We all love a great story, and this summer we’ve got some great ones to share! We have an unlikely pretzel maker, an astrophysicist, a war veteran, and an expert in Generation Z. Each week you and those you invite will be inspired and even more equipped to live your great story!
- July 10th – Auntie Anne Beiler: The entrepreneur and founder of “Auntie Anne’s Pretzels” shares her own story “about nearly losing everything, finding purpose in the pain, and rising to a new level of success.” Having sold her business, Anne is now a speaker and an author whose new book Overcome and Lead makes a promise: “Overcome yourself and you can overcome any obstacle.”
- July 17th – Dr. Sarah Salviander: Dr. Sarah Salviander was raised as an atheist in Canada and grew up to become an astrophysicist, author, and follower of Christ. While studying for her doctorate, a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin, she found so much compelling evidence for God in her scientific work that she chose to follow Jesus. In a world where science and faith are often seen at odds, for Dr. Salviander, you can say: “Science helped her find faith.” sarahsalviander.com
- July 24th – Ben Sledge: “Sledge” is coming back to Gateway! Long-time Gatewayers know how compelling and hilarious Sledge is as a speaker. You may also know him from his work on Medium.com where he writes primarily on mental health. His new book Where Cowards Go To Die, is a memoir from his time serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. His book “cuts through the bravado to reveal a brutal portrait of war and the cost of returning to a country that no longer feels like home.” Benjaminsledge.com
- July 31st – Dr. Tim Elmore: Dr. Elmore has trained more than 500,000 leaders in hundreds of organizations worldwide. He’s also the Founder and CEO of Growing Leaders, a non-profit team that equips students & young professionals around the world to become life-giving leaders. Author of the well known Habitudes: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes and Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population, rather than hearing his story, he is going to help us understand the emerging story of the next generation. www.timelmore.com