Presented by Five Q and Virtuous

Embrace the Race


2 Timothy 4:7-8

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge will award to me on that day…”


As ministry leaders, we are still running that race every day, but you don’t have to run alone. The Digital Ministry Conference is a 2-day event leading up to the NRB Convention where digital ministry professionals from all over can grow together. At the DMC you’ll get practical training from ministry leaders with a track record of growth, find a safe and encouraging place to connect, and ask questions. You’ll also get a chance to celebrate the work that goes on (often behind the scenes) every day to drive digital impact.

Join Other Impact Driven Ministry Leaders

March 7-8, 2022

At the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville

Tickets are just $199!

Why You Need to Send Your Team

As a leader, you know your people are the secret to success, and you need to equip them with the skills and tools they need to do their job. You also need to encourage them and celebrate their work, to keep them motivated to press on when things get tough. At the DMC your team will find both.

  1. We offer highly practical sessions on the topics that matter most to your ministry. (watch some highlights from last year if you don’t believe us).

  2. We emphasize community and provide opportunities for your team to connect with others who will become lifelong friends and mentors.

  3. We understand the work that happens behind the scenes and celebrate with those who show up every day and put in the work required to run the race well.

Why You Don’t Want To Miss It

As someone who is tasked will bringing your ministry’s mission and vision to life, it can feel as if you’re just running on a treadmill in the basement by yourself. Attending the DMC will let you see you’re not running alone. If you’ve ever wished for a place to meet other digital leaders, hear what is working for them, and ask your questions. This is that place!

What Others Are Saying

"I loved how they were able to observe and measure and come up with a game plan based on metrics and real world data."

– Adrian R.

"I am looking forward to learning some ways that I can help my organization grow into the Digital Ministries space. We are just getting started and I want to find where the pitfalls are so we can avoid them as we get started."

– Andrew Y.

"Chad Williams and Five Q are among those at the epicenter of digital technology. Their commitment to help others take digital transformation strategy to the next level shines through at this conference."

– Gordon M.

"Thank you for putting this together. The sessions were very insightful and practical."

– Doug W.

"Wow I am getting so much out of this! THANK YOU!"

– Sofia C.

"I am so honored to have participated with everyone today."

– Barb W.

A Conference Designed Specifically for You

Since 2004 Five Q has been laser-focused on partnering with ministry leaders to multiply digital impact. In that time we’ve learned how challenging it can be to find relevant and reliable resources to grow in your role. The critical factor in being able to grow is by surrounding yourself with great people. This conference is designed specifically for you, but it’s not about passive consumption, in order to make this event amazing we need you to show up and be a part of the community.

Drive More Impact in 2022

There’s a simple way to ensure you’re driving more impact in 2022. It’s an easy (and fun) 3-step process.

  1. Attend the 2022 Digital Ministry Conference

  2. Get practical workshops on the topics that matter most & connect with other ministry leaders.

  3. Bring action items back to your team and grow your impact.

Speakers

Lauren Green
  • Chief Religion Correspondent

Fox News Channel

Ken Coleman
  • America’s Career Coach

Ramsey Solutions

Kathleen Canfield
  • Government, Politics, and Advocacy Partner Manager

Meta (Facebook)

Aly Hammond
  • Marketing Manager

Virtuous

Brooke Robertson
  • Worship Leader

Chad Williams
  • Cheif Executive Officer

Five Q

Chip Johnston
  • Director
  • Faith-Based Nonprofit Advisor

Virtuous

Chris Martin
  • Content Marketing Editor

Moody Publishers

James Spencer
  • President

Moody Center

John Cobb
  • Vice President

Ligonier Ministries

Kenny Jahng
  • Editor-in-Chief

Church Tech Today

Misty Phillip
  • Founder
  • CEO

Spark Media

Pete Marra
  • Vice President of Innovation

The Colson Center

Sam Rinearson
  • Marketing Manager

Bott Radio Network

Tabitha Kapic
  • Director of Innovation

The Chalmers Center

Conference Schedule

Monday, March 7th

  • 6:00 PM – Registration and Doors Open
  • 6:30 – Praise and Worship with Brooke Robertson
  • 7:00 – Joint Session with Spark Media, including keynote with Lauren Green, Fox News Channel
  • 9:00 – Closing

Tuesday, March 8th

  • 8:00 AM – Welcome and Devotional (James Spencer, Moody Center)
  • 8:30 – Break-through Thinking (Tabitha Kapic, The Chalmers Center)
  • 9:00 – Using Social to Maximize Your Reach (Chris Martin, Moody Publishers)
  • 9:30 – Staffing Your Ministry During the Great Resignation (Ken Coleman, Ramsey Solutions)
  • 10:00 – Panel Discussion
  • 10:30-1:00 PM – Break - NRB Lunch (additional charge, register on NRB website)
  • 1:00 – Afternoon kickoff
  • 1:15 – Personalizing Your User Experience (Sam Rinearson, Bott Radio Network)
  • 1:45 – Fundraising Trends for 2022 (Aly Hammond & Chip Johnston, Virtuous)
  • 2:15 – Deep Dive Breakout Sessions
  • 3:15 – Your Ministry, the Blockchain and the Metaverse (John Cobb, Ligonier Ministries)
  • 3:45 – Preparing for Big Tech Possibilities in 2022 (Pete Marra, Colson Center)
  • 4:15 – Using Facebook Ads to Grow Your Audience (Kathleen Canfield, Facebook/Meta)
  • 4:45 – Panel Discussion
  • 5:15 – Wrapup
  • 5:30 – Closing. We will be ending in plenty of time to catch the NRB Convention kick-off events.

After event social on Delta Island -- dinner on your own.

Digital Ministry Conference

Ticket Price – $199

Highlights from Last Year

When we say the sessions are practical with action items you can implement right away, we mean it. As in a case study showing how one ministry increased conversion rates over 1,000% using A/B testing. Or how another ministry was able to increase email engagement by 300%. Watch some of these short sessions from last year to see what kind of impact the DMC will have for your team.

Increase Conversion Rates Over 1,000% with Brad Davies from Salem Cultivate

Increase Email Engagement by 300% with Laura Hatcher from Love Worth Finding

A Simple Framework to Get Your Voice Heard on Social Media with Natchi Lazarus from Open Minds Agency

Build Innovation Into Your Ministry With Tabitha Kapic from the Chalmers Center

Premier Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Hotel & Travel

We are thrilled to be hosting this event leading up to the NRB Convention at The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center! The Gaylord Opryland is a stunning, one-of-a-kind resort experience featuring 9 acres of airy, indoor garden atriums, a wide selection of award-winning restaurants & bars, the world-class Relâche Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The resort features over 750,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space, 2,712 beautiful guest rooms, and 176 spectacular suites.

Hotel, Parking & Transportation Information

Book our stay through the NRB Gaylord Opryland block rate page

Lauren Green
  • Chief Religion Correspondent

Fox News Channel

Lauren Green currently serves as Fox News Channel's (FNC) chief religion correspondent based in the New York bureau. She joined FNC in 1996. Green reported live from Rome in 2013 on the election of Pope Francis, as well as on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. Additionally, she provided live coverage of the beatification of Pope John Paul II from Rome in 2011 and Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States in 2008. Prior to joining FNC, Green served as a weekend news anchor and correspondent at WBBM-TV (CBS-2) in Chicago, IL. From 1988 to 1993, she was a general assignment reporter at KSTP-TV (ABC-5) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Outside of her career at FNC, Green is a reputable concert pianist with a degree in piano performance from The University of Minnesota. She has interviewed some of the most prominent people in the classical music world including Placido Domingo, Pierre Boulez, Joshua Bell and has covered such events as the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and opening night of The Metropolitan Opera.

Ken Coleman
  • America’s Career Coach

Ramsey Solutions

An acclaimed interviewer and broadcaster, Ken Coleman inspires and informs audiences by drawing knowledge from some of the most well-known industry leaders, influencers, heads of state and celebrities. Host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLeadership podcast, Coleman equips, encourages and entertains listeners through thought-provoking interviews, helping them grow their businesses, pursue their passions and move toward a fulfilled purpose. 

Coleman began his career in broadcast at a local talk radio station in the Atlanta, Ga. market with his first hour of The Ken Coleman Show featuring Former-President Jimmy Carter. Since then he has conducted many high-profile interviews with guests like Tony Hawk, Mark Cuban, Jack Welch, Emmitt Smith and many more.

Ken’s current book, The Proximity Principle, is a Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller. It provides a simple plan on how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.  His first book, One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today's Leading Voices, shares insights and observations on the traits and tactics of great leaders and influencers, motivating people to never stop asking questions.

Coleman joined Ramsey Solutions in 2014 where he frequently guest hosts The Dave Ramsey Show – the #3 ranked nationally syndicated talk radio show in America.  He is also the host of The Ken Coleman Show which can be heard on SiriusXM radio.

Coleman and his wife, Stacy, live in Franklin, Tenn. with their two sons, Ty and Chase, and daughter, Josie. You can follow him on Twitter at @KenColeman, on Instagram at @KenWColeman and online at kencolemanshow.com or facebook.com/KenColemanHost. 

Kathleen Canfield
  • Government, Politics, and Advocacy Partner Manager

Meta (Facebook)

No bio yet for Kathleen Canfield, but we're sure it's coming soon!

Aly Hammond
  • Marketing Manager

Virtuous

No bio yet for Aly Hammond, but we're sure it's coming soon!

Brooke Robertson
  • Worship Leader

Brooke's captivating musical storytelling results in tracks like the title cut "Taking My Voice Back," a song centered on Brooke's personal story of forgiveness healing the wounds of sexual abuse from her childhood. Other highlights from the 11 track debut, include the song of surrender "Why Are You Waiting," which features Jason Roy (Building 429). "Purpose for the Pain" stands out as Brooke's thank you to her mom, who endured health complications that threatened both of their lives during pregnancy and the resulting lifelong effects.

Chad Williams
  • Cheif Executive Officer

Five Q

Since founding Five Q in 2004, Chad has led the Five Q team to serve organizations such as Revive Our Hearts, Joni and Friends, Answers in Genesis, Voice of the Martyrs and many others. Chad shares his insight and experience through speaking engagements such as the National Religious Broadcasters conference, the Christian Leadership Alliance conference, GospelCon and the Biola Digital Conference. When Chad isn’t leading his team, you might find him rolling on the floor with one or more of his seven kids, reading and pondering God’s word, or rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He and his wife reside in Atlantic with their seven children.

Chip Johnston
  • Director
  • Faith-Based Nonprofit Advisor

Virtuous

Chip is a Nonprofit Advisor and Director with Virtuous where he has the privilege of leading their faith forward business. He has been serving nonprofits at the intersection of technology and philanthropy for the past 12 years and prior to Virtuous, spent several years with Blackbaud. Chip lives in Charleston, SC, with his wife of 25 years, Julie, their two daughters, and his 100-pound shepherd/lab mutt, Elvis.

Chris Martin
  • Content Marketing Editor

Moody Publishers

Chris Martin is a content marketing editor at Moody Publishers and a social media, marketing, and communications consultant. He writes regularly in his newsletter, Terms of Service and is the author of his new book, Terms of Service, published by B&H Publishing.

James Spencer
  • President

Moody Center

James Spencer is a theologian and Christian leader who helps individuals and organizations ask and answer the necessary questions so that they can move from where they are to where God desires them to be. 

James earned his PhD in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served as an administrator and leader in Christian higher education overseeing education marketing and finance, instructional design, part- and full-time faculty, call center operations, and program design and development.  He continues to consult with Christian colleges and seminaries, as well as non-profit organizations to help them build stronger organizational capacity, design strategic products and programs, and improve marketing, recruitment, and enrollment efforts. 

He currently serves as President of D. L. Moody Center, an independent non-profit organization inspired by the life and ministry of Dwight Moody and dedicated to proclaiming the gospel and challenging God’s follow Jesus.  In addition, he leads the Shine Bright Project which seeks to mobilize God’s people to be and make disciples. 

James remains active in writing and teaching. His book titled Useful to God: Nine Lessons from the Life of D. L. Moody will be released later in February 2022.  He previously published Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind, as well as co-authoring Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology.  James contributed to The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Encyclopedia of Messianic Prophecy, andMarriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World.  James is a regular instructor for Right On Mission where he teaches courses including Developing the Christian Mind, Prophets and Whistleblowers, Secular Ideologies, Cultural Maturity, and Biblical Interpretation.

John Cobb
  • Vice President

Ligonier Ministries

John Cobb serves as vice president of strategic initiatives for Ligonier Ministries. John joined Ligonier in 2003, and he serves by advancing Ligonier’s vision around the world and helping deliver resources to people who want to learn about God and His Word. He previously served in various roles at Ligonier including marketing, circulation, sales, events, international outreach, and fundraising.

Kenny Jahng
  • Editor-in-Chief

Church Tech Today

Kenny is the editor-in-chief at ChurchTechToday.com. He is also one of the leaders at ChurchCommunications.com, a community with over 26,000 members in their private Facebook Group. He is founder of ChurchButler.com, a social media content subscription service for churches. Previously, has served as Church Online Pastor at Liquid Church in NJ gathering attendees from over 90 countries worldwide. He also leads a digital agency, Big Click Syndicate, helping mission-driven organizations create content with the purpose to gain traction with the right audiences online. Clients include organizations such as American Bible Society, Biblica, California Baptist University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and the United Methodist Church denomination. Kenny earned his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; MBA from Columbia Business School; and B.A. from Duke University.

Misty Phillip
  • Founder
  • CEO

Spark Media

Misty the host of the Spark Media Conference. She is a dreamer and a doer passionate about helping you spark your soul message. She encourages people to use their story to give God glory. As the Founder of Spark Media, Misty equips Christian Communicators and podcasters through virtual and live events, podcast network, magazine, and a thriving membership community. She is the host of the By His Grace Podcast ranked in the top 1.5 percent of all podcasts. Sought-after inspirational speaker and the author of the award-winning #1 Amazon New Release Bible Study, The Struggle is Real: But so is God, and the Spark Podcast Planner.

Pete Marra
  • Vice President of Innovation

The Colson Center

Pete Marra is recognized as a highly strategic executive who now serves as Vice President of Innovation at The Colson Center. He has over 20 years of experience in organizational strategy, leadership development, and technology integration. He has worked as a consultant for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, helping shape them into thriving, cutting edge organizations that are well prepared for the world’s uncertainties. 

Pete has founded several companies and works extensively in the startup and incubation space. He has a passion for developing leaders and working with individuals who are not averse to unconventional strategies.  Additionally, Pete has a heart for international ministry, serving short-term in more than 15 countries and living in China for three years. He has been a pastor, church planter, and mission mobilizer, who continues working to spread God’s truth and story of redemptive love around the world.

Sam Rinearson
  • Marketing Manager

Bott Radio Network

Sam leads the Marketing team for Bott Radio Network, a talk-formatted Christian radio network with 120 signals nationwide. The Marketing team is responsible for ensuring ministry partners receive the best possible support, for expanding the listener base and supporting sales teams across the country. He’s served at BRN for nearly eight years in various capacities. Sam has his bachelor’s in Marketing from Kansas State University and resides in Lenexa, Kansas. He and his wife, Anne, have four children, ages 1-8. In what little free time he has, he enjoys cycling or hiking with his wife.

Tabitha Kapic
  • Director of Innovation

The Chalmers Center

Tabitha has spent more than twenty years helping organizations grow and change while maintaining strategic focus on their core mission and vision. An avid practitioner of Design Thinking and innovation methodologies, Tabitha has worked in the humanitarian space both internationally and in the United States. She worked with the American Embassy in London, led Medair US during their response to the 2010 Haitian earthquake, and facilitated strategic planning, fundraising, and design thinking processes through her work with Covenant College, her own consulting firm, and Bridge Innovate. She is delighted to serve alongside her colleagues at The Chalmers Center to end poverty and innovate God’s kingdom. Tabitha, her husband, Dr. Kelly Kapic, and their children, Jonathan and Margot, love long talks and adventures of all sorts.

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Lauren Green
  • Chief Religion Correspondent

Fox News Channel

Lauren Green currently serves as Fox News Channel's (FNC) chief religion correspondent based in the New York bureau. She joined FNC in 1996. Green reported live from Rome in 2013 on the election of Pope Francis, as well as on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. Additionally, she provided live coverage of the beatification of Pope John Paul II from Rome in 2011 and Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States in 2008. Prior to joining FNC, Green served as a weekend news anchor and correspondent at WBBM-TV (CBS-2) in Chicago, IL. From 1988 to 1993, she was a general assignment reporter at KSTP-TV (ABC-5) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Outside of her career at FNC, Green is a reputable concert pianist with a degree in piano performance from The University of Minnesota. She has interviewed some of the most prominent people in the classical music world including Placido Domingo, Pierre Boulez, Joshua Bell and has covered such events as the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and opening night of The Metropolitan Opera.

Ken Coleman
  • America’s Career Coach

Ramsey Solutions

An acclaimed interviewer and broadcaster, Ken Coleman inspires and informs audiences by drawing knowledge from some of the most well-known industry leaders, influencers, heads of state and celebrities. Host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLeadership podcast, Coleman equips, encourages and entertains listeners through thought-provoking interviews, helping them grow their businesses, pursue their passions and move toward a fulfilled purpose. 

Coleman began his career in broadcast at a local talk radio station in the Atlanta, Ga. market with his first hour of The Ken Coleman Show featuring Former-President Jimmy Carter. Since then he has conducted many high-profile interviews with guests like Tony Hawk, Mark Cuban, Jack Welch, Emmitt Smith and many more.

Ken’s current book, The Proximity Principle, is a Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller. It provides a simple plan on how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.  His first book, One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today's Leading Voices, shares insights and observations on the traits and tactics of great leaders and influencers, motivating people to never stop asking questions.

Coleman joined Ramsey Solutions in 2014 where he frequently guest hosts The Dave Ramsey Show – the #3 ranked nationally syndicated talk radio show in America.  He is also the host of The Ken Coleman Show which can be heard on SiriusXM radio.

Coleman and his wife, Stacy, live in Franklin, Tenn. with their two sons, Ty and Chase, and daughter, Josie. You can follow him on Twitter at @KenColeman, on Instagram at @KenWColeman and online at kencolemanshow.com or facebook.com/KenColemanHost. 

Kathleen Canfield
  • Government, Politics, and Advocacy Partner Manager

Meta (Facebook)

No bio yet for Kathleen Canfield, but we're sure it's coming soon!

Aly Hammond
  • Marketing Manager

Virtuous

No bio yet for Aly Hammond, but we're sure it's coming soon!

Brooke Robertson
  • Worship Leader

Brooke's captivating musical storytelling results in tracks like the title cut "Taking My Voice Back," a song centered on Brooke's personal story of forgiveness healing the wounds of sexual abuse from her childhood. Other highlights from the 11 track debut, include the song of surrender "Why Are You Waiting," which features Jason Roy (Building 429). "Purpose for the Pain" stands out as Brooke's thank you to her mom, who endured health complications that threatened both of their lives during pregnancy and the resulting lifelong effects.

Chad Williams
  • Cheif Executive Officer

Five Q

Since founding Five Q in 2004, Chad has led the Five Q team to serve organizations such as Revive Our Hearts, Joni and Friends, Answers in Genesis, Voice of the Martyrs and many others. Chad shares his insight and experience through speaking engagements such as the National Religious Broadcasters conference, the Christian Leadership Alliance conference, GospelCon and the Biola Digital Conference. When Chad isn’t leading his team, you might find him rolling on the floor with one or more of his seven kids, reading and pondering God’s word, or rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He and his wife reside in Atlantic with their seven children.

Chip Johnston
  • Director
  • Faith-Based Nonprofit Advisor

Virtuous

Chip is a Nonprofit Advisor and Director with Virtuous where he has the privilege of leading their faith forward business. He has been serving nonprofits at the intersection of technology and philanthropy for the past 12 years and prior to Virtuous, spent several years with Blackbaud. Chip lives in Charleston, SC, with his wife of 25 years, Julie, their two daughters, and his 100-pound shepherd/lab mutt, Elvis.

Chris Martin
  • Content Marketing Editor

Moody Publishers

Chris Martin is a content marketing editor at Moody Publishers and a social media, marketing, and communications consultant. He writes regularly in his newsletter, Terms of Service and is the author of his new book, Terms of Service, published by B&H Publishing.

James Spencer
  • President

Moody Center

James Spencer is a theologian and Christian leader who helps individuals and organizations ask and answer the necessary questions so that they can move from where they are to where God desires them to be. 

James earned his PhD in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served as an administrator and leader in Christian higher education overseeing education marketing and finance, instructional design, part- and full-time faculty, call center operations, and program design and development.  He continues to consult with Christian colleges and seminaries, as well as non-profit organizations to help them build stronger organizational capacity, design strategic products and programs, and improve marketing, recruitment, and enrollment efforts. 

He currently serves as President of D. L. Moody Center, an independent non-profit organization inspired by the life and ministry of Dwight Moody and dedicated to proclaiming the gospel and challenging God’s follow Jesus.  In addition, he leads the Shine Bright Project which seeks to mobilize God’s people to be and make disciples. 

James remains active in writing and teaching. His book titled Useful to God: Nine Lessons from the Life of D. L. Moody will be released later in February 2022.  He previously published Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind, as well as co-authoring Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology.  James contributed to The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Encyclopedia of Messianic Prophecy, andMarriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World.  James is a regular instructor for Right On Mission where he teaches courses including Developing the Christian Mind, Prophets and Whistleblowers, Secular Ideologies, Cultural Maturity, and Biblical Interpretation.

John Cobb
  • Vice President

Ligonier Ministries

John Cobb serves as vice president of strategic initiatives for Ligonier Ministries. John joined Ligonier in 2003, and he serves by advancing Ligonier’s vision around the world and helping deliver resources to people who want to learn about God and His Word. He previously served in various roles at Ligonier including marketing, circulation, sales, events, international outreach, and fundraising.

Kenny Jahng
  • Editor-in-Chief

Church Tech Today

Kenny is the editor-in-chief at ChurchTechToday.com. He is also one of the leaders at ChurchCommunications.com, a community with over 26,000 members in their private Facebook Group. He is founder of ChurchButler.com, a social media content subscription service for churches. Previously, has served as Church Online Pastor at Liquid Church in NJ gathering attendees from over 90 countries worldwide. He also leads a digital agency, Big Click Syndicate, helping mission-driven organizations create content with the purpose to gain traction with the right audiences online. Clients include organizations such as American Bible Society, Biblica, California Baptist University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and the United Methodist Church denomination. Kenny earned his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; MBA from Columbia Business School; and B.A. from Duke University.

Misty Phillip
  • Founder
  • CEO

Spark Media

Misty the host of the Spark Media Conference. She is a dreamer and a doer passionate about helping you spark your soul message. She encourages people to use their story to give God glory. As the Founder of Spark Media, Misty equips Christian Communicators and podcasters through virtual and live events, podcast network, magazine, and a thriving membership community. She is the host of the By His Grace Podcast ranked in the top 1.5 percent of all podcasts. Sought-after inspirational speaker and the author of the award-winning #1 Amazon New Release Bible Study, The Struggle is Real: But so is God, and the Spark Podcast Planner.

Pete Marra
  • Vice President of Innovation

The Colson Center

Pete Marra is recognized as a highly strategic executive who now serves as Vice President of Innovation at The Colson Center. He has over 20 years of experience in organizational strategy, leadership development, and technology integration. He has worked as a consultant for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, helping shape them into thriving, cutting edge organizations that are well prepared for the world’s uncertainties. 

Pete has founded several companies and works extensively in the startup and incubation space. He has a passion for developing leaders and working with individuals who are not averse to unconventional strategies.  Additionally, Pete has a heart for international ministry, serving short-term in more than 15 countries and living in China for three years. He has been a pastor, church planter, and mission mobilizer, who continues working to spread God’s truth and story of redemptive love around the world.

Sam Rinearson
  • Marketing Manager

Bott Radio Network

Sam leads the Marketing team for Bott Radio Network, a talk-formatted Christian radio network with 120 signals nationwide. The Marketing team is responsible for ensuring ministry partners receive the best possible support, for expanding the listener base and supporting sales teams across the country. He’s served at BRN for nearly eight years in various capacities. Sam has his bachelor’s in Marketing from Kansas State University and resides in Lenexa, Kansas. He and his wife, Anne, have four children, ages 1-8. In what little free time he has, he enjoys cycling or hiking with his wife.

Tabitha Kapic
  • Director of Innovation

The Chalmers Center

Tabitha has spent more than twenty years helping organizations grow and change while maintaining strategic focus on their core mission and vision. An avid practitioner of Design Thinking and innovation methodologies, Tabitha has worked in the humanitarian space both internationally and in the United States. She worked with the American Embassy in London, led Medair US during their response to the 2010 Haitian earthquake, and facilitated strategic planning, fundraising, and design thinking processes through her work with Covenant College, her own consulting firm, and Bridge Innovate. She is delighted to serve alongside her colleagues at The Chalmers Center to end poverty and innovate God’s kingdom. Tabitha, her husband, Dr. Kelly Kapic, and their children, Jonathan and Margot, love long talks and adventures of all sorts.

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