Leaders in ASI Lake Union are gearing up for the virtual spring fellowship April 16-17. Last month they recorded a program on 3ABN Today with some of the leaders. Pictured clockwise are: Jason Bradley, 3ABN host; Joy Kauffman, ASI Lake Union, President; Debbie Young, ASI Lake Union, Program Chair; Christopher Randall, ASI Lake Union, Board Member; and Gianluca Bacchiocchi, ASI Lake Union Board Member.

April 16, 2021

ASI Lake Union hosts 2021 virtual spring fellowship this weekend

Leaders in ASI Lake Union are gearing up for their annual spring meeting this weekend on April 16-17. The event is virtual and showcased speakers such as Chef Chew, Dr. Magna Porterfield, Dr. David DeRose, Rico Hill and Dr. Wes Youngberg.

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Keynote Presenters

Friday, April 16, 2021 ~ 7:00pm ET

Chef Chew

Vegan Food Inventor/Restauranteur

The Veg Hub


GW Chew, aka Chef Chew, is the general manager of the Veg Hub and has been a vegan food inventor/restaurateur for over 10 years.  He has traveled throughout America spreading the life-changing news of health with fun and creative classes.  He has been featured on TED Talks, and he recently filmed his first television program, titled “Chew’s Challenge: 28 Days to Well-ness” on the Dare2Dream Network.  He has a mission to lift people from health ills that are plaguing our communities.


To kick-off our weekend, Chef Chew will share his personal testimony how God led him to establish a vegan restaurant and food company that, as he often says, will definitely give you something to “chew” on.



Saturday, April 17, 2021 ~ 10:00am ET

Magna Porterfield, PhD


Be In Good Health


Speaker, Counselor, Author, Magna presents seminars, personal consultations, and resources that focus on mental health using principles from the Bible, science, and inspired writings. Be In Good Health is a Christian organization that provides education and resources for optimal health. We use simple, practical principles that can be utilized to address various mental and physical health concerns.


"Do you know that what you think has a lot to do with who you are - how you feel and what you do?  In this presentation Dr. Porterfield will shed light on this topic and provide insight on how your thoughts can swing the pendulum from illness to wellness.



Dr. David DeRose, MD, MPH, MAPMin


CompassHealth Consulting, Inc.

David DeRose, MD, MPH, MAPMin currently serves as the pastor of the Fort Wayne First SDA Church. In addition to pastoral ministry, he is a physician with over three decades of experience in lifestyle medicine and other natural therapies.


David DeRose, MD, MPH, currently serves as President of CompassHealth Consulting, Inc. He is a physician holding board certifications in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He also earned a master's degree in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Health Education. In addition to his conventional training, DeRose has three decades of experience with lifestyle medicine and other natural therapies. Known for his knack for explaining difficult subjects, he is a popular talk radio host (heard weekly on over 170 stations), public speaker, and writer, being published in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as in the lay press. He is co-author of the bestselling book, "Thirty Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control." His most recent release, "The Methuselah Factor," makes the complex subject of hemorheology practical and understandable to lay and professional audiences alike.


Where does faith and health intersect? Dr. DeRose will expound on the theme “Faith, Not Fear” looking to Biblical principles as a foundation for peace and health.



Saturday, April 17, 2021 ~ 4:00pm ET

Rico Hill

Speaker & Director

Beehive International



For over 20 years, Rico developed, launched and oversaw hit TV programs for MTV’s Nickelodeon and was Vice President of Programming for Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network. Since leaving Hollywood, Rico has launched Beehive International, where he now focuses on producing healthy people; hosts his own health show, From Sickness to Health.


Christ’s method alone will bring true success in reaching the people.  Rico uses this framework as a foundation for innovative outreach using health principles. You will not want to miss how it all got started, as Rico shares his testimony how God led him from a career in secular media to a ministry in health evangelism.



Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, CNS, FACLM

Clinical Nutritionist & Lifestyle Medicine Specialist

Youngberg Lifestyle Medical Clinic


Dr. Wes Youngberg is a practicing clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist in Temecula, CA. He was trained at Loma Linda University where he earned a doctorate in clinical preventive care and a master’s degree in nutrition. Dr. Youngberg is a board Certified Nutrition Specialist, and is a founding director and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Youngberg has over 30 years of clinical nutrition and lifestyle medicine experience using integrative therapies for diabetes control, depression recovery, cardiovascular disease reversal, optimizing digestive health and effective management of many chronic health conditions at the Youngberg Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in Temecula, CA.


How do I achieve the best health possible?  Where do I begin? What steps do I take? Dr. Youngberg will answer those questions and more as he shares from his extensive experience on how to optimize your health.