Nehemiah Week 2022


Annual Christian Business Conference

15 – 20 AUG 2022



Annual Christian Business Conference

15 – 20 AUG 2022

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According to Forbes Magazine, Covid-19 continues to be a concern for many business leaders. However, there are other added worries such as rising inflation, labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and changing consumer behaviors. Economists believe that this could lead to a global recession and some countries are already facing a recession.

Is your business prepared to navigate these challenges? How do you address them while maintaining your efficiency and impact? How do you operate profitably with Kingdom impact in the midst of this global disruption?

Kingdom Business (Virtual) Tour

Monday, 15 Aug
9:30 AM – 1.30 PM EDT

Conference: Training

Tuesday, 16 Aug
9:30 AM – 2.00 PM EDT

Conference: Coaching

Wednesday, 17 Aug
9:30 AM – 2.00 PM EDT

Conference: Access to Capital

Thursday, 18 Aug
9:30 AM – 2.00 PM EDT

International Business Plan Competition

Friday, 19 Aug
9:30 AM – 1.30 PM EDT

State of the Ministry

Saturday, 20 Aug
11:00 AM – 1.00 PM EDT

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Event of the Year


Join us for our virtual event this year with participants from all over the world. Simultaneous translations are available in French and Spanish.

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Adapting for Impact in an Uncertain World

Operational excellence is the internal factor that helps you adapt and drive business growth in uncertain economic, social, and political conditions. At this conference, you will learn:

  • How to run a transformational business with high efficiency and impact no matter the market condition.
  • How to create an organizational rhythm of high efficiency and impact despite the fact that there is chaos around.
  • How to operate with internal peace and stability despite external uncertainty.



Chief Servant Officer, NPIM

Patrice, NPIM co-founder and Chief Servant Officer, has trained and coached over 15,000 individuals around the world on how to start or expand their businesses using business training and coaching principles found in the Bible. Through his training and coaching system, his clients have raised millions of dollars in funding capital, generated a combined income of over $100 million dollars, and created thousands of jobs. Patrice is the author of several books and training curriculums including Biblical Entrepreneurship, which has an adult and youth version, Nothing but a Jar of Oil, The Buck Stops with You, and many more.


Co-Founder of Expert Ownership

Former professional baseball player, nationally acclaimed entrepreneur, and best-selling author. David Benham is one-half of the nationally recognized Benham Brothers whose very first company catapulted them to the national stage and onto a reality series show with HGTV. The show was abruptly canceled when activist groups pressured the network to fire them because of their commitment to biblical values. They stood by their convictions despite the cost. Since then, David, together with his brother Jason, has started dozens of businesses, wrote several books, and launched a company called Expert Ownership, where they help guide faith-filled entrepreneurs into greater freedom and success. .


Founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

Auntie Anne Beiler is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur that inspires audiences with her authentic stories about nearly losing everything, finding purpose in the pain, and rising to a new level of success. With Auntie Anne’s®, she is among an elite group of women that have founded national companies in America and is one of an even smaller number that has owned an international franchise company. She has recently released Overcome and Lead, a course where she shares her stories and experiences to provide faith-based guidance and encouragement to overcome the biggest obstacles in leadership.


Founder and President of Soorin Backer Ministries, Inc.

Spirit-filled, intense, passionate, dynamic, revelatory, and transformational. Soorin’s calling in life is to reveal the heart of The Father who loves with such fierce passion. Having personally experienced the freedom and the love of Jesus Christ, she utilizes her education, her years of serving in ministry, and her own personal testimony to dismantle the lies of the enemy to establish each person’s true identity in Christ. Her prophetic insights and words over individuals and churches have led to lives being transformed and communities restored. Soorin has served as a college professor, TV show host, and women’s ministry leader, and is now President and Founder of her own ministry, Soorin Backer Ministries, Inc.


Corporate Finance Specialist and Certified Coach

Rina is the Operations Director of Faida Investment Bank, a Certified Investment and Financial Analyst by the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA), and an Authorized Representative under the GEMS market segment of the Nairobi Securities Exchange. Among her many accolades and qualifications, she is also the 2021 International Kingdom Business Plan Competition winner. Rina’s mission is to demystify investing, saving, and financial planning, and she desires to propel Africans to greater heights in the management of their finances, creating nations of financially secure families. She is also the author of the book Money-Wise: Create, Grow & Preserve Wealth.


Founder and President of SKILLSOURCE

Chuck is the Founder and President of SKILLSOURCE, a consultancy with over 30 contractors that deliver sustainable client growth through applied biblical principles. It specializes in organizational development services to build winning strategies, healthy cultures, and strong leadership. Chuck is an executive board member of Self Sustaining Enterprises, generating profits for philanthropy through entrepreneurial ventures; for Nuway Foundation, combating poverty in Nigeria; and with GoodCities, revitalizing communities. He is also the co-author of BIZNISTRY: Transforming Lives through Enterprise, and the author of Citywide Marketplace Ministry in a Box.


Founder and Director of Heaven in Business

Andy is the founder and director of Heaven in Business, a movement to connect and catalyze believers in the marketplace to partner with God in their realm of influence. Coming from New Zealand, Andy has 15+ years of experience helping individuals and organizations discover and align with purpose, then develop practical steps to make dreams a reality. He is the author of Finding Hope in Crazy Times and God With You at Work. Together with his wife, Janine, Andy also leads Dream Culture, a workshop that catalyzes people to discover and live their dreams.


Senior Pastor of Carolina Missionary Baptist Church

Anthony E. Moore has served as the Senior Pastor of the Carolina Missionary Baptist Church for over 30 years. Under his leadership, he has led the congregation in the acquisition of 18.34 acres of land for the purpose of developing a campus for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. The project currently includes a Family Life Center and an upcoming state-of-the-art affordable housing for single mothers who are HIV positive or have Aids. Pastor Moore began his educational pursuits at Bishop College, now called Paul Quinn College, in Dallas, Texas. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Summer Institute. for Leaders and the Oxford University Theological Foundation with a Master of Theology degree. Pastor Anthony and First Lady Cynthia are the proud parents of Sharnessa, Jamal, and Joshua, and they have three beautiful grandchildren: Jeniya, Jaylin, and Lyric.


Founder of Go to Market Impact LLC

SUSAN is a consultant, keynote speaker, and interim executive that has helped hundreds of leaders in businesses, non-profits and associations, municipalities, and faith-based organizations to successfully accelerate revenue and positive outcomes for employees, customers, and communities. Susan has held executive roles with IBM, Siemens, and Nokia. She had served on the board of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), as board vice-chair and Chief Marketing Officer of the Telecommunications Industry Association, and on the board of the YMCA. Susan founded Go to Market Impact LLC to help changemakers with big ideas for improving our world to be able to get traction faster and confidently accelerate results.


Senior Leader at Parole Du Salut, Paris

Pastor Noela Lumande Saleh serves as the senior leader of one of the fastest growing ministries in France, the evangelical church Parole Du Salut (translation: Word of Salvation), an extension of Parole Du Salut in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. His faith sparked a deep thirst for the knowledge of Christ, which led him to pursue studying and teaching God’s Word. Under the leadership and teaching of Pastor Jacques Andre Vernaud, Pastor Noela served as Youth and Prayer Unit Leader at AEG: Evangelical Action of Gombe, which later became Parole Due Salut Kinshasa Church, an extension of La Borne Church. After over a decade of service, he transferred to Paris with his wife Mamina Akeiwa, and their four children to continue his studies and grow his own ministerial career by planting his own church.

Jason & Vanessa Brewer

Boston 25 News Team

Jason Brewer and Vanessa Welch-Brewer are both a part of the Boston 25 News team and together, they have three young boys. Jason, a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), has been in the Boston 25 Storm Tracker Weather team since January 2015, and he also appears on the Boston 25 Weekend Morning Editions. Vanessa, a graduate of the University of Georgia, joined the Boston 25 News team in 2015 and she has had the opportunity to cover multiple important and impactful news stories across Massachusetts. Vanessa, on top of being a two-time Best Anchor award winner for the Boston/New England Emmy Awards, has a heart for service and is actively involved with Boston Partners in Education, Veterans Inc., the American Red Cross of Massachusetts, Make-A-Wish, the New England Chapter of JDRF, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Pastor Mamie Lumande

Pastor and Worship Leader at Parole du Salut, Paris

Pastor Mamie Lumande serves as the pastor and worship leader at Parole du Salut, Paris together with her husband, Pastor Noela Lumande. She is an anointed worshiper of the Lord and has used her God-given gifts to not only sing but also compose songs that bring glory to the Lord. In addition to that, she is the founder of FERAF, a women’s association in France.

Pastor Gabriel OLEKO

Founder of Elevation Academy

Pastor Gabriel Oleko is a devout Christian, loving father, husband, pastor, teacher, speaker, coach, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of Le Nouvel Horizon (BE program in France) and the founder of Basilea Training (the BE program in DR Congo). He is also the founder of Elevation Academy private school in Kinshasa, DR Congo. He serves as the senior pastor of Eglise La Mosaïque in Paris, France, and the Regional Director for Nehemiah Project Africa. He also sits on the board for Le SEL (Compassion International France). Pastor Gabriel is married to his lovely wife, Sylvie Oleko, with whom they share two wonderful kids, Emmanuel and Dorothée.

John Thiongo

Biblical Entrepreneur and Business Owner

John, a Biblical Entrepreneurship graduate, is an accomplished business consultant who is also a trainer, speaker, and community mobilizer. John is the proud author of Becoming Maverick and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees in LifeSpring Chapel. For over a decade, he has led a team of consultants, managed a USD 2 Billion Trust Fund, and controlled several other high-profile assignments. He is a serial entrepreneur who runs several companies across multiple industries, including hospitality, real estate, telecommunications, and fitness. He is happily married to Rachel Thiongo and blessed with four children.

Debra Schlaht

Director of Training & Coaching, NPIM

Debra Schlaht joined the Nehemiah Project team in 2010 after completing the Biblical Entrepreneurship Program for her coaching and consulting practice following a 22-year banking career as a Sr. V.P. in management, training and development, and project management. Debra’s roles include the Director of Training and Coaching, Chief Cultural Officer, and Founding Partner for Kingdom Business Coaching (KBC) International. Her responsibilities include supporting the NPIM network of Directors, Trainers, and Coaches. She leads the Trainer and Coach Certification, Women in Business Program, International Business Plan Competition, and the human resources processes for the NPIM team. Debra’s purpose is to serve God by helping His people achieve their Kingdom purposes.

Scott Ryser

Founder & CEO of Yakabod

Scott is the Founder & CEO of Yakabod, a secure case management software company headquartered in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. A “startup guy” at heart, Scott’s spent nearly two decades working with a great team to build Yakabod into a premier niche solutions provider. His previous corporate experience also includes management positions with two national system integrators. In his younger days, he was a producer and lead singer for modern Christian rock bands Cry of Mercy and milenine – but these days, he finds respite in active adventure sports and traveling with his family. He is the author of the book At Work As In Heaven.

Watchen Bruce

Director of the Global Kingdom Investors Network, NPIM

Watchen is the current President & CEO of Baltimore Community Lending, a certified Community Development Financial Institution, and mission-based lender. She has over thirty-plus years of banking, finance, economic development, development finance, affordable housing, and leadership experience. She serves as the Director of Nehemiah Project International Global Kingdom Investment Network Fund (GKIN Fund) and is one of Nehemiah Project’s Certified Trainers & Business Coaches. Watchen was honored as one of 100 Top Women Leaders in Baltimore, a graduate of Leadership Boston & a current member of Leadership Baltimore.

Ana Maria Lowry

President and C.E.O. of A&P International, Inc.

Ana Maria is the President and C.E.O. of A&P International, Inc., an international consulting and training company providing supplier diversity business solutions for corporate America and diverse business enterprises. For 37 years, Mrs. Lowry has created and built programs and training which have been delivered nationally and internationally. She is also a Certified Coach and Trainer for The Nehemiah Project where she also serves as Regional Director of North America.

Lorna Mutegi

Founder and CEO of Sunergos

Lorna is Nehemiah Project’s very own Biblical Entrepreneurship Trainer of The Year for 2021. With training and coach certification from Nehemiah Project International Ministries, she is dedicated to working with individuals who desire to work in the power of their purpose while taking their businesses to the next level of performance; transforming ordinary businesses into profitable, impactful businesses. Lorna achieves this using best practice models that have been proven successful over time. She is the founder and CEO of Sunergos, an online training and coaching platform that is dedicated to building the entrepreneurship, education, and family sectors through training & coaching.

Jason Braun

Executive Director of DADCAMP

Jason is the executive director of DADCAMP, a global movement (12 countries and counting) that aims to restore the hearts of fathers by connecting Dads to each other, their children, and Jesus through epic life-changing Father/Child experiences. The organization is passionate about seeing a world where every family has a great father. He is also the co-host of the DAD Nation Podcast together with a fellow leader in DADCAMP, Matt Crittendon. Together, they bring their different backgrounds and perspectives along with their faith to create challenging conversations that will leave you encouraged and inspired – something every Dad needs.

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Key Facts You Should Know

  1. Nehemiah Week 2022 is presented by Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM), an organization that has been growing Kingdom businesses for over two decades across five global regions.
  2. Nehemiah Week 2022 is strategically designed to benefit business professionals of all types and at all stages of their work-life or career.
  3. Consultants, startups, coaches, advisors, solo entrepreneurs, multi-level marketers, ministry leaders, nonprofits, for-profits, part-timers, career change, and seasoned business professionals all reap benefits from attending Nehemiah Week 2022.
  4. If you do business or are thinking about launching a business, Nehemiah Week 2022 offers transformational in-the-trenches training and direction.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Will attending Nehemiah Week be beneficial for me if I have a startup or haven’t even launched my business yet?
    A: YES! You’ll love what you learn, from sales to marketing, to business planning, to how to get and keep it together even when you are still finding your way. In addition to all that you will learn, you’ll also develop critical new contacts and relationships that you can turn to in the months and years ahead – people who have been in your shoes and have great insights for the road ahead.

  • Q: I’ve been in business for years. What will I gain at Nehemiah Week 2022?
    A: Many entrepreneurs attend Nehemiah Week conferences year after year. They know they will walk away with new ideas, timely insights, valuable new relationships, and a renewed passion and energy for their business calling.

  • Q: What if I can’t attend all 5 hours every day or miss some days?
    A: The best way to experience Nehemiah Week is as a live, virtual event. However, we understand that you have commitments and responsibilities you can’t always change. Included with your registration is recorded video access to every hour of every day’s sessions that will be available to you shortly after the final day of the conference. Even if you can’t be there live, you’ll have post-conference access to the full event.

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