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Leadership and Management Mentoring

Detailed information about 2020 Forum Mentoring is not yet available but will be posted in the future. Please review the information from the 2019 Forum for a look at the types of mentoring that may be available at the 2020 Forum.

Christian leadership is frequently a lonely and difficult responsibility. Leadership is complicated, requiring relational and spiritual maturity as well as a variety of practical skills. And yet, few Christian leaders have received specialised management or leadership training.  Moreover, due to the steep expense, few Christian leaders have the ability to access a professional management consultant who can provide answers to questions such as these:

  • Whom does one trust with the problems and struggles that are part of leadership?
  • How does one grow as a leader?
  • How does one untangle a difficult leadership problem?

Forum Leadership and Managing Mentoring provides an opportunity for leaders to discuss their leadership challenge with two experienced mentors in Leadership and Management to receive diverse perspectives on their leadership and management issue.

This type of mentoring is also offered in the cohort mentoring format.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT MENTORS

Larry Anderson is senior pastor at North Bible Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has a MAT and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Larry started his ministry career with Young Life International and left as Senior Vice President in 2004. Later that year Larry and his wife, Gina, moved back to Arizona to serve in the church. He continues to teach courses for Fuller and support younger pastors and leaders.  Larry and Gina have been married for forty-two years. They have three sons who are all pastors and nine grandchildren.

 

Ramez Atallah was born in Cairo, Egypt and emigrated with his family to Canada when he was sixteen.  He came to know the Lord through a local church in Montreal and was discipled as a student through the Inter-Varsity group at McGill University. From 1972 to 1980 he developed and directed the ministry of the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires du Quebec. In 1980 along with his wife and two children he returned to Egypt, where he became the IFES Regional Secretary for the Middle East. He attended the first Lausanne Congress and was appointed as a youth representative to the Lausanne Committee in 1975.  He served on the Committee from 1974 to 1994.  In 2006 he rejoined Lausanne as Program Chairman for Lausanne III Cape Town Congress.  After the Congress, he was appointed as one of the Deputy Chairs of the Lausanne Movement until 2015. Since 1990 he has been the General Secretary of the Bible Society of Egypt, the position he still holds until now. 

 

Dean Borgman is a retired aerospace executive, having worked in the helicopter industry for over 40 years.  He concluded his aerospace career as chief executive of a major US helicopter manufacturer, and now continues to serve on boards of both not-for-profit as well as for-profit businesses.  Throughout his career, he sought to seamlessly integrate his faith into his business.  He has been active in his local church, serving on Elder/Deacon boards and leading Mission boards as well as Bible study groups.  He has also actively supported parachurch ministries, to include the JESUS film and Fellowship of Christian Athletes for several years.  Dean and Karen, his wife of 53 years, are the parents of two adult children, five grandchildren and reside in Scottsdale, Arizona where they are members of Scottsdale Bible Church.  

 

Jim Brown has served in various Evangelical church and parachurch ministries for over 35 years mostly in the U.S. and has volunteered at the European Leadership Forum since 2012.  Jim has served in his local church as youth leader teacher, small group leader and board chairman.  He also was a Divorce Care facilitator for four years and was the local chairman for a Billy Graham Associate Evangelistic Crusade.  He and his wife Sharon reside in Phoenix, Arizona and attend Scottsdale Bible Church.  He has over 33 years experience in Site/Multi-Site Operations, Quality and Operational Excellence Management for a global aerospace materials company from which he recently retired and now has join the staff of FOCL as their Chief Operations Officer.

 

Nick Davis is a recently retired Managing Director of a group of international medical products companies and is a member of a large diverse church in South Wales.  Nick is a qualified accountant who now sits on the boards of several charities and non-profit companies (covering areas such as the Christian response to poverty alleviation in the UK and Africa, human trafficking and slavery), advising particularly on strategic planning, business development, financial, and regulatory issues.  

 

Steve Giere has served in Christian ministries for more than thirty-five years in America and Europe.  He has served in the local church as a teacher, elder, chairman of the elder board, and in various serving roles.  He is in his tenth year teaching and leading a Bible Study Fellowship class of 500 men in Chicago, IL.  Key to Steve’s role is shepherding and mentoring young leaders.  He and his wife are residents of Chicago and are members of The Moody Church, a diverse urban church with seventy countries and fifty mother languages represented in its membership.  There he teaches and serves as an elder.  His professional work is engaged in finance and investment management.

 

Jim Golden has served as an elder in his church, founder of the Christian Leadership Project in the U.S. and a founder of the Center for Leadership Development in Kyiv, Ukraine. More recently, he has worked with some of America’s largest companies in negotiating humane win-win resolutions of conflicts. Golden’s work is the subject of a case study taught at Harvard Business School, where he speaks perennially and a Harvard Business Review video. Golden has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Consensus Building Institute, and a client supervisor in the Harvard Law School Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program. His articles have appeared in academic and professional publications including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. He has negotiated and consulted with senior staff to the President of the United States and the National Security Council and with officials in China and Ukraine. Jim learned to negotiate as a survival skill because he had four daughters.

 

Henryk Król is president & CEO of DEOrecordings Association (CCM Media), an umbrella organisation owning three limited companies: Studio DR, Ltd (he is its President and CEO), Radio CCM Ltd. and MCC Group,.Ltd. It forms an innovative media ministry based in Poland that combines traditional media (6 FM Radio stations), art (professional recording studio and publishing), and new tools (Software development with a flagship – Gele/CODEX e-learning platform tailored to spiritual follow-up, Service Center to Jesus.net global evangelistic movement, multiple own portals, multimedia productions, etc). Having a holistic vision of a “full path,” all the communications and technology are backed by an army of hundreds of volunteers who implement it daily with interested seekers, both on-line as e-coaches and off-line as small group leaders. His heart is in building cooperation and partnership across denominations and countries, networking for better effectiveness in spreading the Gospel. Henryk holds a PhD in engineering. His present research focuses on how to best use the Internet without forgetting to "stand firm" on the biblical truth as the final authority. He is married to Boguslawa, with whom he has three adult children: Filip, Paulina, and Szczepan.

 

Ron Kruse is retired and living in Scottsdale, Arizona.  With a BSIE and MBA from Bradley University, he had a 35-year career with Caterpillar Inc. and finished his career as President of Caterpillar Logistics.  He is a member of Scottsdale Bible Church, a supporting partner with the European Leadership Forum.  Ron spent three years living in Stockholm in the 80’s, and three years in Geneva Switzerland in the 90’s.  Altogether, Ron completed 21 years on international assignments.  Ron and his wife of 47 years, Marty, have two sons who attended international schools during his career.  Ron is now the President of DC Ranch Country Club and is a leader of a Men’s Bible Study there.

 

Nola Leach is a co-leader of the European Politics and Society Network and serves as the Chief Executive of CARE (Christian Action Research & Education), one of Europe’s leading Christian charities, which provides resources and helps bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. CARE undertakes a variety of social caring and educational programmes and research and is represented in the UK Parliaments and Assemblies. As Head of the Public Affairs team, Nola leads campaigns on topics such as human trafficking, Internet pornography, and the value of human life from its beginning to natural end. She has overseen the publication of Living Free, a sequel to the CARE book Searching for Intimacy – a resource designed to help those trapped in the net of Internet pornography. She has a passion for developing Christian leaders and heads up CARE’s unique Leadership Programme. She is increasingly in demand as both a writer and a public speaker, has penned numerous articles, and regularly appears in the media.

 

John Lenton is currently in his third career as the Minister of a country parish in Hampshire, England.  John was instrumental in helping to launch, in 1998, the Griffiths School of Management at Emanuel University of Oradea, Romania, an evangelical Christian university accredited by the Romanian Ministry of Education.  Until 2010, he was for a number of years the coordinator of the Leaders of Christian Organizations Network at the European Leadership Forum.  Prior to moving to Romania in 1998, John was a Senior Vice President at American Express Europe, where he occupied a number of senior positions over a period of 15 years with the company, taking early retirement at the end of 1996 in order to devote himself full-time to Christian service. John holds an MA from Oxford and an MBA from Harvard and is an ordained minister in the Church of England, having studied full time at Oak Hill Theological College shortly before moving to Romania.

 

Jeremy Marshall worked for many years in banking throughout the world. His last job was CEO of the UK’s oldest private bank, C. Hoare & Co. He stepped down in 2016 after being diagnosed with incurable cancer. He is Chairman of Christianity Explored, Pastor Training International, and Christian Books Worldwide, and a trustee of various other Christian charities. Married to Jeanette, he has 3 adult children, and lives in Sevenoaks, Kent.

 

 

Jane E. Norton is CEO of Norton & Associates LLC consulting firm. She earned her BS in Health Sciences from Colorado State University, her MS in Management from Regis University, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Colorado Christian University. Jane served as a Presidential appointee in the administrations of three US Presidents at the US Department of Health and Human Services; and in the cabinet of Governor Owens as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  She was elected Colorado’s 46th Lieutenant Governor.  Norton served on the Board of Trustees of the Denver Seminary, Valor Christian High School and was a Fellow with the Centennial Institute. Mother of two, step mother of two, and grandmother to seven, she is active in women’s Bible studies and teaching Sunday School to three-year olds.

 

Jeremy Peckham has spent much of his career in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and latterly, as a businessman and entrepreneur.  He worked as a government scientist at the UK Royal Aircraft Establishment and later moved to Logica, an international software and systems integration company. He founded his first company in 1993 and launched a successful public offering on the London Stock Exchange in 1996. Jeremy is now a technology entrepreneur, having helped to establish several high-tech companies over the last 20 years, where he has served as founder and interim CEO, Chairman, or non-executive director. He set up and is Chairman of The Fraser Peckham Trust (a grant-giving foundation), Give a Kid a Life (a child sponsorship charity), and Africa Rural Trainers Trust (a Kenyan based Trust: www.africaruraltrainers.org).  Jeremy has served in lay leadership as a deacon and also as an elder for many years at Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge, UK.  He is passionate about developing and mentoring the next generation of leaders.  Jeremy is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and 1st class honours graduate in Applied Science.

 

Chris Street is a former global Vice President who worked in a number of countries including the UK, Canada and Belgium. Chris was called to serve the local church in his early 50s and is one of the elders in a large multi site church in Wales. He also works with and encourages other church leaders and mentors individuals in business and full time Christian work. In 2017 he worked with others to establish the Wales Leadership forum in order to help make a gospel difference in Wales. 

 

Jeremy Taylor has spent much of his professional life in Christian publishing, working as an editor at Tyndale House Publishers for nearly twenty years, assisting many of the industry’s top authors in making their messages clear and compelling. In October 2018 he became president and CEO of Tyndale House Foundation, an international organization with partnerships throughout the world, many related to publishing and literature. He has a BA in Communications from Wheaton College and is currently completing an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, have five children and live in Wheaton, Illinois.

 

Mateusz Wichary comes from a Roman Catholic background and is currently a Polish Baptist pastor who has pastored three churches in a strictly Catholic setting. He is also the President of the Polish Baptist Church and the Polish Evangelical Alliance. Mateusz is a lecturer in Wyższe Baptystyczne Seminarium Teologiczne in Warszawa, Poland and Chief Redactor of Slowo Prawdy Publishing, the Polish Baptist Edition House and monthly Magazine. Mateusz holds a doctoral degree in Theology (Chrzescijanska Akademia Teologiczna), has published over one hundred of articles (both popular and academic, including in Catholic Journals) and three books: one about the New Apostolic Reformation (Nowa Reformacja czy Nowa Deformacja?...), one about the political theology of Abraham Kuyper ("Cała rzeczywistość dla Chrystusa"...), and a popular introduction to Protestantism for a Polish/Catholic reader (Najważniejsze pytania o protestantyzm). Mateusz is engaged in various forms of ecumenical dialogue on behalf of his church. Mateusz lives in Warszawa, with his wife Beata, son Wiktor, and daughter Helena.

 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT COHORT MENTOR

Steve Giere has served in Christian ministries for more than thirty-five years in America and Europe.  He has served in the local church as a teacher, elder, chairman of the elder board, and in various serving roles.  He is in his tenth year teaching and leading a Bible Study Fellowship class of 500 men in Chicago, IL.  Key to Steve’s role is shepherding and mentoring young leaders.  He and his wife are residents of Chicago and are members of The Moody Church, a diverse urban church with seventy countries and fifty mother languages represented in its membership.  There he teaches and serves as an elder.  His professional work is engaged in finance and investment management.

 

 

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