This past Friday I heard from Nicolas Ellen that he snapped his patellar tendon and needed knee surgery which would prevent him from traveling to our conference. I can’t tell you how sad he was to miss this year as I know so many of you are. We will invite him again for sure. We were so discouraged and concerned that the entire conference was in jeopardy without our keynote speaker. We had to trust God to provide someone with less than 3 weeks notice.
We scrambled over the weekend to find an alternative speaker that is deep in practical knowledge of all things marriage and family. After some schedule rearranging and the gracious permission of his elders, Lou Priolo has agreed to be this year’s plenary speaker! If you have been involved in biblical counseling for any length of time I’m sure you’ve seen and used one of his many books, pamphlets or messages. If you haven’t heard of Lou let me tell you a little about him.
Louis Paul Priolo is the director of the Biblical Counseling at Valleydale Church in Birmingham, Alabama. A graduate of Calvary Bible College and Liberty University, he is the author of several books, including The Heart of Anger, The Complete Husband, Teach Them Diligently and Pleasing People. Lou is a Fellow in the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He travels frequently throughout the United States and abroad teaching at Christian marriage, family and counseling conferences.