Game Changing Leadership • Conference-Wide Seminar January 23, 2020
Strategies you can put into place RIGHT NOW!
- Foster a generous culture in your church
- Develop financial leadership skills
- Improve personal financial health
- Earn .4 CEU credit
When is the Conference-Wide Seminar?
Thursday, January 23 | Dauphin Way UMC, Mobile, AL | 10 am-2 pm
What is the cost? $20 includes lunch, resources, and all seminars
Who are these Conference-Wide Seminars for? Pastors, Executive Pastors, Associate Pastors, Financial Administrators, Church Staff, and Lay Leadership
Who are the speakers? Chris Stovall, Alan Wildes, Suzanne Krejcar, and Terri Turner
“I waited patiently for this day to arrive, and I was NOT disappointed. Right from the start, I found the information informative and useful. There was NO clock watching here. Every speaker was engaging, they kept my interest, and their delivery was exciting, drawing you into the conversation on how to live a life of generosity. I am VERY thankful to the U.M. Foundation of AWF for providing this event. YOU made MY DAY!”” – Rev. Warren
“One of the most tangible ways that God has worked at Foley United Methodist Church has been through the influence of Chris Stovall and Generis. Through our partnership, we have experienced a radical reversal of previous trends and find ourselves enjoying the best seasons of ministry this church has known in years.” – Dr. Nolan
“We’re going to use the ideas we learned immediately; quarterly giving statements with a letter. Also, we asked the staff to look for stories to share during the offering moments. Currently we have members share their testimony in our newsletter.” – Unknown
“I’m looking forward to implementing some of the ideas!” – Linda
“I wanted to share an appreciation for the excellent webinar. It was the most practical content I have ever heard on helping churches become generous. I think every pastor needs to hear this. Great service to the churches of AWF Conference. Thank you to the Foundation for this gift.” – Rudy
I attended the webinar in March and have already applied some of the suggestions offered in that session – and we have seen giving increase! – Matt
Chris Stovall, Generis Generosity Strategist
Chris has over 28 years of church ministry experience. During that time, he served in almost every capacity on a church staff including planting a church which he pastored and lead for 15 years. Chris has led churches and sat in that pastor’s chair. He has been doing church consulting and coaching for 14 years with both churches and church plants throughout the country.
Chris’ background financially and administratively began prior to his entering occupational ministry. After college, he worked in corporate commercial banking for 5 years. Chris has also built and led several start-up companies, developing great teams and infrastructure in order to position each to quickly be profitable. In his career, he has started and sold 5 companies.
Chris has a BS in Business/Accounting from Murray State University, a BA in Music from Western Kentucky University and both an MA in Theology and an MDiv from Luther Rice University.
Chris’ sole professional focus is now working with churches as a consultant for Generis. To learn more about Chris and the work he is doing with churches go to www.cultivategenerosity.com.
Alan Wildes, Generis Vice President
Alan views his role as a generosity coach to be one that empowers. He brings the knowledge, experience, listening and motivational skills needed to help others realize their goals. In the last 15 years alone, he has led over 125 successful church generosity initiatives, applying his unique skills and insights as a layperson and coach to the training of God’s real-life stewards.
A social studies teacher and baseball coach for eight years prior to becoming a full-time fundraising consultant, Alan earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and his Master of Science in Education from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
Alan met his wife Pam at UNCP and they have been married for over 20 years. He has a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Anabelle. Alan and his family attend The Parish Church in Alpharetta, GA. Alan enjoys all things baseball.
Suzanne Krejcar, AWF Conference Treasurer
Suzanne Krejcar (Crate-Czar) has been the AWF Conference Treasurer since July 1st, 2018. Prior to her joining the Conference, she spent the previous twenty-five plus years in progressively challenging and rewarding areas of financial management for such companies as BP, SAPA, and REHAU Automotive.
Suzanne has a BS in Accounting from Auburn University, an MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College and retains her CPA (inactive status) with the State of Alabama.
Suzanne views her leap from corporate to church financial leadership as her chance to redirect her focus toward serving the pastors and churches in the AWF Conference with the gifts and talents that God has given her in the area of financial management and stewardship. She happily shares her perspective that a life without debt is better than anything you can order from Amazon Prime.
Terri Turner, UM Foundation Executive Director
Terri Turner has been the Executive Director of the Alabama-West Florida Conference United Methodist Foundation since 1991, currently overseeing over $93 million in assets for churches. A graduate of Florida State University, Terri spent 13 years in the investment brokerage business and finds her expertise as a financial consultant very helpful in counseling with church members and churches. Responsibilities with the Foundation include overseeing the administration and investment management of permanent gifts and church funds as well as developing programs throughout the conference to encourage good stewardship of God’s gifts. Terri is an active member of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of United Methodist Foundations where she has served as President and is active nationally in Foundation work as a member of the National Association of United Methodist Foundations. Terri and her family are members of FUMC in Dothan, AL.