Patrick Lencioni

Author, Speaker

Patrick Lencioni is founder/president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and engagement. His passion is reflected in his writing, speaking, and consulting.  He’s the author of twelve books.  His classic, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, remains a best-seller. The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities was released in 2020.  He hosts a business podcast, At The Table with Patrick Lencioni.  His latest model, The Six Types of Working Genius, is designed to help people find joy and energy in their work.

Jon Gordon

Best-Selling Author & Speaker

Jon Gordon is a husband, father, and author. His best-selling books and talks have inspired audiences globally. He is the author of The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, The Power of Positive Leadership, and more plus his latest, Stick Together. When he’s not running through airports or speaking, you can find him spending time with his family and taking long walks where he gets most of his ideas. Jon believes his past accomplishments are meaningless. What matters most is that he says or does something today that will inspire you to take action tomorrow.

Ken Harrison

Promise Keepers

Ken Harrison serves as WaterStone’s CEO, where he provides executive leadership and strategic direction. A former Marine and LAPD officer, Ken spent nearly 20 years in commercial real estate, globally. An author and speaker, dedicated to ministry, he leads Bible studies and participates in mission trips. He has served on boards, such as Promise Keepers, FCA, Corban University, Colorado Uplift and Urban Youth Ministries. As the chair of Promise Keepers, he is responsible for returning it back to significance. His book, The Rise of the Servant KingsWhat the Bible Says About Being a Man, was released in 2019.

JB Brown

Sportscaster, Pastor

James Brown is the current host of “The NFL Today” on CBS and “Inside The NFL” on Showtime.  A three-time Emmy Award-winning network broadcaster, Brown, who was elected into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in August 2020, has hosted the Super Bowl a record-setting ten times including Super Bowl 55 on CBS.

Brown, a Washington, D.C. native, is a graduate of Harvard University where he was a three-time All-Ivy selection in basketball and is in the Harvard Basketball Hall of Fame. He is involved in a number of charitable organizations, including GENYOUth of which he is a Board Member, the Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center at George Washington University and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Brown is also an ordained minister and is actively involved in speaking at churches and conferences around the country.

Tricia Goyer

Best-Selling Author

USA Today bestselling author Tricia Goyer has published eighty books, has written more than five hundred articles for national publications, and is on the blogging team at TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian websites. She is a two-time Carol Award winner, a Christy and ECPA Award finalist, and regularly receives starred reviews in Romantic Times and Publishers Weekly. Tricia is a wife to John, a mom to ten kids and a Nana to a growing number of grandkids. Connect with her at TriciaGoyer.com

Terry Looper

CEO/Founder Texon LP

Terry Looper is the CEO and founder of Texon LP, a midstream energy company that was founded in 1989.  Texon was voted #1 in Houston revenue for private companies in 2011 at $6 billion.  In 2019, Terry was named best leader for small businesses and Texon was named one of the regions “Top Workplaces” by the Houston Chronicle. Terry and Doris, his wife of 52 years, have two married daughters and five grandchildren.  Terry’s passion is discipleship and liberating souls. He is the author of Sacred Pace – Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself with His Will.

Estella Chavous

Marketing Executive, Educator, & Author

Estella Chavous, a global marketing executive, educator, author, columnist, radio personality, and keynote speaker, works in strategic leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies. As co-founder of EDGE GOD IN, she provides weekly podcasts.  She consults on well-being, focusing on Christ-filled education, meditation, and contemplative prayer. She is the Christ-filled Relationship Evaluator’s creator, and coauthor of Let Meditation Mend You. She is involved in her faith and family and is referred to as “The Mindful Dr. E,” focusing first on the mind of Christ as the starting point to good health.

Ken Blanchard

Author, Founder of Like Jesus

Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is the coauthor of The One Minute Manager and The New One Minute Manager, as well as 65 other books.  He and his wife, Margie, cofounded The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm. He also cofounded Lead Like Jesus, a worldwide ministry helping people become Jesus-like leaders. Ken has received awards in management, leadership, and speaking. He teaches in the Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego and holds a PhD from Cornell University.

Rich Cummins

CEO, Lead Like Jesus

Rich Cummins is a lifelong learner, passionate about developing people and organizations, while cultivating a culture built on relationships, service, and excellence. He serves as the President/CEO of Lead Like Jesus.  He has evidenced God’s provision in the organizations where he has served.  He reestablished and grew his family’s business, served in several parachurch ministries, and with Bethel University and NewSong Ministries. His favorite moments involve spending time with his wife, Danielle, and their five children.  He enjoys conversations about Jesus and leadership and has a variety of educational and life skills credentials and is an ordained minister.

Billy Ballenger

Singer/Songwriter

Billy Ballenger, Indiana based singer, songwriter and co-founder of the nonprofit, Break the Grey Inc., has a song to sing and a story to tell! He’s working hard writing music for his new release, “Tree and the Nails.” His personal story reads like a movie script, and there’s nothing he doesn’t share! He believes the greatest story anyone could tell is their testimony, just ask the lives he’s impacted though his songs and story as God has led him around the globe.

Phyllis Hendry Halverson

President Emeritus, Lead Like Jesus

Phyllis served for almost nineteen years as the first President/CEO of Lead Like Jesus. Under her leadership, the organization grew exponentially, equipping, and empowering thousands throughout the world to lead as Jesus led. As President Emeritus, she continues as an ambassador of the message. She is a sought-after speaker, delivering hope-filled, love inspired, story laden and deeply personal messages that pour from her heart. Believing “there are no unimportant conversations,” She enjoys communicating in small groups, retreats, or on a stage speaking to thousands. She and her husband live in South Carolina.

Freddie Scott

Author & NFL Player

Freddie thrives on his connections and shares profoundly simple insights to help others grow. He speaks and teaches on leadership, healthy relationships, character development, personal growth, and parenting – lessons he’s learned along life’s journey. He started his high-performance as Michigan’s top high school wide receiver and at Penn State he was the starting wide receiver and featured on Sports Illustrated cover. He played for Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Detroit in the NFL. He is the author of The Dad I Wish I Had. He balances these responsibilities alongside his busy life with his beautiful wife, four very active sons and one adorable daughter.

Phil Hodges

Co-Founder, Lead Like Jesus

Phil Hodges, co-founder of Lead Like Jesus, served in the corporate world for 36 years. In addition to helping leaders of faith in the marketplace, Phil developed a passion for bringing leadership principles into the church when he served on his local church elder council. Phil finds great joy in his life-role relationships as husband, father, and grandpa. He is the co-author of five books including Lead Like Jesus Revisited: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time. Phil and his wife live in southern California.

Lauren Miller

Stress Relief Expert & Speaker

Lauren has worked in youth and adult ministries. Through God’s mercy, grace, and strength, she uses her experience simultaneously conquering cancer and divorce to help others destress and successfully move through challenges. Happily, remarried and gratefully enjoying life with a loving husband, three grown children and two grandchildren, she is often found dancing to her favorite worship music or rolling around with her two dogs. She is Google’s #1 stress relief expert, and a motivational speaker, HRD trainer, who facilitates fun, process-driven programs with guidance, support, and accountability, creating sustainable behavioral change.

Jayson and Trevonica Naidoo

Chief Global Officers, Lead Like Jesus

Jayson and Trevonica Naidoo are the Joint Chief Global Officers at Lead Like Jesus. Jayson believes in “being the change that God wants to see in the world.” He spent 25 years in the financial services industry but wants to be remembered as a husband and dad who loved like Jesus. Trevonica was born and raised in South Africa and during her teen years, served in her local church. She has been involved in corporate banking for 24 years. They have been instrumental in spreading the Lead Like Jesus message to South Africa and beyond. They have two sons and are involved in community activities, sports, travel, hospitality, and cooking.

Passion

Worship

Passion, founded by Louie and Shelley Giglio, is rooted in the truth of Isaiah 26:8 – “Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our hearts” – existing to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer, and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation. Passion has ushered in some of the most unforgettable worship anthems and is currently helmed by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker, and Melodie Malone. With more than two million units sold and many chart-topping singles, listeners globally continue to be impacted. Their newest collection, Roar, was released March 6.

Todd Tilghman

Winner of The Voice, Authors

Todd Tilghman and his wife, Brooke, share how decades of unrelenting challenges have taught them a joyful mindset. A mindset that helped him embrace winning NBC’s The Voice, and that has guided them as a couple to celebrate “every little win” among numerous challenges. Whether adopting two South Korean children, or fighting for their newborn son’s life, or pastoring a small congregation through periods of adversity, Todd and Brooke have discovered the enormous value of life’s little things.

Melissa Montana

Speaker & Radio Host

Melissa Montana is a mother, speaker, and CEO of STAR883. She knows her value is in the calling on her life, first to be a mom and then to serve others. She became the CEO and President of STAR Educational Media Network, and they became a network that now owns 10 frequencies in the area. They have received numerous national and local awards as well as Melissa being recognized nationally and locally throughout the years. She has interviewed thousands of well-known authors, speakers, and leaders on her show and is the founder of the annual Adoption Celebration as well as STAR’s Give Love Campaign. Melissa is known as a strong, bold Christian leader, and voice on the air as well as for her vibrant joy of the Lord.

Boris Joaquin

Project Purpose Philippines

Boris Joaquin is the President & Chief Equipping Officer of Breakthrough Leadership Management Consultancy & founder of Project Purpose Philippines. He is the Lead Like Jesus Philippines’ Master Trainer & National Representative, a Blanchard Institute (US) for Student Self Leadership facilitator, Duke CE Global Educators Network (UK) corporate educator, and a registered Investors in People (UK) specialist. He is the author of two books and serves as a Save the Children Philippines council member and Bible League Philippines board trustee. He has won numerous awards for his humanitarian and educational endeavors. He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters together, Ysobel 20 and Julia 14.

Kennon Vaughan

Pastor & Speaker

Dr. Kennon Vaughan serves as the Lead Pastor of Harvest Church in Memphis,TN, and Founder and President of Downline Ministries. A Memphis native and graduate of Auburn University (BA), Dallas Theological Seminary (MBS), and Gordon Conwell Theological (DMin), Kennon founded Downline in 2006 to encourage a restoration of biblical discipleship in and through the local church. Downline has trained thousands of Christ-followers around the globe in biblical discipleship and provides the opportunity for discipleship training through various live institutes and a virtual platform. In October 2013, Kennon planted Harvest Church with the hope of establishing a faithful Gospel-driven, disciple-making church that will plant other churches of the same kind. By God’s grace, in just over 7 years, Harvest has become a fast growing multi-cultural, multi-generational beacon of the Gospel in the Memphis community and beyond. He is married to Kathryn and dad to five amazing boys: Caleb, Luke, Jonathan, David and Mac

Jeff Foley

Retired Brigadier General

Jeffrey W. Foley served over 32 years in the United States Army retiring as a brigadier general. He is a leadership coach, consultant, and speaker. His latest book is BRAVE Business Leadership: Grow Competent, Confident Leaders and Get Great Results. This new book captures best practices from what he learned from his career in the army leading organizations up to 8000 people.

He co-authored the Penguin published book Rules and Tools for Leaders (4th Edition) and is a contributor to the book Servant Leadership in Action (2018). He is certified as a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach®, a partner with Patrick Lencioni’s Table Group (5 Dysfunctions of a Team® and Organizational Health®) and a Channel Partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies.

Jeff played intercollegiate sports at West Point, is an Eagle Scout, and a Distinguished Alum from Mariemont High School. He holds master’s degrees in Computer Systems and National Security Policy as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Union Institute and University. He has been associated with the global non-profit Lead Like Jesus for ten years, serving as its Chairman of the Board since November of 2016. He resides in Augusta, Georgia and serves on three other boards. The most significant award he received as a Soldier was the opportunity to serve his country.

Daryle Doden

CEO, Ambassador Enterprises

Daryle Doden is the founder and CEO of Ambassador Enterprises (AE) – a legacy-minded, private equity firm investing for the glory of God. Founded in 2006, and based in Fort Wayne, IN; AE invests in both the for-profit and for-impact spaces for three returns – eternal, cultural, and financial.

Daryle and four partners started Ambassador Steel Corporation (ASC) in 1974, with a desire to honor God, respect others, work hard, and create value. ASC eventually became the largest independent rebar fabricator and distributor in the United States, before being sold in 2008.

Outside of work, Daryle and Brenda, his wife of over fifty-three years, can often be found enjoying their ten children (5 by marriage) and sixteen grandchildren. They are both musicians and enjoy many hobbies, as well as spending time with their friends.

Joshua Raines

Online Emcee

Joshua Raines serves as a marketing consultant, speaker, entrepreneur, and radio personality based in Fort Wayne, IN. He is a man of faith and has been married to his beautiful wife Brittany for 3 ½ years. He is the radio show host for Josh & Friends and the Director of Outreach for STAR 88.3. Mr. Raines has been featured on many podcasts, panel discussions, and interviews discussing various topics affecting the church and the community.  In addition to his consultant role and leadership in community programs, Joshua is also a promotion strategist for Global Leadership Summit & Beyond, Co-Founder of Mosaic Celebration, and a committee leader for the United Front Initiative and the GoodMrkt & RespectTeam.  His desire is to help advance the kingdom of God.

Jared Nathaniel

Online Emcee

Jared Nathaniel is a speaker and currently serves as the Marketing Director for STAR 88.3 & Content Creator for Life Bridge Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His favorite thing is spending time with his wife Lauren and two precious children, Liam and Rigley. He worked alongside and helped build his father’s organization, served in multiple ministries, and with The Jim Bakker Show. He is always wanting to learn more about furthering the Kingdom of God and enjoys conversations that help accomplish that.”

Jaya Abraham

LLJ India

Jaya lives in the city of Dreams in India – Mumbai! She and her husband love people and maintain an open home (Covid 19 has temporarily closed the doors).

For her to love people and to see the optimum potential released in each one of them is her dream. She desires other folks will grow tall on her shoulders as she can’t grow any shorter at 55!

Peter De Fin

Pastor

Ps. Peter and Ps. Tammy de Fin, the senior pastors at Acts Christian Church, started leading the ministry in July 1999 when Ps. Peter took over the church from his father. PS. Peter and Tammy have 5 children (including twins). Together, they lead the ministry with great vision and a keen sense of humor which is needed in dealing with the many modern day challenges. His heart is to raise up leaders in every generation who will understand their role in bringing the Kingdom of God to the city and the nation. The ministry has grown to 1400+ children and teens attending Children’s Church on Sundays as well as the Impact discipleship program with many of them serving as leaders in the church.

Roberto Cuellar

LLJ Bolivia

Roberto Cuellar is a Lead Like Jesus certified facilitator and the National Representative in Bolivia. His life purpose is to equip and inspire leaders to increase their influence by following Jesus´ leadership example, so they can build trusting relationships and positively impact people´s lives around them.

He is the President of Bolivian Barter & Consulting firm and a Channel Partner with the Ken Blanchard Company. As a Leadership and Executive Coach and Trainer, he has helped leaders and organizations navigate challenges and thrive in times of growth, crisis and transitions. He has helped organizations and teams align their people and processes with their goals, improve performance, & build cohesive teams. As a MBA Professor in Leadership, Coaching and Talent Management, he has trained more than 10,000 people in Latin America and Canada.

Stefano Longo

LLJ Italy

Stefano is a disciple maker serving Jesus in Italy. He believes that we can change the world by equipping the next generation of leaders to become disciples making disciples in every environment of society. He is the national director of Lead Like Jesus Italy and the co-founder of Mazi4U a leadership management consulting firm. He serves as a Channel Partner with the Ken Blanchard Company. Stefano is the author of two podcasts – Walk like Jesus Walked and Lead Like Jesus Italy. He is also leader of Grande Mandato and is passionate about mobilizing leaders to impact people with the love of Jesus. He is the husband of Federica and father of Giacomo and Nami.

Ken Voges

Founder, In His Grace, Inc.

Ken Voges is the founder and President of In His Grace, Inc., a human resource consulting company, and served as an elder at his church for 40 years. As a Biblical behavioral scientist, he became acquainted with the DISC behavior model 40+ years ago which resulted in him authoring numerous DISC assessments, books, and workbooks. In conjunction with Lead Like Jesus, he authored an online, 46-page Biblical Behavior Assessment, which allows an individual to match their behavior with a Biblical model.

His passion has been to cross-reference historical and Biblical characters with one of the 16 Classical Behavior profiles. Mr. Voges has been a part of the DMin program at Dallas Theological Seminary focusing on team building models in the Bible.

Ken and Linda, his wife of 57 years, have lived in Houston since 1968 and have two children, and five grandchildren all of whom know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

Victor Hoyos

CEO, Ambassador Enterprises

Víctor is a joyful and energetic son of God, who teaches, motivates and encourages others to lead like Jesus, in and out of the marketplace through his active leadership in management and consulting.

At present Víctor serves as the COO of Informese Analytics, a multilatin enterprise, while at the same time supporting Lead Like Jesus throughout Latin America. This combination keeps him in touch with the challenges of leading in the marketplace while applying the Jesus model and strengthening his bond to the Father.