2015-16 Speaker List

Frank Runyeon
Author, Actor, Biblical Translator
Tue October 6, 2015 9:45 AM

Frank Runyeon has won national acclaim for his work as a translator and performer of Biblical texts over the past 20 years. He has performed the gospel for hundreds of thousands of people in almost every state in America, earning rave reviews from critics, scholars, and church leaders of every denomination.

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Robert Rood
Lieutenant Commander, Ret.
Wed October 21, 2015 8:10 AM

Lieutenant Commander Robert Rood served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer of Navy Police Division, Security Department at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL from Sept 1999 to Jun 2002. 

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Felton Thomas, Jr.
Executive Director of the Cleveland Public Library
Wed November 18, 2015 8:10 AM

Felton Thomas, Jr. has served as Executive Director of Cleveland Public Library (CPL) since January, 2009. 
Since beginning his tenure at CPL, Director Thomas has furthered the mission of CPL to be “The People’s 
University”, including launching initiatives aimed at addressing community needs in the areas of access 
to technology, education, and economic development.

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Jay Trainer
Founder and Coach of Infuzion
Wed December 9, 2015 8:15 AM

Jay Trainer is a lover of Christ, husband, daddy, an evangelist focused on student ministry, and a ministry resourcing partner. He is the founder and coach of the Infuzion team. Jay currently travels with Infuzion around the Northeast, advocating excellence in organizations, individuals, and the people they serve. 

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Natalie Leek-Nelson
CEO and President of Providence House
Wed January 20, 2016 8:10 AM

Ms. Leek-Nelson accepted the role of CEO and President for Providence House, a non-profit crisis nursery for infants and children in 2001.  Since assuming her role at Ohio’s first licensed crisis nursery, Natalie has worked diligently to improve the organization’s operations, programming, development, and community outreach efforts and in 2012 successfully completed $3 Million capital campaign for expansion of the Crisis Nursery Campus. 

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Stephanie Goggans
Company Commander of the Cleveland Metro US Army Recruiting Company
Wed February 3, 2016 8:10 AM

​CPT Stephanie M. Goggans was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from John F. Kennedy Sr High School. In 2003, she was accepted into Howard University, pursuing undergraduate studies in Mass Communications and Spanish. Upon graduation in May 2007, she received an active duty officer commission through the Howard University U.S. Army SROTC Program into the Army Signal Corps Branch.

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Richard Reed
Interim Dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University
Wed April 13, 2016 8:10 AM

Dr. Reed is a well-respected member of the faculty and accomplished researcher. His research focus has been on issues of strategy content and innovation strategy, including work on late movers, issues in technology transfer and misleading financial disclosures.

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Brian Dahlen
Radio Host
Tue May 17, 2016 10:15 AM

Brian Dahlen currently serves as the Host of “Brian and Kathleen Mornings” on Moody Radio in Cleveland.

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Jessica Moses

Account Executive, Landau Public Relations; Alum 2005

Sometimes it’s just by being around people who practice Christian teachings and are willing to lend a hand that help you grow the most...


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