Let's Talk

Our favorite part of being on this journey has been meeting many like-minded "co-laborers". These are men and women, academics and on-the-ground practitioners, clergy and laypeople, who yearn to see strong Christian leaders impacting society. If you're such a person and want to talk, we'd love to meet you!

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Ryan Derfler

Ryan has been hosting events since age seven when he invited his class over for a BBQ. As an Eagle Scout, he created and led a Flag Day ceremony to unity the community and every military branch.

Ryan produced events for Penske, a GE Company, to shape global leader strategy, built a social enterprise to generate revenue for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, ran major donor campaigns for Cityteam International, and learned how to architect systems change in pooled philanthropic funds while at Geneva Global. 

Whether it's orchestrating hackathons, thought leader convenings, or one-on-one immersions into the trenches of philanthropy, Ryan creates engaging experiences that accelerate insights and cultivate collaboration. 

Phone: +1 (717) 222-9547

Email: ryan@gocreategood.com

Social: LinkedIn & Twitter

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Kent Shaffer

Kent's ministry roots began as a missionary's kid in Peru. He went on to launch and sell a few tech startups and spent a decade writing about theology and effective ministry at ChurchRelevance.com, one of the top 100 most-read Christian blogs. 

He spent the past decade advising startups and executives, gigachurches and global causes, including YouVersion, Saddleback Church, charity: water, Lausanne Movement, JESUS Film, Zondervan, Leadership Network, Geneva Global, and OneHope. 

Using $300k of his own money, Kent founded Open Church to build a framework for Christians to collaborate and share. He spent 10 months traveling 45 states in an RV with his wife and kids to listen to leaders from the many flavors of Christianity and identify ways to work together. 

Email: kent@gocreategood.com

Social: LinkedIn & Twitter