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Symposium on Christian Reconstruction, Biblical Law, and Christian Education

The 2019 Pacific Northwest Christian Reconstruction Symposium on Biblical Law and Christian Education


Martin G. Selbrede
  • Martin G. Selbrede,
  • Rev. Michael Kloss,
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  • Joseph M. Graham
  • Susan Eby
  • Daniel Eby
  • Mark R. Rushdoony
    Mark R. Rushdoony
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The 2019 Pacific Northwest Christian Reconstruction Symposium was held at the Tall Timber Outdoor Retreat Centre in Leavenworth, WA. Individuals and families from around the northwest came to study the application of God's Word on every area of life.

Our annual event is an opportunity for Christians to learn about the Sovereignty of God and the principles and applications of Faith for all of life. The 2019 Symposium had three tracks:

1. Introduction to Biblical Law

2. Biblical Law

3. Christian Education

Martin G. Selbrede
  • Martin G. Selbrede

Martin is the senior researcher for Chalcedon’s ongoing work of Christian scholarship, along with being the senior editor for Chalcedon’s publications, Arise & Build and The Chalcedon Report. He is considered a foremost expert in the thinking of R.J. Rushdoony. A sought-after speaker, Martin travels extensively and lectures on behalf of Christian Reconstruction and the Chalcedon Foundation. He is also an accomplished musician and composer.

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  • Rev. Michael Kloss
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  • Joseph M. Graham

Joseph M. Graham is a retired U.S. Navy jet pilot and founder of Reconstruction Life, a media-based ministry that is “Encouraging Families and Building a Brighter Future.” He’s also the founder and host of The Pacific Northwest Christian Reconstruction Symposium. Learn more at

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  • Susan Eby

Susan Eby and her husband Dan will celebrate 34 years of marriage this fall. Having grown up in a Christian home, she grew in the Reformed faith over the last 20 years through her husband's influence (in large part by reading the works of R.J. Rushdoony.)

After raising their three children and supporting her husband in his 12-year role as a pastor, Susan assisted Dan in his involvements in Christian political organizations and Christian education. Currently, she and Dan own a vacation lodging business in Leavenworth, Washington, and are also part owners of Patria Institute and Patria Academy International, a 6th-12th grade long-distance academy for Biblical worldview training.

Dan and Susan are truly blessed with their three grown children, two of whom are married, and all of whom live in the faith. Susan's very great joy is participating in the lives of their four (so far) grandchildren.

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Mark R. Rushdoony
  • Mark R. Rushdoony

Mark R. Rushdoony graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s College) with a B.A. in history in 1975 and was ordained to the ministry in 1995.

He taught junior and senior high classes in history, Bible, civics and economics at a Christian school in Virginia for three years before joining the staff of Chalcedon in 1978. He was the Director of Chalcedon Christian School for 14 years while teaching full time. He also helped tutor all of his children through high school.

In 1998, he became the President of Chalcedon and Ross House Books, and, more recently another publishing arm, Storehouse Press. Chalcedon and its subsidiaries publish many titles plus CDs, mp3s, and an extensive online archive at His biography of his father will be published later this year (2024).

He has written scores of articles for Chalcedon’s publications, both the Chalcedon Report and Faith for all of Life. He was a contributing author to The Great Christian Revolution (1991). He has spoken at numerous conferences and churches in the U.S. and abroad.

Mark Rushdoony has lived in Vallecito, California, since 1978.  His wife, Darlene, and he have been married since 1976. His youngest son still resides with him. He has three married children and nine grandchildren.

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