Beth Fisher – April Speaker

Beth Fisher

Beth FisherBeth Fisher is an author, speaker, business leader, leukemia-survivor, and marathoner with a passion for helping others overcome adversity. A lifelong learner who consistently asks the question, “Is better an option?” – Beth helps bridge the gap between making decisions based on what others expect and instead, living life according to who you were created to be. She is a passionate inspirer of people, especially those seeking to understand their true meaning and calling.

Beth spent over twenty-five years in corporate sales, leading thousands of people within Fortune 500 companies to identify and execute process improvement. During that career is when Beth recognized what she had truly been doing all along was teaching individuals how to persevere in their own personal process improvement journey. Her strong business acumen, coupled with a deep desire to help others traverse difficult situations, is what led her to resign from the for-profit world and serve as the Chief Advancement Officer for Mel Trotter Ministries, a non-profit which exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness. Today Beth is a senior strategist for Grey Matter group, working primarily with Templeton Religion Trust grantees who are Ph.D. interdisciplinarian researchers conducting global projects surrounding science and religion.

Beth holds two master’s degrees in theology, founded her own consulting company, and is a certified leadership and development coach.

Learn more about Fisher Strategic at www.fisherstrategic.com.

 

David Tyree – February Speaker

David Tyree

David TyreeDavid Tyree is known by many for making arguably the greatest catch in Super Bowl history. After building a rewarding and successful career as an NFL player, David worked for several years within the NFL in player engagement and development for the League and the New York Giants. Being a professional athlete provided him with the opportunity to be a voice to a generation that worships sports, by always keeping Jesus at the center of all he did both on and off the field.

In recent years, David has become a national speaker, entrepreneur, sports analyst, and an active member of several charities. Now more than ever, David is aware of the character disparity in our nation. He recognizes the cost of poor decisions, and the urgency for mentorship, believing that strong role models and transformative impact can lead to successful future generations. As a strong believer, David has a zealous passion for serving others and sharing the importance of remaining steadfast in the ways of Jesus Christ.

Paul M. Neuberger – January Speaker

Paul M. Neuberger, a Wisconsin native, graduated from Ripon College in 2005 and Marian University in 2007. He started his career as a professional fundraiser at the collegiate level upon his graduation from Ripon. 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 started his first business, The Cold Call Coach.

Proudly obsessed with the Great Commission and restoring God to His rightful place at the center of our culture, Paul founded C-Suite for Christ in December of 2018. Paul felt called by God to use his talents to bring others to Him and is passionate about pushing back against an ever-increasing secular society. C-Suite for Christ focuses on bringing Christ back into the workplace, starting with C level executives that seek to bring their professional life and deep faith together for God’s glory.

Paul is also a dynamic, in-demand speaker who delivers keynotes worldwide. 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.

When he’s not speaking or managing many of the great C-Suite for Christ events, Paul loves spending quality time with his wife Tanya and their three children: Kennedy, Hudson, and Reagan. He also enjoys immersing himself in politics, reading biographies, and watching movies

 

Jay Seegert – December Speaker

Speaker Jay Seegert

Speaker Jay Seegert

About Jay Seegert:

  • Keynote Speaker and Managing Director for The Starting Point Project (TheStartingPointProject.com)
  • International speaker and author
    Holds degrees in both Physics and Engineering Technology (Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater & John Brown University)
  • President of Logos Research Associates
    Speaker for the Creation Science Association of Fiji
  • Representative Speaker for Ratio Christi
  • Former adjunct speaker for Creation
  • Ministries International
  • Former President of the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee
  • Has been speaking on the Authority of Scripture for over 36 years.
  • Married 30 years (Wife: Amy)
  • Two married children: Son (Taylor), Daughter (Tori)
  • Lives in Wisconsin (USA)
Join us this December for keynote topic, “A Unique Way to Share Your Faith During the Christmas Season”.

Michael Fineman – November Speaker

Speaker Michael Fineman

Speaker Michael Fineman

Michael Fineman – Michael N. Fineman first and foremost is a father to his 16-year-old son and three bonus children, as well as being a dad to all in his entire realm of influence. His other roles include being a Speaker, Podcaster, Youtuber, Sales & Marketing Strategist.

Join Michael as he shares his message entitled “Plan to Win” where he uncovers some amazing ideas that will help you create a plan for your employees that will help to foster growth, to establish loyalty, and to develop a culture of employees that want to promote your company and values.

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.

 

I TURNED TO MY FAITH.

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.