Warren Cole Smith
Colson Center: Vice President of Mission Advancement

Warren Cole Smith

Vice-President of Advancement, BreakPoint columnist. Warren is growing the Colson Center’s reach and impact by creating partnerships with key Christian leaders and strategic Christian organizations around the country.

Warren previously served as Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine and has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Before launching a career in Christian journalism 20 years ago, Smith spent more than seven years as the Marketing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

As a journalist, Smith has written thousands of articles on a wide range of topics. He wrote nearly 1000 articles for WORLD Magazine during his tenure there, including cover stories and major features. He has also written for Alaska Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, The Savannah Morning News, Sports Afield, Patheos, and The Stream, among many other publications. Smith is also the author, co-author, or editor of more than 10 books. With Dr. Marvin Olasky, he co-wrote Prodigal Press:  Confronting The Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media. His most recent book is a collaboration with Colson Center President John Stonestreet:  Restoring All Things:  God’s Audacious Plan To Change The World Through Everyday People.

Warren hosts the radio program and podcast “Listening In,” an interview program heard by thousands of people each week. He speaks often at churches, conferences, and other Christian and political events. These speeches have included presentations to the Gospel Music Association, the Conservative Political Action Committee, The Heritage Foundation, National Conference on Christian Apologetics, New Canaan Society, Summit Ministries, The World Congress of Families, and the Evangelical Press Association, in addition to hundreds of speeches at local and regional events. He has appeared on C-Span’s BookTV, Fox News, CBS News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR, among other national and international media outlets.

Main Speakers

Micah Clark
Executive Director at American Family Association
Barry Harnick
IT Recruiter at Eli Lilly & Company
Dr. Charles Ware
President Emeritus Crossroads Bible College / Author & Speaker

Dave Christiano
Film Producer / Director / Distributor at Five & Two Pictures
Josh White
Author / Pastor Canvas
San Francisco

Chris Castro, CPB, LEED GA
Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience City of Orlando

Blake Kirby
Founder Daddykirbs Farm
Homesteading…Real Life
Erin Loechner
Founder: Design for Mankind

To Be Announced

Ministry & Missions Speakers

Fouad Masri
President at Crescent Project

John Samples
President at Christian HolyLand Foundation
Jason Kandel
Co-Founder at 3rd Person Inc

Jon & Amanda Degler
Missionaries to Thailand
Josh & Tori Simos
Missionaries to the Dominican Republic
Tim Detellis
President at New Missions

Breaking Into Industry Speakers

Flora Smith
Owner of Details Construction Group
Seth Ulrich
Creative Arts Pastor at Generations Christian Church
Steve Zuckerman
Director / Producer

Rene Gutteridge
Novelist, Screenwriter, Freelance Writer
Sam Gaw
Owner Local Element Media


Stories From Real Life In Homeschooling

Stephanie Carrico
Lisa Headley
Ali & Tom Hooper

Roundtable Discussion: Graduated Homeschoolers