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Ministry Facilities Online Seminar

David Lopez

Generosity Strategist

Dave Lopez has over 18 years of domestic and international ministry experience. His call to the ministry began while he was in college attending Trinity International University. After completing his BA, he and his wife Adriana moved to Ft. Worth,TX to complete their graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Postgrad
school, they served as church planting missionaries in Milan, Italy through the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Upon returning to Miami, David served as an associate pastor at a local church for three years. Sensing a change in direction, David stepped into a different form of ministry in  the non-profit world by joining Hope for Miami for almost four years serving as a project manager, grant writer, case manager, and Senior Team member. In 2010, David received an invitation by Christ Fellowship Church to serve as the Downtown Campus Pastor. In his time there, he was also part of the teaching team, Directional Leadership Team, and helped to start new campuses and church plants on behalf of the church. He was also the Executive Director of Christ Fellowship’s non-profit, Caring for Miami. David serves as one of the elders at Cornerstone Miami.

David is currently finishing up his Ed.D. in Intercultural Studies through Western Seminary with an emphasis on Hispanic culture and work. David, his wife of 16 years, Adriana, and their two kids live in Miami.

 

Chris Stovall

Senior Generosity Strategist

Chris Stovall has over 30 years of church leadership and ministry experience. During that time, he has served in almost every capacity on a church staff including 15 years as a lead pastor and church planter. Prior to vocational ministry, Chris worked for several years in corporate banking. Along the way Chris also led several small start-up companies, maximizing profits to position each for greater success.

Chris has been consulting and coaching churches and nonprofits for over 15 years now. He has an extensive combination of both business and ministry experience that gives him a unique perspective in his consulting. Chris is very adept at helping churches and organizations strategize vision, discover opportunities out of obstacles, develop compelling communication for objectives, and layout a plan to accomplish their God-inspired dreams. Chris’ passion is to see individuals discipled and grow spiritually in the area of giving and therefore see the culture of generosity in those churches and organizations grow as well.

In addition to his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, Chris has a BS in Business from Murray State University, a BA in Music from Western Kentucky University, and both an MA and MDiv from Luther Rice University. Chris married his college sweetheart Susy and they have two adult children.

 

Jon Wright

Executive Pastor Strategist

Jon has worked as an entrepreneur, founding and leading a product development company for 15 years, and served eight years as Executive Pastor at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN. He and his wife, Julie, also led a Missionary Training Center in Germany for several years.

As an Executive pastor, Jon was a client of Generis. He found the process so effective and beneficial that he joined the team!
He has 30 years experience in innovation and execution in multiple settings; corporate, non-profit, church and global missions.

Jon brings an entrepreneurial mindset to church culture and strategic planning. He is passionate about healthy teams, ministry effectiveness, next generation leadership development, and resourcing it all through generosity!

Jon is a voracious student of leadership and an outdoor enthusiast. Jon and his wife, Julie, have been married since 1990. They have three daughters (all through adoption), one son-in-law, and three grandsons. They live in the mountains near Bailey, Colorado.

 

Rob Hopper

Generosity Strategist

Rob Hopper is a Senior Generosity Strategist who has developed exceptional expertise from consulting in all 50 states, and 10 countries. His diversity of experience includes multicultural congregations, and those whose primary language is Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and several others.

He pioneered remarkable results in vibrant, growing churches as well as those in the midst of challenge, who are revitalizing and emerging again. His successful consults have included churches of varying geographical settings. His experience includes churches of all sizes and style.

Rob navigates common and complex ministry challenges by taking timeless biblical principles, relevant best practices, and the unique ministry DNA of the church and creates a personalized and customized approach to generosity engagement that unifies, inspires, and focuses the church on their God-sized vision.

His consulting has resulted in nearly $1 billion being released by God’s people to help this world pay attention to the Good News of abundant freedom in Christ. With a bold goal to help them maximize their potential, Rob is passionate about empowering churches to do the things that maximize God’s transformative power in the world.

Rob has earned multiple degrees and is a certified strategic planner. He habitually has a book in hand, via Kindle, is speaking somewhere around the globe, or is engaged in creative consulting through Generis. When not on the road, Rob enjoys the beach, snowboarding, riding motorcycles, mixed martial arts, and anything that goes fast!

 

Dan McConnell

Associate Generosity Strategist

Dan McConnell is an associate generosity strategist with over 10 years of ministry and leadership experience. Prior to joining Generis,

Dan served in a variety of roles in the local church, including student ministry, small groups, creative arts, and most recently as executive pastor.

Dan uses his ministry experience along with his gifts of leadership, strategy, and administration to serve churches in their most pivotal seasons. He is passionate about helping every church fulfill the unique vision that God has for them by increasing and developing generosity through a customized approach.

Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Practical Theology from Southeastern University. He and his wife, Kayla, reside in Columbus, OH.

David Lopez

Generosity Strategist

Dave Lopez has over 18 years of domestic and international ministry experience. His call to the ministry began while he was in college attending Trinity International University. After completing his BA, he and his wife Adriana moved to Ft. Worth,TX to complete their graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Postgrad
school, they served as church planting missionaries in Milan, Italy through the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Upon returning to Miami, David served as an associate pastor at a local church for three years. Sensing a change in direction, David stepped into a different form of ministry in  the non-profit world by joining Hope for Miami for almost four years serving as a project manager, grant writer, case manager, and Senior Team member. In 2010, David received an invitation by Christ Fellowship Church to serve as the Downtown Campus Pastor. In his time there, he was also part of the teaching team, Directional Leadership Team, and helped to start new campuses and church plants on behalf of the church. He was also the Executive Director of Christ Fellowship’s non-profit, Caring for Miami. David serves as one of the elders at Cornerstone Miami.

David is currently finishing up his Ed.D. in Intercultural Studies through Western Seminary with an emphasis on Hispanic culture and work. David, his wife of 16 years, Adriana, and their two kids live in Miami.

 

Chris Stovall

Senior Generosity Strategist

 

Chris Stovall has over 30 years of church leadership and ministry experience. During that time, he has served in almost every capacity on a church staff including 15 years as a lead pastor and church planter. Prior to vocational ministry, Chris worked for several years in corporate banking. Along the way Chris also led several small start-up companies, maximizing profits to position each for greater success.

Chris has been consulting and coaching churches and nonprofits for over 15 years now. He has an extensive combination of both business and ministry experience that gives him a unique perspective in his consulting. Chris is very adept at helping churches and organizations strategize vision, discover opportunities out of obstacles, develop compelling communication for objectives, and layout a plan to accomplish their God-inspired dreams. Chris’ passion is to see individuals discipled and grow spiritually in the area of giving and therefore see the culture of generosity in those churches and organizations grow as well.

In addition to his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, Chris has a BS in Business from Murray State University, a BA in Music from Western Kentucky University, and both an MA and MDiv from Luther Rice University. Chris married his college sweetheart Susy and they have two adult children.

 

Jon Wright

Executive Pastor Strategist

Jon has worked as an entrepreneur, founding and leading a product development company for 15 years, and served eight years as Executive Pastor at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN. He and his wife, Julie, also led a Missionary Training Center in Germany for several years.

As an Executive pastor, Jon was a client of Generis. He found the process so effective and beneficial that he joined the team!
He has 30 years experience in innovation and execution in multiple settings; corporate, non-profit, church and global missions.

Jon brings an entrepreneurial mindset to church culture and strategic planning. He is passionate about healthy teams, ministry effectiveness, next generation leadership development, and resourcing it all through generosity!

Jon is a voracious student of leadership and an outdoor enthusiast. Jon and his wife, Julie, have been married since 1990. They have three daughters (all through adoption), one son-in-law, and three grandsons. They live in the mountains near Bailey, Colorado.

 

Rob Hopper

Generosity Strategist

Rob Hopper is a Senior Generosity Strategist who has developed exceptional expertise from consulting in all 50 states, and 10 countries. His diversity of experience includes multicultural congregations, and those whose primary language is Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and several others.

He pioneered remarkable results in vibrant, growing churches as well as those in the midst of challenge, who are revitalizing and emerging again. His successful consults have included churches of varying geographical settings. His experience includes churches of all sizes and style.

Rob navigates common and complex ministry challenges by taking timeless biblical principles, relevant best practices, and the unique ministry DNA of the church and creates a personalized and customized approach to generosity engagement that unifies, inspires, and focuses the church on their God-sized vision.

His consulting has resulted in nearly $1 billion being released by God’s people to help this world pay attention to the Good News of abundant freedom in Christ. With a bold goal to help them maximize their potential, Rob is passionate about empowering churches to do the things that maximize God’s transformative power in the world.

Rob has earned multiple degrees and is a certified strategic planner. He habitually has a book in hand, via Kindle, is speaking somewhere around the globe, or is engaged in creative consulting through Generis. When not on the road, Rob enjoys the beach, snowboarding, riding motorcycles, mixed martial arts, and anything that goes fast!

 

Dan McConnell

Associate Generosity Strategist

Dan McConnell is an associate generosity strategist with over 10 years of ministry and leadership experience. Prior to joining Generis, Dan served in a variety of roles in the local church, including student ministry, small groups, creative arts, and most recently as executive pastor.

Dan uses his ministry experience along with his gifts of leadership, strategy, and administration to serve churches in their most pivotal seasons. He is passionate about helping every church fulfill the unique vision that God has for them by increasing and developing generosity through a customized approach.

Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Practical Theology from Southeastern University. He and his wife, Kayla, reside in Columbus, OH.

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