Encouraging the body of Christ with God’s word for over 25 years

Our great joy is providing Bible conferences for local churches, pastors and mission organizations. We love to bring the encouragement of the Scriptures to God’s people and have been privileged to do this for more than 25 years.

If your desire is to expand your people’s view of God, enable them to see themselves through His eyes and transform their attitudes toward one another, it will be our honor to partner with you and your church.

Craig Parro

Craig Parro

Since joining Leadership Resources in 1989, Craig has directed its international ministry and as of January 2010, he now serves as President. A graduate of TEDS (M.A. Mission), Craig oversees an international staff of ten families. He is a stimulating teacher and has equipped and encouraged pastors and churches throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia. Craig also serves on the Board of Directors of TOPIC(Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide. Craig authored articles appearing in several magazines. His first book, Unlikely Warriors, was published in 1992. He is also co-author of Finishing Well in Lifeand Ministry and God’s Protection from Burnout.

Bill Mills

Craig Parro

Bill Mills is one of the founders of Leadership Resources International. His ministry began in youth work where God gave Him a heart for encouraging young people by teaching them the Bible. That same vision has remained through the development of our church conferences, pastoral training and work with missions. Bill’s passion is still to bring the encouragement of the Scriptures to God’s people in order to equip them for ministry, and God has graciously allowed him to fulfill that passion through many hundreds of conferences throughout the world. Bill studied at North Park College, Northern Baptist Seminary, Luther Rice Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Two of Bill’s great joys are sharing this work with his life partner, Karen, and fishing with his two sons Peter and Joel.

Marnie Carlson

Craig Parro

Marnie Carlson is a women’s conference teacher with Leadership Resources and the author of a book and two booklets. Her desire is for women to know God better and love Him more so that He is
glorified in every area of life. Women are encouraged through her clear and compassionate Bible teaching to enjoy an intimate relationship with God and apply His Word in deep and lasting ways.
Marnie lives near Chicago where she and her husband, Dean, have raised their two grown children.

Todd Kelly

Craig Parro

Todd is our International Director. He joined our team on November 1, 2002. He was born into a pastor’s home and grew up in the greater Detroit area. Early on, he set his sights on a career in classical music. In time, however, God changed his heart and gave him a greater desire for pastoral ministry. He received formal training from Moody Bible Institute, University of Michigan and Westminster Theological Seminary, and was mentored by his father throughout. He has served churches in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois, and presently resides in Wheaton with his wife, Sue, and their three children, Mahrena, Victoria and Sergei.

Don Couwenhoven

Craig Parro

Don comes to us with a great amount of experience in life. A long career in industry, a servant in his local church, and church planter has given Don opportunities to see God’s hand throughout the journey. Don has been blessed with a longtime partner, his wife Sharon, four children and twenty grandchildren. He serves in our ministry as conference teacher and international trainer.

 

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