Blake has held various roles in the fields of education and non-profit leadership. Most recently he has worked as a marriage and family therapist and as a consultant in private and public sectors, helping businesses and government agencies. His clinical and executive coach training offer a unique skill set and perspective when working with clients. Alongside his wife, he also owns and operates Central Kansas Counseling.
Lisa Longacher, B.S.N. – event coordinator
Hesston College development officer with extensive experience in organizational training and development.
Marelby Mosquera, M.S. – presenter and cohort leader
Biology professor who is always eager to listen to new ideas or jump into the fray of ongoing conversations about culture, diversity or stereotype threat.
Marathana Prothro, M.A. – presenter
Assistant professor of communication at Bluffton (Ohio) University where she teaches classes on social media, journalism, gender and communication, leadership communication, public relations and organizational communication, blending theory and practical application so that her students understand both the how and why of effective communication.
Deb Roth, M.S. – assistant event coordinator
Vice President of Student Life taught elementary education before joining the Hesston College faculty then transitioning to the administrative team.
Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, Ph.D. – presenter
Vice President of Advancement holds a Ph.D. in leadership studies and has received additional training in adaptive leadership concepts and strength-based leadership. She also teaches the Hesston College Foundations in Leadership course.
Kevin Wilder, M.A. – presenter and cohort leader
Behavioral science and youth ministry professor who loves to be with people, evidenced through his roles as youth pastor, campus pastor, associate pastor and college professor.