Jason brings a multi-faceted background of leadership and wisdom to people and organizations with whom he works. God currently uses him as a life coach and consultant to executives, leader of a church re-planting movement, mentor to pastors and Christian leaders, sought-after speaker, creator of Christian training seminars and best-selling author. Jason is a former two-sport All-American athlete, serving as captain of the Brown University football team and national qualifier in the discus.
In addition to being the senior pastor of two church plants in New England, he served on the staff of Stanwich Church in Greenwich, CT for six years. During this time he developed the Omega Course and his mentoring ministry which Stanwich commissioned him to share with the church at large through the creation of the Life Spring Network in 2006. Since 2009, he has worked part-time with Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, IL to transform their leadership and congregation into a holistic, transformational disciple-making community. In 2014, he was commissioned to lead the LUKE project which is revitalizing congregations in the city of Chicago.
As a life-long learner, Jason has earned a B.A. in Economics and in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University and a Masters of Divinity from Southern Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the Arrow Leadership program, has completed his course work for his Doctorate in Christian Leadership at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is currently continuing his theological studies at Concordia Seminary. Jason is married and has four children.
Mike is a Director on Life Spring Network’s Board. He writes and speaks for Life Spring Network. In addition to the foregoing, Mike is responsible for raising awareness of Life Spring Network as well as developing partnerships with like-minded organizations. He is also the president of E Pluribus Partners, a leadership training and coaching firm.
Mike speaks, teaches, coaches and writes about virtuous leadership, discipleship, connection and developing Christian character. He speaks and teaches at organizations including GE, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, NASA, the U.S. Treasury Department and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, Texas Christian University, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the Center for Creative Leadership. Articles Michael has written have appeared in leadership periodicals around the world including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Japan, India, and Dubai. He is a regular contributor to Crosswalk.com and The Economic Times (India’s largest circulation business periodical). Michael writes for the Life Spring Network blog and his award-winning blog at www.michaelleestallard.com. Mike and Jason are co-authors with Carolyn Dewing-Hommes of the book Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity (Thomas Nelson).
Darlene brings a valuable process-oriented skill set of accounting, leadership, sales, marketing, fundraising and spiritual maturity to Life Spring Network.
Upon graduating from Northwood University with a BBA in accounting, she spent the next 8 years in public accounting with a focus on tax. Prior to joining LSN in November of 2012, Darlene spent the next several years in direct sales building and managing a team of 72 consultants and achieving advanced leadership levels within two years. She raised money for Trinity Lutheran School Parent’s Club for over 10 years and assisted with the “Friends of Trinity” auction fundraiser.
Darlene has been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for the past 22 years, co-led a “Wives In Prayer” group, and along with her husband Eric, have been small home group leaders for over 10 years. They have a family of four including a college student at Iowa State University, twin high school seniors and a high school freshman.
In August of 2013, Darlene’s family transitioned from IL to WI where she continues to successfully lead and help grow Life Spring Network from her home office while commuting to the LSN office once a week.
Liz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in electrical engineering. She worked for several engineering companies for 7 years before having her first child with her husband, Danny. She brings her professional technical experience to LSN while being a stay at home mom.
Born into a missionary family in Indonesia, raised in Virginia, a graduate of Brown University in Psychology, and Boston University in Social Work, Jen enjoys working at Life Spring Network with her husband and being an active mother of four.
A graduate of Wheaton College (IL), Dave is recently retired from a 42-year career in public education, spent mostly at the middle school level as a math teacher, computer lab director, and library resource teacher. He continues working with youth in his church’s confirmation and tutoring programs. Now that both their daughter and son are away at college, Dave and his wife Bonnie are empty-nesters.
Paul joins Life Spring after a 35 year career in engineering for a large electronics firm where he engaged in R & D, Product Development and identifying new business opportunities. He serves on the staff at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, IL as their agent for organizational change. He has previously served as chairman of the Board of Elders at Trinity. Paul and his wife Marilyn have three grown children and one grandchild.