Real estate, integrity, and experience are the cornerstones of Vip Vipperman, Senior International Real Estate Advisor. Vip is a bilingual business leader and savvy real estate professional with a successful track record in the international environment. Having lived in Asia for 9 years, Vip speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently and has extensive experience helping local and international executives find homes, ranches, and investment properties
Ed has a long history of supporting entrepreneurial businesses in the city of Dallas as a corporate executive for two separate publicly traded computer software companies, as a partner in a Dallas based venture capital firm, and as an owner of a company providing information management solutions to Energy companies and companies in other vertical markets. He is active as a member of the executive team for Movement Day Greater Dallas, a city transformation ministry, and teaches a young married small group at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
Brenda Teele is a local television personality who serves several DFW nonprofit groups. She’s currently a freelance host for CBS11 and can be seen on CMT’s “Making the Team” featuring the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. She’s a mother of 3 sons and is a member of Oakcliff Bible Fellowship Church.
Wade is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He has a portfolio of companies and is a founding partner of two faith-based investment funds: Eagle Venture Capital - a global private equity fund that invests in early-stage to lower middle market companies; and Wellings Capital - an income-focused real estate investment firm that acquires and manages U.S.-based multifamily properties. See Wade's detailed bio
Doug has a background in venture capital and operations, having invested in multiple companies, and having also run multiple companies in senior management and board positions. For twenty years he has also been involved in supporting Christian ministries worldwide, often lending his management experience to ministry leadership, in addition to providing significant financial support.
Christian is a PhD student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for entrepreneurship, stewardship, and theology. He is founder of Scholarship Shepherd, a company that equips high school and college students to fund their educational aspirations by pursuing scholarships
Kurt Knapton is an innovative business leader and “impact investor” passionate about his faith and calling to help equip and encourage entrepreneurs. Kurt is the former President and CEO of Research Now. During his twelve years there, Kurt helped start-up and scale the world’s leading digital data-collection company serving the market research industry. The company executes over 75,000 projects a year and generates over half-a-billion dollars of annual revenue. Today, Kurt is an investor and strategic advisor to a portfolio of early-stage growth companies, where he invests both his time and capital seeking to achieve “triple bottom line returns” (e.g. financial, social and spiritual). Kurt also serves on the Board of Directors of Edify, a non-profit that funds low-fee private schools in developing countries.
John Raymond is the Chief Business Executive for GuideStone Financial Resources leading all insurance and investment services - GuideStone Funds is the largest Christian based mutual fund family; and provides investment solutions for retirement plans, retail and institutional clients. Prior to joining GuideStone, he was a senior management in the Wealth Management Division of Wells Fargo Bank.
Ross is professor of management and founding director of the Center for Business as Mission at Dallas Baptist University. His Ph.D. in business administration is from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ross is a former small business owner and account executive for AT&T.
SCOT A. CLEVENGER
Scot is Senior Vice President for MacDonald Realty Group, a Family Office Organization that invests in value add multifamily apartments, and private debt & equity projects. MacDonald is committed to business as ministry and mission. Specifically, by creating a ministry organization to meet the physical and spiritual needs of thousands of residents and families of their apartment communities. Prior to MacDonald he held executive positions with commercial real estate and boutique investment consulting firms, and began his career in Audit with the national accounting firm Alexander Grant the predecessor firm to Grant Thornton.
Grant is the founder of INITIATIVE, a missional millennial network. In response of millennials being labeled as non-commital, critical, entitled, slacktivists, INITIATIVE’s mission is to shift culture by making millennials Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making, local missionaries.
Kirk McKinnon serves as Senior Vice President for Avatar Investment Group, a group that directly invests in a broad range of asset classes. He has previously served with International Justice Mission, a faith-based NGO seeking to protect the poor and vulnerable from violence and oppression, and in positions with the private equity group Tregan Partners, and the law firm of Haynes and Boone, LLP.
Greg Barnes serves as Vice Chairman and as a Board Member, focused on the overall direction and strategy of FaithSearch Partners. As President of the Mission Enterprise Division, Greg provides the operating management for the division and also serves as senior consultant for a variety of national and international clients. He was founding leader of Halftime Talent Solutions prior to its merger with FaithSearch Partners and developed the operating model for the organization a sa way to bring cost-effective, high-quality management recruiting and talent acquisition services to the faith-based nonprofit community.