Battling for Balance - Jesse Hieb
The world we live in demands your time and attention. It expects you to care about what it wants. With no apologies. It doesn’t matter if you are in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or even your 60’s. Finding time to live, work, and grow spiritually is hard and at times seems impossible. Establishing your world where those three things aren’t opposing each other is constantly a challenge. Jesse’s rules for establishing a life/work/faith balance in a world that disagrees is told through the life experiences of one in that battle, day in and day out.
Jesse would describe himself as just a normal, average human that loves Jesus and screws up a lot. But that isn’t true. Jesse Hieb’s passion for people, living, working, failing, and experiencing the world around him is abnormal to say the least. A former case manager in child welfare turned horse manure shoveler and now Lead Digital Film Producer for one of the largest creative agencies in the world, establishing a life/work/faith balance is and has been a constant battle. Most of us would do our best to forget the teaching moments that God has put Jesse through. Jesse doesn’t. He uses those experiences to coach his team into winning the life/work battle as often as possible so that they too will chase the lion.
Everyday opportunities for Christian Leadership - Steve Loehr
This session will be an interactive session, showing how God has put opportunities in my life to exhibit Christian leadership, and that he has given you those opportunities, as well.
God has “trained” us since we were young children for the tasks he lays before us today. “O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter, we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64;8. 1 Peter 4;4 says ”Each one of you should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others”.
God has formed us and given all of us gifts to share with those around us – Christian leadership is one of those gifts.
Born in 1950 in Dundee, Wisconsin, to David and Bernice Loehr. Attended public grade school in Campbellsport for two years and then attended St. Peter’s Lutheran in Fond Du Lac, 20 miles away. Graduated from Winnebago Lutheran in 1968.( Student body president) Graduate of UW- Stevens Point in 1972. While a student, attended a mission congregation in Plover and served on Church Council. Married to wife, Cheryl, for 45 years.4 children, 10 grandchildren. V.P. at Kwik Trip for 29 years. Blessing to work for a Christian leader, Don Zietlow, who in turn gave me many opportunities to serve on church – related boards, many in a leadership role – TLH, MLC, ToG, Luther High School, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Good Steward, etc. Also served on many industry-related boards, such as National Association of Convenience Stores, Wisconsin Grocers, Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce, Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers, etc.
Living Within Your Means - Financial Stewardship for Christian Leaders - Michael Lendt
Excess wealth, treasures, and gifts from above are left to our care for the benefit and expansion of His Kingdom (Proverbs 21:20, Matthew 25:29, 1 Peter 4:10). This interactive discussion will cover basic principles of financial wellness, investment stewardship strategies, pre-retirement planning, and enemies of financial wellness. Financial planning opportunities and efficiencies will also be explored, specifically regarding recent tax changes from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. A financially-equipped Christian can be a great blessing to his or her marriage, family, and work of the Lord!
Michael Lendt has served full-time as a Registered Investment Advisor at Hahn Financial Group, Inc. for the past 3 years. Following undergraduate studies at Bethany, he earned his Masters of Business Administration through the Vucurevich School of Business at the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is currently enrolled in the American College of Financial Services and studying to earn his Chartered Financial Consultant designation (ChFC). One of Michael’s personal accomplishments, as a young financial steward, was completing his undergraduate program with nearly no student loans while paying over $50,000 out of pocket for school, housing, and personal expenses from his own savings and part-time income. Michael enjoys the opportunities at Hahn Financial Group to serve individual clients and families with planning, as well as employer sponsored retirement plans.
Strengths Finder: Know and Use Your Strengths - Dr. Scott Gostchock
This learn-the-basics overview of Strengths Finder will help you and your team become more aware of each person’s individual God-given strengths and the strengths of the team. The emphasis will be on how each person and the team can better use their strengths to serve the Lord in ministry and the many other roles in their lives. Strength Partner-Up Opportunities will be identified and encouraged in light of how God has created us to be a unique part of the body of Christ.
Dr. Scott Gostchock is a 1993 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College. He received a Masters in Education from Brenau University in 1996. He then completed a doctorate in educational leadership and administration at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Gostchock has served cross-cultural, inner city ministry, ministry startups, and has provided leadership training and development for hundreds of institutions and thousands of individuals. Currently he is the Director for Grace In Action (GIA) a parasynodical leadership ministry. These unique settings and experiences have provided a tremendous backdrop for Dr. Gostchock’s presentations, team building, transformative leadership work, Strengths Finder efforts, consulting, and global leadership.