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Shepherd in Action, Howard Porter

May 3, 2022
Holly often refers to her dear friend, Howard Porter, as a serial entrepreneur. Among a number of ventures that he’s started, funded, or supported, he’s currently Chairman of Global K9 Companies. He’s walked with the Culhanes on the Presence Point journey from the very…

Shepherd in Action, Paula Cowan

April 5, 2022
I was first introduced to Paula Cowan more than 20 years ago. We attended the same church, where I witnessed her on the stage adding her exceptional violinist skills to a number of Sunday morning worship moments, as well as to special events. Then,…

Shepherd in Action, Luc Dushimerugaba

March 1, 2022
Luc Dushimerugaba, Deputy National Director of Youth For Christ/Rwanda and YFCI/East Africa Regional Director, is a long-time supporter of the shepherd leadership message, connecting with the Culhanes early in their Presence Point journey. With that in mind, it was a uniquely special moment when…

Shepherd in Action, Bobby Arkills

February 1, 2022
When you’ve served on a Board together, trained in an individual’s ministry environment, and spent time with the people on a leader’s team, you may know more about them than you ever desired!  But.... in the case of Bobby Arkills, Executive Director of Tacoma Area Youth…

Shepherd in Action, Edwin Supo

January 4, 2022
It was a Divinely-inspired conversation with Edwin Supo during a break at a workshop in Orlando, Florida, that drew us toward this interview. Then it was learning more about what he did, where he did it, and how he did it, as Associate Director of Volunteer and…

Shepherd in Action, Gerri Johnson

December 7, 2021
Gerri Johnson, former shepherdess of 1,000 sheep and currently an entrepreneur in Medical Lake, Washington, shares her heart for shepherding all of those with whom we come into contact -- even if it requires an interruption in our day. We pray this Shepherds-in-Action interview…

Shepherd in Action – Jerry White

September 21, 2021
What a privilege it was to sit down with Jerry White to talk about shepherd leadership. As President Emeritus and Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Board of Directors of The Navigators, Doug heard him speak at a men’s breakfast and couldn’t pass up the…

Shepherd in Action – Simon Rattray

August 17, 2021
  Simon Rattray of Brisbane, Australia, goes into places that most Christians wouldn’t even consider – and he finds it a blessing and believes it to be his calling.  He and the Project 1:14 team, including his wife, Allison, care for isolated and vulnerable families and…

Shepherd in Action, Cindy Brakeman

August 16, 2021
The shepherding aspect of volunteer roles such as school board member are often overlooked, but as those leading school districts of every size and for every age group have learned over the past 15+ months, a pandemic changes everything.  In this Shepherd-in-Action interview, Cindy Brakeman, a…

Shepherd in Action, Tom Roy

August 16, 2021
Tom Roy, former professional baseball player and founder of UPI and Shepherd Coach Network, joins Holly in today’s Shepherds-in-Action interview. You won’t want to miss this interview, as Tom brings deep insight into the need for shepherd leaders in the athletic world. Whether a…

Shepherd in Action, Dan Wolgemuth

August 3, 2021
Dan Wolgemuth, President Emeritus of Youth For Christ USA, joins Holly to talk about what she has described as a shepherd-in-action championing racial justice.  He has stepped out far beyond where many in the C-suite have been willing to venture.  His courage has led to healing,…

Shepherd in Action, Carla Elam-Floyd

July 6, 2021
Holly was introduced to Carla Elam-Floyd just a few months before this interview while participating in a Time of Lament regarding racial injustice. She was immediately compelled by Carla’s story, her encouragement, and her perspective. Today, we’re grateful that Carla, currently a Human Resources…
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