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
- 10:00 AM “Up Close & Personal” Q & A with Featured Speaker
- 10:30 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 1 | Session 1
Cherie Harder is president of The Trinity Forum in Washington, D.C. She served in the Bush White House as special assistant to the president, as well as director of policy and projects for First Lady Laura Bush. Earlier assignments include policy advisor to Senator Bill Frist, senior counselor to the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, policy director for Senator Sam Brownback, and deputy policy director at Empower America. Cherie’s writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other national publications.
Dr. Michael Ortiz
Associate Professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies, Director of DTS en Español
Wednesday, April 5 | Session 2
Brian Mosley is the president of RightNow Media. His passion is to help people live out their faith in their neighborhoods, offices, schools, homes and worldwide. The 140 people at RightNow Media serve over 15,000 churches, ministries and Christian business owners with powerful video content that inspires people to action. Brian graduated from Baylor University and then married his high school sweetheart, Julie. They have four kids, Abby, Grant, Ashley, and Tristan. They worship and serve at Allen Bible Church where Brian is also an elder.
Dr. Darrell Bock
Senior Research Professor of New Testament
Wednesday, June 7 | Session 3
Peter Greer is president and chief executive officer of HOPE International, a global, Christ-centered microenterprise development organization serving indigenous entrepreneurs throughout the globe. Peter previously worked as an international microfinanance advisor in Cambodia, technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation in Zimbabwe, and managing director for Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda. In addition to speaking nationally on the Church’s role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty, Peter is frequently featured in major media outlets such as CNN, Forbes, Christianity Today, and World Magazine.
Dr. Rodney Orr
Department Chair and Associate Professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies
Wednesday, August 30 | Session 4
Dee Ann Turner
Dee Ann Turner is vice president of Enterprise Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A where she began her career more than 30 years ago. She has played a strategic part in growing Chick-fil-A’s unique and highly regarded culture, overseeing the recruitment and retention of corporate staff as well as franchisees. Her first book, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture, reveals the “secret sauce” behind the company’s revolutionary business model.
Dr. Mark Bailey
President, Senior Professor of Bible Exposition
Wednesday, November 8 | Session 5
Tom Landis is a Dallas-based restaurateur and special needs advocate. Since 1996 he has opened fourteen restaurants (including Texadelphia stores), the most recent being Howdy Homemade, the first for-profit restaurant specifically designed to employ people with special needs. Throughout his career, Tom has intentionally provided avenues for the marginalized to succeed. He has received the Ryan Albers Lifetime Achievement Award, The Center for Nonprofit Management’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the LULAC Businessman of the Year Award.
Dr. Bruce Fong
Dean of DTS-Houston and Professor of Pastoral Ministries