Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


For what seems like forever, I’ve been going to the leadership summit via satelite in various churches. In nor cal we literally went all over the bay area to see it at my last church and now for the past 4 years, I’ve been able to join journey at it in our own backyard as we host it.

It always rocks my world and challenges my thinking and makes me step it up a notch.

Today in the office I let a webcast of this years “speaking faculty” play in the background. Dang. I got fired up already. If there was a year I’d like to go see it live in Chicago, this is the year.

They still haven’t put Barry C. Black on it yet, but perhaps someday they will.

In the mean time. I’m stoked to hear from this line up. I love hearing from Hybels, but I literally can’t wait to hear from the others I put in bold italics below. Gonna be SWEET!!!!

  • Bill Hybels, Founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL.
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, Clinical psychologist, author, and business consultant
  • Carly Fiorina, Former chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, business commentator, and strategic advisor
  • Dr. David Ireland, Founder and senior pastor of Christ Church, Montclair, NJ
  • Patrick Lencioni, Business consultant, author, and president of The Table Group, Inc.
  • Gary Hamel, Renowned business thinker and visiting professor at London School of Business
  • Dr. Tim Keller, Author, Founder and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, NY
  • Jessica Jackley, Co-founder of, the world’s first peer-to-peer online micro-lending website
  • Harvey Carey, Founder and senior pastor of Citadel of Faith Covenant Church, Detroit, MI
  • Dave Gibbons, Author, Founder and lead pastor of Newsong Church, Irvine, CA
  • David Gergen, Political analyst for CNN and PBS and former White House adviser to four presidents
  • Dan Heath, Author, consultant, and co-founder of Thinkwell
  • Chip Heath, Author, consultant, and professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
  • Andrew Rugasira, Founder of Good African Coffee and African trade advocate
  • Bono, Lead singer of U2 and activist in the fight against AIDS and poverty in Africa
  • Wess Stafford, President and CEO of Compassion International

You can check out some of their bios and see some videos here. But if you’re leadership of any kind, man…. I can’t imagine why you’d miss the chance on August 6th and 7th to be challenged by this team of world changing men and women from around the globe. There is nothing quite like it.


  1. Looks awesome. When I was at Crossroads I went there every year. Obviously sometimes I got more than others but there were usually 1 or 2 that I thought were pure gold. I might see if I can hop in on the day Keller is speaking.

  2. I love leadership conference. There are a couple of folks there that I definitely want to hear. Good to know it’s at Journey… not far for me at all.

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