Think Digital - Justin headshot - 1 - lowres (1)        JUSTIN WISE

OVERVIEW OF TALK: The Love of Money: Finding the Path to Financial Success: Ever felt guilty for wanting financial success in your business or career? Ever felt like the pursuit of success is somehow in conflict with your values or Christian faith? This talk will serve as your guide to building MASSIVE success, all while maintaining your integrity, your values, and respecting the traditions of your Christian faith.

Justin Wise teaches businesses how to keep their faith while growing their profit. As a former pastor with an MDiv, and the founder of the digital marketing consultancy, Think Digital, Justin believes you can build massive success, all while maintaining your values in the process. He lives in Des Moines, IA with his wife and three children. Learn more:

Perry Ross        PERRY ROSS

OVERVIEW OF TALK: Making REGRET a thing of the past.

Perry is a husband to Carrie, father to Ace and CJ, one of the worship leaders at Lutheran Church of Hope’s West Des Moines Campus, coffee roaster and enthusiast, movie quoter and Fortnite dad. He has 2 dogs, Rocket and Drax.

Blue Steel 2          NATE NOBLE

OVERVIEW OF TALK – The Difference Between Breaking Down and Breaking Through. (John Chapter 5)

Dr. Noble is the medical director of the Anna Blank Developmental Center in Des Moines, Iowa,  specializing in the care of children with special healthcare needs.  Dr. Noble completed pediatric residency training at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, and went on to complete fellowship training in both Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics at the University of Iowa.  He has conducted research on various genetic disorders, focusing on genotype-phenotype correlations and care coordination.  Dr. Noble lives in Clive, Iowa with his wife Heather and their four children.

jimloggins   JIM LOGGINS

OVERVIEW OF TALK: 2 Truths and 1 Lie. How the image in your head of how things are supposed to be might just be your greatest barrier to freedom.

Day to day, Jim leads business development in the financial services sector for a global consulting firm. Hour to hour, he’s in pursuit of being an authentic example Jesus’ love and grace to those placed in his midst, and has an intense passion for missions. He resides in Johnston, IA with his wife Michele, 3-6 children (long story) and 2 dogs Hawk and Jax.


OVERVIEW OF TALK: Making Your Marriage A Priority – This talk will be diving into the value of investing in your marriage and the learned value system this will have on your kids.

Chad Borgestad, Consultant with The FOCUS Group, Campus Minister at Hope Waukee, and Executive Leadership Coach has over 25 years of experience developing leaders and teams, and training individuals to reach their full potential. He has overseen the startup of four non-profits, raising millions of dollars using the Taking Donors Seriously® framework. Chad has also served as a campus minister at Lutheran Church of Hope, the largest ELCA church in the US. Prior to that, he spent 4 years coaching executives to become principled leaders through individual and team coaching, and spent 20 years with Young Life, serving as an Area Director and Associate Regional Director.

Chad earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota before pursuing studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.  He is also a certified Co-Active Leadership Coach. He lives here in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife of 25 years. They have 3 sons and a new daughter-in-law as of July 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, running, biking, or reading a good book. You may also find him on the lake fishing with his sons, hiking 14’ers in Colorado, or spending quality time with his wife Misti.


Pastor-Ben-Mason-480x560.jpg     BEN MASON

OVERVIEW OF TALK: The Greatest Enemy of Bold Living, and How to Combat It. As we think, talk, and pray about walking out our faith in boldness, we often get tripped up before we even start by an adversary that is so close to home we are completely blind to its existence, much less to its looming menace. Unaware, this is a battle we can never win, but empowered and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, there is no way that we can lose!

Ben was called as a pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope in 2015, and has been focusing on marriage and parenting ever since. This is a great fit because he and his wife get to work together, and they have always considered his call to the ministry their call to the ministry; needless to say, missional marriage is a passion area. Ben and Steph have been married since 2003, and have two kids, Lydia, who is 5, and Sam who is two. He has an MDiv from Luther Seminary, and a BS in Organizational Management in Christian Leadership from Colorado Christian University.