What makes a career worth pursuing and how can we contribute to the flourishing of others? We’ll get the answers from people who are making a difference in their corner of the world - from the founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels to an attorney in the heart of Chicago!
Learn to find your purpose and live in the love and joy of the Lord in all you pursue!
Anne Beiler began twisting pretzels in 1987 to support her husband's vision of offering free counseling services in their community. What began as a single farmer's market stand grew into Auntie Anne's Inc., the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise. Anne sold Auntie Anne's in 2005 and has authored 2 books, Twist of Faith and The Secret Lies Within. Today, Anne speaks to audiences around the world inspiring people with her authentic stories and life experiences.
Anne and her husband live in Texas and are parents to two daughters, both married, and proud grandparents to four grandchildren.
Steve Byrd is an attorney practicing in the areas of entertainment, television, motion pictures, media and music at the firm Loeb & Loeb. Prior to his current practice, Steve spent nearly a decade working in multiple roles in business and legal affairs for Big Idea, the family media company behind VeggieTales and 3-2-1 Penguins.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.