Chad has over 25 years of experience developing leaders and teams, and training individuals to reach their full potential. He has overseen the startup of four nonprofits, raising millions of dollars using the Taking Donors Seriously® framework. Chad has also served as a campus minister at Lutheran Church of Hope, the largest ELCA church in the US. Prior to that, he spent 4 years coaching executives to become principled leaders through individual and team coaching, and spent 20 years with Young Life, serving as an Area Director and Associate Regional Director. Chad earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota before pursuing studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives in Roseville, California with his wife of 26 years. They have 3 sons and two daughters-in-law. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, running, biking, or reading a good book. You may also find him on the lake fishing with his sons, hiking the trails of the Sierra Nevada mountains or traveling the country.
Eric brings more than 20 years of nonprofit fundraising, leadership development, community development in low-income communities, and strategic planning experience to his engagements with The FOCUS Group. His accomplishments include leading several multimillion-dollar capital campaigns, and building organizational strategy and strength among staff and Board. In the area of building and leading, Eric has created internship programs that served as catalysts to equip and train leaders, many of whom are serving in the local and international mission field. Prior to joining the firm, Eric served as Executive Director of Community Leadership & Development Inc. (CLDI), where he transformed a grassroots movement into a thriving, sustainable organization serving the South Side, a marginalized neighborhood in Billings, Montana. Eric has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming, a Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry from Denver Seminary, and has completed courses at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. In May 2023, he completed his Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives from George Fox University. Eric and his wife, Shelly, live in Billings, Montana, with their four children.