2022 Conference Speakers

Dr. Gordon Wilson

Dr. Wilson is a senior fellow of natural history at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. He earned an MS in entomology from the University of Idaho and a PhD from George Mason University in environmental science and public policy.

Dr. Wilson is the narrator of the popular nature documentary series The Riot and the Dance and is the author of a biology textbook of the same name. He is the author of the book “A Different Shade of Green” (Canon Press, 2019), and a contributing writer for Answers Magazine.

Chris W. Ashcraft

Chris Ashcraft is a Christian educator employed as a high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools in Bothell, WA as well as adjunct professor at NW University. He provides instruction in Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biotechnology, and Creation Apologetics.

Formerly, Chris was a biology research technician specialized in plant tissue culture and genetic transformation technology. He was employed at the Cotton Fiber Production Laboratory at Texas Tech University and the Plant Transformation Facility at Oklahoma State University, and lastly was the Plant Transformation Specialist for EDEN Bioscience in Bothell Washington.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008, and a Master in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University in 2012.

Chris moved from research science into the teaching profession to serve God in Christian education. His decision was motivated by the impact that secular science is having on people of faith. Today, close to 50% of Christian students lose their belief in God while attending secular schools. This tendency could be lessened if the Church was better equipped to defend the authority of Biblical teachings (1 Peter 3:15). To be prepared for these challenges, it is important that Churches provide regular educational programs on creation and other Bible apologetics.

Chris is the founder of the Northwest Creation Network and organizer of the monthly Apologetics Symposium and the Seattle Creation Conference. He is also the founder and senior administrator of the CreationWiki internet encyclopedia of apologetics.

Pat Roy

Pat Roy served at the Institute for Creation Research for 12 years as the Director of Broadcast Media. During that time, he and his wife created Jonathan Park, a kid's radio drama which put all that Pat had learned about 7-day literal creation into a format kids could understand and enjoy. From there, Pat and his wife Sandy, along with daughters Summer and Melody, created Creation Quest. This is an organization doing everything in their power to give families a Biblical and scientific case for Genesis 1 as well as sharing the Gospel.  It is Pat’s prayer that God will use this organization to teach people that their life is not mere random happenstance, but that they were put here by a Creator who has an ultimate plan for their lives.

Pat has traveled the nation speaking to hundreds of audiences of all ages, about the importance of trusting God's Word. In 2020 Pat also became the Director of the Mt St Helens Creation Center in Castle Rock, Washington.