General Information

Time: July 16-20, 2017 (Sunday-Thursday)

Place: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Transportation: If traveling by air, you will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the airport.

Housing: Registrants will be housed on campus.

For Questions contact:
General questions to salt@hmongdistrict.org
Registration questions to salt_registration@hmongdistrict.org
Phone: 720-441-3652

Early Registration:
$330 (Deadline - March 31st, 2017)

Early Registration Payment Plan Option:
$165 - first 1/2 Due upon submitting registration (Deadline - March 31st, 2017)
$165 - final 1/2 (Deadline - April 30th, 2017)

Regular Registration:
$350 (Deadline - May 31st, 2017)

Walk-in:
$400

Refund Policy:
$35.00 refund fee and no refunds after June 7

Main Speakers

SAM HEU
Denver, CO

Jason Meyer
Minneapolis, MN

Jared Wilson
Kansas City, MO

Teng Xiong
St. Paul, MN

McYOUNG Yang
Indianapolis, IN

Workshop Speakers

SAM HEU
Christ-centered Ministry

Prior to serving as the youth director for the Hmong District, he was the associate pastor of Second Generation Ministry at Sacramento Hmong Alliance Church in Elk Grove, California. He also served as the pastor for the First Hmong Alliance Church in Aurora, Illinois. He is married to Sarah and has four lovely children – Lucas, Tabitha, Joel, and a newborn baby boy Noah. He earned degrees from Toccoa Falls College in 1999 and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in 2007.

Sam is passionate about our youth and longs to see the day when biblical young men and women take up the mantel of leadership within the Hmong District to grow biblically healthy, Gospel-centered, Christ-honoring churches that would impact the world for God's glory.

Jacob Yang
Christian Worldview and Current Issues

Jacob is married to his lovely wife Kang. They have 6 children - Joy, Eden, Matthias, Julia, Anna, and Micah. Currently, Jacob serves as the assistant for Youth Ministry in the Hmong District. Previously, he served for 15 years in church ministry at Hmong American Alliance Church (MN) in the areas of youth ministry and music. Jacob is presently pursuing a doctoral degree in Theology and Leadership at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is passionate about his family, theology and doctrine, making disciples, music, and his collection of "childhood" toys including Hotwheels Ferraris and GI Joes.

Sing Lee
Understanding the different Generation in the Church

Sing and his wife, Bao, have served in the Hmong churches for the past 20+ years. They are the so called “1.5” Hmong generation, born in Laos and grew up in the United States. In their years in ministry, they have served as youth pastor, pastor, missionary, and church planter. They currently reside in Minnesota and have a 19 year old son, Sabastian. Their heart is to make Christ known to this generation and for this generation to live for Christ.

Zaam Lee Thao
Making Disciples - Principles for the Great Commission

Currently Lee is the pastor of Sunshine Hmong Alliance Church in sunny central florida. He enjoys the outdoors, many sports, and riding his motorcycle. He loves hanging out with his family as much as possible. He is married to his wife Amy, which he met at HLUB 1998 and together they have 5 kids-Luke, Liam, Abby, Logan, and Anna Lee. His aim is to bring God glory and to share with others the Gospel message.

Amy Thao
Biblical Womanhood: On Submission

Amy was born again and baptized in 1998. She attended the university of of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and graduated with a B.S. in biology and chemistry. She also received a B.S. in nursing from Bellin College of Nursing. She has served in various leadership roles within the church such as: children’s, youth, and women’s ministries. Amy enjoys cooking, eating sweets, spending time with family, studying the bible, and spending time at the beach. She is married to Za lee Thao, senior pastor of Sunshine Hmong alliance Church in Florida and they are parents to five beautiful children- Luke, Liam, Abigail, Logan, and Anna lee.

McYoung Yang
Theology and Doctrine: why it matters

McYoung Yang has been married to his wife, Debbie, for over 10 years. They have four children – McCayden (7), McCoy (6), McColsen (4) and DeYoung (1). They have served in youth ministry for eight years in the Twin Cities area and is currently serving as the teaching/preaching pastor for Hmong Hope Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. McYoung graduated from Crown College with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry and an M. Div. from Southern Seminary in Christian Ministry. McYoung has recently been appointed as Assistant Professor of Theology at Crown College (St. Bonifacius, MN) where he will begin teaching this Fall term. During his free time, he enjoys sports and reading. His family is passionate about serving people to see the world through the Gospel Lens.  

David Yang
Preparing yourself for faithful service to your future family

Xf. Tswv David Yang is a man who is passionate about family ministries. He is first and foremost a husband to his beautiful wife, Sue, and a father to his precious daughter, Naomi. His belief is that there is not a single calling or ministry more important than his calling as a husband and father. His heart and passion is for ministering to the family!

He is currently the youth pastor for Denver Hmong Alliance Church in beautiful Colorado where he has faithfully been serving for eight years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries from Toccoa Falls College in his home state of Georgia.

If you ask him, he will tell you that his ultimate passion in ministry is to proclaim the Gospel! One of his personal goals is to witness a generation that will radically commit to the authority of Scripture. His carried vision for the church is to have so much compassion on the lost that our lives are sacrificed to bring others into His Kingdom.

Mathew Xiong
Spiritual Growth and Sanctification

Mathew Xiong was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in Tampa, Florida. He is the fifth child out of seven children. In January 2014, Mathew married his wife, Jou Her, aboard the Carnival Paradise cruise ship (hence, why he loves cruises!). Mathew made the decision to pursue Christian Education in 2012 and graduated from Liberty University in May 2014 with a B.A. in Religion. He had the privilege and opportunity to intern at Denver Hmong Alliance Church alongside Pastor David Yang and Rev. Nao Xiong for one year, which greatly prepared him for pastoral ministry. Mathew is currently serving at Hmong Alliance Church of Fresno as the youth pastor, which has been a blessing for both himself and Jou. He enjoys spending time in fellowship with his youth and single adults group, cruises, traveling, football (GO BUCS!), and he’s trying to learn to love reading books again!

Vang Yang
Biblical Manhood

Vang Yang currently serves as the lead pastor for Alliance Bible Church in Coon Rapids, MN. He has been married for 16 wonderful years to his wonderful and beautiful wife, Shannon, and they have three terrific kids. Additionally, Vang is the current President of the Alliance Men of the Hmong District, serving churches throughout the US. In his spare time, he likes to play tennis and ride mountain bikes. His favorite board game is Resistance and he refuses to play with other pastors and elders because of the fear of being judged and excommunicated.

Vang’s passion in life is to serve others to the fullest capacity. He believes in making disciples and helping them to make other disciples even if it means doing it one by one. Sacrifice is one of his mottos and the other? “Serve ‘til you drop.” His favorite book of the Bible is Ephesians and one of his favorite verses is Galatians 5:25, “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

He believes in laughter, he believes in love, but most of all, he believes in Jesus.

Jay Vang
Christ-centered Leadership

Jay Vang was born and raised in Sacramento, California.  He committed his life to following Jesus at the age of 18.  At the age of 22, he began studying at Toccoa Falls College and then subsequently served as the Disciple-Making Pastor for Grace Hmong Alliance Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He currently serves as the Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor for Sacramento Hmong Alliance Church.  Jay is very passionate about discipleship and helping people follow after Jesus Christ.  He is married to Maihli Yang and they have one son named Samuel Vang. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors. Most recently, he acquired an MBA from Crown College Graduate School.

Nchaiv Teeb Xiong
Christ the Center - Christ's word as Central

Rev. Nchaiv Teeb Xyooj is currently the senior pastor for Calvary Alliance Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is married to Kangza Xiong and they have three boys. He strives to preach expositionally, verse by verse every Sunday, and has just finished preaching through the Gospel of John. In his spare time he fishes, plays Minecraft with his sons, and dreams of a green lawn.

Kangza Xiong
Woman of the Word

Kangza Xiong is married to Rev. Nchaiv Teeb Xyooj. She worked as a Web Developer for seven years, but is now a homemaker who homeschools her three children. She not only homeschools her children but is a Challenge A director at a Classical Conversation Homeschool group which meets every Tuesday. Her passion is to train and mentor women to be biblical godly women. In her spare time, she indulges in eating too much chocolate, which always ends with her husband messaging her stomach.

Lou Her
Biblical Theology - Christ in all of the Scriptures

Lou is married to his amazing wife, Jennifer, and just celebrated their first child, Ava's 1st birthday this summer. Lou is a Toccoa Falls College alumnus and is currently serving as the youth pastor for First Hmong C&MA Church located in Kansas City, Kansas. Lou enjoys fishing, playing basketball, and is an avid Lakers fan.

Daniel Yang (Toronto)
Engaging the Nations with the Gospel

Daniel is originally from Detroit. He planted and pastored Trinity Life Church in downtown Toronto. Daniel holds a Masters in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing a PhD in Intercultural Studies at TEDS. Daniel is married to Linda and they have four sons.

Billy Yang
Reformation and still reforming

Billy is currently serving as the Disciplemaking Pastor at Green Bay Hmong Alliance Church, in Wisconsin. He is married to Paploua and has a beautiful son, Owen. On their spare time, they enjoy walking through nature, sightseeing and traveling. As servants for Christ, they value discipleship. They delight and take joy in investing into the lives of today’s people in order to prepare them to be leaders for tomorrow.

Billy also has interests in historical and systematic theology. He finds himself studying history and theology proper more often than any other subject in the ministry. He has a passion to explain to others why history matters and why systematic theology is important.

Billy is a graduate of California State University Fresno. In addition, he completed an advanced degree from A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary, Simpson University. He is currently refining his understanding of Scripture, as he continues studying in a postgraduate program at Biola University, Talbot School of Theology.

David K. Vang
The Role of Young Adults in God's Plan for the Church

David serves as the youth and worship pastor of Grace Hmong Alliance Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His life is a beautiful tragedy- wretched He was, and entrenched in his own selfishness when the Master called David to Himself. At the age of 16 years old, through the Holy Spirit’s conviction, David realized there had to be an end to his rebellion. David received his bachelor’s from Toccoa Falls College and his Master’s from Columbia Biblical Seminary. Because Christ is David’s greatest desire, the purpose of David’s life is for Christ’s glory, in Christ’s strength, and through Christ as David shares the life, love, and message of Christ. He enjoys sharing the life, love and gospel to all. Other than the joy of spending time with His family and friends, some of his hobbies are: music, sports, and outdoor recreation. God has blessed David and his wife, Pang Dao, with three precious children, whom they have the privilege of discipling for Christ’s Kingdom and glory.

Schedule

Sunday, July 16th

9am - 2pm Registration
2pm - 3:30pm Service 1 - Teng Xiong
3:30pm - 5pm Small Group 1
5pm - 6:45pm Dinner
7pm - 8:30pm Session 2 - McYoung Yang
9pm - Midnight Late-night Options

Monday, July 17th

9am - 10:15am Session 3 - Jared Wilson
10:30am - 11:45am Workshop 1
NOON Lunch
1:45pm - 2:45pm Small Groups 2
3pm - 5pm Recreational Free-time
5pm - 6:30pm Dinner
7pm - 9pm Session 4 - Jared Wilson
9pm - Midnight Free-time or Panel 1

Tuesday, July 18th

9am - 10:15am Session 5 - Jason Meyer
10:30am - 11:45am Workshop 2
NOON Lunch
1:45pm - 2:45pm Small Groups 3
3pm - 5pm Recreational Free-time
5pm - 6:30pm Dinner
7pm - 9pm Session 6 - Jason Meyer
9pm - Midnight Free-time or Panel 2

Wednesday, July 19th

9am - 10:15am Workshop 3
10:30am - 11:45am Small Groups 4
NOON Lunch with Small Group
1:30pm - 3:30pm Shane and Shane with Bethany Dilon
3pm - 5pm Recreational Free-time
5pm - 6:30pm Dinner
7pm - 8:30pm Session 7 - Sam Heu
9pm - Midnight Free-time

Thursday, July 20th

No activities, depart campus by 11am

FAQ

General //

Why Wheaton College?

Wheaton College meets the demands of the Alliance Youth of the Hmong District. It provides sufficient space in a Christian environment to host a conference of our size.

Is there an ATM on campus?

There is one located in the lower level of the Todd M. Beamer Student Center.

Lost your room key?

$25 - Lost key card // $15 - Lost key

What is the Dress code?

Dress appropriately - casual to business casual

Workshops //

Attendees will get to choose and go to a workshop of their own choosing pending room capacity.

Transportation:

Where can I park?

TBA

Do I need a parking permit?

One will be assigned at registration.

Will SALT provide a shuttle to and from the airport to the conference?

NO, SALT will NOT be providing ANY transportation to and from the conference.

What if you arrive a few days early to the conference or will be leaving a few days after the conclusion of SALT?

Individuals will be responsible for finding their own room and board, along with transportation.

Transportation Resources //

Van/Shuttle

First Student Charter Bus Rental
The Free Enterprise System, Inc.
American Charter Coach, Inc.

Wheaton College

Wheaton College is a tobacco free, drug-free and alcohol free campus. Anyone who is in violation of these terms will be subjected to Wheaton College policy.

Is there WIFI on campus?

WIFI name is WC-Guest. There is no password, but you will be prompted to provide some personal information before receiving WIFI access.

Will I be allowed to use the campus computer labs?

Yes. Just trade in your key card at the lobby help desk.

Is there food or beverages allowed on campus?

Yes. Outside food and beverages will be allowed at the the quad, picnic areas, dorms, and student lounges except in or near the Todd M. Beamer Student Center. NO EXCEPTIONS Attendees may not bring cooking appliances into dormitories.

Will I be allowed to use the kitchen?

Fridge and microwaves are open to be used, but the stove is off limits.

What happens if I do not have a web enabled device to see announcements?

There will be several monitors located in the chapel, during announcements, and at the Todd M. Beamer Student Center. You can also use the campus computers.

General Resources //

Emergency
Please report all incidents to the first floor staff office in Todd M. Beamer Student Center.

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