The C3 Leaders Annual Retreat was held January 24-25, 2015 at the beautiful Semiahmoo Resort & Spa in Blaine, Washington.
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We were fortunate to hear from three wonderful speakers with diverse backgrounds and spheres of influence:
Brigadier General John E. Michel
John E Michel is a widely recognized expert in culture, strategy and individual and organizational change. An accomplished unconventional leader and proven status quo buster, he has successfully led several multi-billion dollar transformation efforts and his award-winning work has been featured in a wide variety of articles and journals, including the Harvard Business Review. In addition to serving our nation as an active duty General Officer in the United States Air Force, John enjoys helping people learn to walk differently in the world so they can become the best version of themselves possible. He is blessed to be married to the most patient person on the planet and has two amazing sons.
Jim Lane is a Principal of Devonwood Capital Partners and Chairman of NanoHoldings, LLC. He is President of the New Canaan Society, a non-profit organization which he founded in 1995.
Previously, Jim was Chairman and CEO of SG Capital Partners, the private equity business affiliated with Societe Generale and SG Cowen Securities. Prior to establishing SG Capital Partners, Jim spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he was a General Partner and a founding member of the Firm’s global private equity business.
Jim has a BA from Wheaton College and an MBA from Columbia University. He has served on several charitable boards including the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, The Trinity Forum, Wilberforce Forum (Prison Fellowship Ministries), and the New Canaan Society.
Jim and his wife, Susie, live in Dorset, Vermont, have three daughters, and two dogs, also female.
William J. Weber has lived and served in New York City since 1979. Upon first coming to Manhattan, B.J. started a street ministry, where for five years he served in rescue and recovery efforts with addicts, prostitutes, teenage runaways and the homeless while co-pastoring a mission church in Times Square.
In 1984, B.J. founded the New York Fellowship, an interdenominational ministry, which provides spiritual direction, counseling and pastoral care to leaders in the business and professional communities of the New York City area.
For twenty years, B.J. served as Chaplain for the World Series Champion New York Yankees. He is the co-founder of more than 25 inner-city ministries, including the East Harlem Little League, Youth Impact, Pregnancy Help, Brooklyn Little League, Kids to Camp Program. He also was co-founder of the Amistad Mission Clinic and Orphanage in Bolivia, and has been the catalyst for launching other endeavors that reflect Christ’s love for those in need.
B.J. Weber is an ordained minister, attended the Presbyterian Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated with a B.S. in psychology at Iowa State University in 1971. During seminary, he lived for six years as a non-vowed monk, attached to the New Melleray Trappist Monastery in Iowa, where upon a casual visit to buy their homemade bread, he first came to faith in Christ. He worked and lived for those seminary years in relationship with their sister Trappistine convent, Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey, whose chaplain, as well as the abbess, provided spiritual direction and mentoring during B.J.’s early years in faith.
Since 1980, B.J. has been married to his wife Sheila, a journalist and public relations consultant, who has also been vitally instrumental in the founding and managing of the New York Fellowship. They run a hospitality house in midtown Manhattan, which serves visitors from all over the world and hosts ongoing dinners and outreach events. Their two children, Max and Rachel, attend Vanderbilt University.
B.J. preaches regularly at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan and in his sermons very frequently pronounces New Testament names and places correctly.
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