Randy Reese

I experience a deep joy when I see people deepened and empowered to live more fully into who God has made them to be and what God has called them to do.  I play that out at VP3 by helping to ensure that collectively we as a team and as an organization are providing resources and processes to help people discover who God is, who they are, and what God desires to do through their lives.   Susan is my wife, soul mate and friend…Liam is our son in whom we are simply amazed.  I am originally from Canada where my vocational work was that of a journeyman electrician.  When I married Susan, I began another educational journey in preparation for the ministries I am a part of today…undergraduate at University of Sioux Falls (BA), masters at Sioux Falls Seminary (MDiv), and then doctoral work at Fuller Seminary (DMiss). I co-authored with Keith Anderson the book, Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction (IVP, 1999) and Deep Mentoring: Guiding Others on Their Leadership Journey (IVP, 2012) with Rob Loane.

Biblical Mandate:
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21…made new for God’s reconciling work.
  • Genesis 12:1-4…blessed in order to be a blessing.
  • Psalm 32:6-8…dependent upon the timely guidance of the Lord.
  • Joshua 1:9…leading with humility and courage.
  • Ephesians 2:10…inviting others toward this way of life.
My Nature is to function as…
  • a priest
  • a mentor
  • a teacher
  • a pioneer
  • an architect

Activator, Context, Strategic, Learner, Achiever


Emily Decker

I have been married to Dave J. Decker, Jr. since December of 1994 and we have three children named Kenna, Davy, and Reese.  When not at work I can be found taking care of my family and home, having lunch with friends or high school girls who allow me to speak into their lives.  We love being with family and find it even a great treat when that time together is spent in God’s creation.  You might even find me working on my homework for one of the three VP3 processes that I have the privilege to be a part of at my church, Trinity Baptist here in Sioux Falls. I can also be found helping my husband in the non-profit ministry we started called LightsOut. LightsOut finds the whole Decker family traveling to several Christian music festivals throughout the summer as we minister to bands and artists.  Throughout the year, we pray for and send Dave out to continue that ministry.
I came to work for VantagePoint3 in March of 2009 while the youngest of my three children was finishing her last year of preschool.  In August of that same year, as all three kids went back to school, I increased my part time hours as the Office Assistant at VP3.  I find it a privilege to work for a company whose processes has meant so much to me in my own spiritual life and pray for those who are currently going through the same journey and those who themselves are praying about starting the journey.  Take the first step; it’s a walk you won’t soon forget.

Biblical Mandate:
  • Isaiah 30:18 – God’s blessings come to those who wait, expect, look and long for him
  • Psalm 40 – The opportunity to enter the mystery of abandoning yourself to God (MSG)
  • Genesis 12:1-4 – God wants us to be ready to move, so that he might bless us in a new way
  • Acts 27-28:10 & Psalm 18:16, 19a – After a “hard, deep call to obedience” God gives us a “spacious place” to heal and prepare for what he next has for us to do
  • Micah 6:8 – God desires us to be just/fair, show mercy and learn humility
  • Philippians 4:4-9 –God’s “to the point” way of life, find the good in all things and God will give you peace
  • Psalm 34:14b – Peace is an action, seek and pursue it

Empathy, Developer, Input, Adaptability, Belief


Pam Edwards
Adult Learning & Growth

I support the ministry of VP3 by thinking about best practices for Adult Learning and Growth, with a particular eye on those who facilitate our processes in the local church. I believe in the capacity of adults to find answers, uncover mysteries, and work together for the greater good in all things near and dear to their heart, mind, and soul. I have lived exclusively in the nation’s heartland…Iowa. My BA and Masters degrees are from The University of Northern Iowa in a mixture of Communication, Marketing and Journalism. My doctoral work was completed at Iowa State University in Adult Education (Ph.d). I have been inside many different organizations as a consultant. The most recent decade I have been on staff in the local church leading Adult Spiritual Formation and implementing the VP3 processes. My husband Terry and I have three adult children and four grandchildren. In the ministry of VP3 we focus a lot on Ephesians 2:10: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  It took me more than a fair share of time to be able to clearly identify the good work God made me to do. But He has been faithful to prepare me, and reveal it simply…. listen, encourage, teach. Listen, encourage, teach.

Biblical Mandate:
  • Ephesians 1 – It does not make worldly sense that I know Christ. I’ve always felt chosen and am so thankful for Christ and what He has done for me.
  • Romans 12:1-2 – If I had to choose a life verse, this would be it.
  • Genesis 12:1-4; 15:1-6 – My desire is to never grow comfortable, to obey our loving God and be faithful in all things.
  • I Thessalonians 5:11-23 – Encourage others and build them up. Live well my days on earth.
  • Hebrews 12:28-29 – “Our God is a consuming fire.” We haven’t seen anything yet.

Relator, Learner, Intellection, Achiever, Maximizer

Brent Eliason
Promotion & Recruitment

I have a deep desire to walk with people and help them discover and become the person God created them to be.  Too many people see themselves only for their flaws and shortcomings but not for the strengths, passions, and purpose for which they have been created.  For 15 years I pursued this desire as a high school biology teacher.  As a biology teacher, I had the wonderful opportunity to inspire students to see life from a different perspective in order to enjoy and appreciate how intricate, delicate, and precious it truly is.  In the summer of 2010, while the camp pastor of a youth camp, God revealed the next chapter of life for me and my family.  I am now working toward my Masters of Divinity at Sioux Falls Seminary.  I have an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Sioux Falls, and a Master’s in Secondary Education from Augustana College. I am blessed to be a husband to an incredible wife, and father of 3 amazing kiddos (Isaac, Grace, and Mattie).  I love being outdoors…the mountains are my “happy place.”  (I know, Sioux Falls…mountains?  What?)

Biblical Mandate:
  • Luke 1:38 – “I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11 – “serve one another…in order that God may be glorified.”
  • John 10:10 – “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
  • Galations 5:22-25 – “let us also walk by the Spirit.”
  • Romans 8:37-39 – “nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God.”



Learner, Activator, Belief, Connectedness, Achiever


Kay Hodges

I serve in the area of operations for VantagePoint3. Some of my responsibilities include communication, coordination of the day-to-day activities of the organization, financials and other duties as assigned. Before joining VantagePoint3 in April of 2005, I served on the Ministry Staff of Central Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, for nine years in administration. At Central, I was instrumental in administering a leadership program very similar to the The Journey. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the people in each class and leading the adventure camps. I have two grown children Caitlin and Seth and currently reside in St. Louis, MO.

Biblical Mandate:
  • Matthew 6:33 – I will strive to make God and his Kingdom my primary focus.
  • Matthew 6:26-27, Philippians 4:6-7 – I will strive to not be anxious or worry. God is in control.
  • Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 29:11 – God has a plan for my life; good or bad, it’ll work out.
  • Romans 5:3-5 – Remember that suffering isn’t always bad.
  • 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 2:10 – I am uniquely created & gifted.
  • Acts 9:11-16 – God uses the unusual…people, places and situations…obey.

Harmony, Empathy, Responsibility, Achiever, Consistency


Rob Loane
Educational Design

I find myself drawn to the work of finding simple and creative ways to deepen people’s spiritual conversations with one another. Some of my current joys and responsibilities at Vantagepoint3 include guiding spiritual formation retreats putting my mind and heart to the ongoing development of VP3′s discipleship & leadership development processes. I graduated from Albright College (Reading, PA) and Talbot School of Theology at Biola University (La Mirada, CA). Before joining the VP3 team in 2004 I worked at Biola University in a number of capacities including resident director and faculty instructor. Having grown up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and then working the bulk of my adult life in Southern California, I now live with my wife, Sarah, and son Elliott in Sioux Falls, SD. I co-authored with Randy Reese the book Deep Mentoring: Guiding Others on Their Leadership Journey (IVP, 2012).
Reading List: Spiritual Formation Reading List

Biblical Mandate:
  • Genesis 12:1-4— We are continually invited to leave that which is familiar and safe in order to be blessed and be a blessing.
  • Luke 15—We are part of “a too good to be true story.
  • Luke 19:1-9—God’s loving attention to us is particular, not general.
  • Psalm 139—For one well acquainted with hiding, thankfully there is no hiding from God.
  • Romans 8:26-27—The Spirit prays for us with all knowledge and compassion.

Strategic, Context, Includer, Ideation, Learner


Marilyn Miller

I will oversee the areas of fundraising, marketing, and communications for VP3. I’ve been involved with the VP3 ministry since 2004 as a participant and co-facilitator at Faith Church (Dyer, Indiana) and most recently as a board member for VP3. A believer and in church since childhood, I’ve been involved in many Bible studies and groups throughout my life. But never before has a study taken me to a place to be so “worked on” by God. He has changed me by going through the studies with a group of friends, and I am passionate about expanding the scope of the ministry.  A Human Communication major at Bethel College (IN), I have served several ministries as they’ve built and grown their communication strategies.  When my children were young, I did writing and marketing work for local organizations. At Bible League International I learned the discipline of writing. Then I had the opportunity to lead Development efforts at Life in Messiah International.  I want to be part of the next step of growth for VP3 and I trust God to use my gifts and experience to help this ministry move forward. My husband Ves and I have been part of facilitating the VP3 process for most of the past eight years. We love having a front row seat as God uses the process to bring people closer to himself and into ministry in new and fresh ways. We live in Northwest Indiana where we raised our four children.

Biblical Mandate:
  • 2 Corinthians 3:3 – You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit.“Does it sound like we’re patting ourselves on the back, insisting on our credentials, asserting our authority? We’ll we’re not. Neither do we need letters of endorsement, either to you or from you. You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it – not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives – and we publish it.” (The Message)
  • Matthew 4:15 – I want my light to shine, so that people can praise my father in heaven. “Let your light shine so they may see your good works and praise your father in Heaven.”
  • Colossians 1:7 – I want to be a “reliable worker in Christ”“You learned it from our friend and close associate Epaphras. He is one reliable worker for Christ! I could always depend on him.”




Woo, Communication, Empathy, Input, Developer


Renae Robbins
Operations Assistant

I have been with VantagePoint3 since September, 2014.  I reside in Sioux Falls with my husband, John and two daughters, Jadyn and Alexa.  My husband and I were married in 1997 and moved to Sioux Falls from Marshall, Minnesota where we both grew up.  I have a B.S. in Office Administration/Business from Southwest Minnesota State University.  When I am not at work you can find me spending time with my family and friends.  I feel very blessed to be a mom and am so grateful to have a loving and supportive husband.  I am looking forward to this next chapter in my life.

Biblical Mandate:
  • These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9
  • Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22:6 
  • Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.  Ephesians 4:32
  • For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’ Jeremiah 29:11



Harmony, Achiever, Responsibility, Deliberative, Consistency

Beth Booram

(Indianapolis Area)
I’ve been involved in various ministries my entire adult life, both within the parachurch and the local church.

One of my newest loves is being a spiritual director and listening deeply to people’s stories, helping them discern where God is at work. I’m also a congregational consultant with a local non-profit and speak around the country at conferences and retreats on topics related to spiritual formation and Christian leadership. I’m a pretty disarming communicator because of my own healing journey and profound encounter with Christ. When I speak, I love to use creative elements, exercises, and interactions. The books I’ve written include Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God (InterVarsity Press, February 2012), The Wide Open Spaces of God (Abingdon Press, 2007) and Picturing the Face of Jesus (Abingdon Press, 2009). More than thirty years ago, I married my best friend—seriously! His name is David and together we have four adults kids, one daughter-in-law and two charming grandsons. We live near Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Jen Friesen

 (Indianapolis Area)
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry  My deepest joy comes in walking alongside others and teaching them to long for Jesus and who He has uniquely created them to be.   After serving as missionaries in Quito, Ecuador 9 years, my husband and I have lived in Noblesville, Indiana since 2008.  We have three amazing children, Kaleigh, Andrew and Gracie.  In addition to my most important roles as wife and mom, I teach Spanish part time and am involved in volunteering with various ministries in our church.  The VP3 processes have opened up new and exciting ways for me to intentionally walk with others and I am so excited to be a part of the VP3 team.

Biblical Mandate:
  •  John 3:16 – I will believe in God and His great love for me.
  •  Deut. 6:4–9 – I will tell of God’s love to my children and others God allows me to influence.
  •  Matthew 28:19 – I will go wherever God leads.
  •  Prov 3:5–6 – I will trust in God and His guidance in my life and I will obey Him.
  •  Matthew 6:33 – I will seek first His kingdom in all things



Harmony, Input, Focus, Achiever, Belief

Joanne Harman

 (Atlanta Area)
I grew up on a small island in Britain. God lifted me from there and through an international mission organization, has taken me to over 50 countries in the past 20 years. Harman.JoDuring those years He formed in me a passion for Himself, His Kingdom, and those He created. These passions fuel my life. My other passion, for Nigel, my wonderful husband and our 5 growing children, frame my life. We now live near Atlanta, GA, working to encourage the church in America as they actively participate in global missions. I believe deeply in the Church. It is continually being purposefully crafted to reflect the presence of a beautiful God to a lost and broken world.
At my first introduction to Vantagepoint3 I was drawn to the power and presence of God in this ministry. Now, having witnessed it’s life changing potential both personally and in the lives of those I have ‘Journeyed’ with, I am even more aware that this is a much needed tool to strengthen and encourage the body of Christ.
It is an immense privilege to be able to serve as a VP3 Agent (not to mention a dream come true).

Biblical Mandate:
  • To truly know God: Jeremiah 9:24, Exodus 33:13-23
  • To live from Him: John 15:5, Hebrews 12:1-3
  • To do His work:  John 6:29, Galatians 5:6b
  • To exhort His Church: Deuteronomy 7:6-9, 1 Peter 2:9
  • To extend His Kingdom:  Matthew 9:35-38,  Matthew 6:9-10



Adaptability, Belief, Connectedness, Developer, Restorative


Paul Menicanin

 (Toronto Area)
I have a deep passion for adult discipleship, guiding others to discover their ultimate identity and purpose in Jesus Christ. It is truly a privilege to walk alongside people and help them to see how their lives are weaved into the overarching story of God’s redemptive grace. Since 2008, I have co-facilitated several incredible VP3 groups in my local church with my wife, Sharon, and now am excited to have the opportunity to serve as a resource in sharing VantagePoint3 within a broader Canadian context. I am currently completing a Master of Divinity degree at McMaster Divinity College and have taught elementary school for 23 years. Sharon and I have two adult children, Josiah and Sadie, who are currently pursuing university studies, and we are thoroughly enjoying life in Grimsby, Ontario.

Biblical Mandate:
  • Psalm 84:5-7 – Embracing life as a spiritual pilgrimage.
  • Isaiah 25;6-9 – Focusing on the destination and clinging to this eternal hope.
  • 1 Peter 2:2-3 – The spiritual journey involves growing up in our salvation.
  • 2 Timothy 3:14-15 – We walk in the light of truth, and flourish among those who guide us with integrity.
  • Matthew 20:26-28 – Pursuing a calling of servanthood, walking in the footsteps of the Master Servant.
  • Ephesians 4:11-13 – Guiding others along their path toward maturity in Christ.

Achiever, Learner, Focus, Analytical, Discipline

Dave Sims

 (Atlanta Area)
Since my youth, God has been nurturing within me a love for people and desire to minister to their spiritual needs, which has included service as a youth director, teacher, deacon, elder, Director with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, pastoral counselor, conference speaker and now as a spiritual director.  I currently head up Image Bearers Ministries, a counseling ministry in south metro Atlanta, and I spend part of my time as a spiritual friend to pastors, forming and leading small groups for their participation.  My vision is to see Christian leaders leading with Christ-like humility, creating counter-cultural environments characteristic of Jesus’ life and leadership.  I’m grateful for my partnership with Vantage Point 3 because I strongly believe that their discipleship/leadership processes provide the kind of environment and direction adult believers need to learn to live as partakers of the divine nature         (2 Peter 1:4).


Bob Stebbing

 (Los Angeles Area)
My greatest joy comes when I am able to help someone move forward from where they are in their life to where they sense God wanting them to be. As an Executive Pastor, I have the privilege to do exactly that, serving the staff and leaders within our local church. My work with VantagePoint3 allows me the even broader opportunity of encouraging other churches, helping them to discover and engage in processes that can unleash and develop the spiritual leadership potential of people in their congregations. It permits me to cross paths with the most incredible people, each one proactively embracing their own unique God-inspired journey of spiritual formation and lifelong learning. My education includes an A.S. in Audio Engineering, B.M. in Music Performance, Masters in Ministry, and Doctorate in Christian Administration. My wife Donna and I have been married since 1982 and currently live in Azusa, California. We have two amazing young adult daughters, Sarah & Krista who are themselves accomplished vocalists (like their mom) and lead worship at church nearly every single week.

Biblical Mandate
  • Romans 12:1-2 – God deserves that my life be a pleasing act of worship to Him.
  • Nehemiah 8:10 – God brings joy into my life; it is my greatest strength.
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – God is infallible; my own understanding is incomplete at best.
  • Colossians 2:8 – God gives me hope; the world’s philosophies fall short.
  • 1 Thess 5:16-18 – God wants me to be joyful, to pray, and to be thankful always.

Relator, Positivity, Achiever, Connectedness, Responsibility

Mary Bechler
Sioux City IA

After spending 38 years in medical administration, I retired from my CEO position at CNOS in early 2006.  I continue to stay connected to orthopaedics by serving as the Executive Director for both the Iowa and South Dakota Orthopaedic Societies.
I am a member of Sunnybrook Community Church, Sioux City and am currently serving on the Board of Elders/Consistory.  I am going on my third year as the Onsite Event Manager for the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit at Sunnybrook.  I am active in the West Sioux Classis and serve as the Leadership Development Chair.  I also serve on the Board of Western Theological Seminary and Hope Ministries – a local mission organization.
I have been involved with VP3 for the past three years.  I have been a student and facilitator of The [Emerging] Journey and then functioned as both facilitator and “student” of The Equipping Experience.  The “journey” has had a phenomenal impact on my life and the transformation I have seen in so many other lives has been nothing short of miraculous.  I count it a privilege to serve on the Board – and certainly wonder what God may have in store for my “next steps!” My husband Joe and I spent 51+ happy years together until God called him home in October, 2012.  We have no children but I have a close knit extended family and a multitude of friends that continue to reach out to me.  Although I miss Joe, I am not lonely.  God is extremely good to me – every day!!!

Biblical Mandate

  • Psalm 139 – He knows me inside and out.
  • John 3:16 – He loves me enough to give His life for me.
  • Romans 8:38–39 – Nothing can separate me from that love.
  • I John 4:18 – His perfect love drives out all fear.


  • Genesis 12:1–4 – I am blessed to be a blessing.
  • Philippians 4:13 – I can do all thing through Him who strengthens me.
  • Isaiah 6:8 –  Here am I, send me.
  • Isaiah 12:3 -–O the joy of drinking deeply from the fountain of salvation!



Maximizer, Strategic, Responsibility, Input, Relator


Vic Gordon 

Wichita KS

I have pastored, preached and taught the Word of God for over 40 years. The theme of my ministry has long been “speaking the truth in love” (Eph 4:15). I have been blessed with excellent training (A.B., Stanford University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D. at Fuller in New Testament Theology under Dr. George Ladd) and continue this training as a life-long learner. I served as the Campus Pastor and Professor of Bible and Theology at both Sioux Falls College (now the University of Sioux Falls) and Wheaton College (1978-88) and as the Senior Pastor in three churches (Kansas, California, and Ohio; 1988-2013). A highlight of my calling has been the privilege to serve in Haiti for 25 years as a theologian for the Church. Sensing a calling from the Lord to a more at-large and specialized ministry of being “a Theologian for the Church,” I am currently in the process of founding a new ministry called “Gospel Depth.” Through teaching, preaching, mentoring, consulting and writing, I will work to help congregations, organizations, pastors, leaders and lay ministers to strengthen their Biblical theology for the cause of building and renewing Christʼs Church. God has given me the gracious gift of family in which I find special joy. Sue and I have been married 40 years, and I delight in our four children (fireman/ businessman, investment banker, pastor and teacher, each of whom is walking with the Lord) and their families. I love to read, travel and play handball.


Biblical Mandate:
To be continually transformed into the likeness of Christ and to be used by God to build His people and advance His reign, especially through teaching, preaching, loving, leading and writing, with a special focus on my family.



Achiever, Learner, Strategic, Includer, Maximize


Rich Heemstra
DeMotte IN

I have been married to my wife Tabetha for 24 years. She deserves some special reward for that! We have two children, our daughter Bailey and our son, Devin. I have been involved in the solid waste business for most of my adult life. I currently own a portable sanitation business. I serve as an elder at First Reformed Church in De Motte, IN. I have been through three years of the VP3 processes and am still amazed at the positive impact it has had on my life! I had the luxury of growing up in a Christian home and was provided with much “spiritual information.”  VP3 provides “spiritual transformation.” My desire is to communicate the effectiveness of VP3 with anyone willing to listen and encourage them to go through our processes.

Biblical Mandate:
  • Proverbs 3:5–6 – I will trust God in ALL things completely
  • James 1:2–3 – I will recognize problems help grow my faith
  • James 1: 19–20 – I will listen first and speak second (easier said than done)
  • Romans 8:28 – I know God is concerned about my best interest




Deliberative, Responsibility, Command, Strategic, Focus


Doug Kempton
Detroit MI

Since 2006 I have served as executive pastor at Grace Community Church on Detroit’s east side. I am also the founding director and a board member of Eagle Children’s Charities, a thriving non-profit organization that serves over 2000 children a year.  Eagle Children’s Charities embodies my passion for justice.  Eagle Children’s Charities mission is to build life-changing relationships with children from the city of Detroit and their families through sports, camps and after-school tutoring.
Prior to becoming involved in ministry, I was employed by the global chain in my senior year at Western Michigan University, Kinko’s Copies as a customer service representative and eventually was invited to come on board as one of the company’s founding partners, opening multiple stores in Detroit. I have been married to my wife, Meg for 26 years. We have four children: Chad, Robert, Catherine and Jacob.

Biblical Mandate:
As A leader I will:

  • Follow Christ’s example (Philippians 2:5-8).
  • I will control my tongue (Ephesians 4:29).
  • I will spend time in the word and meditate on it so that my roots will run deep (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
  • I will depend on God for his leading and not rely on my own strength (Isaiah 50:10).
  • I will be a man of my word that honors his commitment (Matthew 5:37).
  • I will allow God to give me vision and revelation in my life and I will help others to have the same experience (Proverbs 29:18).




 Belief, Connectedness, Developer, Empathy, Strategic


Curt Patterson
Cedar Falls IA

God gave the gift of Brenda to me for my spouse, and me to her as a lifetime project. Brenda and I have 4 children and 7 grandchildren with another on the way in November 2014.   
Spending 33 years in the financial industry has given me the ability to use my strength of strategy. As a financial strategy specialist it gives me a chance to bring Biblical money principles along with strategies to those I walk with. Telling all who listen, there is no amount of money that God won’t give to the man who isn’t selfish or doesn’t allow it to stay in his account.
And maybe unfortunately, I may be known for my lack of mercy that plays itself out with firmness, firm voice, harsh tone, directness, almost blasting like, although I am just more than likely really passionate or wanting to be clear about something needing to happen.

Biblical Mandate:
  • Colossians 2:6 (The Message) My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.




 Maximizer, Relator, Strategic, Activator, Self-Assurance


John Sikkink
Eagan MN

I spent 32 years with Wells Fargo in management of technology, operations, and electronic banking.   Always involved in church leadership.  After ‘retiring,’ the next 20 years has been spent in a second career working in the Synod of the Heartland, Reformed Church in America (10 midwest states) in church multiplication, church revitalization, leadership development, and as synod executive.  I am married, father of 4 and grandfather of 11, and great-grandfather of 1.   I function as an equipper and vision caster.  Golf and watching grandchildren participate in activities are my passion.

Biblical Mandate:
  • Matt 9:35-38– Harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
  • John 15:16-17 – I chose you – love each other.



Focus, Activator, Strategic, Maximizer, Developer, Futuristic