MEET OUR TEAM

Brandon Schaefer | Executive Director

Brandon is the Executive Director of Five Capitals.  Five Capitals works with Business Leaders / Owners offering Coaching and Consulting – helping them to change their lives and grow their business. The focus is to help them live an integrated life, discover “life to the full” and increase their spiritual/strategic confidence in the workplace.  Five Capitals works with all types of people and organizations – equipping them to reach their full potential.

Brandon is a graduate from Iowa State University in International Business and Spanish. After graduating, Brandon worked for Motorola in Glasgow, Scotland and Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis in their strategic marketing departments respectively.

After years in the corporate world, Brandon was called to work in the local church. Since then he’s completed a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from Asbury Seminary. In ministry, Brandon served as the Adult Discipleship Pastor at East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis and most recently as the Pastor of Discipleship, Leadership and Outreach Ministries at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY.

Brandon has a passion for developing leaders and serves as a coach for a number of different non-profit and organizational leaders.  He’s a gifted discipler, leader, strategic planner, Myers-Briggs / Enneagram guru and loves seeing people reach their full potential.  He’s married to his lovely wife T.J. – they have two daughters Eva and Teagan.

Kate Howard

Director of Strategy and Development

About Kate

Kate Howard – Jesus lover, wife, mom, Team Leader Bush Brothers & Company

She specializes in couples coaching and women in business. Kate and Jason are passionate about coaching people into deeper relationship with the Lord.

The Howards have been married 5 years and have 2 young boys, Luke and Kenan.  We have heart for taking new believers or ‘tired’ believers on a journey into deeper relationship with the Lord.  Often new Christians are encouraged to dive right into the ‘doing’ aspect of Christianity and miss the experience of truly falling in love with the Lord – trusting him, knowing Him and desiring Him intimately.   

Kate is from Nebraska and found her way to AR through moves for her job where she met Jason.  She is now a leader in the CPG industry and is informally utilizing that platform for ministry.  She played sports in college and abroad which has formed her love of travel.

The Howard family loves the outdoors.  Jason is an avid hunter.  Kate loves anything active where you might break a sweat.  They are located in Rogers, AR.

Jason Howard

Director of Operations

About Jason

Jason Howard – Friend of the Holy Spirit, husband, dad, Category Advisor to Walmart CPG

He specializes in couples coaching and young business professionals.

Jason and Kate are passionate about coaching people into deeper relationship with the Lord.

The Howards have been married 5 years and have 2 young boys, Luke and Kenan.  We have heart for taking new believers or ‘tired’ believers on a journey into deeper relationship with the Lord.  Often new Christians are encouraged to dive right into the ‘doing’ aspect of Christianity and miss the experience of truly falling in love with the Lord – trusting him, knowing Him and desiring Him intimately.   

Jason has his MBA in international business and has vision for utilizing his CPG industry skills in non-traditional ministry.  He was born and raised in Arkansas and after some time away in the air force and job moves, has returned home with his family of 4.

The Howard family loves the outdoors.  Jason is an avid hunter.  Kate loves anything active where you might break a sweat.  They are located in Rogers, AR.

Brad McDonald

Online Content Director

About Brad

Brad McDonald in Pine Mountain, GA

Brad is a Follower of Jesus, Bekah’s husband, Director of Content & Coach at Five Capitals, Founder of Mathetes & Followership Collective, Program Coordinator for Cultural Engagement at Impact 360 Institute.

Specializes in:

Brad is experienced in coaching young and emerging leaders in growing their personal character and competency, ability to lead themselves and others, team leadership, people management, skills in personal productivity and time management, as well as speaking and leading workshops and active learning classrooms.

Tell us about Yourself:

Brad is originally from Chandler, AZ where he grew up as the second of four children. Both of his parents were very active in local church and denominational ministry, so Christianity and church have always been part of his daily life. After graduating high school he experienced Impact 360 Gap Year, which lead him to pursue a bachelors degree in Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as two theological additional certificates from Biola University and Western Seminary. Since 2009 Brad has been involved in starting and scaling new businesses with Impact 360 Institute including their Propel, Immersion, Gap Year, and Courses brands. Brad blogs regularly at Mathetes and Followership Collective. His favorite person in the world is his wife, Bekah. They hope to have children in the near future and continue to grow together as a family on God’s mission.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Brad loves to learn through books, audiobooks, and courses, workout, spend time with family and friends.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

I love the biblically rooted and practical nature of Five Capitals. The Five Capitals approach promotes wholeness found in Christ and expressed through the fruit of the Spirit. No matter what context in which you find yourself, you can always practice the Five Capitals frameworks for life, and always grow and give your capital.

Craig Cheney

Church Partnerships Director

About Craig

Craig Cheney in Kansas City, KS

Executive Pastor of Heartland Church in Olathe, Kansas.

Specializes in:

Craig is currently engaged in consulting, coaching & training business owners, executive leaders, market place professionals, couples & leadership groups.

Tell us about Yourself:

He has been married to his wife Judy for over 30 years. They have three adult children — one married with 8 children (ages 3-15), one engaged & one single. Craig has served in every church leadership role, been a business owner/developer, leadership consultant, trainer & coach with a focus on mission & transformation.

Craig has completed post-graduate degrees in theology, leadership development & organizational culture. I am currently creating new strategy & structure frameworks with corresponding training processes, content & experiences for missional & marketplace leaders.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Craig and Judy love outdoor activities of all kinds especially w/ family & friends.

Jay Hidalgo

Marketing Director

About Jay

Jay Hidlago in Grand Rapids, MI

Jay Hidalgo is a Jesus follower, husband, dad, Chief Sales and Marketing Executive at Weldaloy Products Company

Specializes in:

Executive/Business Coaching. Jay helps marketing, sales or business professionals move from where they are to where you want to be. He helps his clients improve performance in areas of Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, and Work/Life Balance. He helps each person with whom he works to establish goals, identify performance gaps, create plans for improvement, become accountable to take action, and implement lasting change.

Tell us about Yourself:

Jay Hidalgo has a mind for marketing, sales and business, and a heart for seeing people succeed. For more than 20 years, he has brought his perspective, insight and coaching to businesses, non-profit organizations, ministries and individuals. His approach to coaching and teaching allows participants to become self-aware, obtain insight, and develop practical steps they can use immediately to be more effective. Jay is also a sought-after speaker/trainer at various conferences, seminars, and organizations where he conducts workshops and interactive training on topics related to marketing, sales, personal/team development, effective communications, and strategy planning. Although the details change from engagement to engagement, the objective is the same: to help organizations and individuals work and live in a more productive and fulfilling way.

Throughout his career, Jay has worked with, trained, and consulted companies such as Herman Miller, Michelin, Eloqua (now part of Oracle), Ariba, General Motors, Medtronic, NCR, Harte-Hanks, Toshiba, Rubbermaid, and Pitney Bowes.

Jay, his wife and four children live in Grand Rapids, MI. In addition to working with business and organizational leaders, he enjoys biking, backpacking, a fine cigar, cheering on his hapless New York Mets, and spending down time with his family in Glen Arbor, MI.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Interests include baseball (watching or coaching), watching movies with good story lines, World War 2 era novels, New York City. Jay is a die hard Mets Fan.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

Five Capitals provides a framework to help me live the life that Jesus has called me to live. With the teaching I’ve received (and now share) from Five Capitals, I’m able to see Jesus and his “Way” much more clearly. Add to that the community of Five Capitals brothers and sisters with whom to share life. Five Capitals is a blessing!

Cory Carlson

Connections Director

About Cory

Cory Carlson in Cincinnati, OH

National Sales Manager at Hartco, Inc.

Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose.

About five years ago, Cory was introduced to Five Capitals coaching and consulting and changed the trajectory of his life and career. Instead of working for one company and leading employees, Cory shifted to coaching and consulting business leaders to integrate their faith and work.

Cory spends half his time on his coaching business where he is equipping business leaders with Five Capitals content, and the other half keeping skills sharp as National Sales Manager for Hartco, Inc., a vinyl manufacturer based in Cincinnati, OH.

Prior to this hybrid position, Cory was President of Sales for Ground Works Solutions, a contractor specializing in soil stabilization and infrastructure rehabilitation in 31 states, where at one point had a team of 30 sales personnel. At GWS, the sales team doubled the sales engineer generated revenue during Cory’s 3-year leadership.

Prior to GWS, Cory was with Contech Engineered Solutions, a national leader in civil engineering products, for 10 years. At Contech, Cory was VP of Stormwater-East, Contech’s largest contributor to EBITDA at the time.

Other roles included Product Management, Regional Manager, as well as Sales Engineer doing day to day sales. Prior to Contech, Cory worked for Burns & McDonnell, a top international engineering and architecture firm, as a Civil Engineer in their Aviation Division.

Cory is a registered Professional Engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Missouri and MBA from Rockhurst University.

Cory also serves on the Board of Directors for the Aruna Project, a non-profit providing sustainable employment to woman in Southeast Asia.

Mr. Carlson lives in Cincinnati, OH with an awesome wife and 3 amazing children.

 

Roy and Pandora King

About Roy

Roy & Pandora King

Roy has served in leadership and pastoral roles for over 40 years in parachurch, educational and congregational organizations in the U.S. He has also trained and coached leaders in over 10 countries. He is a Professor Emeritus in Leadership of Columbia International University where he trained seminary students for 20 years. He is author of 3 books and 2 training resources.
His passion is life giving leadership. He wants to contribute to leaders being vibrant and effective throughout their life. Learn more at www.royking.org .

Pandora retired recently from over 35 years in public education in Special Education. For 20 years she taught preschool children with autism. She has traveled with Roy to several countries where she assisted families and churches involved with special needs children. She has also organized and trained disciple makers for children for churches where they have lived.

Roy and Pandora live in Myrtle Beach SC where they are involved in coaching and mentoring for a church start up, and coaching church leaders in Egypt and other locations.

One of Roy’s recent clients shared this reflection:

After meeting Roy the first time, I clearly knew he was the person God had provided to coach me through my sabbatical. Roy’s passion for the Lord Jesus, and constant application of the Word of God in our weekly sessions not only provided a Kingdom perspective, but reminded me that every situation and relationship needs to be met with prayer and scripture. Roy is a seasoned coach who listens to the Holy Spirit and speaks truth in a practical and yet challenging manner. His desire is to see people spiritually whole and live fully committed to God’s calling on their lives. I continue to touch base with Roy and strongly recommend him as a mentor / coach.
Executive VP in Development and Strategic Planning for a Mission Agency (Names not published because of travel security issues)

Jay Pullins

About Jay

Jay Pullins has been leading and developing leaders in a variety of settings for over 25 years. He has a diverse background as a military officer, an appointed public official, and Executive Pastor of Alaska’s largest church.

Jay is the founder and owner of Anchorage-based Catapult Leadership Solutions, providing expertise in developing the character and competency of leaders in all sectors.
A 1989 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Jay led U.S. and multi-national teams for the U.S. Air Force, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), NORAD, and the Alaska National Guard. He led combat crews as an Air Battle Manager in Operation DESERT STORM, the conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, and counter-drug operations in Central and South America. Jay retired as an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel in 2011.

Jay served as Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant Governor, then Special Assistant to the Governor of Alaska. He also served as Executive Pastor of Alaska’s largest church for five years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the US Air Force Academy, and a Master’s Degree in Adult & Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma. He serves as a coach to executive leaders for Five Capitals, and leadership trainer for Academy Leadership, LLC. Jay is also Director of Alaska Leadership Adventures. He volunteers by developing leaders for Love Alaska, a non-profit that trains mentors to help people living in the margins.

Jay and his wife, Sonia, live in Anchorage, Alaska, and have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and a grandson.

 

Testimonials

Having known Jay for many years, I have personally benefited greatly from his leadership and have watched him in action as he has led and trained countless other individuals. It’s rare these days to find a man who: leads well, can equip others to lead, and does so with integrity in both his professional and private life. I highly recommend Jay!
Rob Fischer, Author & Leadership Coach

It has been my distinct pleasure to know Jay for these past three decades. As a friend, his loyalty has been fierce. As an example, his life has been unparalleled. I am thrilled that he’s taking on this challenge of growing up more leaders, and I hope the others find their time with him to be as enriching as my time has been.
John Plating, PhD., Director, Center for Calling & Career, Covenant College

Jeff & Missy Rogers

About Jeff

Jeff & Missy Rogers in Lexington, KY

 

Jeff Rogers (see below for Missy)

Jeff, husband of Missy and world’s best dad to a dog and two cats! President of Jeff Rogers Photography, Inc.

Specializes in:

Together, Missy and I do couples coaching. I am also coaching in the area of living a Naturally Supernatural Lifestyle.

Tell us about Yourself:

I was born in Corinth, KY – a small town just north of Lexington. I traded a gun for my first camera and have been doing professional (corporate and landscape) photography ever since. Being self employed allows me to both run the business as well as pursue ministry. I founded Wellspring Prayer Center in Lexington, KY a couple years ago and have had the privilege of seeing Jesus bring Peace, Healing and Wholeness to literally hundreds of people. I graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington.

What hobbies and interest would you like them to know about you?

I love to get lost on the backroads of Kentucky, searching for the beauty of our creator. Missy and I love to travel, play golf, and explore new places! I have a passion for creating visual art, and probably like food a little too much!

What do you love about Five Capitals?

I love Five Capitals because it provides a framework to help ask/answer some of life’s greatest questions.

 

Melissa Rogers (see above for Jeff)

Melissa, daughter, wife and mom to a jack Russell named Katie and two cats – Max and Miles!

Specializes in:

We specialize in couples and Individual life coaching.

Tell us about Yourself:

I grew up in Atlanta, GA, the youngest of three kids, and though I grew up in church, I kept out of trouble because of the ministry of Young Life! I am an Emergency Medicine Physician, having graduated from the University of KY College of Medicine and am currently working at the Lexington VA hospital. Together Jeff and I have a family mission of Bringing Peace, Healing and Wholeness in Jesus name, so we pursue different careers professionally but one mission as a family.

What hobbies and interest would you like them to know about you?

We love to travel, explore the beauty of Gods creation and invest in friendships by sharing time together over a cup of coffee.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

I love Five Capitals because it provides such clarity and provides a great framework within which to learn, grow and bring personal and professional transformation!

Mike & Suzanne Rayburn

About Mike

Mike & Suzanne Rayburn in Newnan, GA

Mike has an established dental practice and Suzanne coordinates it.

Specializes in:

Groups and couples, either separately or as a team.

Tell us about Yourself:

Mike and Suzanne are graduates of UCLA with degrees in Psychology. Suzanne has a graduate teaching certificate (also from UCLA). She taught school and homeschooled her six children through eighth grade. She currently coordinates Mike’s dental practice.

Mike studied Dentistry at Emory University and practices in Newnan, GA.

Their emphasis is on spiritual transformation and a maturity that reproduces in others what God has done in us. “We are learning more and more how the practical application of those spiritual truths into our lives at work and in our relationships makes us more effective, more fulfilled, and less stressed”.

What hobbies and interest would you like them to know about you?

Their passions include parenting, cooking, good coffee, and brewing beer.

Mark Illingworth

About Mark

Mark Illingworth in Perth, Western Australia

Mark is the Managing Director of One River Pty Ltd and Pastor to Pastors for the Uniting Church in Western Australia.

Specializes in:

Life and Leadership coaching in the Ministry and Marketplace

Tell us about Yourself:

Mark grew up on a wheat and sheep farm and moved to the city to study electronic engineering. He worked for the railways for 8 years as an employee and consultant before studying theology and planting a church in a new housing area. 16 years later having stepped down as the Senior Pastor he now pastors and trains church leaders in ministry with a sideline of coaching Christians in the marketplace in life and leadership.

What hobbies and interest would you like them to know about you?

Mark is interested in the sustainable production of food and has just built Stage 2 of an aquaponics “farm” in his backyard.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

Five Capitals provides clear and memorable frameworks that connect Biblical principles to life and leadership. Mark loves the “aha” moments that comes when God’s truth brings light directly and applicably into our lives.

Danita Bye

About Danita

Danita Bye in Stanley, North Dakota

Mom, Wife, Gramma, President of Sales Growth Specialists (SalesGS), Author, Speaker

Specializes in:

Executive Coaching with owners of small to medium sized businesses; Sales Management; Entrepreneur

 

Tell us about Yourself:

Danita Bye is the CEO and Founder of Sales Growth Specialists. SGS have been helping business owners and CEO’s for 15 years to take their businesses to the next level. They concentrate on strategic leadership consulting, emerging leadership development, recruiting and coaching for Sales people, Sales Managers and VP of Sales.

Danita holds a Master’s degree in Transformational Leadership from Bethel University. The valuable lessons she learned growing up in a homestead shack on the TTT Ranch in Stanley, ND fueled her award-winning performances at Xerox Corporation, success as National Sales Manager of a medical-device turnaround, before she started SGS.

She returned to North Dakota (having moved from Minneapolis) where she continues to help companies thrive locally, nationally, and internationally. Her objective is to be a catalyst for visionary business leaders of character who are committed to investing into Next Gen, emerging leaders as a key sales growth or succession strategy.

Danita has published a number of books, including Letters From the King – a Devotional Parable of Spiritual Discovery. Her latest book is How to Hire Superior Sales DNA. She serves on a number of boards and enjoys public speaking and traveling.

Danita is married to Gordon and they live in Stanley, ND. They have three children, Brittany, Westin and Danae. They are also the proud grandparents of one highly intelligent and engaging grandson, Evan.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Traveling, Reading, Hiking, Young Professionals

What do you love about Five Capitals?
I love the challenge to steward wisely all the abundant wealth we’ve been giving.

Christine Wanstall

About Christine

Christine Wanstall in Melbourne, Australia

Christine Wanstall, Director of Lewis Wanstall & Associates – A consultancy firm specialising in the community service sector (Child Protection, Health, Social Work). We also provide factual investigation services.

Specializes in:

My specialty is individual coaching, helping people become better leaders through understanding themselves and integrating aspects of their lives into a more cohesive life.

Tell us about Yourself:

I grew up in a country town in New South Wales, close to beautiful Australian beaches and where the weather is warm all year round. After finishing High School, I studied Social Work at university and started my career working with vulnerable families in Child Protection.

My experience in Human Services spans over twenty-three years and includes direct client work in Child Protection (8 years) and Health (8 years), along with significant management and organizational experience in state and local government.

My recent work has focused on the safety of vulnerable clients in community and statutory services. This has included subject matter expert roles for child protection clients in out-of-home care and disability clients in residential services.

I have completed postgraduate qualifications with a Masters degree in theology and a diploma in Business. This further enhanced my leadership ability and broadened my skill and knowledge base.

I am now the director of Lewis Wanstall & Associates, a consultancy firm which provides a range of services to government (state and local government), non-government, religious, not for profit and private organizations.

I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband and two adult children and one crazy cat.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

I love music, painting, cooking and watching most sports!

What do you love about Five Capitals?

Five Capitals has such amazing tools to help identify areas of growth in my life. It has helped me sharpen my focus in business and integrate areas of life to bring about a more balanced approach. It is not a ‘one-size fits all’ approach but rather is like a personal tailor who measures and fits the clothes to your needs and life. I love it!

Gisle Sørli

About Gisle

Gisle Sørli in Alexandria, Virginia

Gisle is the Managing Member of Steward’s Progress, LLC, a boutique financial planning firm in Alexandria Virginia. Gisle helps families arrange their resources in creative ways so their relationships can flourish.

Specializes in:

Gisle specializes in coaching families through the door of financial capital. By walking intimately with families on their financial journey, he helps them maximize family and business value, minimize taxes and optimize giving

Tell us about Yourself:
Gisle is orginally from Norway and came across the Atlantic to play soccer (and study a little) for Boston University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, a master’s degree in international business and a master’s in business administration from Boston University. He is also a designated Certified Financial Planner, CFP® and a Certified Kingdom Advisor®, CKA.

Gisle is married to Melanie and she is all about having fun. Their son Elias (10) enjoys sushi and pretty much every form of Chinese chicken he has met thus far. Their son Micah (8) is fearless and funny, loves math and is allergic to taking “the easy way.” Our son Jonathan (6) is sweet and affectionate (aka “Hide your daughters.”).

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Gisle loves sports, especially soccer and has also recently taken up old boys ice hockey.

What do you love about Five Capitals?
Similar to a chiropractor realigning a spine, Five Capitals realigns people’s lives and brings them closer to the abundant life Jesus wants us to have.

Greg Abbott

About Greg

Greg Abbott in Wilmington, OH

Husband to Megan, Father to Greyson and Pierce. Owner and CEO of Abbott Image Solutions.

Specializes in:

Executive and team coaching towards a particular goal or project. I have specific knowledge and experience in growing and running a business in the marketplace that honors God.

Tell us about Yourself:

The Abbott family exists to Love Unconditionally, Speak the Truth, and have a lot of fun! Greg is the CEO of Abbott Image Solutions where he is working to create and transform a company that exists to glorify God by learning to follow the words, works and ways of Jesus in the corporate world. Greg is mostly educated in the school of hard knocks but also went to The Ohio State University for Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting). Megan in addition to being an amazing Wife, Mom and friend is a school nurse for grades K-12 at our local school where she loves on and cares for many children in our area. Our boys Greyson (6 yrs old) and Pierce (3 yrs old) are an absolute gift from God who show us daily how much our Creator loves and cares for us.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

A few of my passions are: Cooking, Vegetable gardening, Painting, Beer (IPA’s specifically)

What do you love about Five Capitals?

The thing I love most about Five Capitals is not really a thing but a person, Brandon. Five Capitals brings a lot of GREAT content with practical tools but without Brandon and the team putting flesh on the concepts (living it out) and the coaching (encouragement as well as challenge) offered along the way, implementation of the concepts and life change would be much slower to happen.

Betsy Wilhelm

About Betsy

Betsy Wilhelm in Cincinnati, OH

Mother of three

Specializes in:

My husband and I specialize in couples coaching, and I also focus on womens personal development.

Tell us about your Yourself:

I am married to my awesome husband, Matt. We have been married almost 7 years and we have two beautiful little girls. Emmy is 5 years old and Lucy is 3 years old. We also have a very old Australian Shepherd named Max.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

I love reading, cooking, and living a whole foods lifestyle. We are learning how to brew Kombucha (a fermented tea) and I love making sauerkraut, pickles, and homemade versions of our favorite foods.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

Gosh- there is a ton I love about Five Capitals!! But two things that come to mind are that Five Capitals has been foundational in building into my marriage and my purpose both in working and playing. I have learned so much about how to have a marriage and family that is filled with both covenant and kingdom focused.

Chris Hartenstein

About Chris

Chris Hartenstein in Cincinnati, OH.

I steward/own a second generation manufacturing, converting and finishing business and lead a father and son ministry.

Specializes in: Life coaching and business coaching.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Cycling, outdoor adventure, reading, study of the Bible, integration of truth into everyday life in a practical way, building men and their sons.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

It’s practical, Biblical and applicable in both personal and business life. I think it helps eliminate the “compartmentalized” approach to life and brings integration of faith, work, home and the inner life all revolving around God’s truth.

Kate Howard

Director of Strategy and Development

About Kate

Kate Howard – Jesus lover, wife, mom, Team Leader Bush Brothers & Company

She specializes in couples coaching and women in business. Kate and Jason are passionate about coaching people into deeper relationship with the Lord.

The Howards have been married 5 years and have 2 young boys, Luke and Kenan.  We have heart for taking new believers or ‘tired’ believers on a journey into deeper relationship with the Lord.  Often new Christians are encouraged to dive right into the ‘doing’ aspect of Christianity and miss the experience of truly falling in love with the Lord – trusting him, knowing Him and desiring Him intimately.   

Kate is from Nebraska and found her way to AR through moves for her job where she met Jason.  She is now a leader in the CPG industry and is informally utilizing that platform for ministry.  She played sports in college and abroad which has formed her love of travel.

The Howard family loves the outdoors.  Jason is an avid hunter.  Kate loves anything active where you might break a sweat.  They are located in Rogers, AR.

Jason Howard

Director of Operations

About Jason

Jason Howard – Friend of the Holy Spirit, husband, dad, Category Advisor to Walmart CPG

He specializes in couples coaching and young business professionals.

Jason and Kate are passionate about coaching people into deeper relationship with the Lord.

The Howards have been married 5 years and have 2 young boys, Luke and Kenan.  We have heart for taking new believers or ‘tired’ believers on a journey into deeper relationship with the Lord.  Often new Christians are encouraged to dive right into the ‘doing’ aspect of Christianity and miss the experience of truly falling in love with the Lord – trusting him, knowing Him and desiring Him intimately.   

Jason has his MBA in international business and has vision for utilizing his CPG industry skills in non-traditional ministry.  He was born and raised in Arkansas and after some time away in the air force and job moves, has returned home with his family of 4.

The Howard family loves the outdoors.  Jason is an avid hunter.  Kate loves anything active where you might break a sweat.  They are located in Rogers, AR.

Craig Cheney

Church Partnerships Director

About Craig

Craig Cheney in Kansas City, KS

Executive Pastor of Heartland Church in Olathe, Kansas.

Specializes in:

Craig is currently engaged in consulting, coaching & training business owners, executive leaders, market place professionals, couples & leadership groups.

Tell us about Yourself:

He has been married to his wife Judy for over 30 years. They have three adult children — one married with 8 children (ages 3-15), one engaged & one single. Craig has served in every church leadership role, been a business owner/developer, leadership consultant, trainer & coach with a focus on mission & transformation.

Craig has completed post-graduate degrees in theology, leadership development & organizational culture. I am currently creating new strategy & structure frameworks with corresponding training processes, content & experiences for missional & marketplace leaders.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Craig and Judy love outdoor activities of all kinds especially w/ family & friends.

Jay Hidalgo

Marketing Director

About Jay

Jay Hidlago in Grand Rapids, MI

Jay Hidalgo is a Jesus follower, husband, dad, Chief Sales and Marketing Executive at Weldaloy Products Company

Specializes in:

Executive/Business Coaching. Jay helps marketing, sales or business professionals move from where they are to where you want to be. He helps his clients improve performance in areas of Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, and Work/Life Balance. He helps each person with whom he works to establish goals, identify performance gaps, create plans for improvement, become accountable to take action, and implement lasting change.

Tell us about Yourself:

Jay Hidalgo has a mind for marketing, sales and business, and a heart for seeing people succeed. For more than 20 years, he has brought his perspective, insight and coaching to businesses, non-profit organizations, ministries and individuals. His approach to coaching and teaching allows participants to become self-aware, obtain insight, and develop practical steps they can use immediately to be more effective. Jay is also a sought-after speaker/trainer at various conferences, seminars, and organizations where he conducts workshops and interactive training on topics related to marketing, sales, personal/team development, effective communications, and strategy planning. Although the details change from engagement to engagement, the objective is the same: to help organizations and individuals work and live in a more productive and fulfilling way.

Throughout his career, Jay has worked with, trained, and consulted companies such as Herman Miller, Michelin, Eloqua (now part of Oracle), Ariba, General Motors, Medtronic, NCR, Harte-Hanks, Toshiba, Rubbermaid, and Pitney Bowes.

Jay, his wife and four children live in Grand Rapids, MI. In addition to working with business and organizational leaders, he enjoys biking, backpacking, a fine cigar, cheering on his hapless New York Mets, and spending down time with his family in Glen Arbor, MI.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Interests include baseball (watching or coaching), watching movies with good story lines, World War 2 era novels, New York City. Jay is a die hard Mets Fan.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

Five Capitals provides a framework to help me live the life that Jesus has called me to live. With the teaching I’ve received (and now share) from Five Capitals, I’m able to see Jesus and his “Way” much more clearly. Add to that the community of Five Capitals brothers and sisters with whom to share life. Five Capitals is a blessing!

Cory Carlson

Connections Director

About Cory

Cory Carlson in Cincinnati, OH

National Sales Manager at Hartco, Inc.

Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose.

About five years ago, Cory was introduced to Five Capitals coaching and consulting and changed the trajectory of his life and career. Instead of working for one company and leading employees, Cory shifted to coaching and consulting business leaders to integrate their faith and work.

Cory spends half his time on his coaching business where he is equipping business leaders with Five Capitals content, and the other half keeping skills sharp as National Sales Manager for Hartco, Inc., a vinyl manufacturer based in Cincinnati, OH.

Prior to this hybrid position, Cory was President of Sales for Ground Works Solutions, a contractor specializing in soil stabilization and infrastructure rehabilitation in 31 states, where at one point had a team of 30 sales personnel. At GWS, the sales team doubled the sales engineer generated revenue during Cory’s 3-year leadership.

Prior to GWS, Cory was with Contech Engineered Solutions, a national leader in civil engineering products, for 10 years. At Contech, Cory was VP of Stormwater-East, Contech’s largest contributor to EBITDA at the time.

Other roles included Product Management, Regional Manager, as well as Sales Engineer doing day to day sales. Prior to Contech, Cory worked for Burns & McDonnell, a top international engineering and architecture firm, as a Civil Engineer in their Aviation Division.

Cory is a registered Professional Engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Missouri and MBA from Rockhurst University.

Cory also serves on the Board of Directors for the Aruna Project, a non-profit providing sustainable employment to woman in Southeast Asia.

Mr. Carlson lives in Cincinnati, OH with an awesome wife and 3 amazing children.

 

Katie Vogel

About Katie

Katie Vogel in Fairfax, VA

Mom, photographer, and writer.

Specializes in:

My husband and I have truly enjoyed coaching couples. We love looking forward to our monthly calls and getting to know them a little bit better with each conversation.

Tell us about Yourself:

I grew up in Virginia, with a few moves in between, and wound up going to George Mason University for a degree in English. After graduating and marrying Eric, I worked for a bit in DC for an international business consulting firm and then eventually quit to stay home with our daughter. Around the time of Nora’s birth, I started to build a photography business and focused my attention on writing novels, capturing memories for ourselves and others, and raising children. Eric and I, along with a few others, started a church plant here, and that’s how we eventually met Brandon. He introduced us to the Five Capitals, and to Couples Coaching, and we’ve been hooked ever since.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

I love Five Capitals. It’s a great resource for empowering people toward making transformative and impactful changes in their lives. To hear their excitement about the things they are experiencing as they put these Godly principles into action in their lives, only makes us love Five Capitals all the more.

Craig Cheney

Church Partnerships Director

About Craig

Craig Cheney in Kansas City, KS

Executive Pastor of Heartland Church in Olathe, Kansas.

Specializes in:

Craig is currently engaged in consulting, coaching & training business owners, executive leaders, market place professionals, couples & leadership groups.

Tell us about Yourself:

He has been married to his wife Judy for over 30 years. They have three adult children — one married with 8 children (ages 3-15), one engaged & one single. Craig has served in every church leadership role, been a business owner/developer, leadership consultant, trainer & coach with a focus on mission & transformation.

Craig has completed post-graduate degrees in theology, leadership development & organizational culture. I am currently creating new strategy & structure frameworks with corresponding training processes, content & experiences for missional & marketplace leaders.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Craig and Judy love outdoor activities of all kinds especially w/ family & friends.

Christine Wanstall

About Christine

Christine Wanstall in Melbourne, Australia

Christine Wanstall, Director of Lewis Wanstall & Associates – A consultancy firm specialising in the community service sector (Child Protection, Health, Social Work). We also provide factual investigation services.

Specializes in:

My specialty is individual coaching, helping people become better leaders through understanding themselves and integrating aspects of their lives into a more cohesive life.

Tell us about Yourself:

I grew up in a country town in New South Wales, close to beautiful Australian beaches and where the weather is warm all year round. After finishing High School, I studied Social Work at university and started my career working with vulnerable families in Child Protection.

My experience in Human Services spans over twenty-three years and includes direct client work in Child Protection (8 years) and Health (8 years), along with significant management and organizational experience in state and local government.

My recent work has focused on the safety of vulnerable clients in community and statutory services. This has included subject matter expert roles for child protection clients in out-of-home care and disability clients in residential services.

I have completed postgraduate qualifications with a Masters degree in theology and a diploma in Business. This further enhanced my leadership ability and broadened my skill and knowledge base.

I am now the director of Lewis Wanstall & Associates, a consultancy firm which provides a range of services to government (state and local government), non-government, religious, not for profit and private organizations.

I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband and two adult children and one crazy cat.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

I love music, painting, cooking and watching most sports!

What do you love about Five Capitals?

Five Capitals has such amazing tools to help identify areas of growth in my life. It has helped me sharpen my focus in business and integrate areas of life to bring about a more balanced approach. It is not a ‘one-size fits all’ approach but rather is like a personal tailor who measures and fits the clothes to your needs and life. I love it!

Brad McDonald

Online Content Director

About Brad

Brad McDonald in Pine Mountain, GA

Brad is a Follower of Jesus, Bekah’s husband, Director of Content & Coach at Five Capitals, Founder of Mathetes & Followership Collective, Program Coordinator for Cultural Engagement at Impact 360 Institute.

Specializes in:

Brad is experienced in coaching young and emerging leaders in growing their personal character and competency, ability to lead themselves and others, team leadership, people management, skills in personal productivity and time management, as well as speaking and leading workshops and active learning classrooms.

Tell us about Yourself:

Brad is originally from Chandler, AZ where he grew up as the second of four children. Both of his parents were very active in local church and denominational ministry, so Christianity and church have always been part of his daily life. After graduating high school he experienced Impact 360 Gap Year, which lead him to pursue a bachelors degree in Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as two theological additional certificates from Biola University and Western Seminary. Since 2009 Brad has been involved in starting and scaling new businesses with Impact 360 Institute including their Propel, Immersion, Gap Year, and Courses brands. Brad blogs regularly at Mathetes and Followership Collective. His favorite person in the world is his wife, Bekah. They hope to have children in the near future and continue to grow together as a family on God’s mission.

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Brad loves to learn through books, audiobooks, and courses, workout, spend time with family and friends.

What do you love about Five Capitals?

I love the biblically rooted and practical nature of Five Capitals. The Five Capitals approach promotes wholeness found in Christ and expressed through the fruit of the Spirit. No matter what context in which you find yourself, you can always practice the Five Capitals frameworks for life, and always grow and give your capital.