October Forum: "Love Your Neighbor Generously"
Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

October Forum: "Love Your Neighbor Generously"

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning about how to Love our Neighbors. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  We look forward to examining this text and discussing what it means for us as leaders at work, community and home.  

Please join us on Tuesday, October 3rd to hear Candice Blomeley share on how to "Love Your Neighbor Generously".

Candice has been a resident of Central Florida for 30 years. She received her BS and MBA degrees from Columbus University in Columbus, Georgia and continued with additional accounting coursework in the doctoral program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Candice is the Vice President and co-owner of JMHC, Inc., a leading site developer in Central Florida. She is also the Founder and President of NINE12, Inc., an organization devoted to helping people understand and solve personal budgeting issues. At the age of 15, after her parent's divorce, Candice began paying the household bills for her mother and quickly learned they could only spend what they had; credit cards were not an option at that time. Candice is a dynamic speaker and financial coach on the subjects of spending wisely and giving generously. She has taught audiences of hundreds at local workshops about what it takes to create and to live within a Spending Plan. She is involved in several charitable organizations including Lifework Leadership. Candice has been married to her husband Steve and has 2 daughters, Rachael and Rebekah. The Blomeleys currently reside in Winter Park, Florida.

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September Forum: "God as Perfect Love"
Sep
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

September Forum: "God as Perfect Love"

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning about how to Love our Neighbors. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  We look forward to examining this text and discussing what it means for us as leaders at work, community and home.  

Please join us on Tuesday, September 5th to hear Lori Luedtke share about "God as Perfect Love".

Born a Texan, Lori has called Orlando and Central Florida her home since 1996. She has a 19 year-old son, and two step-children. She started her own design firm, Panache Design, over 20 years ago and has helped many home owners and businesses to create beautiful spaces. Lori is deeply involved with the community as an active member of her church, Holy Cross Lutheran, heading up their Cancer Care Ministry and as a volunteer usher for services. The founder of God Chicks, a women’s book club, she also hosts weekly Bible Study in her home. Lori volunteers for the Z88 radio station and is a contributor to The Christian Sharing Center.  She also founded Aim for a Cure, raising money for melanoma research in honor of her brother, David, who succumbed to the disease. Lori filmed a documentary about her journey which is posted to You Tube and has received over 2000 views. In this documentary, she offered to talk with and pray for anyone with a family member going through this dreadful diagnosis. Because of the documentary, she has established relationships and keeps up with five GBM patients regularly. Her story has been featured in the Moffitt Hospital newsletter as well as the May 2017 issue of Lake Mary Life Magazine. Lori seeks to provide hope and encouragement to those battling the disease.

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August Forum: "Actions Speak Louder Than Words"
Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

August Forum: "Actions Speak Louder Than Words"

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando | 106 E. Church Street | Edington Ministry Center | 3rd Floor, Sterchi Conference Room | Parking Garage located at Jackson/Rosalind - * Bring your parking ticket for validation.

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning about how to Love our Neighbors. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  We look forward to examining this text and discussing what it means for us as leaders at work, community and home.  

Please join us on Tuesday, August 1st to hear Cindy Price share about "Actions Speak Louder Than Words".

Cindy Price is fortunate to be able to minister daily to individuals needing to make financial decisions related to their goals or their life transitions. Her financial planning firm was recognized as one of the top 20 firms by the OBJ and she is one of the top 10 women in the nation for her broker dealer. She was born in NYC but grew up in NC where her father was a finance professor and her mother a psychology professor and moved to FL to attend Stetson University and then the College for Financial Planning. She met her husband James (who grew up as a missionary) 25yrs ago at Northland Church after starting her career. They have led numerous marriage courses that start with an intro of  “how Jungle James met City City”.

Foster care has been another passion – their 2 foster daughters are now grown and they are focusing on high school ministry with a daughter 17 (Sr. at Lake Brantley) and a son 21 (Sr. at Samford University). James helped write a curriculum called Love Defined that has allowed them to teach teens and small groups to love their neighbors by implementing the demands of 1 Corinthians 13. Her favorite activities include boating, running, tennis and pickleball.

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NO JULY FORUM - Join us for Happy Hour July 11th!
Jul
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

NO JULY FORUM - Join us for Happy Hour July 11th!

Since there is no forum in July, we thought it would be fun to meet up for Happy Hour!

WHERE:  Rocco’s Italian Grille (400 S. Orlando Ave, Winter Park)
WHEN: Tuesday, July 11th (5:30-7:30 PM)
WHO: Anyone who wants to come! 
We love you all – but our budget doesn’t allow for hosting this event, so it will be a cash bar. We hope you can join us!

Please RSVP to suzi@j4leaders.org

 

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June Forum: "Love Like Jesus"
Jun
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

June Forum: "Love Like Jesus"

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando | 106 E. Church Street | Edington Ministry Center | 3rd Floor, Sterchi Conference Room | Parking Garage located at Jackson/Rosalind - * Bring your parking ticket for validation.

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning about how to Love our Neighbors. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  We look forward to examining this text and discussing what it means for us as leaders at work, community and home.  

Please join us on Tuesday, June 6th to hear Anne Taylor share about "Love Like Jesus"

Anne is a graduate from St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Upon graduation she moved to Winter Park to begin her career in youth ministry. She received her Master’s in Christian Education from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1987. Anne worked in parish ministry until June 2015 when she was invited to come on staff with IDignity. 

Anne is a founding member of IDignity and served IDignity’s board president before becoming IDignity’s first Development Director. She often refers to this position as her “dream job” because she is able to spend time talking to people about an organization she is passionate about while at the same time helping those in need of identification. 

Anne serves as a community chaplain at the downtown YMCA once a week where she is an avid member. She is a speaker and trainer for Youth Ministry Institute which is based out of Orlando. 
 
In her free time she enjoys playing a round of golf with her husband Chuck, paddle boarding on one of the many lakes in Orlando and Winter Park and serving the community in a variety of ways. She is a member of Grace Church in Orlando where she is involved in women’s ministry. She and Chuck are the proud parents of two adult daughters; Mary Michael and Katy.   

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May Forum - "Love is Hard - Love Your Enemies"
May
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

May Forum - "Love is Hard - Love Your Enemies"

May 2nd, 2017 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Registration begins at 5:30)

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando | 106 E. Church Street | Edington Ministry Center | 3rd Floor, Sterchi Conference Room | Parking Garage located at Jackson/Rosalind - * Bring your parking ticket for validation.

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning about how to Love our Neighbors. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  We look forward to examining this text and discussing what it means for us as leaders at work, community and home.  

Please join us on Tuesday, May 2nd to hear Claire Fournier share about "Love is Hard - Love Your Enemies"

Claire Fournier most recently served as the Chief Strategic Partnership Officer for Orlando Health. Prior to that, she served for two years as the Chief Strategy Officer of Women’s Services. Leaving a 32-year business and entrepreneurial career, Fournier entered her “second career” in health care in 2012. Her life was saved after the birth of her son, Michael, at Arnold Palmer Hospital in 1996. 

Claire is currently enrolled in graduate school in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Her expected graduation date with an Executive Master’s in Philanthropic Studies is May 2019.

Claire served on the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation Board and Winnie Palmer Women’s Advisory Council as a volunteer until joining Orlando Health as a team member. She has been involved in numerous community organizations including serving as the Chairman of the Board of Shepherd’s Hope, which offers free health care to the working uninsured.  She is a proud graduate of the University of Florida in communications and marketing. Claire currently serves her community on several Boards including: Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, J4 Leaders, United Way Women’s Executive Council and Hispanic Business Initiative Fund. One of her life mottos of service is, “to those whom much is given, much is expected."

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April Forum: "Loving Our Neighbor Through Our Work"
Apr
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

April Forum: "Loving Our Neighbor Through Our Work"

April 4, 2017 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Registration begins at 5:30)

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando | 106 E. Church Street | Edington Ministry Center | 3rd Floor, Sterchi Conference Room | Parking Garage located at Jackson/Rosalind - * Bring your parking ticket for validation.

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning about how to Love our Neighbors. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  We look forward to examining this text and discussing what it means for us as leaders at work, community and home.  

Please join us on Tuesday, April 4th to hear Penny Jones share about "Loving Our Neighbors Through Our Work".

Penny Jones is Executive Director of Community Relations for Florida Hospital. She represents Florida Hospital as a community liaison and spokesperson while cultivating and strengthening relationships with important stakeholders.  She represents Florida Hospital on community boards and provides oversight of requests for funding and manages sponsorships that  position Florida Hospital strategically within the community while aligning with the hospital’s mission, vision and values.  Penny has been a part of Florida Hospital’s team since 1996.  Her truest passion is children’s welfare, which led her to adopt 3 children in 2015 to be a part of her family, which also includes her 2 older sons.

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March Forum: "Love in Action"
Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

March Forum: "Love in Action"

March 7, 2017 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Registration begins at 5:30)

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando | 106 E. Church Street | Edington Ministry Center | 3rd Floor, Sterchi Conference Room | Parking Garage located at Jackson/Rosalind - * Bring your parking ticket for validation.

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning about how to Love our Neighbors. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  We look forward to examining this text and discussing what it means for us as leaders at work, community and home.  

Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th to hear Falecia Williams share about "Love in Action".

Falecia Williams, is President of Valencia College West Campus.  Williams has worked at Valencia for 16 years, first as an adjunct professor, then in leadership roles in conjunction with dual enrollment, high school outreach programs and workforce development. Most recently, she led a team charged with the creation of the college's first bachelor degrees. Prior to Valencia, she was a leader in gifted and honors education at the secondary level. She also served as the director of a community-based grant program to increase enrollment and college completion among first-generation college students. Williams holds a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Community College Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She currently resides in Windermere.

 

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February Forum: "What's Love Got To Do With It?"
Feb
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

February Forum: "What's Love Got To Do With It?"

February 7, 2017 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Registration begins at 5:30)

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando | 106 E. Church Street | Edington Ministry Center | 3rd Floor, Sterchi Conference Room | Parking Garage located at Jackson/Rosalind - Bring parking ticket for validation.

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning about how to Love our Neighbors. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  We look forward to examining this text and discussing what it means for us as leaders at work, community and home.  

Please join us on Tuesday, February 7th to hear Lisa Schultz share about "What's Love Got To Do With It?".

Lisa Schultz is the founder and CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of J4 Leaders. She is Chief Services Officer for CNL Financial Group. She has a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University. In her position at CNL Financial Group, Lisa is responsible for the alignment of CNL Financial Group’s strategy, brand, culture and leadership to accelerate organizational performance. She facilitates the development and communication of CNL’s strategic architecture and integrates those plans with business management systems. In addition, she oversees all facets of the private alternative investment firm’s marketing, communications and human capital management. This includes corporate and product messaging, investor communications, community development, public affairs, brand, leadership development, performance management and total rewards. She also serves as a member of the CNL Financial Group Board of Directors. She served as an elder for First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, as a board member for Lifework Leadership and as an advisory board member for the Soderquist Center for Leadership & Ethics.

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J4 January Kick-Off Event - January 10th at Camping World Stadium
Jan
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

J4 January Kick-Off Event - January 10th at Camping World Stadium

Our theme for 2017 is "Love Our Neighbors". When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment he declared (Matthew 22:37-40) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.” 
Please join us on January 10th as we kick-off  our New Year!  The event will feature Robert Lupton, Author of "Toxic Charity".

“When we do for those in need what they have the capacity to do for themselves, we disempower them.”  

- Robert Lupton

 

 
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November Forum: "In Case of Emergency"
Nov
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

November Forum: "In Case of Emergency"

November 1, 2016 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Registration begins at 5:30)

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando | 106 E. Church Street | Edington Ministry Center | 3rd Floor, Sterchi Conference Room | Parking Garage located at Jackson/Rosalind - Bring parking ticket for validation.

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning to stand on God's promises! God promised that his children will not be overtaken by temptation.  In fact, he assures us that an escape route will be provided.  James MacDonald said that we should make little red boxes with glass doors that say "In Case of Emergency - break glass".  Inside the box we should have noted God's promises to review and cling to in the current situation.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 1st to hear Christina Walker share about God's promise of protection in our lives!

Christina Walker joined the Samaritan Village team in May of 2014 as Executive Director and recently transitioned to the Board of Directors in September of 2016. She has a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in Winter Park. Her passion for excellence in therapeutics has helped to establish best practices for the Samaritan Village residential program. As a Board member of Samaritan Village she continues to engage in the fight against of human trafficking through public speaking engagements and other advocacy opportunities in our local community. When she’s not busy with meetings, vision-casting, and volunteering at Samaritan Village, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two kids, and providing leadership as a home-school mom. She is also active in her church, Grace Winter Garden, in their children's and women's ministries.

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October Forum: Grace Works Here?
Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

October Forum: Grace Works Here?

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning to stand on God's promises! 

God promised that his grace is sufficient for us.  Whatever we face, God is more than enough. We may feel weak or ill-equipped to do something but that's great because that's when we can surrender the project to God and he is glorified even more so! 

Please join us on Tuesday, October 4th to hear Lindsey Staton share about God's promise of grace in our lives! To learn more about Lindsay, please click here!

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September Forum: Working with Jesus - #travelbuddy
Sep
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

September Forum: Working with Jesus - #travelbuddy

This year at J4 Leaders, we are learning to stand on God's promises! God is always with me- He promises to never leave me or forsake me.  He is my companion at work therefore I am not isolated as a leader.

There is no need to fear the future- no matter how bad we imagine, we need to remember that God will be in that situation and He will give us peace, comfort, provision.  We can enjoy peace in his companionship at work and even when traveling “alone”.  

Don't miss Julie Colombino sharing about God's promise of Omni Presence in our lives!

Read more about Julie here!

 

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August Forum: Future's So Bright I Need New Shades!
Aug
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

August Forum: Future's So Bright I Need New Shades!

There is incredible promise for you as a woman living and leading for Christ. As J4 Leaders in 2016 we are exploring the promises that God has made to us, His daughters. What would He have us do as His women in the marketplace? Which of His promises can we cling to as we face the challenges of everyday living?

Don't miss the August Forum with Secily Wilson. Read more about Secily here!

 

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June Forum: The Ultimate Delivery Man
Jun
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

June Forum: The Ultimate Delivery Man

Featuring: Amanda Ober (read Amanda's bio here!)

There is no need to register for the forums, just come and bring a friend! Registration starts at 5:30.

We meet at First Presbyterian Church, located at 106 E. Church Street, In the Edington Ministry Center, on the 3rd Floor in the Sterchi Conference Room. The parking garage is located on the corner of Jackson and Rosalind. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation. 

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May Forum: Calling on God at Work... What's His Extension?
May
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

May Forum: Calling on God at Work... What's His Extension?

 

Calling On God at Work... What's His Extension? Join us as Natalie Hamer shares about God's promise that He has a perfect plan for us! Read Natalie's bio here

There is no need to register for the forums, just come and bring a friend! Registration starts at 5:30.

We meet at First Presbyterian Church, located at 106 E. Church Street, In the Edington Ministry Center, on the 3rd Floor in the Sterchi Conference Room. The parking garage is located on the corner of Jackson and Rosalind. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation. 

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April Forum: The Great Provide
Apr
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

April Forum: The Great Provide

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Featuring: Claire Fournier - Read Claire's bio here!

There is no need to register for the forums, just come and bring a friend! Registration starts at 5:30.

We meet at First Presbyterian Church, located at 106 E. Church Street, In the Edington Ministry Center, on the 3rd Floor in the Sterchi Conference Room. The parking garage is located on the corner of Jackson and Rosalind. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation. 

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March Forum: I Like Big 'BUTs' and I Cannot Lie...
Mar
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

March Forum: I Like Big 'BUTs' and I Cannot Lie...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Featuring: Amy Lein | Read more about Amy here!

There is no need to register for the forums, just come and bring a friend! Registration starts at 5:30.

We meet at First Presbyterian Church, located at 106 E. Church Street, In the Edington Ministry Center, on the 3rd Floor in the Sterchi Conference Room. The parking garage is located on the corner of Jackson and Rosalind. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation.

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Jesus Take The Wheel... Driving My Career
Feb
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Jesus Take The Wheel... Driving My Career

Featuring: Marlee D'Arco | Read more about Marlee here!

There is no need to register for the forums, just come and bring a friend! Registration starts at 5:30.

We meet at First Presbyterian Church, located at 106 E. Church Street, In the Edington Ministry Center, on the 3rd Floor in the Sterchi Conference Room. The parking garage is located on the corner of Jackson and Rosalind. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation.

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January Forum | One Heck of a Promissory Note!
Jan
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

January Forum | One Heck of a Promissory Note!

Featuring: Lisa Schultz | Read more about Lisa here!

There is no need to register for the forums, just come and bring a friend! Registration starts at 5:30.

We meet at First Presbyterian Church, located at 106 E. Church Street, In the Edington Ministry Center, on the 3rd Floor in the Sterchi Conference Room. The parking garage is located on the corner of Jackson and Rosalind. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation.

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