Hear from couples who have been through some very difficult seasons in their marriage but figured out how to keep their marriage together. And these couples have in common the experience of having attended one of FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember marriage conferences.
Sandy, a former construction worker, and Cheryl, former Nursing Director, share the trials of their first eight years of marriage openly and candidly. Sandy is still on staff at FamilyLife® where he and Cheryl have served for a number of years. (Cheryl went to be with the Lord in 2013 after a prolonged battle with cancer.)
Gary Richmond has served in ministry for over 40 years, with more than 15 of those years as the pastor to single parents at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton. Richmond is the author of 24 books for both adults and children, including best-seller A View from the Zoo, which won Campus Life’s Book of the Year award. Several of his children’s books have been made into videos.
Gary is a master storyteller who captivates audiences of all ages with true life experiences that bring Biblical truth to light. You and your children will learn to apply God's Word to your daily lives in new and exciting ways.
David C. Bentall was born and raised in Vancouver and is a graduate of UBC and Harvard Business School. He was instrumental in the successful domestic bid for the 2010 Olympics. He has been teaching an undergraduate course at UBC s Sauder School of Business on the dynamics of family run businesses since 2007 and also teaches a similar course to MBA students. In 2010, he was honoured to receive the Teaching Excellence Award from UBC.
David worked for 20 years in his family’s businesses, focusing on real estate development at The Bentall Group. He also served for seven years as President and CEO of Dominion Construction. During that time, the company’s sales grew from $150 million per year to just under $300 million.
David is now President of his own firm, Next Step Advisors. Through this company, he provides succession consulting and executive/life coaching. In 2006, David was formally recognized by the International Coaches Federation as a “Certified Professional Coach” and by the Family Firm Institute as a Professional Family Business Advisor. In the fall of 2012, as an acknowledgement of his expertise and experience, he was formally recognized as a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute, during their Global Conference in Brussels.
David was Founding Chair of the Business Families Centre at UBC for five years from 2001 – 2006. He is the former Chair of Keats Camps and St. George’s School.
David and his wife Alison have been married for over 30 years, have four fabulous children, and three wonderful grandchildren.