Kingdom Leadership


At some point over the past several years, you may have heard Pastor Jeff or me talk about our involvement with The Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI). PLI began in 1999, and Jeff and I were a part of the first class that went through the four-year learning journey. Since then we have participated on several different levels with PLI: we attended Board and Executive Development training, have been a part of the training team for PLI-International, and Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of PLI for seven years. Our most recent involvement has been developing and creating a new curriculum for PLI-Missional Leader, a two-year learning community for pastors and their wives as well as lay leaders. Emily Powers has been a key contributor to this new endeavor as well. The cohort consists of 16 couples from around the US and Canada. The final time that this cohort will be together is October 14-17, 2014, and the Church will be hosting them. What an exciting opportunity to have these brothers and sisters in our midst!

Would you join us as we pray for the gathering and for each participant? We celebrate what God has done in their lives, their neighborhoods, and their ministries across the country. We look forward to what God has in store in the days ahead as we all continue to join Him in the work He is already doing.


Dave and Marilyn Bottorff — Darien, IL

Jeff and Cindy Corder — West Unity, OH

Michael and Kristy Grannis — Belleville, MI

Corey and Stephanie Grunklee — Lubbock, TX

Bernie and Gretchen Huesmann — Grafton, WI

Kelly and Katie Huet — Milwaukee, WI

Luke and Courtney Jacob — Racine, WI

Eric and Lisa Johnson — Slidell, LA

Gene and Ann Johnson — Port St. Lucie, FL

Tony and Lisa Kobak — Jackson, MO

John and Cathy Koczman — Santa Clarita, CA

Wayne and Cindy Lunderby — Chilliwack, Canada

Cash and Tammy Myers — Racine, WI

Phil and Heather Robarge — Urbandale, IA

Eric and Sara Trickey — San Marcos, CA

Tom and Sara Vanderbilt — Whitehouse, TN


Dave and Diane Bahn — Houston, TX

Ben and Kate Griffin — Cottage Grove, MN

Jock and Gail Ficken — Aurora, IL (Executive leaders of PLI)

Jeff and Amy Meyer — Madison, WI

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