Daniel Taylor, Keynote Speaker
Daniel is an author and frequent conference speaker and a native of St. Paul. In keeping with the Prayer Breakfast’s theme of telling God’s story in St. Paul, Daniel shared his thoughts and insights from his most recent book, Creating a Spiritual Legacy: Sharing Your Stories, Values and Wisdom. He helped Breakfast attendees see how each of us leaves a legacy and how God’s story is being told through our stories. Daniel is the author of nine books and is co-founder of “The Legacy Center,” whose goal is to help individuals as well as organizations identify and preserve the values and stories that have shaped their lives. He says it is important that each of us pass on the beliefs, values and stories that have shaped our being. These are the things of lasting significance. In addition to his books and articles, Daniel has served as a stylist for several Bible translations, including the New Living Translation and a revision of the New Century Version. He also co-produced The Expanded Bible. Daniel received his B.A. from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught literature and writing at Bethel University for 33 years. Daniel is married and has four adult children.
Dorkham See, Musician
Dorkham is Pastor of Contemporary Worship at First Evangelical Free Church in Maplewood. He ministered to the Breakfast attendees with his music. Dorkham was born in 1983 in Thailand, one year after a missionary from Burma (now Myanmar) came to Laos and witnessed in the village where his parents lived. They became Christians, and so Dorkham grew up in a Christian home, rather than practicing the animism, which was typical in that region. His family moved to Rochester, MN, in 1991. Dorkham, who has a love for all kinds of sacred music, holds a 2-year degree in music technology from Rochester Community and Technical College, a Bachelor of Science degree in multi-disciplinary studies from Liberty University, and a Master of Theological Studies, also from Liberty. He and his wife have three young children.