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PLI is devoted to empowering leaders for wider influence for the sake of the gospel in their communities and effective leadership in their ministries. Learn more about our vision and process here.


Life is better connected. Connect with others to experience life-giving community and build authentic relationships. We have several learning communities. Find the best fit for you.


We provide a number of resources and materials to educate both our participants and the general public on effective leadership principles.


Interested in how PLI can impact your ministry? We'd love to get to know you and learn how we can empower your ministry.

Board and Advisory Leadership

PLI Board of Directors

Rebeka Cook – Shawnee, Kansas
Executive Coach and Consultant – Green Boat Executive Coaching and Consulting

Rev. Paul Frank – Mesa, Arizona
Senior Pastor, Hosanna Lutheran Church

Rev. Mike Gibson – Huntington Beach, California
President, Pacific-Southwest District (LCMS); Representative Council of Presidents (LCMS)

Rev. Dr. Yared Halche – Ellicott City, Maryland
Facilitator for Mission Engagement, Northern Region, Southeastern District (LCMS)

John McGinty – Columbus, Indiana
President, Peregrine Associates

Rev. Aaron Rosenau – Appleton, Wisconsin
Co-Lead Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church

Michelle Thompson – Katy, Texas
Director of the Executive Coaching and Consultation Program, Townsend Institute, Concordia University, Irvine, CA 

Lynn Thomsen (Chair) – Roswell, Georgia
Retired, State Farm Insurance Company

Barnabas Partners

High-capacity leaders accomplished in multiple arenas. Ideas, thoughts for improvements, discussions and financial support are all provided. This group serves as an advisory group to the Executive Leadership Team.

Gloria and Ross Edwards

Kristen and Bill Hochmuth

Christine and Scott Homan

Cheryl Keithly

Judy and Dave Koshinski

Jamie and John Kuddes

John McGinty (Board of Directors)

Alan and Deb Mueller

Jean and Ken Neumann

Jackie and Norb Oesch

Craig and Jane Olson

Marianne and Steve Perkins

Ruth and Lloyd Probasco

Cathy and Paul Schroeder

Donna and Todd Strubbe

Amy and Lynn Thomsen (Board of Directors)

Elizabeth and John Wendorff

Lynn and Carl Young