I am CEO of Leadership Network. Previously, I was a pastor, revitalizing two churches and planting two churches. I have also been a church leadership consultant.

I am passionate about planting churches, but also helping established churches thrive. I love assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. My specialty is organizational leadership.

I have more than 35 years leadership experience, as a self-employed business owner, and have been in full-time ministry for over 16 years. I have a seminary master’s and a master’s in organizational leadership, and am close to my doctorate in Christian Education. I also once helped lead (as an elected official) a mid-sized city, where I served as Vice Mayor and Finance Chair.

The greatest times for me are with my wife Cheryl and our amazing adult sons, Jeremy, his wife Mary, and our youngest son Nate. These are special days now that Jeremy and Mary have blessed us with our first grandchild, Eleanor. We had heard and now we know – grand-parenting is so much fun! We also enjoy a sweet Yorkiepoo named Lexi.

Over 20 years ago, I founded a non-profit ministry called Mustard Seed Ministry, which provides devotional resources, conducts family, marriage and parenting, and church leadership seminars. I am an INTJ personality on the Myers Briggs indicator And certified to give the official assessments. I have big ideas, I love creative and critical thinking and I love to see progress. I am usually around people, but crave down time.

I write several times weekly on leadership, church and family. To sign up for these blogs on a reader or by email, click HERE. I do interact with my readers, whenever possible, so feel free to contact me. I am also on Google+ at http://www.gplus.to/ronedmondson,
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