Holdman to speak from Ghana at Foundation Breakfast

Huntington, Ind.—The first breakfast of the Huntington University Foundation’s 2006-2007 Breakfast Series will be held on Wednesday, Sept.13, when HU Foundation President Travis Holdman hosts a unique and interactive session live from Kumasi, Ghana, describing his work with the Million Leader Mandate.

The breakfast line will open at 7:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons. The cost is $6 per person. Please invite a friend as first-time guests are not charged. The program will conclude by 9 a.m.

Started in 2003, the Million Leader Mandate uses volunteers like Holdman who are Christian business leaders or pastors. They teach Biblical leadership curriculum to 40,000 church leaders in countries across the globe. The goal is for each of these leaders to then mentor 25 other leaders in their own communities, resulting in a total of one million trained leaders. The volunteers commit to teach conferences every six months in the same city over a period of three years.

Holdman has traveled to Africa six times in the last three years as a volunteer associate trainer with the non-profit organization EQUIP. Founded in 1996 by John Maxwell, EQUIP develops effective church leaders around the world.

Holdman recently was named Chairman of the Board of Independent Alliance Banks, Inc., MarkleBank’s holding company.

In addition to Holdman’s presentation, Dr. Norris Friesen, dean and vice president of the Huntington University, will introduce four new faculty members. Dr. Robert Lynn began as assistant professor of music while Matthew Ruiz accepted a position as instructor in exercise science. William E. VanDoodewaard joined the Department of History for a one-year appointment as visiting professor of history. The Department of Bible and Religion welcomed Dr. Edwin Woodruff Tait as assistant professor of Bible and religion.

Breakfast meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. For more information, please contact the Huntington University Foundation at (260) 359-4066.
 Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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