Twenty years ago four men connected at a Crown Financial conference. They were looking for answers on how to steward their success. What they found was something greater; friendship and vision.
Pete Ochs, Wichita, KS
Pete Ochs is the founder of Capital III, an impact investing enterprise focusing on creating economic, social, and spiritual capital in private companies. The vision is to entrepreneur world change, the mission is to be an absolutely trusted investment manager, and the values are to honor God by serving people, pursuing excellence, and stewarding resources. Capital III currently has investments in the US, Mexico, and Honduras.
Wes Perry, Midland, TX
Wes Perry is a partner in PBEX. He is also the CEO of EGL Resources, Inc., an oil and gas operating company based in the Permian Basin. He is the Chairman of the board of Genie Energy International, a NYSE company. He has a BS degree in engineering from University of Oklahoma and has 35+ years of experience in Oil and Gas. He served on the city council and was the Mayor of Midland from 2003 to 2014. He is a board member of the Abel-Hangar Foundation and President of the Milagros Foundation.
Tom Darden, Raleigh, N.C.
Tom Darden is founder and CEO of Cherokee and it's predecessors. Cherokee has raised over $2.2 billion in five institutional private equity funds, and invested this capital in the acquisition, cleanup, development, and sale of approximately 550 environmentally contaminated real estate assets in the US, Europe and Canada.
Jesse T. Correll, Stanford, KY
Jess Correll is a founding member and has served as President and Chairman of First Southern Bancorp since 1987. He is Chairman of the Board and CEO of UTG, Inc., and also serves on the boards of Friends of the Good Samaritans in India, National Christian Foundation and The River Foundation.
T.C. Johnstone Director/Producer, Boulder, CO
T.C. Johnstone is a multi-award winning documentary film director/producer. He has produced and directed numerous documentaries as well as narrative films including the award winning film “Rising From Ashes”, executive produced by Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker. The film won 22 film festivals, received US and international distribution and was a catalyst for the creation of the Rising From Ashes Foundation which continues to support the work of peace and second chances in Africa. He is currently working with Oscar award winning writer David Seilder on the script for the Hollywood narrative adaptation of "Rising From Ashes" which he has been contracted to direct via French Production Company Radar Films which released “THE RACE” the life story of Jesse Owens.
He is also the founder of the Gratis 7 Media Group Foundation which produces films designed to create measurable change in five specific areas: reconciliation, equipping servant leaders, assisting the poor, caring for the sick, and educating the next generation. Gratis 7 has produced three award winning documentary films as well as consulted on multiple films worldwide. For more information see tcjohnstone.com
Jeff Haanen is the CEO & Founder of Denver Institute for Faith & Work, an educational nonprofit focused on faith, work, calling and culture. He writes for publications such as Christianity Today and lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife and four daughters. To learn more, connect with Jeff on his blog: jeffhaanen.com.