Workshop on Biblical Exposition
March 2-4, 2017
The Charles Simeon Trust aims to help recover the centrality of expository teaching of the Word of God, for the health and benefit of the church in our own and future generations. Training women to teach the Bible to other women is vital for building up the church and equipping its members to live out the truths of the gospel. This Workshop on Biblical Exposition is designed for women who are currently in a teaching ministry with the responsibility to teach the Bible regularly. It is open to women who lead in regular teaching ministries including large group instructors, small group teachers, and women’s and children’s ministry leaders appointed by their churches.

Colleen McFadden joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Women's Workshops. Prior to working with the Trust, she was in the corporate world, most recently as a Business Development Manager at a major insurance corporation. Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Business, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She teaches and trains women in her local church, Seven Mile Road Church in Philadelphia, and serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries.

Colleen McFadden

Calvary Memorial Church
931 Lake Street
Oak Park, Illinois 60301

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Cindy Cochrum served as the Director of the Women’s Bible Study at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, where she taught women and trained leaders from 2002-2017. She has written studies in Mark (Meeting the King),  coauthored studies in Ruth and Esther (God’s Woman in God’s Place in God’s Time), and served as a contributor to Word-Filled Women’s Ministry. Cindy and her husband, Kent, are members of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Roselle, Illinois, where Cindy continues to enjoy studying God’s Word with women.

Cindy Cochrum

Kristie Anyabwile disciples women in her local church, Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC, and speaks and writes about marriage, motherhood, and ministry. She has degrees in History and in African American Studies from North Carolina State University. She has written contributions to the ESV Women's Devotional Bible; Word-Filled Women's Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church; Women on Life: A Call to Love the Unborn, Unloved and Neglected; and Hospitality Matters: Reviving an Ancient Practice for Modern Missions. You can find her at

Kristie Anyabwile

Joel Miles is an Associate Pastor at Holy Trinity Church in Chicago serving primarily with the Downtown Congregation. He is also the co-City Director for Made to Flourish, a pastors network committed to training pastors in faith and work, and the common good of society. Previously he served as Director of Training for the Charles Simeon Trust overseeing the online Simeon Course on Biblical Exposition. Joel holds a bachelor's degree in Historical Theology from Moody Bible Institute and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Joel Mile