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Leaning & Leading: A Christian Perspective

October 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm UTC-4

Leaning & Leading: A Christian Perspective Sunday, Oct. 16


Join us for a TED Talks-style event in which three exceptional Christian women will share leadership strategies based on the Sheryl Sandberg book, "Lean In."

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (Prov. 3: 5-6) This scripture is more complex and challenging than we often acknowledge. What does it look like to lean on the Lord? Are we willing to lead and step out in faith, knowing that God calls us to make a kingdom impact? WLI invites you to join us for worship and brunch centered on Christian women’s perspectives for leaning and leading in life, work, and play. Three exceptional Christian women will share strategies based on adaptations from "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg, highlighting how these strategies can be lived in our daily walk to equip us to walk confidently. Let’s be women who together lean and lead to make an impact in God’s kingdom.

Located at Concordia University Ann Arbor in the North Building, see the conference's full schedule below:

10:00 a.m. Worship
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Brunch and Program
Guest Speakers: Dr. Tammy Ferry, Sr. V.P. Gretchen Jameson, and Ms. Ruth Koch


*Last Day to Register: Monday October 10, 2016


Hashtag our event on social media! #WLILeanOn


Meet the event speakers:

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Dr. Tamara Ferry

Dr. Ferry is a “lifelong Lutheran learner” and passionate about the value of a faith inspired university experience. As the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Concordia University Wisconsin, Dr. Ferry sums up her main responsibility as “measuring the mission.” With a Ph.D. in educational psychology, her special interest is in the diverse influences on women’s career identity and development.

Gretchen Jameson

Ms. Jameson serves as Sr. Vice President for University Strategy, Culture and External Relations at Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor, Mich.  With extensive leadership experiences at the national-level of LCMS and through her work with high-profile nonprofit clients at her start-up consultancy,  purePR , Gretchen has earned a strong reputation for her insight and leadership in the areas of brand development, communications strategy, and organizational culture.

Ruth Koch

Ruth is a mental health educator and National Certified Counselor. Trained in both social work and counseling, she specializes in conflict management, grief education, and everyday mental health issues that impact personal and family relations.  An author, speaker and consultant, Ruth is the author of Prepare to Serve! a video study series on various mental health issues and leadership, as well as numerous resources for Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran Special Education and Stephen Ministries. Ruth authored Grace Notes, a book of meditations for women in the church and is currently writing  Say Yes! to A Holy Life , a book about assertively embracing the Ten Commandments.


WLI's Leaning & Leading: A Christian Perspective event is an adaption of the book "Lean In" by Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg that centers on Christian women’s perspectives for leaning and leading in life, work, and play. Add a copy of this book to your basket when you REGISTER for only $5 more.

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October 16, 2016
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Concordia University Ann Arbor – North Building
3475 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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