2015 Keynote Speaker: Rich Hurst
Author, Executive Coach and Consultant, TAG Consulting, (Former Leadership Pastor, McClean Bible Church, Washington, DC)
Rich Hurst travels throughout North America training business and leaders in the areas of planning and organizational development, with special focus on creating the environments and structures, which engender healthy and productive staff relationships. Rich has served as board member or consultant to businesses and non-profits in the fields of health care, relief and development, food service, education, publishing, and telecom. He is a popular leader, encourager, humorist, and dynamic speaker with a client list that includes the U.S. Air Force Chaplains, AOL, Health South, Cook Ministries International, the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board, Georgetown University, Tempered Network, The Chickasaw Nation, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) U the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as well as congregations from every denomination.
He is considered a recognized authority in his field. In 1993, the book Giving the Ministry Away: Empowering Adults for Effective Leadership, which he co-authored, was named the “Leader’s Book of the Year” by a national leadership association. His other books include Calling (Dreamtime, 1997) with Frank Tillapaugh; Intimacy: The Search for Significance (Cook, 1997); Courage to Connect (Cook, 2001); Getting Real: A Relational Guide To Leadership (NavPress, 2000) with Ken Baugh; The Quest (Group, 2004) with Ken Baugh; and a new children’s book called The Goodnight Thing (Red Door Press, 2006). Rich has been published in Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Enrichment Journal, SAM Journal, Presbyterian Today, Group Magazine and numerous papers.
Rich serves as a Senior Consultant for Tag Consulting. He has been on the pastoral staff of key churches in rural, suburban, and urban settings throughout America including a multicultural mega church; a flagship mainline denominational church; a church whose services are televised throughout the world; and most recently, McLean Bible Church just outside of Washington, DC. Where he help create two premiere ministries, “Frontline,” a ministry to young adults and “Future Leaders,” a ministry that trained young leaders for ministries. He holds an undergraduate degree from Mesa State College and a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Rich and his wife Kim, an author and consultant as well, live with their two daughters in Virginia.
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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28