Leader Talk w/ The Skit Guys

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LEAD222 Podcast | Celebration


Leader Talk w/ Julie Westburg & Susan Fisher

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LEAD222 Podcast : Celebration


Leader Talk w/ Chris Tomlin | Nov. 2011

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LEAD222 Podcast | Celebration


Worthy of Celebration?

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Worthy of Celebration?  By Dave Keehn (Associate Professor, Biola University) The holidays are quickly being thrust upon us.  The day after Halloween, my local shopping malls had already erected Christmas decorations.  Thanksgiving has been pushed aside for the shopping holiday, Black Friday.  All of this has left me pondering all the other things we celebrate. […]



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I was in third grade sitting at my desk doing my school work.  I had this sense someone was watching me over my shoulder, and sure enough my teacher reached down and picked my paper up off my desk.  A little nervous, I wasn’t sure what she was going to do.  To my delight, she […]


Celebrate in your ministry

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Everyone seems to love to celebrate things. Sports victories, holidays, birthdays, promotions, etc… If we were asked if we like to celebrate things we would all say yes, of course! Who doesn’t love some cake, balloons, and a pat on the back after a great win? The problem is, as much as we say we […]


Upcoming Podcasts

2015-2016 Lineup

Value: Authentic Community - Topic: Moving Forward - Vision

Bo Boshers is President of LEAD222 and is recognized as a national leader and influencer of youth ministry around the world. He served for 20 years as Executive Director of Student Ministries at Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association which influences over 20,000 churches. Bo is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and trainer. His passion and vision is to lead and coach youth workers to mentor students who will reach their generation for Christ.


Release Date: September 1st, 2015

Skill: Teaching – Topic: Teaching to Make a Difference

Steve Keels, Student Ministries Pastor for 32 years; Next Generation Pastor, Good Shepherd Community Church, Boring, Oregon; author; Truth Quest books.

Release Date: Nov 1st, 2015

Value: Spiritual Integrity - Topic: How to be a Person that Makes a Difference

Dan Webster is a life long student, practitioner and pioneer in the area of leadership and life development. He has worked with numerous senior leaders across multiple sectors in the for-profit, non-profit, para-church, educational and church worlds. Dan served on the staff of two influential churches where he had the opportunity to build two of the largest and most effective student ministries in America. Dan has been a visiting professor in numerous graduate schools and is currently a distinguished visiting scholar in the Values-Driven Leadership PhD/D.B.A. program at Benedictine University outside Chicago.  

In 1995 he founded Authentic Leadership, Inc. Since then he has devoted his life to speaking, writing, and mentoring leaders young and old both inside and outside the church. He has written numerous books. His latest, Finding Your Way: Discovering the Truth About You, empowers people to clarify and live from their authentic self. 

As a communicator and mentor, Dan has presented on numerous occasions at conferences and events in South America, Europe, Canada and all across the United States. His audiences enjoy his honesty, authenticity and sense of humor. His messages hit the head and the heart with practical steps that move the listener toward the life they are meant to live. 

Dan and his wife Judy live in Holland, MI. They have three grown sons, Luke, Landan and Logan.

Release Date: December 1st, 2015

Value: Kingdom Impact - Topic: Share the Good News – the Hope of the World.

Gary Schwammlein is currently the President and CEO of the Willow Creek Association. He is a former corporate executive, building and leading companies in many countries. Before taking the role of President, he had 16 years of experience at WCA where he helped expand the organization beyond the borders of the United States to 90 countries.


Release Date: January 4th, 2016

Value: Healthy Families - Topic: Healthy Families/ Home Field

Meghan Landi

Meghan is 100% homegrown in the Midwestern state of Illinois.  After narrowly surviving the awkward phases of junior high and high school in a small town, Meghan went on to play softball at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, where she graduated with a BA in business marketing.  It was also there that she met her future husband.  Meghan married Joe Landi in 2006 and they were blessed with their son, Logan, in 2010.  In 2009, Joe was hired from within their church to be the Director of Student Ministries, and thus life for Meghan as a pastor’s wife began.  Not knowing what that even meant and having little preparation, the first 2 years of being a pastor’s wife left Meghan spiritually drained and feeling isolated.  By God’s grace and the discovery of Lead222, Meghan and Joe have grown in their marriage and ministry, through intentional and authentic mentoring relationships.  Meghan now coaches the women spouses (aka pastors’ wives) community at Lead222 and works as Operations Manager for The Miracle League of Joliet, a non-profit baseball league for children and young adults with disabilities.  Meghan’s love for Jesus and compassion for others compels her to love and serve in many areas of her church and community.  

Release Date - February 1st, 2016

Value: Healthy Families - Topic: Healthy Families/ Home Field

Candace (Hargett) Stephenson, a former recording artist from Nashville, Tennessee pours into the lives of students, leaders and student ministries around the country. She speaks to a variety of audiences, addressing topics such as self-esteem and purity. She is gifted at helping equip others with the relational tools needed to be an effective leader. One of her specialties is helping teenage girls see themselves through God’s eyes. She has communicated to thousands of teenage girls on this topic. A graduate of Anderson University, Candace has her bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism and specialization in Christian Ministries. She has served in the local church as a youth pastor and currently oversees the International Youth Convention Student Leadership Team for the Church of God. Candace is also a coach for Lead 222, a national coaching ministry founded by Bo Boshers, former Willow Creek Association student director.

Release Date - February 1st, 2016

Value: Kingdom Impact - Topic: Making a Kingdom Impact

Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland, with over four million books sold. Starting out as a contemporary Christian singer in the early 1980s, she is now a featured speaker with Women of Faith conferences, and has reached more than five million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God’s Word. Her passion, to see lives reclaimed and transformed by the power of God’s Word, is contagious. Sheila lives in Texas with her husband, her son, and her two little dogs.


Release Date: April 1st, 2016

Value: Spiritual Integrity – Topic – Catalyst Leader – H3 Leadership

Brad Lomenick was the leader and director of Catalyst and the Catalyst conference and movement for twelve years. He has now moved to a strategic advisor role with Catalyst, along with several other organizations. He has written, The Catalyst Leader and just released H3 Leadership. ttp://


Release Date: May 1st, 2016

Value: Kingdom Impact – Topic: Leaning In to What Makes a Difference

Handel Smith served as a high level executive for Verizon in the Washington, DC area, working in the corporate world for over twenty-five years. In 2014, he took a major salary cut to engage as Chief Executive Officer for North American Ministries of a church movement to communicate the good news around the world. He is married to Vickey, and they reside with their two children in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.


Release Date: June 1st, 2016

Value: Spiritual Integrity – Topic: Hearing God

Francis Chan is known for speaking at major national and international events and conferences, including Catalyst, and Passion. He has written several books which are popular among leaders, including Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Multiply. Chan donates most of his income to various charities, especially toward organizations that rescue sex slaves in foreign countries. Francis is married to Lisa Chan, and they have five children.


Release Date: July 1st, 2016

Skill: Crucial Conversations – Topic: How to Lead Up

Troy Murphy is known to many as a pastor, but still others as a creative consulting business entrepreneur, church planter, chaplain of the Green Bay Packers, motivational speaker and former U.S. Marine. Troy’s natural speaking ability allows him to relate to the Church and the world in these crucial times in new and unique ways.


Release Date: Aug 1st, 2016