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10 a.m. Chapel: Paul Petrie ’67
(European Ministry)
Hughes Auditorium

7 p.m. Concert: Larry Morbitt (Broadway/Soloist)
McKenna Chapel (Asbury Seminary)

Paul Petrie: “Contemporary European
Politics & Economics”
Morrison 206/Bennett-Bernard


9:30 p.m. Athletes’ Challenge: Jim Lang, JoyLynn
Hailey Reed, Pat Walters, Dan Williams
The Grille


8 p.m. Local Leaders Breakfast: Ron Glosser,
Peter McNally, Brenda Smith
Dougherty Dining Room

ROTC Breakfast: Col. Rich Goldsmith, USAF (Ret.)
Johnson Cafeteria

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
High School Conference: Breakfast with Fred
Student Center

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Class Presentations: Breakfast with Fred Speakers
Various Locations

10 a.m. Chapel: John Begley, Larry Morbitt
Hughes Auditorium

11 a.m. Community Development: Jerry Ridnour
Wilmore City Hall

Noon Women’s Luncheon: Sue Goldsmith, Bonnie Lang,
Patricia Ridnour, Pat Walters
Kinlaw Library Board Room

Faith & Culture Faculty Luncheon: JoyLynn Hailey
Reed, Dan Williams
Gray Dining Room

Business Luncheon: Ron Glosser, Peter McNally,
Brenda Smith
Griffin Gate Marriott (Lexington, KY)

2 p.m. Staff Development: John Begley, Col. Rich Goldsmith,
USAF (Ret.), Jim Hailey, Jim Lang
The Grille


John Begley

President Emeritus and Chancellor of Lindsey Wilson College

Ron Cunningham

Emergency Management Coordinator, LA Housing Dept; Winner of Harvard Business Innovations in Government Award

Joe Dion

Financial Services; State Farm insurance agent; International prospective: Jakarta Christian Fellowship, India

Bill Dotson

Owner of commercial real estate company; Author of From Faith to Faith and Revival of Repentance

Denise Fudge

Vice President of Lindsey Wilson College; Supervises enrollment in off-campus programs and financial aid programs

Ron Glosser

Retired CEO of Hershey Trust and Foundation; Author of Genealogy of Friendship; Past president of Ohio Bankers Association

Rich Goldsmith

Retired Air Force Colonel (30 years of service); Purple and Silver Heart recipient; Leadership trainer within the U.S. military

Sue Goldsmith

Christian Women’s Club Chair; Speaker in military venues; Leader in Precepts Ministry; Wife of Rich Goldsmith

Jim Hailey

President, JC Penney’s Women’s Wear Division; Dallas Salvation Army connection

Bonnie Lang

Area representative for Nancy Leigh DeMoss Ministries; Director of Ministry to Ministry Foundation; Wife of Jim Lang

Jim Lang

Air Force pilot and commander; Graduated with honors from the Air Force Academy; CEO of Lang & Company Hospital Development

Peter McNally

President of McNally Consulting in Atlanta; Past in marketing and general management; Worked for Pepsico and Frito Lay

Larry Morbitt

Phantom of the Opera (Broadway) and CCM performer

JoyLynn Hailey Reed

Professor, Utah Southwestern Medical School; Owner of gym; Olympic weightlifter and coach

Jerry Ridnour

Distinguished EKU graduate; President of Great Southwest Division of Vangate Companies; Owner of Ridnour Company

Patricia Ridnour

Owner, Texas interior design company; Volunteer; Wife of Jerry Ridnour

Cliff “C.B.” Shiepe

Author of Cliff Falls (best seller, being made into a movie); Past in production at Disney; Leadership trainer

Brenda Smith

President BWF; Principal Financial Group; Membership on multiple boards; Insurance delegation to China

Pat Walters

Board member, BWF; Top Regional Director for Manulife Financial; Board member, Texas Women’s Open Golf Tournament

Dan Williams

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, Biola University; Leadership Coach; Founder and President of Your Life Matters


“Breakfast with Fred Brings Leadership Wisdom”

October 19, 2012

WILMORE, Ky. — From early morning to late afternoon, 17 leaders from eight states and various industries interacted with students at Asbury University on Wednesday through the Breakfast with Fred Leadership Institute. And in each scenario — whether a classroom presentation or conversation over a meal — one leadership message came through loud and clear. “God has to be on the throne of your life, and you’ve got to be at the foot of the cross,” said Joe Dion, a financial services and insurance leader.

Leading through spiritual integrity was a hallmark of the career and ministry of Fred Smith, Sr., a businessman and consultant who served on boards for business, Christian organizations and governmental task forces before he passed away in 2007. The Breakfast with Fred Leadership Institute brings influential speakers, authors, policy makers and industry leaders together to honor Smith’s legacy through mentoring young leaders.

The Breakfast with Fred visit coincided with the Fall 2012 Faith and Culture Series, a bi-annual event at Asbury in which different topics are examined through the lens of Christian faith. Hosting the leaders on campus was an opportunity to see this semester’s focus, “Faith and Leading with Integrity,” worked out in real-world scenarios.

“The Breakfast with Fred Leadership Institute provided a tremendous opportunity for our students to learn from a wonderful team of leaders from a wide array of backgrounds,” said Paul Stephens, associate dean for student leadership development. “We are incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with the BWFLI team.”

While many of the speakers who came to campus have traveled the world for decades, Asbury’s student body impressed them as a unique group of talented, engaged leaders-in-training.

“It’s been beyond what we could have asked for,” said Brenda Smith, president of the Breakfast with Fred Leadership Institute. “The spirit of Asbury has changed our lives, too. We see future leaders here and know there’s much to be excited about. The men and women of Asbury are going to be leading in such a strong way.”

Lessons on Leadership

Below are excerpts from some of the leadership sessions between students and Breakfast with Fred speakers:


Ron Cunningham, emergency management coordinator of the Los Angeles Housing Department, to freshmen and sophomores in Asbury’s Emerging Leaders program:

“There is no one who has achieved anything of significance who has not had to overcome some kind of adversity… I challenge you to expand your paradigm of leadership. Leadership is influence to do what’s right. You don’t have to be in the top position to lead — you can influence those above you, too, and that’s leading.”


John Begley, president emeritus and chancellor of Lindsey Wilson College, to the student body during Chapel:

“Challenges can be and often are deceiving. What’s happening and what we perceive to be happening are not necessarily the same. One of the ways we cope is to acknowledge God in the good and the bad, and know that your path will be directed. Don’t ever forget that God loves you. His love for you is unconditional. You are never alone if you let God direct your life.”


Larry Morbitt, “Phantom of the Opera” and CCM performer, to a class on acting for film and stage:

“Art helps us to see where we are as human beings, individually and collectively, in the time we’re in… There’s got to be a huge fire burning inside. The auditorium has to sense an incredible energy, kept under control. If you’re going to do this business, you can’t just phone it in.”