Demands, Anxiety, and the Comfort of God’s Presence

  • The End of David’s Anxiety

  • How to Pray through Anxiety With a Heavenly Hope

  • Hopeful Living: God’s Promise to Finish the Work He Began in Us

  • Anxiety and Loneliness in this Cultural Moment

  • Why Hope Isn’t Wishful

Early Bird Admission: $38

(Before April 12, 2023)

General Admission: $48

(After April 12, 2023)

Student Admission: $25


  • conference admission

  • Saturday lunch and snacks

Gluten-free options will be available. For other food allergies or intolerances, please email our office.

Prices include Eventbrite service fee. Refunds up to 7 days before event. Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.


Friday, April 28



Doors open and registration


7:00pm – Session 1

Endless Demands, Anxiety, and the Comfort of God’s Presence

Dr. Kelly Kapic


8:15pm – Session 2

The End of David's Anxiety

Tobi Adetayo



Saturday, April 29


9:00am – Session 3

How to Pray Through Anxiety With a Heavenly Hope

David Robinson


10:30am – Session 4

Hopeful Living: God’s Promise to Finish the Work He Began in Us

Dr. Kelly Kapic


11:45am – Panel Discussion

Anxiety and Loneliness in this Cultural Moment

Dr. Kelly Kapic, Melodie O'Connell and David Robinson


12:30pm – Lunch Break

Lunch available in the lower-level gymnasium


1:30pm – Breakout Sessions

Dr. David Barker, Joel Jacob, Andrew Noble and Melodie O'Connell


2:45pm – Session 5

Why Hope Isn't Wishful

Tobi Adetayo


4:00pm – Closing



Dr. Kelly Kapic

Professor & Teacher

Covenant College

Georgia, USA

Kelly M. Kapic (PhD, King's College, University of London) is a professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where he has taught for twenty years. He is an award-winning author or editor of more than fifteen books, including You’re Only Human and Embodied Hope, which each won a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award. Kapic, a popular speaker, has been featured in places such as Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition, has worked on research teams funded by the John Templeton Foundation, and contributes to the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and various other journals.


Tobi Adetayo


Grace Fellowship Church

Toronto, ON

Tobi Adetayo is a sinner saved by grace. He is grateful to have been a staff member at Hope Bible Church in Oakville, and at Grace Fellowship Church in Etobicoke, where he and his family continue as church members. He received his Masters of Divinity from Heritage Seminary in 2022 and currently travels around preaching. He and his wife Rachel live in Burlington, along with their four daughters.


David Robinson

Lead Pastor

Grace Bible Church

Cambridge, ON

David Robinson has served as pastor of Grace Bible Church in Cambridge, Ontario, for almost 28 years. David is thankful to serve as a Board member of the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition, as the Director of the Graduate Certificate of Biblical Care and Counselling at Heritage College and Seminary, and as a lecturer at Carey International Pastoral Training. David is married to Eva for 27 years and has three children and one grandson.



Dr. David Barker

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies

Heritage College & Seminary

David is Professor of Biblical Studies at Heritage College & Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. He presently teaches Old Testament Survey, Hermeneutics, and the Book of Psalms. He has taught at Heritage since 1978. He has served as Academic Dean, Vice-President of Academics, and Interim President over the years. His specialty is in Old Testament, particularly the Psalms and Wisdom Books. He has pastored several churches including Summerside Community Church (formerly Westminster Hope Baptist Church) and Stoney Creek Baptist Church (formerly Central Baptist Church) both in London, Ontario. He has also served as an Associate Pastor at Benton Street Baptist Church in Kitchener. He has ministered in several churches as an interim pastor and is busy most Sundays speaking in churches across the province. David is married to Lorraine, and they have five married children and fourteen grandchildren.


Joel Jacob

Principal Product Manager


Joel Jacob is a principal product manager at Splunk, where he focuses on driving technology innovation to their data analytics platform. He earned his BASc in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo and worked on the Lexus RX 2016 350 at Toyota and the SmartSensor at Ecobee before starting the What Would Jesus Tech Podcast. He lives with his wife and two sons in Toronto where they are members of Hope Church, Mississauga.


Andrew Noble

Pastoral Assistant

Grandview Church

Andrew Noble is a husband, a father, and a graduate of Heritage College & Seminary (MDiv). He has written for The Gospel Coalition Canada, has served as the Labs Director for Faithtech, and currently co-hosts a podcast called What Would Jesus Tech. Prior to entering pastoral ministry, Andrew helped grow a technology company called Plum from seven to thirty-five people and has also served as the President of the Student Union at the University of Waterloo. 


Melodie O'Connell

Social Worker

New Vision Family Health

Melodie has been working in the area of Mental Health for the past 20 years. She currently is a Social Worker with the New Vision Family Health Team. Melodie is married to Dan, and they have four children; Daniel, Marley, Mikayla and Dylan. She is currently serving as an Elder at Wilmot Centre Church and has been heavily involved in the Alpha and Alpha Marriage course over the past several years. Melodie enjoys being active and spending time outdoors.

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