Dale Sellers has been in ministry for almost 40 years and is dedicated to helping small and mid-size churches get healthy. He launched Dale Sellers Leadership, Inc. in March 2014 to assist organizations in the areas of leadership, inspiration and evangelism. Since then, he's had a wide variety of coaching and consulting experience. He and his wife Gina have been married for 37 years. They have three daughters and two sons-in-law, and one grandchild!
From Normal, IL, Austin gets that ministry can sometimes feel anything but “normal.” He grew up leading in the small church his dad pastored, and has since served on the launch teams for two church plants. He holds a Communications degree from Moody Bible Institute and is passionate about seeing churches grow healthier and make a difference in their communities. Austin and his wife, Larisa, reside near Peoria, IL.
Stephanie has over 35 years of experience in banking, finance, corporate management, and ministry. Serving as the Director of Outreach for 10 years at a church in Indiana, Stephanie is passionate about helping churches pursue their mission with intention. She and her husband, Sam, currently reside in South Carolina and have 2 college-age daughters.
As a pastor’s kid, Chad has been exposed to the world of church his entire life. He has actively served in ministry for over 25 years, including 16 years as a Lead Pastor. Chad has served urban and rural churches with attendance from 50-1200 through coaching, strategic planning, and pastoral leadership development. Chad also serves as a ministry consultant with The Unstuck Group and as the Executive Pastor at Victory Hill Church in Scottsville, KY.
Joe Thompson is the pastor of Smithfield Christian Church in Smithfield, VA (Hamtown USA) and Host of Real Church Stories. Joe grew up highly involved church and knew from middle school that God had called him to ministry. Since graduating from Johnson University (Knoxville, TN) in 2002, he has been involved in student ministries in VA and NC and now as a lead pastor in VA. Joe also holds a Masters of Arts in Religion from Kentucky Christian University (Grayson, KY). Joe has been married to Beth since 2005 and they have two kids, Brennen and Allie. He also loves family trips to Busch Gardens and woodworking.