GenerousChurch

Our leadership team

GenerousChurch is led by a team of passionate generosity evangelists who are working to unleash generous disciples throughout today's Christian churches. These are their bios:

 
 

Patrick Johnson,
President and Chief Architect

Patrick has been working with church leaders for over a decade. In 2003, he developed the church strategy at Generous Giving – helping churches spread the transformational message of generosity. Patrick helped develop the Exponential Pastors Conference on generosity at North Point Church in Alpharetta, GA, and Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He also created the Generous Church Toolkit from the best-selling book, The Treasure Principle, and worked with Leadership Network to form Generous Church Leadership Communities. From 2007-2010, Patrick oversaw the church strategy for The National Christian Foundation. 

Currently, Patrick directs the vision of GenerousChurch and lives in Olathe, KS with his wife, Jennifer, and their children.

 
Cindy Cheeks  

Cindy Cheeks,
Administration and Client Services

For thirteen years, Cindy was the managing partner of the Cheeks’ household, i.e. stay-at-home mom and home-school teacher.  Soon after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, she joined a grass roots relief effort, eventually becoming Executive Director in 2007 and spearheading relief efforts for the next two years. Cindy has since worked with Mission Mississippi and The Salvation Army in various capacities, helping structure their operations for maximum impact.  In her service to the clients and team of GenerousChurch, she mobilizes her passion to see churches and individuals utilize their resources to positively impact communities for the Kingdom.

Cindy is living her “Happily Ever After” with husband Keith in Rankin County, MS.  She enjoys time with their 4 grown kids, traveling, and supporting the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

 
Sharon Epps   Sharon Epps,
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategist

Sharon is a Christ-following, fun-loving, strategist, communicator and leader.  She brings order to the systems of GenerousChurch by simplifying complex issues into clear action steps.  A former corporate banker, church stewardship pastor and non-profit executive, Sharon speaks and writes with a mission to help people discover God’s purpose for their life and to use their money to accomplish it.  She’s personally counseled hundreds of individuals and families and co-hosted Crown Financial Ministries’ MoneyLife radio program.

Sharon is married to Joel.  They have 4 kids and 4 grandkids. They live and worship in the Atlanta, Georgia area.  

 
Todd DeKruyter   Todd DeKruyter,
Vice President, Pathway Engagements

Combining an entrepreneurial spirit with a missional focus, Todd DeKruyter guides families and churches toward a life generously surrendered to Jesus. At GenerousChurch Todd leads churches through our Generosity Pathway. Having sat on both sides of the church table, staff and lay leader side in the church, he brings unique insight, whimsy, and challenge.

Todd brings six years of experience as a pastor, and nine years as an executive at a financial planning and wealth management firm. He earned his Master’s in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is the author of the book “Navigating Life with More Than Enough.” He lives in Fishers, Indiana with his wife Janelle and their two sons and two daughters.  

 
 
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Why we exist

Our mission: We exist to eqiup leaders in churches to unleash whole-life generous disciples.

Our vision: A Church full of people overflowing with care for others in all they know, feel and do.

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