Innovate 2021 Workshop Tracks

Workshop Tracks

44% of conference attendees state that the workshops are the most beneficial part of the Mission Leaders Conference.

We would like to recognize the team of professionals working behind the scenes to find great content and excellent presenters in each of the nine workshop tracks.

Pre-Conference Add-On Sessions


Registered attendees have several options for pre-conference sessions. These informative sessions are not included with the registration fee but may be purchased as an add-on.

Click here to register for a pre-conference session.

TRACK SPONSOR

Executive Leadership


For CEOs, COOs, executives, and senior management who are providing vision and direction for strategy, leadership, and organization transformation.

TRACK LEADER
Marvin Newell | Staff Missiologist | Missio Nexus

TRACK SPONSOR

Globally Engaged Churches


For church leaders, mission pastors, and mission-minded individuals who are involved in global discipleship, church/agency relationships, and the essential role of the church in missions.

TRACK LEADER
Dave Wilson | Director of Church Engagement | Avant Ministries

CO-LEADER
Lorene Wilson | Church Engagement | Avant Ministries

CO-LEADER
Mathew Ellison | President & Church Missions Coach | Sixteen:Fifteen

TRACK SPONSOR

Global Strategies


Global Strategies is for missions leaders and practitioners who are pursuing global strategies and methods for the sake of the Great Commission.

TRACK LEADER
John Yoder | Founder | Global Youth Interchange

TRACK SPONSOR

Human Resources


The Human Resources track is designed for human resource directors and support staff who are involved in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and developing personnel.

TRACK LEADER
Patrice R. Hunt | Senior Director of Staff Management | Wycliffe Bible Translators

PERSONNEL TRACKS SPONSOR

Mobilization


For mobilization directors and staff focused on growing the Great Commission workforce and encouraging the next generation of global workers.

TRACK LEADER
Chris Lang | Director of Mobilization | Frontiers

People Care and Development (formerly Member Health)


For member care providers, leaders, and staff promoting healthy organizations which enhance healthy relationships in members’ personal, corporate and spiritual lives. We want to see organizations model and encourage well-being, promote open and honest communication, and possess the mechanisms to correct, enhance, and develop.

TRACK LEADER
Faith De La Cour | Vice President, Chief People Officer | SIM USA

Training


For church staff and agency personnel focused on missionary orientation, development and oversight for a skilled and qualified missionary task force.

TRACK LEADER
Mark Morgenstern | Senior Director | Grow2Serve

Short-Term Missions


For educators, church leaders, mission pastors, agency or organization leaders, and mission-minded individuals who oversee or are involved in short-term missions sending, going, and receiving.

TRACK LEADER
Don Johnson | Assistant US Director | SEND International

TRACK SPONSOR

Industry-Specific Workshops


For the first time, we are proud to offer five additional workshops presented by experts in a number of relevant fields. We believe these will be informative and helpful to agency and mission leaders in the missions community.

MAFID Affiliate Tracks


The Mission Administration, Finance, Information Technology (IT), and Development (MAFID) tracks aim to build the capacity of all global mission organizations by ensuring that administrative intelligence keeps pace with best practices, global and national regulatory and compliance matters, future trends, and effective organizational structures.

This track provides the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. Click here for more information.

TRACK LEADER
Barb Bowman | Vice President, Client Services | DickersonBakker

Finance Administration & Legal


CO- LEADER
Ted R. Batson, Jr. | Partner, Tax Counsel | CapinCrouse LLP

CO-LEADER
David Beroth | CFO | Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

CO-LEADER
Joshua Heidelman | Attorney | Heidelman Law Firm, PC 

CO-LEADER
Vonna Laue | Exec Dir of Global Services and CFO | TEAM

Development


CO-LEADER
Chris Winkler | Vice President of Advancement | Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

CO-LEADER
Nathan Burns | Vice President of Advancement | Pioneers

CO-LEADER
Kristen Shuler | Executive VP | East-West Ministries International

Information Technology


CO-LEADER
Dan Brown | Executive Partner | Summit CXO

TRACK SPONSOR