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The Walk to Emmaus - Luke 24:13-35
At Veritas 2014, we hope you have a dynamic, uplifting experience where spirits are renewed, friendships are formed, and worship is deeply meaningful. Walking through the Emmaus story, we will explore the murky barriers we all encounter that keep us from seeing Jesus more clearly.
VERITAS 2014 Task Force
Miller Wilbourn Chair
Kinsey Marsh Secretary
Jacob Turner Technology
Kyle Vaughn Technology
Jennifer Hoover Graphics
Erin Pike Task
Adults on the Task Force
Emily Anne Gray
Preston believes that teenagers need to find out who they are before they can make sound choices for their future. They need to know what they believe in, what they are good at doing and what their goals and dreams are. Preston's message is aimed at helping young people figure out what their dreams are, inspiring them to achieve their goals, and encouraging them to be true to themselves instead of sacrificing their goals to peer pressure, violence or victimization. Prestons sincere desire is to help youth overcome adversity. He excels in helping troubled kids, because he shows them acceptance, love, and respect. The more troubled they are, the more success he seems to have in relating to them and empowering the message of hope.
Seventh Day Slumber released Once Upon a Shattered Life in 2005 which spanned their hit singles "Caroline" and "Oceans from the Rain". The album hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and No. 26 on the Top Christian Albums chart. After re-releasing Picking Up the Pieces that same year, they released Finally Awake in 2007. It peaked at No. 16 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. The Spanish-language album Rescatame contained re-recordings of previous songs and it won the 2009 Dove Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards. It was followed by Take Everything, an album of new arrangements of Christian music worship songs. The album peaked at No. 141 on the Billboard 200 and No. 11 on the Top Christian Albums charts. The Anthem of Angels was released in November 2011.
As a showbiz veteran, Taylor's career has taken him to some of the most prestigious performing arenas around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York City and The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. He has worked for the biggest names in show business, including Disney, Time-Warner, HBO, Showtime, NBC, CBS and The Second City Theater in Chicago. A former $100,000 Grand Champion on Star Search, Taylor toured full-time with Bill Gaither and The Homecoming Artists for three years, and stars in Thou Shalt Laugh Five, the only comedian to appear in all five of the record-setting and best-selling comedy performance DVDs.