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7 Questions with Leo
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Jonno White
7 Questions with Leo

Name: Leo

Current title: Project manager

Current organisation: State

I am an IT project manager for the state of Oklahoma

7 Questions with Leo


1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?

People wanting the freedom to do what they want in the house of God. Also it’s challenging to lead where there is familiarity

2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

It took me several years. Basically the laptop and other church leaders including my wife have been running after me for years to get me to sign up for something in the church. One day I just made the decision to be part of it especially as my wife, sister and friends where all workers in the vine yard

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

It’s simple for me. Wake up at 7. Meditate on a few scriptures for 3mins. Then get myself ready and my daughter ready for school.
Return at 5 am, spend some time with my family then out my daughter to bed by 10pm

4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

4 keys to hearing Gods voice.
I am still reading it but so far it’s been very insightful. Basically if you can discern the voice and will of God life in general will be a lot easier to navigate. Focus of Be still/Look for vision / Be spontaneous/ abs lastly write down the flow of thoughts

5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

That leadership is easier when people can emulate your examples rather than you telling them how it’s done.

6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?

Be grounded in the scripture yet don’t be spiritual about everything. Be culturally sensitive

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?

What I find very profound is that a single encounter with a member of the church can make a significant difference if you will ever see them again. I Coordinate security outside and plenipotentiary generally don’t like to be told how/where to park. They look for convenience so sometimes give them a pass at the expense of the rules. Let them attend the service and if they enjoy it, they will be willing to park anywhere you want them no next time.

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