The keynote speaker for AC2017: Bold Imagination, Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, will speak at both the clergy and lay sessions. He will also present during plenary sessions on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
Jones, an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, is currently serving as Executive Vice President and Provost at Baylor University and previously provided strategic vision for leadership education at Duke Divinity School where he served as the school's 11th dean.
Jones has published Christian Social Innovation, which will serve, in part, as a resource for Jones’ presentations.