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#GLS14 Jeffrey Immelt – CEO of GE

Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE’s Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. Mr. Immelt has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s, and since he began […]

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#GLS14 Session 2 :: Carly Fiorina – Leadership is a Choice

Carly started out as a secretary for a small real‐estate business. She then joined AT&T in an entry‐ level sales position. Fifteen years later she led AT&T’s spin‐out of Lucent Technologies and then Lucent’s North American operations. In 1999, she was recruited to Hewlett‐Packard where she would become the first woman to lead a Fortune […]

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#GLS14 Session 1 :: Bill Hybels – Hard Fought Leadership Lessons

Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership for the local church. Both visionary and passionate about seeing […]

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#VergeChi :: Todd Engstrom – 3 Ways to Kill A Missional Culture

Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasureRomans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope […]

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#VergeChi :: Jo Saxton – Imitate Jesus

As the college pastor at St. Thomas Church, Sheffield, Jo planted missional congregations amongst college students and young adults. Now as Director of Pioneer Communities with 3dministries, Jo works alongside church leadership teams seeking to build missional churches in today’s culture. She’s married to Chris, a Lutheran pastor and they have two amazing daughters, Tia […]

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#VergeChi :: Dhati Lewis – Live With Jesus & With People

Dhati is the Lead Pastor at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, GA. Dhati, born and raised in California, moved to Texas for his undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas and his graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Ministries). While in Texas, Dhati served on staff at Denton Bible […]

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#VergeChi :: Missional Community Panel Discussion

This is a panel discussion with Alan Hirsch, Jo Saxton, Dhati Lewis, Todd Engstrom, and Jeff Vandersteldt. What advice would you give to those who are just starting out in this whole realm of missional community? Approach this whole conversation with that of need and understanding. As we seek to be missional, come with a […]

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#VergeChi :: Alan Hirsch – The Past & Future

Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network. Currently he co-leads Future Travelers, an innovative learning program helping megachurches become missional movements. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Alan is considered to be a thought-leader and key mission strategist for churches across the Western world. Hirsch is the author of The Forgotten […]

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#Catalyst :: Judah Smith

Judah Smith is the Lead Pastor of The City Church in Seattle, Washington. The City Church is a thriving multi-site church noted for its cultural relevance, commitment to biblical integrity and faith, and love for Jesus. Weekly attendance is over six thousand, and many thousands listen in each week via online video and audio broadcast […]

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#Catalyst :: Angela Ahrendts – CEO of Burberry

Since 2006, Angela has been Chief Executive Officer of Burberry, the global luxury company distinguished by its 155-year British heritage and iconic outerwear. Under the leadership of Angela and the executive team, the development of a pure brand strategy has driven the company’s global growth, realized through international retail expansion and innovation in product design […]

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