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Moving you and your mission along

 

 

mission movers × intensive
non-profit leaders 

We have a vision to see the local Church gather, nourish, and empower NON-PROFIT leaders in our cities to help MOVE them and their MISSION forward

YOU ARE DOING GREAT THINGS.
How can the Church come alongside you?

 

Join our community to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities:

www.churchofthecity.com/empower 

FUNDRAISING MISSION & CALLING * LEADERSHIP * MARKETING * OPERATIONS * SCALEABILITY * BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SOME OF OUR TEAM

  Robert Murray (MISSION MOVERS)   Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Rob graduated from Stellenbosh University with a B.A. in Theology before moving to the United States in 2002.   Over the last fifteen years, Rob has worked to bridge the divides commonly found between the Church, the Marketplace and Social Justice. This journey led him to complete a Masters Degree in Social & Civic Entrepreneurship.  He is now also in the early phases of starting a Doctorate of Transformational Leadership.   Rob is the director of Westfall Speakers, a talent agency division of Westfall Gold, the nation’s leading innovator and implementer of major donor events with a proven history of more than 300 events that have generated over $600 million for their non-profit clients. His agency team have become experts in securing the best presenters and performers for the major and mega donor event space.   More recently Rob has become involved as the Director of Leader Development at Church of the City; working alongside Jack Nicholson to bring leadership, vision, strategy, initiatives, and early-phase development for marketplace and ministry leaders.  Rob and his wife Natalie have made their home in Franklin, Tennessee with their four children.

Robert Murray (MISSION MOVERS)

Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Rob graduated from Stellenbosh University with a B.A. in Theology before moving to the United States in 2002. 

Over the last fifteen years, Rob has worked to bridge the divides commonly found between the Church, the Marketplace and Social Justice. This journey led him to complete a Masters Degree in Social & Civic Entrepreneurship.  He is now also in the early phases of starting a Doctorate of Transformational Leadership. 

Rob is the director of Westfall Speakers, a talent agency division of Westfall Gold, the nation’s leading innovator and implementer of major donor events with a proven history of more than 300 events that have generated over $600 million for their non-profit clients. His agency team have become experts in securing the best presenters and performers for the major and mega donor event space. 

More recently Rob has become involved as the Director of Leader Development at Church of the City; working alongside Jack Nicholson to bring leadership, vision, strategy, initiatives, and early-phase development for marketplace and ministry leaders.

Rob and his wife Natalie have made their home in Franklin, Tennessee with their four children.

  Christie Wright   Christy has spoken to tens of thousands of people at national conferences for Sports Clips, Great Clips, Viridian Energy, and for multiple Fortune 500 companies like Verizon and Bayer. She has also addressed students and faculty at top universities like the University of Oklahoma, Indiana, Wyoming, and Purdue.  An experienced, Certified Business Coach, Christy works with many start-up business leaders. She hosts Dave Ramsey’s podcast, writes content for Entreleadership.com, and speaks at the EntreLeadership Master Series and Performance Series events. In the area of personal development, Christy covers leadership, life balance, setting and reaching goals, creating boundaries, and time management. She speaks to real-world money issues like dumping debt, building a budget, and managing money. Christy also regularly customizes each of these topics specifically for women’s events.  Christy graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors of Science degree in advertising. She lives with her husband Matt and her dog Jackson in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Christie Wright

Christy has spoken to tens of thousands of people at national conferences for Sports Clips, Great Clips, Viridian Energy, and for multiple Fortune 500 companies like Verizon and Bayer. She has also addressed students and faculty at top universities like the University of Oklahoma, Indiana, Wyoming, and Purdue.

An experienced, Certified Business Coach, Christy works with many start-up business leaders. She hosts Dave Ramsey’s podcast, writes content for Entreleadership.com, and speaks at the EntreLeadership Master Series and Performance Series events. In the area of personal development, Christy covers leadership, life balance, setting and reaching goals, creating boundaries, and time management. She speaks to real-world money issues like dumping debt, building a budget, and managing money. Christy also regularly customizes each of these topics specifically for women’s events.

Christy graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors of Science degree in advertising. She lives with her husband Matt and her dog Jackson in Brentwood, Tennessee.

  Jack Nicholson   Jack is the Founder and President of Sage Expansion and the Directional Leader at Church of the City. Over the past 20 years, Jack has helped growing organizations navigate the human side of executive leadership.  Having spent his entire career in leadership and organizational development, he has consulted with entrepreneurial and mid-size businesses as well as non-profit organizations to build emotionally intelligent leadership teams and culturally sound workplaces. He specializes in equipping executives in the core competencies of effective leadership including leading constructive change, transforming organizational conflict, building relationships of trust and releasing creativity and innovation.  Jack has three Master’s degrees in Human and Organizational Systems, Counseling and Theology and has a life-long professional interest in how deep change and transformation occurs for individuals, teams and organizations. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Philosophy in the integration of Religion and Society.   He has been married for 31 years, has three adult children and enjoys living in Nashville, TN.

Jack Nicholson

Jack is the Founder and President of Sage Expansion and the Directional Leader at Church of the City. Over the past 20 years, Jack has helped growing organizations navigate the human side of executive leadership.

Having spent his entire career in leadership and organizational development, he has consulted with entrepreneurial and mid-size businesses as well as non-profit organizations to build emotionally intelligent leadership teams and culturally sound workplaces. He specializes in equipping executives in the core competencies of effective leadership including leading constructive change, transforming organizational conflict, building relationships of trust and releasing creativity and innovation.

Jack has three Master’s degrees in Human and Organizational Systems, Counseling and Theology and has a life-long professional interest in how deep change and transformation occurs for individuals, teams and organizations. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Philosophy in the integration of Religion and Society. 

He has been married for 31 years, has three adult children and enjoys living in Nashville, TN.

 
  Evan Tardy   As employee #1, Evan helped build DrAxe.com from $0 to 2X, 3X, and 5X year over year revenue growth, which landed them #130 on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America, and the #1 fastest growing company in Tennessee in 2016.    In 2013 he was named president of draxe.com and by the age of 30, was responsible for generating over $90M in direct revenue with yearly revenues of $50M+. He built a profitable direct response ad budget of $1M/month, and landed draxe.com on the Inc. 500 list two years in a row. He’s also a guest lecturer on scalable growth at Vanderbilt University and an advisor to early and mid-stage startups.   Draxe.com started at a kitchen table and is now home to over 16 million visitors each month. It's also the #2 most visited natural health website in the world, according to Alexa website rankings.

Evan Tardy

As employee #1, Evan helped build DrAxe.com from $0 to 2X, 3X, and 5X year over year revenue growth, which landed them #130 on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America, and the #1 fastest growing company in Tennessee in 2016.  

In 2013 he was named president of draxe.com and by the age of 30, was responsible for generating over $90M in direct revenue with yearly revenues of $50M+. He built a profitable direct response ad budget of $1M/month, and landed draxe.com on the Inc. 500 list two years in a row. He’s also a guest lecturer on scalable growth at Vanderbilt University and an advisor to early and mid-stage startups. 

Draxe.com started at a kitchen table and is now home to over 16 million visitors each month. It's also the #2 most visited natural health website in the world, according to Alexa website rankings.

  Kyle Chowning   Kyle has worked in the digital marketing industry for nearly 20 years. His leadership role centralizes his team around achieving the goals of our clients. He’s driven by data and success, which means our clients experience greater success as well.  He’s launched and built five businesses and currently owns two: Full Cycle Marketing and ROOTS Academy. He’s participated in the launch of a number of brands including RELEVANT magazine, Help-Portrait and Halogen TV.  He’s a certified Infusionsoft partner, has lead StoryBrand Marketing Workshops with Don Miller and is currently immersed in Ask Method certification, which he believes will revolutionize our approach to marketing.  He’s a husband and dad of three kids and lives in picturesque Franklin, Tennessee, but he never lets you forget about his roots in Central Oregon. He’s active in the local arts and faith community. His current hobby is cooking or smoking anything he can think of on his Big Green Egg.

Kyle Chowning

Kyle has worked in the digital marketing industry for nearly 20 years. His leadership role centralizes his team around achieving the goals of our clients. He’s driven by data and success, which means our clients experience greater success as well.

He’s launched and built five businesses and currently owns two: Full Cycle Marketing and ROOTS Academy. He’s participated in the launch of a number of brands including RELEVANT magazine, Help-Portrait and Halogen TV.

He’s a certified Infusionsoft partner, has lead StoryBrand Marketing Workshops with Don Miller and is currently immersed in Ask Method certification, which he believes will revolutionize our approach to marketing.

He’s a husband and dad of three kids and lives in picturesque Franklin, Tennessee, but he never lets you forget about his roots in Central Oregon. He’s active in the local arts and faith community. His current hobby is cooking or smoking anything he can think of on his Big Green Egg.

  Jeff Jackson   Jeff Jackson joined CURE International in 2012 and serves as a Director of Development and Sustainability. It’s his joy to help build and maintain relationships with friends, families, and foundations who are partnering with the ministry of CURE.  Jeff and his wife Elizabeth were connected to CURE when their fourth child was born with hydrocephalus in 2011. The ministry’s work in Uganda impacted their hearts and they were excited to help grow the ministry of CURE around the world.   After spending 17 years in the music industry, including key roles at Gotee Records, Relevant Media Group, and founding Covert Management, he accepted a role with CURE International.   The Jacksons live in Franklin, Tennessee, a small suburb of Nashville, with their four kids, Owen, Lukas, Avery, and Eliot, and two dogs.

Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson joined CURE International in 2012 and serves as a Director of Development and Sustainability. It’s his joy to help build and maintain relationships with friends, families, and foundations who are partnering with the ministry of CURE.

Jeff and his wife Elizabeth were connected to CURE when their fourth child was born with hydrocephalus in 2011. The ministry’s work in Uganda impacted their hearts and they were excited to help grow the ministry of CURE around the world. 

After spending 17 years in the music industry, including key roles at Gotee Records, Relevant Media Group, and founding Covert Management, he accepted a role with CURE International. 

The Jacksons live in Franklin, Tennessee, a small suburb of Nashville, with their four kids, Owen, Lukas, Avery, and Eliot, and two dogs.