Spring Church Leadership Conference

March 4, 2023

We’re excited to host another church leadership conference this spring! The March event will focus on the theme “What’s Next?” and explore how “thinking forward” moves the Church forward. Click here to register!

Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2023

Speakers: Richard Clark and Gary Johnson

Registration pricing details:

$30 early bird if registration is complete by February 6th.

$40 registration after February 6

Speaker Bios

Richard ClarkRichard Clark is the former senior minister of Central Christian Church, Carmel, Indiana, where he served in various roles for 27 years, having previously served churches in North Carolina for over ten years. He is a graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University and received an M.A. in Theology from Cincinnati Christian University. He received his Ph.D. from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis.

He has served on numerous nonprofit/parachurch boards, some of which he helped launch. He has also served as a trustee for Mid-Atlantic Christian University and has taught youth ministry, nonprofit management and fundraising at MACU. He taught nonprofit courses at Johnson University and a course on “Philanthropy in America” at Indiana-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He has preached, taught and helped lead service projects in seven different countries outside the US.

He and his wife Joanne (Buff) have two children, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren. When not spending time with them, his favorite pastime will generally involve a beach and a book.

Gary JohnsonFor forty years, Gary Johnson has served as the lead minister in two churches, the last thirty years at Indian Creek Christian Church (The Creek) in Indianapolis, Indiana. He now serves as the executive director of e2: effective elders, a ministry he co-founded ten years ago. Gary has spoken to more than 9,600 elders and church leaders across the country and around the world. After receiving his doctoral degree, Gary has taught as an adjunct professor for several colleges and seminaries. He is committed to equipping leaders, both in the United States and overseas, and has made more than 125 short-term cross-cultural mission trips. He has co-authored ten books on elder training, and written additional books on succession planning, personal finances, retirement, and heaven.

Gary and Leah have been married 44 years and have two sons serving in the ministry. His pursuits outside of church life include climbing mountains and travel. Yet, one of his greatest joys in life is in being called “grandpa” by six children.