Why We Serve

TO LOVE OMAHA

"I'm passionate about the divine intersection of marketplace and ministry leaders uniting around a central vision to impact our city."

TO SERVE

JESUS

"Serving with Omaha Leaders has allowed me to use the gifts God has blessed me with to serve His Kingdom."

TO GROW PERSONALLY

"I love how I am growing as a leader by surrounding myself with other leaders. It's true, iron sharpens iron!"

TO FORM NEW RELATIONSHIPS

"I'm interested in meeting new people and surrouding myself with high-level community leaders so I can learn and grow myself."

TO DO WORK THAT MATTERS

"I see the missional passion of the Omaha Leaders team and I want to be a part of it."

Serve with Omaha Leaders

Omaha Leaders is led by a visionary strategic Board of Directors who oversee the diligent work of six teams. Our teams have an important role in helping Omaha Leaders achieve its vision and uphold its mission.

No significant or sustained time and energy are needed to serve as a team member. Team members should be actively involved in the Omaha Leaders community.

Before you apply to serve with us, please note the following terms on team membership:

  1. Team members are appointed for a one-year or two-year term, with the length of service commitment dependent upon the team. Members of the Events and Communications Teams serve one-year terms. All other teams request a two-year service commitment. 
     

  2. All members serve as private individuals, rather than as representatives of the state or of specific organizations.
     

  3. Team members receive no remuneration for service, time, or travel.
     

  4. Team members are expected to maintain excellent communication with their team chair, attend at least 75% of team and board/team meetings, and provide 48-hour notice if absence is expected at one of these events. Team members are also highly encouraged to participate in Omaha Leaders' public events, including Leaders Lunches and The Global Leadership Summit.
     

  5. Team members should also be members of the Omaha Leaders organization. For more information about membership, click here
     

  6. Team members are reviewed annually by their respective team chair. Reviews will include, but not be limited to, the following components of excellence in team service:
     

    • upholding all organizational values

    • meeting attendance and participation in OL initiatives

    • execution of role responsibilities

    • providing sound leadership 
       

Following this review, team members who have demonstrated leadership excellence may be invited to renew their team service for an additional term. 
 

  7. The Omaha Leaders Board reserves the right to terminate team membership for cause.

Teams

Chair: Bill Bowes

Team Service Commitment: 2 years

DEVELOPMENT

The Development Team leads and oversees activities related to relational capital and influence in the marketplace. This includes strategic relationship building, garnering support and involvement, and increasing the presence and recognition of Omaha Leaders. Fundraising activities fall under this team.

Chair: Erin Pearson

Vice Chair: Dr. Faye Haggar

Team Service Commitment: 1 year

EVENTS

The Events Team strategizes, coordinates, and plan all events hosted by Omaha Leaders that center on leadership growth and development. This includes our monthly Leaders Lunches, annual Mastermind Groups, and other gatherings specifically including leadership messages, dialogues, and provision of resources to individuals and organizations.

Chair: To be Announced

Team Service Commitment: 2 years

ENGAGEMENT

The Engagement Team encourages new community leaders to plug in to Omaha Leaders, aligning each with a specific team role that builds upon their God-given strengths and interests.

Chair: Walt Hooker

Team Service Commitment: 2 years

CITY GLS

The City GLS Team serves city movement efforts related to the Global Leadership Summit. This includes but is not limited to promotional efforts, developing partnerships, pursuing new Summit host sites and supporting current Summit host sites, and service opportunities leading up to, during and after the annual Global Leadership Summit in early August.           

Chair: Katelin Knust

Vice Chair: Blair Boncynski

Team Service Commitment: 1 year

COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications Team facilitates all branding and promotional efforts for Omaha Leaders. This team oversees our brand, website, all deliverables and templates, email communications, and social media accounts for our organization.

Chair: Andy Dykhouse

Team Service Commitment: 2 years

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

This team continuously strives to identify the most pressing needs of leaders in our city and provides advanced opportunities for leaders to unite, collaborate and grow together.

 

"Omaha Leaders cares about our city and the people living in it. I love to serve with this team because I know I'm serving with others who care about Omaha and its people."

Tashiara Wilson

Events Team Member, Omaha Leaders