Kelley Tyan – October Speaker

Speaker Kelley Tyan

Speaker Kelley Tyan

Kelley Tyan – I am a wife, mother of two, an author, speaker, podcaster, and overcomer of many things, one, being breast cancer. Both my book and podcast is called Addicted To The Climb.

As far back as I can remember, I have always been addicted to the climb. It all started after college, when I signed up with a network marketing company, to try in my free time.

I learned all about commitment, consistently showing up, goal setting, and in order to elevate in the company, it was up to me! Nothing made me more excited than reaching a new level and getting a new title so I climbed that ladder real fast. Although working for that company taught me so much about business and connection to a tribe, I knew I wanted more.

Through my searching, and love of fitness, I decided to open my own business, naming it Kelley’s Bootcamp for Women. As excited as I was to open the doors, 2 months before launch date, I got the call from the doctor, “you have cancer.”

Here I was, about to lead women in health and fitness, and then there I was, with breast cancer. How could this happen to me? Why me? Right then, I was faced with a life changing decision: to keep climbing and open the doors, or to allow the negativity and the spiral of emotions to take me down.



The wave of emotions and the cancer itself, was trying to beat me down, but I decided not to let it. I had women to lead, and they were counting on me to show up, and that is exactly what I did.

My class started with 12 women, then grew monthly from there. As I mentioned, I loved to climb the ladder and my mission was to transform thousands of women in my community in mind and body. In order to reach the amount of people I wanted to, I had to go out and find them and show them that if I can wake up early (4:30 am), and go through my treatment, nothing should stop them. I wanted to be an example and prove that strength comes from having faith and not giving in to the lies that were creeping up inside my head.

My next climb came at 38 years old. I decided to enter a fitness competition…
which I knew nothing about, nor did I know anyone that ever did one. I trained hard, with discipline and tenacity. I won that first show and competed in 3 more shows nationally. I won all 4 titles and to this day, it is still surreal. Competing taught me more about hard work, commitment, discipline, goal setting, and that giving up was not an option. I believe that once you commit to something, you must finish the journey no matter what roadblocks try to get in the way, because they always try to.

Business was booming after that with photo shoots, magazine articles, radio interviews, and speaking, until the next phone call came in. My healthy and fit dad was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer and would need a stem cell transplant and be in isolation for 1 year. My mother, who had rheumatoid arthritis since I was born, was in no shape to care for him. I would need to step in and that is what I did, giving as much time and help as possible. 

3 weeks into my dad’s recovery, my life came to a full STOP. My precious mother passed suddenly from an aneurism. I felt pain like I have never felt before. It gripped me to my core, but as the days and weeks passed by, I had to pull myself out of the deep dark hole I dug. I had a business to run and a family to serve. My decision was to start climbing back upward because I was all the way at the bottom. IT WAS HARD.

I know you have also gone through some difficult times, the toughest trials, failures, and setbacks. These things do not define you, nor can they make you feel defeated, unless you let them. Losing my mother was one of the absolute most devastating thing to happen to me, but also gave me a new strength to lead and help others to get back up and face their most terrifying fears.

John Wagenveld – September Speaker

Speaker John Wagenveld

Speaker John Wagenveld

John Wagenveld – John Wagenveld is the Founder and President of Multiplication Network. God began preparing him for international ministry at an early age. John was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan but when John was two, his family moved to Argentina to serve with Christian Reformed World Missions, now called Resonate Global Mission.

After college, John and his wife Angela were missionaries in Puerto Rico from 1994 to 2001. John served on the Board of Directors for Miami-based FLET University, which provides theological and biblical training throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Joining Bible League International as the Associate Director of Latin American Ministry, John’s passion for ministry and his leadership strengths led him into the roles of Vice President for Asia and later Executive Director of Global Ministry.

John’s postgraduate education refl ects his dedication to the idea that church planting should be front and center on the missions agenda of churches. He received a B. A. in Theology from Dordt College and an M. A. in Missions and Church Growth at Calvin Theological Seminary. John received his Doctorate in Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Multiplication Network was birthed in 2000. As John traveled widely, he saw the need for more tools and training for churches to become healthy and then to catch the vision to plant daughter churches. Because of his exposure to ministry on many levels, John has a good understanding of spiritual needs throughout the world. “The Church is a signpost and foretaste of the Kingdom,” says John. “Local churches are demonstration plots of what it is like to live life in community under the reign of Christ. These proclaim and embody the message of the Gospel through faith, hope, and love. We need more churches and stronger churches!”

John has authored the book Iglecrecimiento Integral (Wholistic Church Growth), which was published in Spanish. He led the team of 22 authors who joined together to produce the book Sembremos Iglesias Saludables (Let’s Plant Healthy Churches), and then edited the compilation. In 2014, he coauthored the book Take Your Church’s Pulse: Ten Vital Signs of a Healthy Church and was also an editor and contributor to Planting Healthy Churches with eight other authors. The Spanish translation, La Siembra de Iglesias Saludables, became available in 2017. In 2021, John co-edited Multiplication Network’s newest book, A World of gods: Church Planting in a Pluralistic World. In December 2020, John was appointed to the position of Global Co-catalyst of the Church Planting Issue Network with the Lausanne Movement.

John and Angela have four adult children, one granddaughter, and live in Zeeland, MI. John loves a good game of soccer.

Marques Ogden – August Speaker

Marques Ogden

Marques Ogden – Growing up in a single parent home with a father that inspired perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set goals. Ogden attended Howard University from 1998-2002 where he played Division I football.

He then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps, eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. Overall, he played for 5 years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars. Even during the off season, Ogden helped train football players in Europe, both physically and mentally.



Paul M. Neuberger – July Speaker

Paul M. Neuberger, a Wisconsin native, graduate of Ripon College and Marian University started his career as a professional fundraiser at the collegiate level. Following the death of his father-in-law in 2012 Paul followed a new path and became a financial advisor with Thrivent Financial. It’s from here, he realized a passion for sales and created his own business, The Cold Call Coach.

Paul is dynamic, in-demand speaker who delivers keynotes nationwide. His most notable talk is “Instantaneous Differentiation: How to Make Yourself Memorable”. Anyone who attends one of Paul’s engaging talks, leaves feeling inspired and armed with a new set of skills. Paul loves to show the audience how together, they can make the impossible possible.

In his spare time, Paul loves spending quality time with his wife Tanya and their three children: Kennedy (9), Hudson (7), and Reagan (4). He also enjoys immersing himself in politics, reading biographies, and watching movies.

Contact: (414) 313-8338


Mark Whitacre—June Speaker

Mark Whitacre is Executive Director of the t-factor initiative at Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. From 2003-2019, Mark served as COO of Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC). From 2006-2013, he was the COO and Chief Science Officer at Cypress Systems, Inc., a California biotechnology company where Mark still serves on their advisory board today.
After completing his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Ohio State University, Mark earned his Ph.D. degree at Cornell University in biochemistry. He worked as an executive for multiple Fortune 500 companies, including Ralston Purina, Degussa (Evonik), and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). He was recruited at ADM when he was 32 as the President of the Biotech Division. Mark has extensive international business experience, having lived in Germany for four years working for Evonik at their world headquarters in Frankfurt.

Mark is considered the highest-ranked executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in U.S. history. He wore a wire for 3 years for the FBI and was responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the early 1990s. His story inspired the major motion picture “The Informant” starring Matt Damon as Mark.

Hazel Herrington—April Speaker

Hazel Herrington is one of the world’s leading marketing and personal branding experts. With years of experience developing successful strategies for c-suite executives, entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, coaches, and businesses of all sizes, Hazel has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with others who want to achieve similar success, and her passion for helping others succeed is evident in her writing, which is often described as “engaging”, “inspiring”, and “informative”. She is the Editor in Chief of publications such as Lady Politico Power, Lady Speaker Power and I Am Woman Global magazine. Hazel is also a celebrity interviewer who has worked with and met with a list of Celebrities, Global Leaders, Politicians, Billionaires, Millionaires, and Influencers such as Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Jason Alexander, Jewel Kilcher, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Douglas, Quincy Jones, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jonah Hill, John Travolta, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, Africa’s first billionaire Patrice Motsepe and the former advisor to Donald Trump George Ross.

Hazel’s drive and determination have led her to become one of the most sought-after personal branding experts in this world. Her expertise is Personal Branding, Business Branding (especially online marketing), Event Planning, Strategic Planning for companies – both new startups and established organisations; Executive Coaching with a focus on surrounding yourself with great people who will give you another perspective when needed most! And lastly, Social Media Marketing & Management which helps manage your brand across all platforms so it can be seen more easily.”

Hazel is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur who has won and been nominated for the following awards: 2021 Most successful women in the world; World Greatness Honorary Award, Gold Coast Woman of the year Award, Australia Top 100 Women of Influence Year, 2021 Exemplary Leadership Award and the Pan African Thrive global award.

When she’s not working, Hazel enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring new places. Hazel holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Griffith University and is passionate about helping others succeed.

Her motto is “Live life to the fullest, put God first and never give up on your dreams!”

Darla Noble—March Speaker

*Freelance author and ghostwriter with twenty-eight years of experience in the nonfiction and Christian markets; specializing in Bible studies and devotionals, historical nonfiction, elementary curriculum, character education resources and inspirational nonfiction and self-help resources for women, parents, tweens and teens.

*Motivational speaker for women, tweens and teens.

I am passionate about equipping families and young people to become the wonderful, unique and amazing people God designed them to be. Through stories, scripture, listening and sharing, both in books and through speaking, it is my desire to help young people and families love, respect and appreciate who they are and what they are capable of.

I am happy to announce that in early 2018 my latest book, “Faith is Like Chocolate” will be available for your reading pleasure. Kindle? Nook? Hard copy? Don’t worry-I’ve got you covered.

“Faith is Like Chocolate” is a collection of short-read devos/inspirational messages for tweens, teens, and beyond. So if you like chocolate, cheesy pizza, “A Christmas Story”, “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”, plus a whole lot more, AND you want to know what they all have in common, then this is the book for you!

“Faith is Like Chocolate” joins three other books by yours truly: “Love, Momma D”, “Throught the Eyes of a Shepherd”, and “All my love, George…Letters from a WWII hero”. And don’t forget–when you purchase one of my books 20% of the sale goes to a ministry or organization (listed on my website).

For more information on my books, freelancing fees, ghostwriting services and other projects, you can visit my website:

I also invite you to read/share/follow my weekly blogs:
Parenting blog
Evangelism blog

You can also connect with me on Facebook: dnoblewrites

Bob Willbanks—January Speaker

I’ve served the payroll, tech, real estate, and nonprofit sectors throughout my career, with experience in sales, operations management, sales management and service bureau / business ownership. I’ve owned multiple successful business ventures and have experience with Fortune 500 companies at senior management levels.

I’m currently engaged as the CEO of G7 Networking, Inc. and Co-Local Owner (with my wife Barb) of Next Door Photos Twin Cities.

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Specialties: Spiritual Growth, Leadership, Personal Improvement, Events, Fellowship, Networking, Connecting, Influencing, Evangelism, Real Estate, Real Estate Photography and Media

Larry Osborne—December Speaker

I served as the lead pastor at North Coast Church for 38 years overseeing growth from 128 to over 13,000 in weekend attendance. Currently I serve North Coast as a Teaching Pastor and Kingdom Ambassador focusing on teaching the Bible, mentoring, and consulting leaders (in the church, non-profit sector, and marketplace). I’ve also written 10 books and I’m lucky enough to get paid for what I would gladly do for free. The only thing I love more than working on these things is hanging out with my family. For more, see