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Influential Christian leaders sharing their passions and purpose in personal conversations.

Influential Christian leaders sharing their passions and purpose in personal conversations.


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Influential Christian leaders sharing their passions and purpose in personal conversations.






Mark Szatkowski

For more information on our guest please go to the following links: Mark Szatkowski LinkedIn www.themovementleadership.org


Alex Broekman and Jennifer Cho

For more information on our guest please go to the following links: Alex Broekman LinkedIn Jennifer Cho LinkedIn www.leadershipcenter.city


Ian Tan

For more information on our guest please go to the following link: Ian Tan LinkedIn


Julia Gibbs

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Tracy Thomas

A native to South Jersey, Northwest Indiana and Chicago, Tracy is now serving with her family under the shadow of America’s Mountain in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. This season of her career can best be described as “hold on for the fun ride” while serving as Senior Vice President of Advancement for the 210 year-old ministry Biblica, The International Bible Society. Motivated by a heart that seeks to see people reached with the Word of God in their language, Tracy is grateful to...


Joi Freeman

Strategist. Youth culture enthusiast. Advocate for the voices of vulnerable populations. Joi Freeman thrives in chaos and is a natural-born influencer. Widely regarded as a brand "fixer," she possesses a unique talent for creating compelling strategies out of disorder and streamlining messages. She helps professionals realize their potential and has a knack for moving teams from the place where they are stuck to the place they want to be. Her work launching brands and transforming culture...


Yu Khing Poh

Born and bred in Singapore, I’ve grown-up and lived here all my life. I love this country. Singapore is nothing short of an economic miracle, and God’s blessing has been on this nation. Having worked for 19 years in government and private sectors, in 2017, I took 3 months off work to attend the School of Leadership programme at Tung Ling Bible School Singapore. This turned out to be a spiritual milestone and a life-changing event for me. During the course, I found myself asking God: “How...


Paul Borthwick

Paul & Christie Borthwick serve on the staff of Development Associates International (www.daintl.org), a training group dedicated to the character and ministry development of leaders in the under-resourced world (www.daintl.org). Paul teaches missions at Gordon College (www.gordon.edu) and serves as an Urbana/ Missions Associate with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (www.urbana.org). Paul's ministry focuses on three priorities: mobilizing others for cross-cultural ministry, encouraging...

Eden Chen

Fishermen Labs, Common Foods, and Sonar Teams In 2014, Eden Chen launched Fishermen Labs, a company specializing in app and website development, and virtual reality and augmented reality for brands and startups. His clients include Sony, United Nations, HTC, Qualcomm, Quintiles, NFL and NBC. He also founded Knife and Fox, a design studio for brands and startups. Chen was recently in Forbes 30 Under 30. https://www.linkedin.com/in/edechen/

Tom Hsieh

Tom Hsieh is the founder and CEO of SplinterRock, Inc, a technology consulting and brokerage firm that provides comprehensive tech solutions. He also is the Co-Founder of FLOAT Shuttle. Tom has two decades of leadership experience in the Fortune 1000, in start-ups, and with aerospace companies. He served in key roles with Earthlink from its earliest start-up stage through its IPO. A distinguished community leader and social entrepreneur in the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys, Hsieh has been...

Bob Doll

Bob Doll is a senior portfolio manager and chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management. Bob manages seven portfolios, including large caps and alternatives. He is a highly-respected authority on the equities markets among investors, advisors and the media. As the author of widely-followed weekly commentaries and annual market predictions, Bob provides ongoing, timely market perspectives. Bob began working in the financial industry in 1980. Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management, he...


Alec Hill

Alec Hill is President Emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. After serving as president for 14 years, he underwent a successful bone marrow transplant (with his brother, Grant, as donor) in 2015. His current role includes mentoring, advising, teaching and external representation. Prior positions include serving as Dean of the School of Business and Economics and the Joe Hope Professor of Law and Ethics at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). He also served as Regional Director at...


Jackson Crum

Jackson Crum is Teaching and Lead Pastor at Park Community Church in Chicago, Illinois. He and his wife Donna have been involved in ministry in Southern California, Philadelphia, and Holland, MI before re-landing in Chicago 11 years ago. He says of his desire for ministry, that, "It is my hope that through the ministry of Park, people who are far from God will be captured by a personal vision to live like Jesus in our city while working for its renewal; and that we will live out God's...

Ava Steaffens

M. Ava Steaffens, J.D., is the Chief Executive Officer for Christian Community Development Association, based in Chicago, IL. Before joining the CCDA team, she led KidWorks Community Development Corporation in Santa Ana, CA for 15 years, earning numerous awards for community leadership, education, and civic engagement and advocacy. A Cuban-American, native of Miami, FL, Ava earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University and later earned her Juris Doctor from...

Dr. Julius Wong Loi Sing

Dr. Julius was born and raised on the island of Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. After studying at Calvary Bible College and Grace Theological Seminary he served as a pastor on Curacao and as one of the theologians for the Papiamentu Bible produced by the Bible Society of the Netherlands-Antilles. He has been teaching in the Moody Graduate School for the last 9 years in the areas of Biblical Languages, Biblical Theology, Hermeneutics and Discipleship. He is married to April and they have...

Kevin Nguyen

Pastor of Leadership & Multiplication, Adjunct Professor Mariners Church, Biola University To assist those who assist the Kingdom. That’s my personal life mission statement. Before pursuing a PhD in Education & Leadership at Biola University, my career has predominantly been in corporate management at Fortune 500 companies. Investing over a decade in marketing and strategizing for companies that were not Kingdom minded, God placed on my heart to dedicate all my talents, strengths, and...


Tony Chen

Tony Chen is Managing Director of Kinyungu Ventures, an impact investing firm developing generational relationships with East African early-stage ventures and small businesses. He is also chairman of Govzilla, a software company he co-founded and led as CEO for eight years. Tony is on the investment committee for Triphammer Ventures. His first company, Hospital Impact, was acquired in 2009. Prior to his entrepreneurial and investing days, Tony worked 10 years in various corporate,...