Haller is an entrepreneurial church planter who has
planted five churches since 1996. He has trained church
planters in several denominations and networks and is the
founder of Church Strategy Design Ė a company that does
strategy consulting with new churches and restart churches.
He also is the cofounder of ReproducingChurches.com, a
network of churches that work together for the
multiplication of new churches. Hal currently is a Gallup
Faith Field Advisor for Churches and Non Profits.
Greg Kappas has been selected by
his peers as one of the top 100 evangelical influencers in
leadership development within the U.S. (1999). He speaks
and teaches regularly for many ministries, including
partnering with Leadership Network, Acts 29, Mosaix Global
Network, Dynamic Church Planting Intíl and Trinity Intíl
University. He is a cofounder of the International Church
Planters Summit. He also is a cofounder of Heart of Grace
Greg is an international leader in
the fields of church planting, discipleship/mentoring, and
leadership development. He has been a leader of leaders in
coaching hundreds of church planters/pastors. He is an
influential communicator, both orally and in written form.
Greg has authored or co-authored numerous works, including
the highly regarded Twenty-five Questions for Planting a
Healthy Church, Multiplying Healthy Churches,
Recapturing the Art of Shepherding and Somewhere
Inside the Rainbow. Dr. Kappas has had a fruitful
ministry in training national and international influencers
in multi-ethnic, cross-cultural and multi-generational local
Steven Lewis is a
lawyer who owns his own legal practice that specializes in
legal issues dealing with churches and other Christian
organizations. He has co-authored the manual The
Church as Employer: Maximum Impact and Minimum Risk as
well as written several articles for Lifeway Christian
Mark Marino is
Director of Connectional Ministries for the Wyoming Annual
(Regional) Conference of the United Methodist Church. He
was Superintendent of the Binghamton District for seven
years. In previous appointments he served as pastor of the
Chenango Street United Methodist Church (Binghamton NY),
Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church (Johnson
City NY), Associate Pastor of the Endwell United Methodist
Church (Endwell NY) and Chaplain of the Childrenís Home of
Wyoming Conference (Binghamton NY). He is a graduate of the
University of Massachusetts and Gammon Theological Seminary
in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mark has had
training in Conflict Management & Resolution of
Congregational Corporate Pain and Interpersonal Listening
Skills, as well as the Lombard Mennonite Peace Centerís
Mediation Skills Training.
His focus is
development of listening skills, goal setting and strategic
planning for local churches and resolution of congregational
conflict. He has led numerous workshops on these skills and
consulted with a variety of congregations experiencing
Cathy Miller, D. Min. after
serving as a foreign missionary and local churches in
various capacities, Dr. Miller in 2004 began working with
STRONG Foundations, Inc. She provides training in
ministry staff relationship skills, mentoring, staff
recruitment and retention, prayer and spiritual development,
needs assessment, strategic planning, networking, and grant
Gene Rooney, D.Div, is the
creator and trainer of the LEAD's Neuro-Linguistic Skills
courses and is certified as a trainer by the Society for
Neuro-Linguistic Skills. He is also a pastor and
Bob Royall, D.
Min., holds certifications in Associate Certified Coach, Ministry Coaching Training (Columbia
Partnership and Coach Approach Ministries), Myers-Briggs,
Building Powerful Ministry Teams (North American Mission
Board, SBC), and is a member of the International Coach
Federation and the Georgia Coach Association. He is a published author and
has served as a professor at Golden Gate Baptist Theological
Seminary. Through coaching, he helps others discover
who they are, set goals, and become more focused and
D. Min., founder of L.E.A.D., is an international
trainer, lecturer, author and consultant. A pastor for
26 years, he specializes in designing training events in the
areas of conflict management, problem solving, dealing with
transition and listening skills.
Margaret W. Slusher,
BME, MME, MCM, is a consultant in the areas of strategic
planning, church growth, team development, conference
leading, conflict resolution, and leadership skills.
She has served as an adjunct professor for two
seminaries and as a church development director for the past
15 years. She is certified in Neuro-Lingustic Programming
(NLP) as well by the The Ekman Group in Understanding
Emotions in Others, Joel Barker Group in Strategy Planning
Matrix and the Implication Wheel
Covey's 7 Habits, and many other leadership courses.
Currently she is the president of Leadplus and is working on
a Master's of Conflict Management. Recently Margaret has
completed the requirements for General Civil Mediation and
has applied for her certification in Mediation.
Jim R. Wadford, D.
Min., is a consultant in the areas of strategic planning,
church planting, leadership development and conflict
management. A pastor for 14 years, he now serves on a
Judicatory level within the SBC. He has served as a
Director of Missions for Cabarrus Baptist Association in
North Carolina the past 14 years. He has earned the
ACC Certification with the International Coaching Federation
and is currently working on the PCC level.
Jean White, D.Min., having
served local churches and associations of churches, is now
on the staff of the Ministry Evangelism Team of the North
American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
She has developed a number of tools to help churches assess
the needs and resources in their community, develop
strategies for implementing need based ministries, and to
evaluate the effectiveness of the ministries.