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Saint Paul Prayer Breakfast

Keynote Speakers

Dan Stoltz

Prayer Breakfast 2019

Dan Stoltz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SPIRE Credit Union, which has nineteen branches, over 115,000 members/customers, and holds assets over $1.1 billion. Family and faith are his cornerstones and Stoltz defines a truly successful leader simply as a person who is a go-getter and go-giver. 

Dr. Tom Blee & John Turnipseed

Prayer Breakfast 2018

Mr. Turnipseed is Executive Vice President and Campus Pastor at Urban Ventures. Dr. Blee is a trauma surgeon at Regions Hospital and the creator and co-director of LIFEteam: a hospital-based intervention program that provides hope and healing for those wanting to undergo life-transforming change.

David Horsager

Prayer Breakfast 2017

Keynote Speaker: David Horsager, MA, CSP, is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, national bestselling author of The Trust Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index®, and director of one of the nation’s foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. David has delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from FedEx, Toyota and global governments to the New York Yankees and the Department of Homeland Security. Get free resources and more at www.DavidHorsager.com and www.TrustEdge.com

Dr Charles Morgan

Prayer Breakfast 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dr Charles Morgan, Union Gospel Mission, Twin Cities. Throughout his career, Dr. Charles P. Morgan has ministered to society’s hardest cases including the homeless, sex offenders, and the severely mentally ill. His background includes serving in leadership at the Los Angeles Mission; counseling individuals and families; and working in senior leadership at a church that he started and led for 32 years. He brings his vast experience to bear in his current position, where he oversees programs that restore dignity and wholeness to men, women, and children facing homelessness, poverty, and addiction. Dr. Morgan holds degrees in marriage and family therapy and theology. Prepare to be inspired and challenged to live out your faith in our community.

Sheriff James Stuart

Prayer Breakfast 2015

Keynote Speaker: Sheriff James Stuart is the 17th Sheriff of Anoka County since the office was established in 1857.

James has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 26 years and they have 3 children. They reside in Andover, Minnesota, and are very active as a family in their church and in the community. James has a demonstrated commitment to providing the best possible services to the citizens that he proudly serves and actively participates in numerous collaborative efforts.

Sheriff Stuart is active with the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association and represents law enforcement on the MSA Legislative & Training Committees. He is also active on the national level with the National Sheriff’s Association as a member of the Domestic Violence committee, Youth Programs Committee & International Policing Committee; he is a Member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids (Anti-crime organization), the Minnesota Domestic Violence Committee, a member of Rotary International, the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition; a Board member for the Equal Justice Committee; an Advisory board member for Rasmussen Criminal Justice Studies Program, the Secretary/Treasurer for the Joint Law Enforcement Council; and Past Board Member for the Governor’s Forensic Lab Advisory Board and Past President of the Anoka County Chiefs of Police Association.

Laurel Bunker

Prayer Breakfast 2014

Keynote Speaker: Laurel Bunker. For over 20 years, Pastor Laurel Bunker has been a leader in the fields of education, non-profit business, church and para-church ministry. A graduate of Hamline University and Luther Theological Seminary, Laurel’s mission is to radically impact the lives of marginalized people groups and disadvantaged communities through empowered teaching, training, leadership development and preaching of the uncompromised Word of God.

Laurel has also held key positions in national organizations such as Young Life, the YMCA and the Jeremiah Program while pastoring, preaching and teaching at colleges, universities, churches and conferences across the country. Today, Laurel serves as the Dean of Campus Ministries and Campus Pastor at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she oversees the spiritual development initiatives of the campus while also managing a dynamic team of people who develop the missions, discipleship, prayer, outreach, and worship ministries for the University.

Laurel and her husband Joshua, make their home in the Summit-University neighborhood of Saint Paul with their two daughters, Naomi and Camile.

Kenoter Richard Coleman

Richard  Coleman, Keynote speaker

Prayer Breakfast 2013 

Richard is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is married to Pastor Mary Elaine Galloway Coleman. They have three daughters and 10 grandchildren. Richard currently serves as Executive Director of the Hope United Community Development Corporation whose mission is to be a catalyst of hope in North Minneapolis, connecting people, organizations, and resources to transform our community for good. More information on how Hope United executes its mission is available at www.hopeunitedcdc.org. Richard is grateful for his education and training through Chicago’s Public Schools, Chicago’s Amundsen/Mayfair College, De Paul University, and Bethel University. Richard is also co-founder, with Mary, of Servant Leaders’ Support, Inc., and serves as an Associate Minister at Wayman A.M.E. Church. He has served on the board of directors for the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches for 22 years and serves the boards of the R3 Collaborative, the Minnesota Prayer Breakfast, Global Horizons, Inc., and Transform MN. He is the recipient of numerous honors including the Honorary Chairmanship of the 2004 Luis Palau Twin Cities Festival, and the Bethel Seminary Community Leadership Award.

 

Daniel Taylor, Keynote Speaker

Prayer Breakfast 2012

Daniel is an author and frequent conference speaker and a native of St. Paul. In keeping with the Prayer Breakfast’s theme of telling God’s story in St. Paul, Daniel shared his thoughts and insights from his most recent book, Creating a Spiritual Legacy: Sharing Your Stories, Values and Wisdom. He helped Breakfast attendees see how each of us leaves a legacy and how God’s story is being told through our stories. Daniel is the author of nine books and is co-founder of “The Legacy Center,” whose goal is to help individuals as well as organizations identify and preserve the values and stories that have shaped their lives. He says it is important that each of us pass on the beliefs, values and stories that have shaped our being. These are the things of lasting significance. In addition to his books and articles, Daniel has served as a stylist for several Bible translations, including the New Living Translation and a revision of the New Century Version. He also co-produced The Expanded Bible. Daniel received his B.A. from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught literature and writing at Bethel University for 33 years. Daniel is married and has four adult children.

 

Peter Haas, Keynote Speaker

Prayer Breakfast 2011

Peter is a well-known pastor, author and conference speaker who experienced a radical conversion to Christianity while working in a nightclub as a rave DJ.

In 2004, Peter, his wife and three young children relocated to the Twin Cities. He subsequently planted an arts-oriented, multi-site church called Substance, which now has four locations. Interestingly, 70 percent of Substance’s attendees are under 29 years old, and most have not attended church in the past. Naturally, people are curious about how and why Substance seems to thrive in reaching some of the most “church-resistant” demographics in the U.S. In light of this, Peter shared some fascinating trends about why so many young people are giving up on church — and how this could dramatically reshape American Christianity as we know it.

Peter’s new comedic memoir, “Phari-sectomy: How to Remove Your Inner Pharisee and Other Religiously Transmitted diseases,” was released in January, 2012.

Stephanie Klinzing, Keynote Speaker

Prayer Breakfast 2010

Stephanie is Mayor of Elk River. She has been instrumental in the transformation of her city during three terms as mayor. As chairman of the Love Elk River Board of Directors and a member of the Pray Elk River Servant Leader Team, Mayor Klinzing has guided the spiritual transformation of her city’s people, businesses and government and shared with Breakfast attendees about the process.

God’s movement in the city is evident in that there have been weekly prayer meetings for about 15 years, bringing together people from across denominational lines to pray for the city. “The unity in the Body of Christ, apparent in Elk River, is unprecedented,” she said. The city also has a “kingdom” business ministry, the growth of which is clear, based on the fact that it has had to continually find larger places for its meetings.

Mayor Klinzing was elected mayor in 1998 and has also served as a Sherburne County Commissioner and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She has published over 13 Minnesota church history books as a co-owner of Central Minnesota Church Publishers, and previously worked as a reporter and editor for the Elk River Star News, Osseo Press and Crow River News, and the Minneapolis Star and Minneapolis Tribune.

She is also a member of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Board of Directors and a member of the Energy City Commission in Elk River. Mayor Klinzing is the recipient of several state and national writing awards, was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Allied Health Professionals Association and the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, was named “Outstanding Woman in Government” by the Minnesota Women of Today, and has been presented the “Melvin Jones Fellow” award by Lions Club International.

Mayor Klinzing and her husband James Zaczkowski have three grown children and three grandchildren.