LIBERATE 2013 Speaker Profile: R-J Heijmen
I’m the emcee of Liberate 2013. I was born in Holland (hence the silent J in the last name—just say “Hay-man!”), raised in New England, studied in California, Paris and Pittsburgh, spent the aughts in NYC and I currently reside in the great state of Texas, where I serve at the largest Episcopal Church in the country.
I’m thrilled to be a part of Liberate, and to be reminded, in the immortal words of the Anglican Priest John “Amazing Grace” Newton, “that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Saviour.”
Over the course of the weekend, I look forward to: discussing the impact of “The Office” on Scranton, PA with Paul Tripp; absorbing some righteous Gospel beat-downs from Elyse Fitzpatrick; teaching frogs to fly with Steve Brown; pondering professionally deterministic naming with Bryan Chapell; yelling “Go Bears!” with Ray Ortlund; and shaving David Zahl’s head.
I’m a regular contributor to the Mockingbird blog and a willing conference speaker (hint, hint). I have a lovely wife, Jaime, and we have two strapping boys: Jackson, 10 and Spencer, 8. In addition to proclaiming God’s unconditional forgiveness and acceptance of hopeless, helpless sinners solely through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I enjoy tennis, bodysurfing, and all things automotive. I aspire to Tullian Tchividjian-levels of unabashed psychological integration, but in the mean time I’ll settle for his tan.