Mark Finley will be the keynote speaker for ASI Columbia Union’s spring convention on April 24-25. An experienced evangelist, Finley and his wife, Teenie, currently offer classes on health, effective preaching for lay people, church growth and more at their Living Hope School of Evangelism in Haymarket, Va. Finley is a retired General Conference vice president and is well-known as a speaker on the Hope Channel and It Is Written. He and his wife have a long-standing relationship with national organization, spanning more than 25 years. The theme for Columbia Union’s convention will be “Lord, Give Us This Mountain.” “God has given us all an assignment, strategically placing us in ministries and industries,” says ASI Columbia Union President Mark Brown of the theme. We need to feel “confident that he will equip us to conquer this space for His kingdom.” The theme was chosen due to the world events that continue to highlight the soon return of Jesus. The goal is to encourage business and ministry owners to increase their commitment to the field where God has placed them. Workshops focusing on stewardship in all aspects of our lives to get in “more than a conqueror mode” will be available during the two-day event, Brown says. Pastor Richard Martin will offer devotional thoughts for spiritual wellness. Bonita Shields, North American Division vice president for Ministries, will present strategies for whole-life management. Teenie Finley, a healthy lifestyle advocate, will offer cooking lessons to help physical health. Dr. H. Jean Wright will focus on strengthening our mental health. Registration for the conference, which will be held at Living Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church in Haymarket, Va., will begin Feb. 2 at cuasi.org.