At Work: A Speaker Series
Starting January 23rd, we will be hosting a four-week speaker series exploring topics geared toward working with purpose. We spend a lot of our best hours, and many of our closest relationships are formed, in the workplace. This provides each of us a unique opportunity to impact our community, but first we need a clear understanding of what it may look like to live out our faith at work.
Come hear many incredible leaders from the for-profit and non-profit workplace share their stories, their leadership strategies, and how God is at work. You can read more about our speakers and their accomplishments in their biographies below!
Mondays | Herndon Campus | 6:30 p.m. | Childcare provided
January 23rd | Kim Lopdrup and Eddy Moratin: Work as a Calling | audio
January 30th | Jeff Kern and Michael Pape: Work is Sacred | audio
February 6th | Lisa Schultz and Panel Discussion: The Journey to Gracious Leadership | audio
February 13th | Leigh Ann Horton and Panel Discussion: Letting God Run My Business | audio
CEO, Red Lobster
Kim Lopdrup is a husband, father, follower of Jesus, and leader in business. Kim, CEO of Red Lobster Seafood Company, was called to be a missionary in the marketplace at an Urbana conference in 1979. Since that time, Kim has distinguished himself as a leader in business and demonstrates in his life how following Jesus and being a business leader can give a unique platform from which to display the gospel. Kim has been around Summit forever, even serving on Summit’s board from 2011-2013 and still acting as an advisor to Lead Pastor John Parker. He believes in Summit’s vision and is eager to help lead in the conversation about how we can live out that vision in our workplace.
Executive Director of LIFT Orlando
Eddy Moratin is the Executive Director of LIFT Orlando, a non-profit organization of business leaders partnering with residents to break the cycle of poverty through neighborhood revitalization. Eddy has an extensive background in for-profit as well as non-profit leadership, with a special passion for the convergence of faith and work. This passion grew over the course of his leadership at the Jobs Partnership of Florida, Lifework Leadership, and now LIFT Orlando. As a long time partner at Summit, Eddy has served in numerous leadership positions within the church including his most recent position as a board member. Eddy is passionate about Jesus, his amazing wife, and two beautiful children.
Organizational Development Pastor, Summit Church
Jeff Kern is the Organizational Development Pastor at Summit Church. In college, Jeff was involved with CRU (then Campus Crusade for Christ) at University of Michigan. He graduated with a business degree, followed by his CPA, and was hired by an accounting firm. Simultaneously Jeff participated in a hands-on apprenticeship pastorate program. He started GCM, an international mission organization, and served as its President doing the work of planting churches stateside and abroad. He has traveled to Europe, Latin America, and Africa counseling church leaders. Before joining the staff at Summit, Jeff was the COO for Spraggins Builder Services. At Summit he has provided leadership in key central service areas and brought his workplace excellence to the organization. Ministry and the marketplace have always been a passion for Jeff. He views one’s work place as a mission field and fertile ground for discipleship. Jeff has been married to his wife, Jill, for 28 years and they have three daughters, one son, and two sons-in-law.
Professor of Practice and Director, Upstarts Student Venture Accelerator at University of Central Florida
Dr. Michael Pape is the Professor of Practice & Director, Upstarts Student Venture Accelerator at University of Central Florida. He has a deep faith, a wonderful wife, four children, and three grandkids. Dr. Pape is uniquely gifted as a scientist and a businessman and is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded several life-science companies. At Upjohn and Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer), he was instrumental in the success of numerous cardiovascular drug discovery and development programs, including Lipitor. His entrepreneurial efforts have led to his inclusion in the book How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America.
Chief Services Officer, CNL Financial Group
As Chief Services Officer of CNL Financial Group, Lisa Schultz is responsible for the alignment of the strategy, brand, culture, and leadership to accelerate organizational performance. She facilitates the development and communication of CNL’s strategic architecture and integrates those plans with business management systems. Lisa has more than 25 years of experience in real estate and financial services, including leadership roles with Bank of America, NationsBank, and Barnett Bank. Lisa is also the founder of J4 Leaders (a network of encouragement for Christian women leaders), is the vice chair of the Board of Directors for Grace Medical Home, a Board Member for LIFT Orlando, and on the Advisory Board for The Collaborative Orlando. Lisa is passionate about God, her family, and the community. She is married and has two sons currently attending Florida State.
Leigh Ann Horton
Owner/Director at Trinity Advisory Services
Leigh Ann Horton is a wife and mother, long-time partner at Summit, business owner, and one of the most connected and engaging people you will ever meet. She is the owner and director of Trinity Advisory Services, which creates professional partnership to help businesses prosper through accounting, finance, and human resource assistance. Leigh Ann, who has served on the Operations Team at Summit for years and is presently serving on our board, is brilliant both in financial and strategic leadership. She is also endlessly enthusiastic about how God is building Summit, and is passionate about seeing the gospel lived out—both in the community of the church and as we the church live and work in the world around us.
February 6th: The Journey to Gracious Leadership
Leigh Ann Horton, Owner/Director at Trinity Advisory Services
Lisa Schultz, Chief Services Officer, CNL Financial Group
Amanda Ober, Reporter WESH TV
February 13th: Letting God Run My Business
Heath Hensley, Chief Technology Officer, PowerDMS
Leigh Ann Horton, Owner/Director at Trinity Advisory Services
Dru Dalton, Chief Executive Officer, Real Thread