This year’s Health & Healing Crusade focused on healing the mind and brain.

  • Learn how to build a healthy brain and cooking techniques for optimal health
  • Discover how to beat Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Uncover the invisible wounds of trauma and learn how to recover
  • Discover how to cultivate a mindset to handle all your stresses
  • Implement the secrets to biohacking your body and mind for optimal health
  • Learn how iTech is transforming our minds
  • Listen to powerful music to soothe the soul

“The relation that exists between the mind and the body is very intimate. When one is affected, the other sympathizes. The condition of the mind affects the health to a far greater degree than many realize. Many of the diseases from which men suffer are the result of mental depression. Grief, anxiety, discontent, remorse, guilt, distrust, all tend to break down the life forces and to invite decay and death.”


Dr. Dean Sherzai MD, PhD, MPH, MAS is a behavioral neurologist / neuroscientist whose entire life has been dedicated to behavioral change models at the community and population level. He has revolutionized the world of public health nationally and internationally. Dean finished his medical and neurology residencies at Georgetown University with a subsequent fellowship in neurodegenerative diseases at the National Institutes of Health, followed by a second fellowship in Dementia and Geriatrics at the University of California, San Diego. He also holds two master’s Degrees; in advanced sciences at UCSD and in lifestyle epidemiology from Loma Linda University. He has received a PhD in Healthcare leadership focused on community empowerment from Loma Linda/Andrews University. Finally, he completed the executive leadership program at Harvard Business School. His vision has always been to revolutionize healthcare by empowering communities to take control of their own health.

Dr. Ayesha Sherzai MD, MAS finished two residencies at Loma Linda University; preventive medicine and neurology. She also holds a master’s in advanced sciences from UCSD. Subsequent to completing her residency Dr. Sherzai completed a fellowship in vascular neurology from Columbia University and is currently enrolled to finish a Ph.D. in women’s leadership. Knowing the importance of empowering her patients, and their communities Ayesha completed an extensive culinary training program and now teaches large populations how to make tasty, easy, and healthy food for their brain health.

Dwayne Lemon is the pastor of the Open Door SDA Church located in Orangevale, CA. He is also the director of PTH Ministries (A Bible Based Ministry of Preaching, Teaching, and Healing). As he travels the world, he can clearly see the great need of  people to have a very real, dynamic, genuine walk with God. He firmly believes the 3 Angels Messages combined with Medical Missionary work, in its practical sense, is the key to accomplishing this goal.

Christian Berdahl came from a life of hardship and abuse where there was little hope and no Jesus. Eventually, Christian found escape through the theater arts. In high school, he began to win acting competitions and awards. He carried these skills on to the civic, college and professional stages. He also began to work in television production right out of high school. Soon he was so busy in production that he left the theater for a career in TV. In 1995 Christian found a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and began to put his skills to work for the Lord. Today his vision is to create expressly Christian content for TV, radio and the Internet to save, encourage and challenge souls.

Anil Kanda currently works as the Young Adult/Health Ministries director for Central California Conference. He comes from a Hindu/Sikh background but became a believer in Christ. Anil recently published a book on Apologetics and finished his Masters in Public Health (Nutrition). His pastimes include fitness and learning about biohacking. You’ll love his energetic and up-to-date presentations!

Daniel Joseph Vierra III is the director of Modern Manna Ministries, a non-profit organization promoting physical and spiritual healing.  He also directs BellaVita Lifestyle Center, a ten-day lifestyle program near Lodi, California.  For over fifteen years Daniel worked alongside his father and health evangelist, Danny Vierra, and found passion in motivating people to make healthy lifestyle choices. Through the work at BellaVita Daniel has assisted individuals in regaining their health by incorporating natural therapies and lifestyle changes.

Jessica Vierra received her education in nursing from Pacific Union College (2008) and Loma Linda University (2010). After a few years of nursing experience and divine intervention, she went back to school and graduated with a Master of Science in Nutrition with a Didactic Program in Dietetics from Bastyr University (2015) and completed a dietetic internship through California State University, Long Beach. Jessica passionately assists patients in regaining their health by adopting a plant-based diet and following a lifestyle program to reverse disease naturally. Together, Daniel and Jessica enjoy combining their talents to bring the health and gospel message to the world. Jessica enjoys blessing others with music, leading out in community nutrition programs, writing health articles, providing nutritional counseling to clients, and raising Daniel Vierra IV.

Amanda Anguish, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Beautiful Minds Medical in Northern California. Right away, it may not seem obvious that she’s worked with recovering addicts and at-risk teens, but those were some of her best years that taught her how to love those who are difficult. Now, she works in private practice focusing on depression and anxiety with an emphasis on thoughts and core beliefs while speaking around the country and world at churches and conferences on true psychology. She is also a consulting therapist for the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program and one of the experts on The Brain People Podcast. Amanda believes the Church won’t be ready for Jesus’ coming until we have a right picture of God. And she well knows, sometimes people have a hard time seeing God as He really is due to the lies of Satan. It’s her prayer that God will use her to uncover and correct those lies that keep us from loving a very lovable God and the souls He’s called us to win for His kingdom.

Dr. K’dee Elsen is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at Beautiful Minds Medical in Auburn, California. She is experienced in trauma (PTSD and complex-PTSD), depression, anxiety, and coping with chronic and terminal illness, and specializes in Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, and Cognitive Processing therapies. In addition to being a psychologist, she is an international speaker, a host for a mental health podcast (The Brain People), and a host for a YouTube series on mental health and the Bible (MANNA Ministry: “Truth Prescriptions”). Dr. Elsen’s ultimate passion and joy is sharing how the truth of a compassionate God can heal our broken world, lives and hearts.


Grant Steinweg is a composer, cellist, and pianist from Vancouver, WA. He will be entering his fifth and final year of a BA in music at Andrews University this fall. His primary focus is in composition, although he also enjoys studying cello on the side. He enjoys performing with the university orchestra and choir, in addition to his personal creative pursuits. He prayerfully hopes to play a role in spreading the good news of the everlasting gospel, and in so doing, hastening the soon return of Jesus Christ and the certain demise of all injustice, suffering, and sin.

Tiffany Steinweg is a passionate and compassionate violinist performer and teacher. Whether recording original string duo arrangements with her brother, helping a young violin student fix his bow hold, or leading an Adventist Music Professionals meeting in a discussion of potential outreach ideas, she strives to bring a sense of mission, service, and adventure into every aspect of her career and ministry. 

As a soloist, she is celebrated for her silky tone and moving expression. Previously, she was selected as a winner of the 2017 Andrews University Young Artist Competition and has performed in masterclasses with several sought-after virtuosos. 

She recently completed a Master of Music degree at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her Bachelor of Music degree and minor in Behavioral Sciences come from Andrews University where she studied as a Dare to Dream Scholarship recipient and J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar. 

Modern Manna’s Health and Healing Crusade is an annual faith-based event that first began in 1993. The Crusade emphasizes natural remedies, plant-based diet and lifestyle principles, disease reversal, and spiritual revival through song and biblical messages. We aim to direct people to Jesus Christ by utilizing the health message as the right arm of the gospel. This three-day free Crusade offers health and spiritual presentation and inspirational music to uplift the soul.

Events like this are so important because we live in a time of increased diseases, and many times there are more questions than answers. For over two decades, Modern Manna’s Health & Healing Crusade has been a catalyst in bringing health, wholeness, and spiritual revival to those searching for answers. While attending our event, you will learn from wholistic experts how to naturally treat and reverse disease and live a life full of health and vitality.

Topics have included:

  • How to Naturally Reverse Disease

  • How to Super-Charge Your Immune System

  • Herbal Remedies for Uncommon Ailments

  • Reversing Diabetes with Lifestyle Choices

  • How to Keep the Brain from Aging

  • Can Attitude Affect Your Health

  • Preparation for the Coming Crises

  • And more!

For years our Crusade has provided a radical approach to regaining and maintaining health. Our health focus is comprised of detoxification, whole plant-based foods, juicing, food demonstrations, herbal remedies, hydrotherapy, prayer, fasting, and much more.

Our Crusade also provides classes for the children where they learn about human anatomy, nature, bible topics, and how to live and eat healthy for the glory of God.

We look forward to seeing you at our next Health and Healing Crusade!


Dr. John McDougall
Dr. T.Colin Campbell
Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Dr. Hans Diehl
Dr. Neil Nedley
John Robbins
Ocean Robbins
Dr. Russell Blaylock
Dr. Lorraine Day
Dr. Alan Goldhamer
Dr. George Malkmus
Ivor Meyers
Nathan Renner
Stephen Bohr
FullyRaw Kristina
Steve Wohlberg
Danny Vierra
Charlotte Gerson
Christian Berdahl