The Leader Board is a series of five half-day leadership development sessions designed to equip marketplace leaders to impact their spheres of influence for the kingdom of God.
- 7:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
- 8:00 AM Leadership Lessons from the Word (Bible Study with a DTS Professor)
- 9:15 AM Featured Speaker
- 10:15 AM “Up Close & Personal” Q & A with Featured Speaker
- 11:00 AM Closing Remarks
Dallas Country Club | Dallas, TX
What happens at each session?
Each Leader Board session will feature:
- Leadership principles from the Bible taught by Dallas Theological Seminary professors
- Real-world insight from recognized leaders including a Q & A session
- Interaction with other marketplace leaders and opportunities to be encouraged and challenged
“These sessions have allowed us to interact with other "believer leaders" and great biblical speakers. It's not so much what we say as it is how we treat our people, our vendors, our customers, and each other!”
McQueary Henry Bowles Troy, LLP
“The Leader Board is a reminder that our business is God's gracious provision, a vehicle through which we honor Him and advance His kingdom purposes.”
Edward Jones Investments
Wednesday, February 4 | Session 1
Doug Napier serves as Senior Counsel, Executive Vice President, and Chief Alliance Officer with Alliance Defending Freedom in Scottsdale, AZ, where he uses his 20 years of legal experience to focus on serving, strengthening, and expanding the strategic alliance throughout the country and world. For Napier, law is not simply a profession, but a calling. He attended Dallas Theological Seminary before he went to law school and decided to merge his love for ministry and law in one noble profession.
Dr. Darrell Bock
Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies
Executive Director of Cultural Engagement
Wednesday, April 8 | Session 2
Joseph Stowell is president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has also written numerous books, including The Trouble with Jesus, Simply Jesus and You, The Upside of Down, and Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders. Joe also works with RBC Ministries, partnering in media productions, outreach to pastors, devotional writing, and a web ministry called Strength for the Journey.
Dr. Mark Bailey
President of DTS
Professor of Bible Exposition
Wednesday, June 3 | Session 3
Cheryl Bachelder is CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. She is known for her crisp strategic thinking, superior financial performance, and the development of outstanding leaders and teams. Cheryl joined Popeyes in 2007 and brought with her 35 years of experience in brand building, operations and public-company management at companies like Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and the Procter & Gamble Company.
Dr. Michael Lawson
Senior Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership
Wednesday, August 26 | Session 4
Scott Drew has served 11 years as the head basketball coach of Baylor University. Last year he became the program’s all-time-wins leader, winning his 202nd career victory and taking the Baylor team to the NCAA Sweet 16. He is known for his great love and compassion for the players on his team, saying to the media, “We may not win another game this year, and I may be a horrible coach, but if any of these guys leave without knowing Christ, that will be the real loss.”
Dr. Andrew Seidel
Adjunct Professor in Educational Ministries and Leadership
Wednesday, November 11 | Session 5
Norm Miller is Chairman of Interstate Batteries, working his way up for the past 52 years through the ranks of Interstate from his father’s Tennessee distributorship to the helm of the Executive Management Team. In 1974 he became a follower of Christ, and that changed the way he approached business and his personal life. Norm has maintained a commitment for spiritual development and, along with the Interstate Management Team, he strives to make God’s love and help a priority in business.
Dr. Mark Yarbrough
Vice President for
Associate Professor of Bible Exposition