Chicago 2011
MARCH 3-5, 2011
Kathleen Nielson holds an MA and a PhD in Literature from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Wheaton College. She has taught in the English departments at Vanderbilt University, Bethel College, and Wheaton College. She is on the Board of Directors of the Charles Simeon Trust and serves as the Director of Women's Initiatives for the Gospel Coalition. She is the author of numerous Bible studies including Proverbs, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, and several others in the Living Word Bible Studies series. Kathleen has directed and taught women’s Bible studies at several churches and speaks extensively at conferences and retreats. Kathleen is married to Dr. Niel Nielson, former President of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Kathleen and Niel have three sons and two beautiful daughters-in-law.

Kathleen Nielson

About the Workshop
Locations for Men


Covenant Presbyterian Church
2012 West Dickens Avenue
Chicago, IL 6064

Brochure [pdf, 1.3mb]


David Helm serves as the lead pastor of the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago and as Chairman of the Board of the Charles Simeon Trust, an organization dedicated to the sound preaching of God's Word. A graduate of Wheaton College, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition. For Crossway, he authored 1 & 2 Peter and JudeThe Big Picture Story Bible, and contributed to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of Kent Hughes. He also authored One-to-One Bible Reading for Matthias Media and the 9Marks volume Expositional Preaching.

David Helm
Bronwyn Short was born in New South Wales, Australia. After earning both a BA and a DipEd, she taught at both elementary and high schools and then completed a year at Moore College in the Bible and Missions Program. Bron and David, her husband, moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1991 with their two sons Ben and Josh where David is the Rector of St. John’s Anglican Church Shaughnessy. Since her first years as a Christian, Bronwyn has had extensive experience in teaching the bible in small and larger group settings to women and children. Since 2000 Bronwyn has focused on writing bible studies and training women to teach God’s word.

Bronwyn Short

Lisa Helm was born and raised in the Chicago area, graduating with a B.A. from Wheaton College. She and her husband live in the neighborhood of Hyde Park where David is a pastor. Lisa enjoys managing a busy household with her five children as well as working for an investment firm. In more than twenty years as a pastor’s wife, Lisa has led women’s Bible studies, written curriculum for children, and been blessed to be part of a vibrant church family. Currently she works alongside others teaching and ministering to women and children at Holy Trinity Church.

Lisa Helm

Colleen Gallagher joined the Charles Simeon Trust as Director of Workshops in September 2007, where she is responsible for all activities related to the Workshops on Biblical Exposition. 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 is presently pursuing an MDiv from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries and teaches women regularly at Holy Trinity Church's downtown congregation in Chicago.

Colleen Gallagher

Deborah Lorentsen is a resident of Wheaton, Illinois where she is a part of College Church. She is an RN BSN having attended Taylor University, West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Presently she is active in the Women’s Bible Study at College Church in Wheaton where she serves as a regular lecturer, small group leader and curriculum coordinator. She also serves on the board of the Charles Simeon Trust.

Deborah Lorentsen


Instruction 1 The Need for Biblical Exposition Nielson mp3 mp3 43min 24mb
Instruction 2 Traveling Instructions D. Helm mp3 mp3 56min 32mb
Instruction 3 Text and Framework Short mp3 mp3 43min 24mb
Instruction 4 Bone and Marrow (degraded audio quality) D. Helm mp3 mp3 54min 31mb
Instruction 5 Melodic Line Gallagher mp3 mp3 32min 18mb
Instruction 6 Staying on the Line D. Helm mp3 mp3 18min 10mb
Exposition 1 Titus 1:1-4 Lorentsen mp3 mp3 29min 16mb
Exposition 2 Titus 2:1-5 L. Helm mp3 mp3 31min 18mb
Exposition 3 Titus 3:1-11 Nielson mp3 mp3 35min 20mb