- Keynote : Patrick Johnson
- Case Study : John & Susan Kassing
- Location : Urban League of Broward 560 NW 27th Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
- Time : December 5, 12:30PM to 5:00PM (Lunch at 12:00PM)
Chief Architect, Generous Church
Patrick is the founder of GenerousChurch and has a passion to see a revolution of whole-life generosity flourish in churches. Over the last 15 years, he’s partnered with Leadership Network, the Wesleyan Denomination, Converge and other church networks to equip leaders to unleash generous disciples. Leveraging the power of Scripture and story, the products and experiences that he’s created have been used by over 2,000 churches to transform the hearts and minds of Jesus-followers toward generosity as a way of living versus an act of giving.
Currently, Patrick directs the vision of GenerousChurch and lives in Olathe, KS with his wife, Jennifer, and their children.
John & Susan Kassing
John graduated from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. His Bachelor of Science degree was in finance. He also interned with the FDIC and attended the FDIC School in Arlington, VA.
John’s sales and management experience grew from his experience at the start up accessory company Tumi, the luggage company, where he served both in sales, sales management and product design.
As one of the founders of Marquis Software Solutions, Inc., with over 700 bank and credit union clients, he has served in several leadership roles. His focus today is overseeing the sales and consulting efforts of the company as Chief Revenue Officer.
Married to Susan, together they have three grown children. Ryan who is married to Anne-Blair and works with John in Dallas, Lauren who is married to Jordan and has two grandchildren Regan and John and finally Peter who is a pilot for American Airlines. Side note, Lauren, Jordan and Peter are Lifework alumni!
Susan Kassing is a devoted Christian, mother, wife, and an enthusiastic servant in her community. After graduating from Indiana University, she embarked on an airline career and a journey in sales before her real career as a stay at home mother raising three wonderful children (Ryan, Lauren and Peter).
She enjoys connecting with and helping others. She is also an Ambassador for Strike Force 421, past Live the Life board member and a contributing member of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Association since 1999 where she served on the Board of Directors for three years. Susan is a Lifework Leadership graduate and has been a Lifework Leadership coach since 2014. Susan currently, serves as a National Christian Foundation board member with a focus on the Lifework Leadership Advisory Committee.
Susan’s hobbies are family time, outdoor activities, needlepointing, and reading. Some may say she’s turning into a redneck as John and Susan vacation at Indian Hammock Hunt and Riding Club. Her mission statement: ‘Ah, to make a difference in the life of a child through the love of Jesus Christ’.
- According to the four passages quoted on page 23 of Alcorn’s book, who actually owns my house? My bank account? My skills? My body?
- Specifically, what keeps me from giving more? Am I afraid of giving? Do I trust that God will meet my needs if I give?
- Have money and possessions created greater faith or caused greater fear in my life?