Keynote Speakers

Paula Dobbs-Wiggins, MD

Dr. Paula Dobbs-Wiggins is a board-certified psychiatrist in Dallas. In addition to her practice, she is also an adjunct professor of the Practice of Pastoral Care in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Throughout her career, Dr. Dobbs-Wiggins has worked to increase dialogue and collaboration between mental health and religious professionals. She believes clergy are in a unique position to help decrease stigma and promote understanding of mental illnesses and their treatment. Dr. Dobbs-Wiggins is married to attorney Kevin B. Wiggins and they are the proud parents of Lauren Nichelle, Kyle Eliot, Paul Wesley and Kevin Jarrett.

Ken Werlein, DMin, MDiv

Dr. Ken Werlein is founding pastor of Faithbridge Church in northwest Houston. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Asbury Theological Seminary. In 1998, the Lord called Ken to plant a church in northwest Houston with the mission to make more and stronger disciples of Jesus Christ. Faithbridge began with a core group of seven people, which has grown to thousands of adults, students and children gathering in multiple campuses to worship each weekend. Ken prioritizes family time with his wife, Suzanne, and their two sons, Wesley and William.

Spencer Tillman, Emcee

Spencer Tillman’s numerous leadership roles within the NFL and media has equipped him to present notable keynote speeches that engage and empower audiences. He has addressed top leadership in corporate and non-profit sectors and has spoken on employee engagement as well as core values and operating principles. After being drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1987, Spencer worked as an anchor and reporter at KPRC-TV for 10 years during the seven-month off-season. He played for the Oilers for two seasons (1987-88) before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers for three seasons (1989-91). In 1990, Tillman was co-captain with Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott as part of the 49ers Super Bowl XXIV Championship team. In 1992, he was traded back to Houston, where he completed his playing career (1992-94). Spencer currently lives in Texas, with his wife, Rita, and their daughters, Alisa, Blair, Mir and Bailey.