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LAUNCH KEYNOTE - Tuesday July 18th:
Jenni Catron is a leadership coach, author and speaker. Her passion is to cultivate healthy leaders to lead thriving organizations. As founder and CEO of The 4Sight Group, she consults organizations on leadership, team culture, and organizational health. With over 20 years experience,  Jenni has a passion for helping leaders “put feet to their vision.” She is the author of several books including Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership. 

KEYNOTE - Wednesday, July 19th:

Daniel Park’s
speaking career began in graduate school, when he was tasked with creating an EQ (emotional intelligence) training to teach to a small group. Not only did he enjoy creating the lesson and teaching it, he believed strongly in the topic. Daniel saw how emotional intelligence could not only benefit peoples’ personal lives, but also their professional lives. He began asking local organizations if they would be interested in having him walk their team through the training. This led to Daniel speaking across the state to various organizations and associations. In addition to teaching his emotional intelligence course, Daniel has also led onsite workshops with real estate firms and organizations around the country, and most recently was a keynote speaker at an international real estate conference. While he specializes in emotional intelligence, Daniel also speaks on the topics of leadership, communication, conflict, connection, personality, and emotional health/wellness.

In his 20s, Daniel was co-founder and manager of Mosaic House in Prague, Czech Republic. Mosaic House is a unique accommodation business specializing in hospitality and “green” technology. As a co-founder, his responsibilities included design, project management, development of operations, and profit/loss analysis. Mosaic House was awarded the Best New Hostel in the world in 2010 and was featured on NBC’s the Today Show, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Following his time in Prague, Daniel served as the Ministry Development Coordinator for Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.

Daniel earned his B.A. in Psychology from Clemson University, and his Master‘s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University. Daniel is a certified Professional Coach and Consultant from Concordia University and serves on the Board of Directors for the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors. He and his wife Brook have four children and enjoy serving the Foster Care Community in Knoxville, as they were formerly foster parents.

KEYNOTE - Thursday, July 20th:

Dr. Matt Cook
serves as the Director of the Center for Healthy Churches. He joined the Center after serving local congregations for thirty years with twenty years as senior pastor in churches in Texas, Arkansas, and North Carolina. Matt is a sought-after preacher, teacher, and workshop leader across the country and in various denominational settings. In addition to his work at the Center, he has served as interim pastor in multiple congregations across the country.

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from Samford University and completed both his MDiv and PhD in Church History at Baylor University.
When it comes to helping congregations, Matt combines research and scholarly insight with an emphasis on strategic focus and missional awareness. He has training and experience in strategic planning, staff reorganization and leadership development. Matt also has significant experience assisting congregations in the midst of pastoral transitions.

According to Matt, “We are in the midst of the most challenging but also most dynamic period of change that congregations in North America have ever seen. We can either drown in those waves of change or we can surf them. But when a congregation decides to do the work of gaining missional clarity and creatively engaging its community, amazing things can happen.”

KEYNOTE/CLOSING EVENT - Friday, July 21st:  He said - She said - Legal & Accounting Update

Elaine L. Sommerville is a CPA and the sole shareholder of Sommerville and Associates, P.C. She is a regular speaker for the Texas Society of CPAs, The Church Network, the Houston Church Coop,  and Shelby Systems, and she is an instructor for the AICPA as well as a contributing author for Christianity Today and Thomson Reuters/PPC Nonprofit Tax and Governance Guide. She is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of CPAs, The Church Network.

Frank Sommerville, JD, MPA, CPA is a shareholder in the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, PC, in Houston and Dallas, Texas. He holds a license as a Certified Public Accountant and is also board certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has served nonprofit institutions of all sizes as a bookkeeper, accountant, auditor, tax advisor and advocate, litigator, and legal advisor. He regularly assists churches in preventing litigation.  

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