Leading is hard and staying mentally and emotionally healthy while leading is even harder. John Opalewski’s experience as a leader in both business and church arenas has made him a sought-after speaker, consultant and mentor.
Would you like to bring a stronger, more confident version of yourself to the people you lead? John will teach us key behaviors for long-term personal and professional health.
John Opalewski and his wife Laura founded Converge Coaching to promote a working model that enables leaders to be effective while maintaining health in their personal lives. The model promotes a sound approach to mental & emotional health, to proper boundary setting and the priority of a leader’s family over work. John served for 15 years as a pastor and has worked in the business world for nearly two decades in multiple leadership roles. John’s experience as a leader in both business and church arenas has made him a sought-after speaker, consultant and mentor.
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.