Jesus follower. Husband. Father. Friend. Church Multiplication Strategist. Reader. Coffee roaster. Cyclist. F1 fan.
I am a strategist, teacher, leader, and coach. Having started a church, I am passionate about developing the next generation of leaders who will start, grow and multiply even more effective churches. I live in Sacramento, California with the cutest girl in my 4th Grade Sunday School class who I have now been married to for over 35 years. When I am not reading, writing or talking about ideas for developing leaders and multiplying churches, I like to spend time roasting and drinking coffee, cycling in the Sierra Foothills and cheering on my favorite Formula 1 driver.
Peter Childs is the Co-director of Energy Futures Lab and Founding Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering and the Professorial Lead in Engineering Design at Imperial College London. His general interests include: creativity tools and innovation; design process and design rationale; fluid flow and heat transfer, particularly rotating flow; sustainable energy component, concept and system design; robotics.
Prior to his current post at Imperial he was director of the Rolls-Royce supported University Technology Centre for Aero-Thermal Systems, director of InQbate and professor at the University of Sussex. He has contributed to over 180 refereed journal and conference papers, and several books including the Handbook on Mechanical Design Engineering (Elsevier, 2013, 2018) as well as co-authoring books on rural urban migration, inclusive sports and sports technology. He has been principal or co-investigator on contracts totalling over £30 million. His roles at Imperial include joint course director for the Innovation Design Engineering double master degree run jointly by Imperial and the Royal College of Art, and Design Lead for the Manufacturing Futures Lab. He is also Founder Director and Chief Scientific Officer at QBot Ltd.
Marie-Ange Eyoum Tagne
Marie-Ange Tagne is Head of Product at Yahoo. Previously, she was Director of Product at Verizon Media where she worked on strategy, vision and execution for Verizon’s community and videos ecosystem. Prior to Verizon, Marie lead product management for Roku, was Senior Product Manager in Amazon Lab 126, and Group Product Manager at McAfee leading product strategy, definition and launch of consumer products in the areas of security, identity and privacy. She also worked at Intel Corporation managing several generation of Intel® Atom TM Processors which had impact to establish Netbook as a separate device category. Outside of work, she has been actively involved in Silicon Valley to promote education, mentorship and technology within various non-profits organizations. She has worked closely with Girls For Change, Techbridge and TechWomen in outreach events, mentorship, training and coaching activities to encourage women and minorities to pursue STEM fields. She is a proud Cal alumni and got her PhD in Electrical Engineering with research expertise in SiGe MEMS advanced process technology in 2006.
Isioma Utomi is the Executive Director, New Business Development at the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) and Founder, Catalyst Experience Solutions. Early in her career, she gained experience utilizing Six Sigma quality methodology and Lean tools to improve efficiency in Fortune 500 companies through data-driven processes. From there, she developed a passion for helping business leaders think more strategically about talent development, innovation and customer experience as key drivers for sustainable growth.
A Salzburg Global fellow, she promotes diversity in business and tech communities through events such as the Women Who Launch summit at Lagos Startup Week and supports achieving sustainable development goals for youth and women.
Chris is co-founder of Digital Mission Ventures, whose vision is to build a redemptive tech ecosystem flourishing across Southeast Asia. DM Ventures does this by being an accelerator and capital provider, building SEA’s redemptive tech ecosystem by growing a community of founders, funders, mentors and partners.
Chris is also CEO of DOKU, a leading online and offline payments platform in Indonesia and Malaysia. Prior to this, Chris spent 6 years at Grab, in senior leadership roles as Managing Director for GrabPay, Grab Ventures and Group Strategy.
Prior to Grab, Chris worked in various regional leadership roles at Aimia, PayPal, Boston Consulting Group, Arthur D. Little and Singapore Airlines. Chris has an MBA from Kellogg and a BSc Engineering & BA Economics double degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Founder & CEO of Bluefields, which is the only faith-driven startup accelerator in South America and among the main accelerators in Latin America with 19 batches for more than 250 startups since 2017. Paulo is an economist with a Masters degree in Business Development and specialized in Strategy. He has been studying Data Science in recent years after he married his best friend Talita and they are now expecting a baby boy.
Edgardo Krause is an offensive cybersecurity professional with more than 10 years of experience in IT.
He is passionate about using technology to spread the gospel and mostly focus on transcultural missions. He has been serving in a transcultural mission organization for more than 10 years. He has travelled around the globe helping and improving technology and security for missionary organizations.
Edgardo is married with a recently born baby girl and currently living in Buenos Aires.
Josiah Palusky is the Lead Software Developer at Renew World Outreach, a missions technology nonprofit in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a background in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, focusing on human-centered design and information visualization. Josiah is passionate about using technology to accelerate evangelism and discipleship. He’s one of the primary developers for Renew’s LightStream project, a handheld electronic device that distributes digital media in parts of the world that have limited internet connectivity.
Josiah is also involved with Finishing the Task (FTT), a missions network that focuses on scripture accessibility, evangelism, church planting, and prayer mobilization. As a part of one of FTT’s technology and innovation teams, Josiah collaborates with mission leaders to harness new opportunities in the digital age for the Kingdom of God.
James Kelly is Founder and CEO of FaithTech, a global community of tech enthusiasts for Jesus. The work of FaithTech has been mentioned in The New York Times, Wired Magazine and Christianity Today. James has spoken live over 350 times in remote villages in South Sudan to Google HQ in Silicon Valley. He has been featured on 100 Huntley, 700 Club and Faith Today. James is married with two young children and lives in Waterloo, Canada.