After my first National Conference in 2009, I had the opportunity to meet Dave Clark at our first National Conference Host Team meeting in Indianapolis. At the beginning of the meeting he mentioned the Leadership Cohort program. Having just enjoyed my first CCDA National Conference, and new to inner city ministry, I felt that this would be a perfect opportunity for me to learn from seasoned leaders and gain insight and support from those who were doing similar work. I felt that I would be a better leader if I took the time to learn from other leaders. I am so thankful that I was in the right place at the right time to hear Dave’s plea, because being part of Cohort #3 has exceeded my expectations, and has made me a better leader.
“I could not think of a better group of individuals to be around on the day I found out my sister was going to get a double lung transplant.”