Keynote Speakers

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Larry Julian (Keynote Speaker)

larryjulianLarry S. Julian is a successful consultant and speaker who specializes in biblically-based leadership development and strategic planning. Larry's mission is to help business people integrate their work and faith, transform their adversity into their destiny, and revolutionize their life into their legacy. He's the author of nationally acclaimed and best-selling business books – God Is My CEO, God Is My Success, and God Is My Coach.

Larry will present the opening keynote address and he will lead two 1-hour breakout session workshops.

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Os Hillman (Keynote Speaker)

oshillmanOs Hillman has encouraged thousands of men and women to seek God's calling on their own lives as it relates to their vocation and to view their work as ministry. Marketplace Leaders and the T.G.I.F. (Today God is First) devotionals help men and women fulfill their calling and purpose in their work and life. Os has written 12 books and spoken in more than 25 nations.

"Os Hillman is arguably the most broadly informed individual in the faith and work movement today. God is using Os to cast the vision for the church and the workplace for this new move of God in the body of Christ." - Dr. Peter Wagner

Os will lead two 1 hour breakout session workshops and present the closing keynote address.

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Breakout Session Speakers

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Mark McCloskey

markmccloskeyMark McCloskey has taught leadership in both the classroom and boardroom for over 20 years. He has served as the National Director of Leadership Development for one of the world's largest non-profit organizations. From 1998-2005 he held the post of Dean of the Center for Transformational Leadership at Bethel University. He currently serves as lead faculty and program director for the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership Program. He also teaches the Introduction to Leadership course in Bethel's MBA program. Dr. McCloskey has a B.A. from Miami of Ohio, M. Div. from Bethel Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. He is the author of Tell It Often, Tell It Well, a textbook on evangelism.

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Rich Meiss

richmeissRich Meiss has been involved in the training and development field for over 30 years, and has trained over 65,000 participants on four continents. He has held executive positions with the Bob Pike Group, Carlson Learning Company, and Personal Dynamics Institute, and currently heads up his own consulting firm, Meiss Education Institute. Rich is a master facilitator, leading groups in strategic planning, brainstorming and decision making. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books and programs on training skills, presentations, meetings and coaching and mentoring. Rich has an MBA from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University, and he is a master facilitator for the Lead Like Jesus organization. He has personally led over 1,500 participants through the Lead Like Jesus Encounter.

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Tom Rheineck

tomrheineckTom is a current board member, and former chairman, of Lamplighters International, a ministry focused on Intentional Discipleship and Leadership Training. In his 12-year affiliation with Lamplighters he has started seven different study groups, including a work-place study at Indigo Identityware, where he is President and CEO. There are 7 Lamplighter Bible Study groups at Westwood alone and over 100 in the Twin Cities. Most meet in corporate offices! Tom holds an MBA from The University of Chicago and he and his family reside in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

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Becky Pluth

beckypluthBecky is owner of The Bob Pike Group, a leading training consulting company. She is a training professional with a decade of cross-functional design and delivery impact in training, project management and business operations. Becky's charismatic personality and facilitation style place participants at ease, and she empowers each learner to leave their training setting and immediately put their insights into action. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and conventions. She is a member of the American Society for Training and Development and the National Speakers Association.

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Roger Andersen

rogerandersenRoger was an executive with PepsiCo, Tonka/Kenner/Parker, Rollerblade, and Young America. Though he grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ at a young age, he struggled for many years to connect work with God's purpose. Once he fully understood that his work was God's calling, everything had more meaning and purpose. In 2008, he published The Executive Calling - Corporate Success Without Selling Your Soul. It was on Northwest Bookstores best-seller list for several months. He also wrote and facilitates the Faith @ Work Series, a collection of half-day workshops on faith and work integration.

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Jim Nichols

jimnicholsDr. Nichols intentionally integrates the Word into his course curriculum at Crown College and works hard to see that business and ministry co-exist to make a tremendous impact in a lost world. He is chairman of Crown College's online MBA program, preparing Christians to enter and influence the business world. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Nichols worked in the corporate sector for over 30 years. He also spent 12 years as a small business owner. Nichols has an MBA from the University of Dallas and a DBA from Anderson University.

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