You are leading others largely because you want to change the lives of children and families. However, you often wonder, “Do I really have what it takes?” In some ways, leading others to care for kids is better than you ever imagined. You love seeing families created, families reunited and lives changed. But then there is all the stuff that comes with leadership that is more than you bargained for. Sometimes you feel really stuck.
The “Free to Lead” pre-Summit intensive is designed to help you identify those things that may be hindering your leadership. After registration, you will complete a comprehensive 360 Leadership Profile. The outcomes of this assessment will lay the groundwork for our time together. National leadership experts will walk through your profile in a fun and interactive workshop environment. Whether you are a lay ministry leader, a pastor, a church staff member, a non-profit leader or organizational director, this pre-Summit intensive is designed with you in mind – to give you the tools and resources you need to help others change the lives of children and families.

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Check-In: 7:30am – 8:30am
Intensive: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Location: Stonebriar Community Church Church | Frisco, TX

Cost: $75 (Non-Member)/$45 (CAFO Member): Includes Lunch
10+ $70 (Non-Member)/$40 (CAFO Member): Includes Lunch

GROUP NOTE If you are registering for an entire group of attendees at your church or organization, please enter each of their email addresses in the form so they can receive instructions on how to complete the short 360 Profile.

  • Pastors
  • Church Staff
  • Lay Leaders
  • Non-Profit Leaders
  • Organizational Directors

Lyle Wells, President, Integrus Leadership

Lyle is a published author, sought after speaker and valued advisor to leaders in ministry, education, corporations, athletic teams, and non-profit organizations. In his role at Integrus Leadership, Lyle’s mission is to equip and encourage the leaders of leaders. Throughout his career, Lyle’s goal has been to “speak into the lives that speak into lives.” His focus is growing high performers, maximizing leaders, and multiplying the influence of every individual he engages with.
Lyle began his career as an educator, serving as a classroom teacher and a coach. During this time Lyle served on the leadership teams of two nationally recognized Schools of Excellence and coached multiple State Championship athletic teams. He then moved to higher education where he spent 8 years as Director of Athletics and Head Basketball Coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University. His teams at PBA were consistently ranked among the nation’s best, and in 2005 Lyle was named National Coach of the Year.

Lyle’s ministry leadership experience includes being Senior Pastor and church planter at Keystone Community Church near Tampa, Florida, and serving as Executive Senior Pastor to James MacDonald at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, Illinois.

Today, Lyle has ongoing coaching relationships with high level ministry leaders all over the United States. He coaches leaders in churches within the Acts 29 Network, Sojourn Network, and Harvest Bible Fellowship. He also advises and mentors non-profit ministry leaders in FCA, AIA, as well as leaders in Fortune 100 companies, collegiate athletics, and some of the largest school districts in America. Lyle speaks at over 100 events a year worldwide, including keynotes, conferences, and workshops.

Lyle and his wife Ronda reside in College Station, Texas, and they have two children, Michael and Jordan.


Jason Johnson, National Director of Church Ministry Initiatives, CAFO

Foster and adoptive dad, church planter, speaker, blogger. As the Director of Church Ministry Initiatives for the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Jason speaks and teaches at churches, conferences, forums and workshops on church-based ministry strategies and best practices as well as encouraging families that are in the trenches and those that are considering getting involved. Much of his time is also spent coaching and consulting with church leadership teams from around the country on how to start, lead and grow orphan care ministries within their church.


Jason Weber, National Director of Foster Care Initiatives, CAFO

Weber and his wife, Trisha, have been caring for children from U.S. foster care since 2001 and have had the privilege of adopting their five children from foster care.  Jason has helped to produce and write several books, bible studies, and other tools all created to serve churches as they care for hurting kids including the recent children’s book, Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn (BroadStreet Publishing).  Jason writes a regular column for Fostering Families Today magazine and is the host of the Foster Movement Podcast, which highlights the stories of former foster youth and national foster care advocates.  Jason serves as the National Director of Foster Care Initiatives for the Christian Alliance for Orphans and currently lives in Plano, Texas.