Conferences

Each summer, Northern Pines invites world-class, Christ-centered speakers and musicians to teach, lead, and challenge the adults in our Family, Bible, and Evening Hour sessions. Each conference features a different combination of both returning Northern Pines favorites as well as new speakers to challenge and inspire conferees.

Week 1

July 23 - July 29, 2017

These are the speakers for the Adult program at Northern Pines. If you're interested in learning more about the various programs we offer during the week, please visit our Programs page.

Dean Jaderston

Family Hour

Dean Jaderston is the Executive Director of Northern Pines along with his wife Julie. They came to Northern Pines in 1989 to direct the Senior High program and continued in that role until 2007 (19 years) when they accepted the call to their current position. 

Dean is currently the head men's basketball coach at Sterling College in Sterling, KS. This will be his 10th year and he has enjoyed watching the team grow and succeed through his tenure there. Dean began his teaching and coaching career at Rosemount and Eastview High Schools in Minnesota. In 2001 he and his family moved to Deerfield, IL where he became the head men's basketball coach at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL until 2007 when they moved to Sterling.

Graduating from Crown College with a double major in History/Secondary Education and Bible/Theology and later earning his Master's Degree in Adlerian Pyschology and Pyschotherapy from the Alder Institute, Dean has a passion for using God's Word to transform the lives of students, athletes, and families in his ministry roles as teacher, youth pastor, and coach. 

This is Dean's 3rd conference as a speaker. Together, he and Julie have three sons, Matt, Mike, and Jake and are now proud grandparents of 2 active little boys.

Visit Sterling College online: Sterling

Week 2

July 30 - August 5, 2017

These are the speakers for the Adult program at Northern Pines. If you're interested in learning more about the various programs we offer during the week, please visit our Programs page.

Dean Jaderston

Family Hour

Dean Jaderston is the Executive Director of Northern Pines along with his wife Julie. They came to Northern Pines in 1989 to direct the Senior High program and continued in that role until 2007 (19 years) when they accepted the call to their current position. 

Dean is currently the head men's basketball coach at Sterling College in Sterling, KS. This will be his 10th year and he has enjoyed watching the team grow and succeed through his tenure there. Dean began his teaching and coaching career at Rosemount and Eastview High Schools in Minnesota. In 2001 he and his family moved to Deerfield, IL where he became the head men's basketball coach at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL until 2007 when they moved to Sterling.

Graduating from Crown College with a double major in History/Secondary Education and Bible/Theology and later earning his Master's Degree in Adlerian Pyschology and Pyschotherapy from the Alder Institute, Dean has a passion for using God's Word to transform the lives of students, athletes, and families in his various ministry roles. 

This is Dean's 3rd conference as a speaker. Together, he and Julie have three sons, Matt, Mike, and Jake and are now proud grandparents of 2 active little boys.

Visit Sterling College online: Sterling