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Hillary Morgan Ferrer was introduced to apologetics at age twelve and has been vocal about its impact of grounding her faith through many trials. She is active in both the intelligent design and apologetics communities. She has taught college prep Biology and Chemistry for five years, and is now pursuing Masters degrees in both biology (Clemson University) and apologetics (Biola University).
In the summer of 2016, Hillary founded "Mama Bear Apologetics," a ministry aimed at equipping moms in apologetics, as well as helping moms understand why it is important for them to be armed with answers to their children's tough questions about the faith. Hillary also currently serves in leadership with Ratio Christi Boosters spearheading the Youth Exodus Project (YEP) along with Julie Loos and Ryan Huxley.
Hillary has been happily married to her husband of ten years Dr. John Ferrer, a full-time teacher, writer, and apologist. Hillary and John minister as an apologetics team empowering and equipping the church to engage in an intelligent Christian faith. Thier monthly "Tough Questions of the Faith" class helps members of the church to answer apologetics questions like "How can there be a good God and so much evil in the world?" or "Was the killing of the Canaanites cruel?"
Julie Loos is the Director of Prayer and Community Outreach for Ratio Christi.
She has 12 years of leadership in the Moms in Prayer International ministry serving as the Missouri State Coordinator for four years until stepping into her current volunteer role as their College Groups Facilitator. She has also served as a small group leader in Bible Study Fellowship, is a graduate of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ SheSpeaks writer’s conference, and Dr. Frank Turek’s Cross Examined Instructors Academy. She participates in her local Reasonable Faith chapter, has joined the International Society for Women in Apologetics and is pursuing her Certificate in Apologetics from Biola University. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Psychology, she enjoyed a career in advertising as an award-winning copywriter.
Julie Loos lives with her husband and two sons in St. Louis, MO. She is sending her oldest son to college this year. Her other son is in high school. She enjoys studying God’s word, exercising, reading, gardening and cooking. You’ll usually find her not far from a cup of coffee and piece of dark chocolate..
Ryan Huxley is a licensed professional engineer (civil and structural) with a BS and MS in Structural Engineering from the University of California at San Diego. He has a Certificate of Study in Christian Apologetics from BIOLA and a Diploma in Christian Apologetics from Dr. Norman Geisler’s Veritas International Institute of Christian Apologetics.
He is the President of the Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping students form IDEA Clubs and promoting intelligent design theory, primarily among students, educators, and churches. Ryan has been interviewed on radio shows, spoken at conferences, universities, churches, taught portions of courses about intelligent design. Most recently he authored the free downloadable PDF discussion and study guides for most of Illustra Media's award winning intelligent design films, such as Unlocking the Mystery of Life, The Privileged Planet, Where Does the Evidence Lead?, Darwin's Dilemma, and Flight. Ryan has been involved with the intelligent design movement since 2002.
Ryan is also the Youth Studies Team Leader for RC Boosters. He has spoken on the Christian youth exodus and helping lead the Youth Exodus Project, which is a collaborative effort between RC and others, with Hillary Ferrer and Julie Loos.