John enjoys mentoring and investing in individuals, encouraging them to adopt a philosophy of lifelong learning and to become the best they were made to be. He draws on his experience serving over 180 companies in twelve different industry sectors as he works to enhance business operations in the areas of corporate development, program development and mission fulfillment, sales and fund development, marketing, financial planning, accounting, and human resources. When he is not working, John enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, baking bread, and cooking soup.
George M Hillman Jr
George is passionate about discipleship, spiritual formation, and leadership development. As a seminary professor at one of the premier evangelical seminaries in the world (Dallas Theological Seminary), he brings his twenty-five years of ministry leadership experience into the classroom impacting the next generation of godly servant leaders. George has seen hundreds of seminary graduates launch and serve in a wide variety of ministry contexts around the world. An author and frequent consultant on educational and leadership development for churches and parachurch organizations, he helps to bridge the classroom with the “real world” of ministry. He has worked with a variety of cultural contexts, church styles (traditional and contemporary), and ages of people (children through senior adults). In his free time, George loves cheering for college sports and discovering the next Texas BBQ joint.
John loves to help people connect and grow. He has discovered that amazing things happen when individuals are connected. He helps unlock the value of relationships and can demonstrate the skills to build intimacy starting with the first conversation. John has served for ten years as a Community Pastor in the North Dallas area where he helps people connect within the church. In his free time, John enjoys a good book over a cup of coffee when he is not with his family or on an outdoor adventure.
Paul believes there is nothing like the local church when it is thinking beyond itself and engaging it’s context. With 25 years of experience leading in medium to megachurch settings, he is passionate about building teams, setting corporate culture, and architecting city partnership strategies. He asks the right questions to help unleash the church for the common good in the center of the culture, instead of getting pushed to the margins. Almost all of Paul’s free time these days is spent on the sidelines of north Dallas, watching his kids’ sports teams.