Reverend Roderick N. Williams

Director, Pastoral Advisor

The Reverend Roderick N. Williams is an anointed preacher and teacher who accepted the call to Christian service at an early age. He is the former Mennonite Pastor of Community Christian Fellowship of Detroit at present he is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Community Church of Chicago after serving on the ministerial staff as an elder at Apostolic Faith Church under the leadership of Bishop Horace Smith M.D. for several years.

Rev. Williams is the President & CEO of Norman Fay & Associates, LLC a counseling and consulting practice and developer of Convicted 2 Change ministry, a ministry designed for mentoring support groups to men and youth.  Most recently, Rod was the Executive Director of Prison Fellowship (“PF”) over a three-state region – Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin – responsible for leading staff and volunteers in the restoration of prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.

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David Hoover

Board Member

David Hoover is NIMEC’s Executive Director. David has an undergraduate degree in Business from University of Colorado (cum laude graduation). He also has attained an MBA from Arizona State University. Beginning in 1980, David was employed with large, multinational banks in Chicago (now JP Morgan Chase and Standard Chartered Bank) in the area of Corporate Lending. In 1992, David Hoover started the Glenview Consulting Group. From 1992 to 2007, Glenview provided utility consulting services to corporate and municipal clients. Glenview Consulting assisted over 200 clients, achieving recurring savings of $1,000,000 per year for its clients.

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Case Hoogendoorn

Director

Case Hoogendoorn is a Senior Partner at Hoogendoorn and Talbot in Chicago, IL, a law firm focused on representing families, closely-held businesses entities, and charitable and religious organizations. In addition to his practice, Case authored a number of articles on topics including tax planning, law reform, law and ethics, and law and religion and has also lectured at the University of Chicago Law School. A sought-out speaker, Case lectures at the Chicago bar Association Probate Practice Committee, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Chicago Estate Planning Counsel and the Christian Legal Society.

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Annalee R. Ward

Vice-Chair

Annalee Ward is the Director of the Wendt Center for Character Education at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. She also teaches Spiritual Formation and administers Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Mission Christianity degrees for its Distant Education program. Before serving in Dubuque, Annalee founded and headed the Communication Arts Program at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Annalee provides wisdom to Life Focus staff as she consults and lectures in media, film, and ethics and co-authored the book, Mouse Morality: The Rhetoric of Disney Animated Film.

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Jeff Lambert

Director

Jeff Lambert is the regional sales coordinator for Aflac. With strong leadership and interpersonal skills, Jeff served as President of the Alpha Deuteron chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He also lettered in both football and golf and participated in his university’s peer counseling program. As the president of Lambert Consulting, Inc, which advises small-to medium-size businesses on lead development and management, Jeff provides insight to Life Focus marketing strategy.

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Reverend Paul Seebeck

Director, Pastoral Advisor

Before joining Presbyterian Church (USA), Paul Seebeck served as Pastor for Knox Presbyterian Church in Louisville Kentucky.  Now, Paul is Lead Mission Communicator for Theology, Formation and Evangelism ministries. As a video/digital specialist, he also initiates and produces much of the communication materials to promote the message and the mission of the largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S.

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Grace J Kreulen, PhD

Director

Grace Kreulen is a public health professional with a research Ph.D. from University of Arizona Tucson and over thirty years of experience as a public health nurse, university faculty member, researcher, and international health program consultant. She has a broad knowledge and experience base in health, research, and evaluation; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data; in leading teams; and in writing reports and publications.

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