President / CEO
Business Development Specialist
"We need to PAY ATTENTION to what God puts in front of us everyday...Or we'll miss out on His Extraordinary Encouragement!"
Professionally, Shari has been a corporate executive for over 20 years. Her experience includes working for two Fortune 100 organizations in Chicago, a large global non-profit education Association and a highly successful start-up (Big Idea Productions/VeggieTales). She has given over 30 corporate seminars and executive presentations in the last 5 years throughout the United States.
Spiritually, Shari has experienced God's grace in some of the toughest situations. Her hardships in life led her to develop her most successful presentation/seminar, "Extraordinary Encouragement - From God's Ordinary World." Her other popular topics include:
- "Building Your Personal Brand - What We Can Learn from Jesus' Communication Style" "What Color is Your Brain - Why Does it Matter?"
- "Life is a Seesaw - Dealing with the UPS and DOWNS of Life"
- "D.O.G. - A Gal's Best Friend"
- "Building Your Organization God's Way" Currently, she is the Managing Partner of smartinmarketing.com – Martin & Associates.
James P. LaRose, has served as a specialist with the U.S. State Department’s Speakers Bureau traveling the world working with embassies, foreign governments, and leaders to promote philanthropy and civil society in developing countries. He was the founding President of the Western Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and is a graduate of AFP’s Faculty Training Academy (FTA). He is a graduate of Indiana University’s Executive Leadership Program, Indianapolis, IN, the National Planned Giving Institute, Memphis, TN, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN and Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, NY. Dr. LaRose received his Doctorate in Philanthropic Studies from Ecumenical University. Rev. LaRose was ordained as minister of the gospel by the Ecumenical Church of Christ in further support of his service to the hurting and hopeless around the world.
Billy’s titles are many – Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor, Speaker, Coach, Author, Pastor, Philanthropist, Husband, Father, and Grandfather. After a brief stint in retirement, Billy Epperhart is returning to his passion of helping people reach their dreams through Wealthbuilders so that they can make an impact. He shares his wisdom weekly on a blog, at speaking events and coaching sessions, and through his three businesses. Billy Epperhart is a successful business entrepreneur and a nationally known speaker and author. He oversees the strategic direction of his three Colorado-based companies: "BillyEpperhart.com", a venue for his financial / entrepreneural advice, Tricord Global, a nonprofit providing micro finance loans, and Wealthbuilders Inc, which provides financial education in developing nations.
Founder of Tricord Global
Working with both non-profit and faith based organizations in different nations of the world, consulting and working in leadership training with many organizations, as well as serving on several boards has allowed him to observe the benefit that is realized through true transformation. His travels have allowed him to work internationally in 45 countries of the world as well as the United States.
The City Of Help Intercessory Prayer Team
Savior, Advocate, Great High Priest, Intercessor, Shepherd, Mediator, Truth, and The Great I AM.