Speakers

 
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Frank Fournier

Frank Fournier is French Canadian and was born into a Roman Catholic home. He joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church when he was 27 years old, and started working with supporting ministries in March of 1975. For five years, he served as president of Woodland Park Foundation, a supporting ministry in South River, Ontario, Canada. Next, he taught Bible for two years at Fountainview Academy in British Columbia. In 1987, he and his family moved to Zambia, Africa, where he served as director of Riverside Farm Institute for six years. In 1997, he and his wife, Janet, began working with Outpost Centers International, where Frank served for five years as executive vice-president. He was president of Eden Valley for 12 years, president of ASI-NAD for 4 years, and executive VP of OCI for a total of 11 years. Currently he is the president of OCI North America.
 
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Jarek Mitura

Jarek is currently involved in gardening at TGM Mission School in Austria. He has a passion for growing and experimenting with microgreens.

His workshop: Sprouts
 
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Karen Udry

Feeling out of place in her work as a nurse, Karen Udry decided to take part in the medical missionary course at TGM Austria. Since then, she has worked there as part of the team with joy and fulfillment.

Her workshop: Charcoal is powerful
 
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Rastislav Lagana

Rastislav is a hobby gardener. Together with his wife Janka, they maintain an organic garden. He is passionate about ideal soil, soil tests and soil amendments.

His workshop: Improving your Soil Health
 
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Alexandru Buciuman

Alexandru Buciuman has the joy of presenting short seminars on the cultivation and uses of small fruits. He is a horticultural engineer by profession and has worked 13 years in production as a farm leader, until 1989, and 27 years in the Office for Plant Protection – Laboratory for Prognosis and Warning, from 1989 until retirement. He is married to Gabriela, and they have a daughter, Coralia, and two granddaughters, Lorelei and Shaina. He is a member of the SDA Church în Rm. Vâlcea, where he served many years as an elder.

His workshop: Growing Berries & Small Fruits
 
 
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Thea Fricke

She is a trained nurse, a trained health counselor, and a trained medical missionary. She also participated in several seminars on the topic: of "Natural Medicine in the Tropics", where she presented her many years' experiences in Uganda und Sambia (Afrika), Romania, Moldawien, and Israel.

Her workshop: Lifestyle and immune system