February Speaker – Daniel J. Reichard

Daniel J. Reichard is an exemplary leader whose career spans over four decades across manufacturing, non-profit, and service-provider sectors. With a robust background in manufacturing that extends 24 years and 11 years dedicated to non-profit organizations, Daniel has honed his leadership skills in various roles, from Plant Controller to Regional Vice President.

Daniel’s leadership style is participative and results-focused, underpinned by a belief in the power of change for continuous improvement. He has a significant track record of volunteer experience, demonstrating his commitment to community and organizational development.

His accomplishments are numerous and impactful. Daniel has spearheaded barrier-busting efforts across thirteen Districts for a faith-based financial organization. He skillfully restructured millions in delinquent loan debt. He also played a pivotal role in driving process change, using his multifaceted expertise and leadership in moving, hiring, and training accounting teams, representing finance functions during system implementations, and improving general accounting morale.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Northwood University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Western Michigan University. Daniel is a Certified Public Accountant in Wisconsin and a Certified Management Accountant through the Institute of Management Accountants.

Recognition for Daniel’s exceptional work includes multiple Team Ministry Awards from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, the Outstanding Alumni Award from Northwood University, being a Chairman Award Finalist at American Greetings, and the prestigious Rowan Award from Knight Facilities Management.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Daniel has a rich history of secular and faith-based non-profit involvement and enjoys serving as a Spring Training Usher for the Detroit Tigers. His diverse experiences and achievements mark him as a distinguished professional and dedicated community servant. 

January Speakers – Raymond & Leslie Funk

Raymond and Leslie Funk founded a successful hospitality interior design firm that leveraged their over 50 years combined experience in the interior design, development, and project management industries….

But, in 2022, on their 12-year wedding anniversary, the Lord moved them to give it all up by birthing in them a dream and vision for a unique marriage ministry, Three Cord Marriage. A ministry by which they would pay forward the miraculous redemption God provided them in their own marriage, and equip and empower couples to experience true unity and live into their marriage’s divine purpose.

Having overcome infidelity, addiction, emotional abuse, and the like, Raymond and Leslie were compelled to share the truth about their marriage as a means of providing hope and healing to others.

Through creativity that only comes from the Father, they have developed a street-smart, spiritually led, non-profit marriage ministry that, in just a short period of time, has reached nearly 2,000 people, on 6 different continents and, created unique and impactful marriage events that challenge the mind, stir the Spirit, and leaves husbands and wives more in love with God and each other.

Understanding that both knowledge and wisdom are necessary, Raymond and Leslie both hold the title of Reverend, continue their education towards their pastoral credentials, are certified SYMBIS and Prepare Enrich Facilitators and are NRA certified pistol instructors and Range Safety Officers. Raymond is also a board-certified mental health coach with a specialty in marriage and family.

Together, they share the vision of Three Cord Marriage…To see a world transformed, by the influence of marriages lived out the way God intended.

December Speaker – Jim Subers

Jim Subers was born and raised in Miami, and has been married to his beautiful wife Janice for
42 years. They met at the University of Florida, where Jim played football for the Gators and
got a degree in business management.


They have four adult children, one daughter, and three sons, one of them with autism. They
have six young grandsons which are among their greatest joys.

Jim and his family have lived around the country and overseas, including living in Japan for five
years. His business and ministry work has taken him to over 40 nations, including work in
missions, international real estate, oil and gas, church planting, urban youth ministry, audio
Bible distribution, prison ministry, teen residential care, and now city transformation efforts.
Jim returned to Orlando last year to serve as CEO at Vision Orlando. In his role, he serves with
Dr. George Cope. Their vision is to help unite a significant remnant of the ekklesia in our
community around Jesus, by gathering and mobilizing leaders of faith in every arena of
influence in the city: business, government, education, media, arts and entertainment, family,
and church. He believes that there is no greater force for good on the earth than a united
ekklesia.

Jim says, “God has allowed us to join Him in his work all over the world. God is at work in
absolutely amazing ways around the globe. And I am blessed to have seen just a tiny portion of
what He is doing. I have tried to live by the axiom of Dr. Henry Blackaby, who says, ‘find out
where God is at work, and join him.’”

In 2019, Jim left his work in teen residential care and began a sabbatical. In prayer, he asked
the question, “God, what do you want me to do now?” And to his surprise, God responded,
“You are asking the wrong question. Who do you want to become?” Jim then spent the next
couple of years on a fascinating journey of discovery which has further transformed his life.

November Speaker – Kristi Nowrouzi

Kristi Nowrouzi is a dedicated advocate for financial literacy, committed to helping people understand their relationship with money and their financial mindset. She boasts a wealth of expertise as a credit specialist, financial professional, Mortgage Loan Officer, and Branch Manager at Geneva Financial.

Her unwavering passion for sharing her knowledge and insights has led her to become a published author of the books “Finish Financially Free: Identify your money beliefs – Master your money – Live in abundance” and “First Home: Where to Start and How to Win.” Kristi also hosts the popular podcast “Credit Coaching by Kristi” and regularly creates valuable content on her YouTube channel, known as “Credit Kristi.”

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Kristi actively contributes to her community as a board member of IDignity.org. She holds several leadership positions, including Director Consultant for BNI Central Florida Region, (Former) President of BNI Wealth Builders Chapter, Emcee for the Central Florida Christian Chamber, and Membership Chair of the Orlando Chapter of The National Association of Divorce Professionals.

October Speaker – Andy Searles

Andy has served as Pastor of Church Together since the church’s inception in 2014. Church Together exists to bring people together in relationship with Christ, in relationships with each other, and to unite the different sectors of our divided society. Andy is an established bridge-building leader who loves pulling people together to make an impactful difference around Central Florida.


Additionally, Andy currently serves in the following official areas of community life.

 

  • Pastor Andy is also the Chaplain for Orlando’s Major League Soccer Team, Orlando City, where he has helped players and coaches become winners off the field since the club’s formation.
  • His work in professional sports expands to him being a founding executive team member of the Pro-Soccer Chaplains Association, equipping, accrediting, and connecting soccer chaplains around the country.
  • He serves as a Chaplain within the Casselberry Police Department, through which he distributes care to law enforcement personnel and our local community, and is a member of the Casselberry Police Foundation Board.
  • Andy serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Seminole and leads the annual Leadership Summit, bringing together some of the County’s most dynamic leaders to sharpen regional leaders.
  • He is the interim board chair of Nayba US, a global ministry that empowers and helps churches quantify their community impact and has a passion for helping support the local church worldwide.

 

He has previously been actively involved in the local school system, where for several years, he served as a member of the School District Business Advisory Board and, most recently, on the School’s Equity Board. He invests much time connecting pastors and ministry leaders together for kingdom purposes and is committed to building bridges of grace strong enough to hold the weight of trust.


Pastor Andy is a strategic thinker, a sought-after speaker, and has an uncommon ability to connect people together for significant purposes. He values truth, diligence, integrity, commitment, and laughter and yearns for the Kingdom of God to come on earth as it is in heaven. People of sacrifice and submission impress him, and people of hope and vision energize him. 

 

Andy was born, raised, and educated in the United Kingdom. He married Tracie in 2000, and they have two fantastic children, Bethany and Jonathan.

September Speakers – Jason Davis & Laurel Ordonez

Jason Davis AKA “Mr. Fortify” is a husband, author, speaker, teacher, encourager, and Stewardship Coach. By the leading of the Holy Spirit, he founded Jericho Force Enterprises in Fall 2017. Jericho Force helps Christian professionals prioritize their faith in the marketplace by uniquely blending finance, business, and faith.

Jason has helped lead people out of over $318,000 of debt (and counting) and set aside upward of $100,000 in savings (and counting). His impact extends to the organizational level, having trained thousands on the concepts of leadership development and teamwork.

Jason is both a graduate of and former NCAA Div I college football player at Georgia Tech.

Jason is a Profit First Professional, a graduate of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Coach Master Training, a Maxwell Leadership Certified Trainer and Coach, and a DISCflex Certified Coach.

As a dynamic speaker and communicator, Jason has shared on and with a diverse number of platforms, organizations, and publications such as Flourish Digital Magazine, Kingdom Business Network (KBN), and the Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC).

 

Laurel Ordonez is a dynamic leader in marketing, renowned for implementing practical, long-term marketing strategies that drive revenue, growth, and business expansion. Underpinning her success is an exceptional ability to understand the analytics of a campaign, which enables her not only to comprehend its mechanisms but also why they work, informing her future strategies. 

Driven by an unwavering passion for connecting people, Laurel unifies teams towards common objectives. With a keen eye for opportunity, Ordonez consistently delivers innovative solutions that amplify brand visibility and resonate deeply with target audiences.

 

August Speaker – Martijn van Tilborgh


Whether it’s challenging outdated ministry paradigms or initiating creative business strategies, he believes that thriving in tomorrow’s world starts today.

Combining biblical insight with business intuition and prophetic edge with a passion for God’s kingdom, Martijn specializes in helping thought leaders and vital voices amplify their message, multiply their audience and maximize their impact.

After spending a decade in church planting and missionary enterprises in his native The Netherlands and South Africa, Martijn’s vision for extending the kingdom evolved to include those in the marketplace, beyond the walls of the traditional church.

Now he serves as a strategic marketing architect and consultant for numerous large churches, organizations and well-known individuals. Among the services he provides are book publishing, brand development and marketing.

In addition to speaking at churches, conferences and workshops, Martijn has shared some of what he has learned in several books. They include Unboxed: Uncovering New Paradigms for Tomorrow’s Church, Unleashed: How To Turn Your Message Into Impact and A Time of War: The Inevitable Conflict Between the Church of Today and the Church of Tomorrow.

His successful companies include Four Rivers Media, Kudu Publishing, Dream Releaser Enterprises and Avail.

Martijn and his wife, Amy, have three young adult children and live in Orlando, Florida. 

July Speaker – Claudia Bucaro

Claudia Bucaro is a passionate servant leader with 15 years of experience in ministry. She is highly committed to live on mission for Christ from a place of prayer and intimacy with God.   She is currently one of the Pastors at Action Church in Orlando, Florida.      Originally from Guatemala she has  a passion for missions, diversity and other cultures. She has led  more than 10 trips to  different countries like Uganda, Honduras and Guatemala. She spearheaded the Spanish translation team at Action Church and currently leads ” Mi Reaccion” hispanic community.   
 
Previous to ministry work, Claudia was in the  Performance Marketing industry for 8 years providing full management of the Affiliate Channel to a portfolio of clients  on different verticals. She would create strategic plans for her clients  understanding their value proposition and competitive advantage. She loved managing Affiliate programs for christian clients like Churchsource, Biblica, Precious Moments and Pureflix among others. 

May Speaker – Dr Case Thorp

Dr. Case Thorp serves as the Senior Associate Pastor for Evangelism at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. He founded The Collaborative, a ministry that disciples Christian leaders for cultural & economic renewal. Case is married to Jodi, and they have three beautiful children, Alexandra (18), Charles (16), and Brooks (11). They have enjoyed downtown Orlando as their home since 2005. Jodi owns a company that provides consulting services in the philanthropic sector.

Originally from Atlanta, Case holds degrees from Oxford College (AA), Emory University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDIV), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctorate in Missional Ecclesiology), and served as the 39th Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. His writings have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Orlando Sentinel, and many theology publications and blogs. He has taught as a guest lecturer for Palm Beach Atlantic University and Reformed Theological Seminary. Case provides consulting services in faith and work ministry, church and pastoral health, and strategic planning for both businesses and churches.

April Speakers – Bristan and Latondra Heaven

Bristan and Latondra Heaven jokingly refer to themselves as a modern-day “Aquila and Priscilla” because of their distinct calling as partners in business and ministry. Founders of Kingdom REACH Leadership and E3 Ministries, the heart of everything they do can be described in one word – DISCIPLESHIP. As Kingdom-Driven Leadership Strategists certified through Maxwell Leadership, they equip and empower marketplace leaders with strategies to maximize their potential, multiply their God-given influence for the Kingdom of God, and build thriving businesses that bring God glory. They incorporate their years of business background with decades of ministry experience to train, coach, and mentor Christian leaders in bridging the gap between their faith and their work in order to become so good they can’t be ignored, while glorifying Christ in the process.

Bristan has served in retail banking since 2007, beginning as a Teller, working his way up to a Branch Manager leading multiple high-performing sales teams, and then as a VP & Senior Small Business Banking Consultant providing solutions to small businesses with annual revenues of up to 2 million that help them increase their cash flow and manage risk. Latondra worked in the mortgage banking industry from 2002 until they made a decision in 2012 to homeschool their two daughters. During her tenure as a compliance auditor, she was responsible for ensuring the company’s regulatory compliance, including auditing technology and systems compliance through two mergers.

Bristan and Latondra are family-oriented and believe that God should first and foremost be glorified in the home. This is why, apart from their relationships with the Lord, they prioritize their ministry to one another and their daughters over all else, according to the leading of the Holy Spirit. They are both active members of the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce, with Bristan serving on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer and Latondra as the VP of Administration. They have served in Christian ministry for more than 20 years each. Their combined leadership experience has included, sports evangelism, international missions, discipleship and mentorship, leadership training and development, strategic planning, and pastoral ministry.

Bristan is a graduate of Jamaica Theological Seminary, and Latondra received her Master’s degree from Beeson Divinity School. Their hearts’ passion is to know Jesus, make Him known, and reconcile others back to the heart and will of God…and they see the marketplace as a strategic way of doing so. holds degrees from Oxford College (AA), Emory University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDIV), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctorate in Missional Ecclesiology), and served as the 39th Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. His writings have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Orlando Sentinel, and many theology publications and blogs. He has taught as a guest lecturer for Palm Beach Atlantic University and Reformed Theological Seminary. Case provides consulting services in faith and work ministry, church and pastoral health, and strategic planning for both businesses and churches.