The diverse Summit faculty delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply. Below is a sneak peek at a few of the speakers at the live event at Willow Creek. The UK & Ireland videocast typically shows 9-11 of these sessions.
Co-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church
Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U.S. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilising the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country. Named in the top 25 CEO’s in the U.S. (small and midsize companies) by Glassdoor, Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author, speaks frequently around the world and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.
Pastor; Author; Justice Advocate
Danielle Strickland has led churches, started training schools and established justice departments around the world. She spent 22 years as an officer in The Salvation Army and is an Ambassador for Stop The Traffik. With a deep calling to empower people and to transform neighbourhoods and the world, she co-founded Infinitum (a way of life), Brave Global, Amplify Peace and the Women Speakers Collective. Strickland is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Exodus.
Best-selling Author; Founder, The Table Group
Patrick Lencioni is the author of eleven best-selling books with more than five million copies sold, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Dedicated to providing organisations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement, his leadership models serve a diverse base from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports organisations to churches. A Summit favourite, Lencioni will unpack his new work on motivation and how it shapes our leadership.
Author, Leadership Coach and Entrepreneur
Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo Saxton brings a multicultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff teams in churches in the UK and the U.S. and is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that equips and invests in women leaders. Saxton co-hosts the podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien and has authored three books, including The Dream of You.
More speakers to be announced.
Guest faculty members are invited to participate in The Global Leadership Summit based on proven leadership abilities in their field of expertise. Their beliefs may not necessarily reflect those of Willow Creek Association and Willow Creek Community Church, and their presence at the Summit does not imply blanket endorsement of their views or affiliations.
Above is a sneak peek at a few of the speakers for the live event at Willow Creek.
The UK & Ireland videocast typically shows 9-11 of these sessions.