Meet the Omaha Leaders Leadership Team

The Omaha Leaders Board of Directors is a team of influential city leaders who volunteer their time to serve the leaders of Omaha. You will recognize them at the Global Leadership Summit, Leaders Lunches, and other Omaha Leaders initiatives.

AMIE GAMBOIAN

Board Chair, Omaha Leaders

City Movement Strategist, The Global Leadership Summit

CEO/Executive Coach - Who You Are® Leadership Coaching & Consulting

 

Amie is passionate about the divine intersection of marketplace and ministry leaders uniting around a central vision to impact her city. She serves primarily executives, entrepreneurs, ministry leaders and collegiate coaches. Amie and her husband, Pete, have two delightful daughters and one Coonhound. 

 

Church home: Lifegate Church, West Dodge
 

Leadership role model: Dave Bushnell, the US Field Team Director for the Global Leadership Network, inspires Amie to be a stronger mobilizer of fellow influencers.

TBA

Vice Chair & Development Committee Chair, Omaha Leaders

 

WALT HOOKER ("HOOK")

City GLS Committee Chair

Senior Associate Pastor, Bellevue Christian Center

Walt, or “Hook,” as he’s known to many, is committed to the vision of building a world-class leadership community that creates impact and ignites transformation. A pastor for 25 years, Hook loves serving with people, teaching, and counseling. He and his wife, Melba, have three adult children and seven grandchildren and spend their free time enjoying BBQ, cards, and pool.

 

Church home: Bellevue Christian Center

Leadership role model: Pastor Gary Hoyt, a former boss of Hook’s, had a prayer life and commitment to Christ that was authentic and primary in his life.

ERIN PEARSON

Leadership Development Initiatives Committee Chair

President & Partner, CenterSphere

Erin believes in the mission of Omaha Leaders and loves growing and serving alongside so many talented leaders. Working with others is what fuels Erin’s soul, especially as she serves small business, nonprofits, and local communities. She’s married to her best friend, Justin, and they stay active together raising their two young sons.

 

Church home: Lifegate Church, West Dodge

Leadership role model: Erin admits that many leaders inspire her, but that she especially admires Amie Gamboian’s intentionality and Rachel Hollis’ inspirational content.

BRAD VON GILLERN

Interim Vice Chair, Interim Development Committee Chair, & Secretary, Omaha Leaders

CEO - Lueder Construction Company

Brad enjoys encouraging others, investing in people, and watching everyone grow in their God-given potential. As CEO of Lueder Construction Company, Brad’s primary leadership role includes serving over 100 employees at his company. He is husband to Mary, dad to four adult children, and a grandfather of five.

 

Church home: Lifegate Church, West Dodge
 

Leadership role model: Ronald Reagan led at the highest level with a blend of confidence, strength, and humility. 

SARAH BOAZ

Treasurer, Omaha Leaders

Leadership Coach, Sarah Boaz Coaching & Consulting

Sarah values connecting with people and listening to their unique stories, and she cares about the faith-based mission and calling of Omaha Leaders. Sarah helps small businesses and individuals recognize their potential and be their best. She and her husband, Mark, have two adult children who live in Omaha.

 

Church home: Citylight Omaha

 

Leadership role model: Ken Blanchard fully embraces servant leadership and is an outstanding teacher on a greater mission to serve God’s kingdom.

ANDY DYKHOUSE

Community Connections Committee Chair

Executive Director, Camp Rivercrest

Andy has attended the Global Leadership Summit faithfully for over 15 years. He loves his city and developing leaders whenever an opportunity presents. In his role as Executive Director of Camp Rivercrest, Andy leads a team of 10 while casting vision and fostering community relations in the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas. He and his wife of 20 years, Allison, are the proud parents of four teenagers.

 

Church home: Christ Community Church

Leadership role model: Patrick Lencioni is unapologetically Christian but influences professionals in all industries. He is skilled in simple, clear communication and always adds an element of fun.

TONI CLARKE

Engagement Committee Chair

Executive Director, Assure Women's Center

Toni believes in equipping people to use their gifts and talents in the workplace to honor God. In her role as executive director at Assure Women’s Center, Toni serves women facing unplanned pregnancies and their families, and she also equips the Assure team to help them lead effectively. She has two talented daughters and enjoys staying active and relishing the outdoors.

Church home: Good News Church

Leadership role model: Patrick Lencioni offers practical leadership opportunities in an engaging and practical format.

KATELIN KNUST

Communications Committee Chair

Director of Operations - Who You Are® Leadership Coaching & Consulting

Katelin is passionate about creating opportunities for rising leaders to learn and be influenced by seasoned leaders. She believes that everyone can be inspired toward growth by those they spend time alongside. Katelin serves her city by equipping the next generation of Christ-followers for leadership in their families, careers, and ministries. She and her husband have one young son and enjoy taking him on new adventures.

 

Church home: Christ Community Church
 

Leadership role model: Dave Ramsey is an inspirational leader for small business owners and leaders because he is consistently focused on serving his team. Katelin enjoys his "Entreleadership" content and the way that Dave draws from his own life experiences as he coaches others.

DR. FAYE HAGGAR

Leadership Development Committee Co-Chair

Director of Education Development, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Faye is a firm believer in people and loves surrounding herself with impactful leaders, solving problems, and serving her community. She’s a self-proclaimed technology nerd with a love for learning, holding a bachelor’s in education, a master’s in curriculum and instruction, and a doctorate in educational administration. An enthusiastic Enneagram 7, Faye loves spending time with friends and family, including her supportive husband, Tim, and two daughters.

Church home: St. Martha's Episcopal
 

Leadership role model: Faye is in awe of authentic female leaders -- the trailblazers who are full of passion and imagination; the ones who life others, have servant hears, and have changed the world.