En Gedi Services


Our Mission:

To develop a trusted network of Christ-centered, excellent service providers who offer high relational care to equip ministry and affluent leaders for greater kingdom fruitfulness.

Our Vision:

A community of influential families vibrantly alive and fully resourced for optimum kingdom fruitfulness.

Our trusted network of service providers:
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about En Gedi Services:

We understand that deep refreshment can come not only in retreat and refuge, but also in resources and relationships. God’s Word tells us that He has uniquely gifted each one of us; we are one body with many parts. It is this Christ-created community that En Gedi Services brings together to equip you, your family and your organization.

Our services are provided by a trusted network of like-minded organizations, focus on the needs of influencers, ministry leaders and their families. Our offering includes refreshment, coaching and counseling, family support, team development and assessment, as well as resources for organizational effectiveness.

For ministry leaders, we offer coaching and counseling, coming alongside you to help you live the abundant life Christ has for you. We want to ensure you are renewed and refreshed to continue to bear fruit for the Kingdom. Our other services for you include assistance with organizational effectiveness, establishment of a development philosophy, insight into donor relations, and aid in conflict resolution.

For affluent leaders, we offer biblically focused guidance in areas that are important to you, including financial services and marketing, financial management, estate planning. We also provide personal coaching and counseling for you and your family.

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Brand Innovation Group (BIG)

www.gotobig.com
BIG provides branding and marketing services for both non-profit and for-profit entities. It’s their goal to discover an organization’s brand story and find compelling ways to tell it. They’ve worked with a diverse group of companies, including Genteq, Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, David C. Cook and Huntington University.

Chad Stuckey, President and Creative Director
A creative thinker and talented designer, Chad Stuckey has extensive experience helping organizations in the areas of design, branding and advertising,. He holds degrees in organizational leadership and technical graphics from Purdue University, and has served as a Taylor University adjunct professor and on the board of directors for Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic. In 2005, he was named a Future 40 recipient, honoring community leaders under the age of 40 who represent the future of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s business and philanthropic landscape.


Kumveka

www.kumveka.org
Kumveka is a non-profit marketing agency that serves ministries around the world with branding and communication services. They work with organizations to help them tell their story to key stakeholders, resulting in greater understanding and greater engagement.

Dan Kennedy
As founder and executive director of Kumveka, Dan Kennedy uses his diverse background in branding and marketing to serve ministries around the world. Before starting Kumveka, he worked with Leadership Development International (LDi) in China as Director of Marketing. He also has experience in both the Christian retail and mass market realms, having led marketing and branding work for both Family Christian Stores and Procter & Gamble.


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Cedarstone Partners

www.cedarstonepartners.com
Cedarstone Partners is a management consulting and business services firm that serves both non-profit and for-profit organizations. In addition to their core work, they also provide strategic insight and leadership development.

Dr. David Sveen
Dr. David Sveen serves as managing director of Cedarstone Partners, Inc. Prior to the formation of the organization, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Sales Manager for Griffin, Kubik, Stephens, & Thompson, an investment banking firm in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Sveen is a Trustee of the Domanada Foundation and teaches Leadership Development, Organizational Theory and Nonprofit Organizational Management at Wheaton College. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


Vantage Alliance

www.vantage-alliance.com
Vantage Alliance serves churches, ministries and businesses with consulting services that help these organizations maximize their effectiveness and fulfill their missions. Their integrated approach includes topics like organizational and team development, governance development and strategic planning.

Tom Beck
Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and his MBA in finance from Southern Methodist University. He was a founding partner of both Blockbuster Midwest (d.b.a. Blockbuster Video) and Boston Chicken. He also served as the Executive Director of the private KCEB Foundation, where established funding and investment guidelines for the foundation and provided management consulting services for many non-profit organizations.

Now as President of Synergos Solutions, LLC and a partner with Vantage Alliance, Tom consults with a variety of businesses, churches, non-profit organizations, and NGO’s helping them by coaching their leadership in governance development, organizational development, team development and executive coaching.


Vitality Care Institute for Personal and Professional Effectiveness

www.vitalitycareinst.org
Vitality Care Institute provides counseling and coaching for organizations, their leaders and their families. They offer place and space for rest, reflection, soul care, goal setting and much more.

Denny Howard
Denny HowardDenny Howard has more than 30 years of experience as a vocational care giver. He is a state licensed clinical social worker and also has a license as a mental health counselor and a marriage/family therapist. Denny is an ordained minister and a graduate of George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the National Association for Addiction Professionals, National Board of Certified Counselors, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Denny is also a featured speaker and conducts regular workshops/seminars on personality-based conflict, stress management, maintaining personal vitality, marriage retreats, and a wide range of interpersonal relationship issues.


Wellspring Consulting

www.wellspringnyc.com

The name Wellspring Consulting, LLC was inspired by Proverbs 4:23, “Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”  Lourine believes that leadership has as much to do with issues of the heart as experience and skills.

Lourine Clark

Lourine created her own practice in succession planning and executive coaching in 1991. She specializes in preparing executives for top management roles, identifying and grooming high potential leaders, and helping an executive navigate the first 100 days of a new role.  While most of her work is in secular corporate settings, she loves to come along side Christians in challenging secular or Kingdom work environments, drawing on the gospel for wisdom and encouragement.

In the mid 80’s she created global succession planning function for John Reed when he was tapped as the new CEO of Citicorp/Citibank.  In the early 80’s, she ran the firm’s outplacement department.  Prior to Citicorp, she worked for a Wall Street insurance firm and Mobil Oil.   She holds a BS degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

Lourine lives in NYC with her husband, Greg, where they are active lay leaders with Redeemer Presbyterian Church.  She created the Prayer Ministry for Redeemer in 2005 under the direction of Tim Keller and Terry Gyger.


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Biblical Soul Care

www.biblicalsoulcare.org
A new DVD series taught by Dr. Garrett Higbee, Biblical Soul Care is rooted in speaking the truth in love that’s anchored in the Word of God, depending on the Spirit of God, and practiced in a community of believers. The series focuses on establishing or enhancing the culture of caring within a church and personal circles of influence using foundational biblical principles.

Dr. Garrett Higbee
Trained as a clinical psychologist specializing in marriage and family counseling, Dr. Garett Higbee has a passion for the church and its responsibility for soul care. He serves as the executive director of Harvest Bible Chapel’s Biblical Soul Care Ministries in Chicago and is also the founder and president of Twelve Stones Ministries, Inc. He’s on the founding board of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and teaches as a visiting professor at Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, Indiana.


The Lodge

www.lifeaction.org/thelodge
As a part of Life Action Ministries, The Lodge is a private retreat center for pastors and lay leaders located in southwest Michigan. This ministry is committed to seeing hearts changed and souls revived through retreats designed for pastors and couples.

Byron Paulus, President and Executive Director, Life Action Ministries
For more than three decades, Byron Paulus has led Life Action Ministries, America’s largest revival ministry and parent ministry of The Lodge. This platform has opened doors for him to influence many through speaking, writing and leadership endeavors. His vision is to see God send another spiritual awakening to our nation. Byron and his wife, Sue, were married in 1973 and have three children, all of whom are active in ministry.


Twelve Stones

www.twelvestones.org
Twelve Stones provides short-term residential biblical counseling to hurting men, women and families. It’s their goal to give real answers, lasting wisdom and spiritual encouragement to those whose life seems hopeless and defeated. Twelve Stones is also multiplying their effectiveness by training local churches to provide soul care services.

Robb Besosa
The co-founder and regional manager of Twelve Stones Ministries, Robb Besosa has a heart for serving those in need. He and his wife Mary spent six years working with troubled youth at New Horizons Youth Ministries in the Dominican Republic, Canada and Indiana. He also helped to incubate the Twelve Stones vision at College Park Church. Robb has a Master of Arts degree in biblical counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California.


Vitality Care Institute for Personal and Professional Effectiveness

www.vitalitycareinst.org
Vitality Care Institute provides counseling and coaching for organizations, their leaders and their families. They offer place and space for rest, reflection, soul care, goal setting and much more.

Denny Howard
Denny HowardDenny Howard has more than 30 years of experience as a vocational care giver. He is a state licensed clinical social worker and also has a license as a mental health counselor and a marriage/family therapist. Denny is an ordained minister and a graduate of George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the National Association for Addiction Professionals, National Board of Certified Counselors, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Denny is also a featured speaker and conducts regular workshops/seminars on personality-based conflict, stress management, maintaining personal vitality, marriage retreats, and a wide range of interpersonal relationship issues.


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Gene Foltz

Gene Foltz is a consultant with Christian Ministries Foundation. He specializes in assisting start-up and smaller ministries with development and organizational structural needs. He’s also experienced in administrating charitable annuities and handling estate-planning issues. Prior to beginning his consultancy services, Gene spent 25 years serving as a team leader for New Tribes Mission in Thailand, where he founded Grace International School. He has also served as development director for New Tribes Mission and was executive director of the BR Chamberlain Foundation.

gfoltz@probizlinx.com


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Cedarstone Partners

www.cedarstonepartners.com
Cedarstone Partners is a management consulting and business services firm that serves both non-profit and for-profit organizations. In addition to their core work, they also provide strategic insight and leadership development.

Dr. David Sveen
Dr. David Sveen serves as managing director of Cedarstone Partners, Inc. Prior to the formation of the organization, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Sales Manager for Griffin, Kubik, Stephens, & Thompson, an investment banking firm in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Sveen is a Trustee of the Domanada Foundation and teaches Leadership Development, Organizational Theory and Nonprofit Organizational Management at Wheaton College. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


Christian Ministries Foundation

www.cmf-online.org
Christian Ministries Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt “Community Foundation” that helps individuals, ministries, foundations and organizations make effective benevolent gifts. They offer a number of charitable services, from donor advised funds to revocable living trusts, and also provide back office administration for a number of organizations.

Gene Foltz
Gene Foltz is a consultant with Christian Ministries Foundation. He specializes in assisting start-up and smaller ministries with development and organizational structural needs. He’s also experienced in administrating charitable annuities and handling estate-planning issues. Prior to beginning his consultancy services, Gene spent 25 years serving as a team leader for New Tribes Mission in Thailand, where he founded Grace International School. He has also served as development director for New Tribes Mission and was executive director of the BR Chamberlain Foundation.

gfoltz@probizlinx.com


Domo Ventures

www.domoventures.com
Domo Ventures is a boutique private equity firm specializing in sourcing debt and equity with partners in multiple sectors, industries and asset classes. They assist their partners in identifying acquisitions, operational consulting, managing investor relations and divesting assets, all to achieve consistent financial returns for investors and stakeholders.

Eric Doden, Founder and Principal
Eric Doden brings years of experience in both corporate management and financial oversight to his role at Domo Ventures. He previously worked as Director of Investments for Ambassador Enterprises, a private equity firm based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to that, he spent six years as a senior executive at Ambassador Steel. Eric serves on the board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and as an Ambassador for United Way. He holds a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law and a B.A. in Business Finance and Christian Studies from Hillsdale College.


National Christian Foundation

www.nationalchristian.com
National Christian Foundation is the largest Christian grant-making foundation in the world. They offer innovative, tax-smart solutions that assist givers, professional advisors, ministries and churches simplify giving, multiply impact and, most importantly, glorify God.


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Christian Ministries Foundation

www.cmf-online.org
Christian Ministries Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt “Community Foundation” that helps individuals, ministries, foundations and organizations make effective benevolent gifts. They offer a number of charitable services, from donor advised funds to revocable living trusts, and also provide back office administration for a number of organizations.

Gene Foltz
Gene Foltz is a consultant with Christian Ministries Foundation. He specializes in assisting start-up and smaller ministries with development and organizational structural needs. He’s also experienced in administrating charitable annuities and handling estate-planning issues. Prior to beginning his consultancy services, Gene spent 25 years serving as a team leader for New Tribes Mission in Thailand, where he founded Grace International School. He has also served as development director for New Tribes Mission and was executive director of the BR Chamberlain Foundation.

gfoltz@probizlinx.com


The Gathering

www.thegathering.com
The Gathering exists to connect a community of givers, helping individuals, families and foundations expand their vision and effectiveness in giving to ministries. Their yearly conference brings together committed Christian givers in a setting that allows for learning, worship, new ideas and fellowship.

Fred Smith
Fred Smith serves as president of The Gathering and is also chairman of Fourth Partner, a non-profit organization focused on Christian philanthropy and community development in east Texas. He spent several years as a teacher and administrator at Charlotte Christian School and The Stony Brook School before joining Leadership Network, where he was president for 12 years. Fred is a graduate of Denver University and Harvard Divinity School.


National Christian Foundation

www.nationalchristian.com
National Christian Foundation is the largest Christian grant-making foundation in the world. They offer innovative, tax-smart solutions that assist givers, professional advisors, ministries and churches simplify giving, multiply impact and, most importantly, glorify God.


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Mission Training International

www.mti.org
For more than 50 years, Mission Training International has provided pre-field training for missionaries heading to the mission field, as well as much-needed debriefing and recovery time for missionaries on furlough or returning home to North America. MTI serves mission boards, churches and other sending organizations by developing and equipping these cross-cultural workers for effectiveness, longevity and satisfaction in their calling.

Dr. Steve Sweatman, President and CEO
Since 2002, Steve Sweatman has served as President of MTI. Steve believes that he has a calling from God to come alongside those presenting the gospel in a different passport culture by equipping them for effectiveness, endurance and personal vitality. He has fulfilled this calling as a pastor, a professor, a psychologist, and now as he leads MTI.


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EnGedi is looking for partnerships in this area.