Amanda Lee has been working in both profit and nonprofit business management since 2002. In 2005, Amanda began leading the business functions of Eagle Brook Church, a large multi-site ministry in Minnesota. There she was responsible for human resources, finance and accounting, café and bookstore operations, information technology, and data analysis & reporting. In 2015 Amanda began assisting Thrivent Church Solutions Group as they support U.S. churches with services that unite faith and finance to grow organizational wisdom, generosity, and strength. She has a passion for efficient and ethical business practices that allow organizations to pursue their mission and vision. She holds a B.A. in Business Finance from UW-Eau Claire and an M.B.A. from Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota.
Kimberly Stewart has an extensive background in technology sales and development. In 2008, Kimberly became the Executive Director of Development for Eagle Brook Church in the St Paul Minnesota area. In this role, she was a pioneer in financial leader strategy development for Eagle Brook’s growing multi-site ministry. Kim is passionate about ministering to financial leaders and helping foster their heart for God’s ministry. She believes that when you connect a financial leader with a strong vision, God-sized things happen. People have a strong desire to be generous; they just need to recognize they can be generous to your ministry. Kimberly has a B.A. in Communications from the University of West Florida and is the co-author of The Ministry of Giving: Fund Your Vision by Developing Financial Leaders.
Laurel Hardgrove has an extensive background in healthcare philanthropy and development. She started her career in financial services and applied that knowledge to help hospitals with Legacy Giving, Major Gifts, and Capital Campaigns. In 2013, Laurel became the Missions Director for Oak Hills Church, where she worked alongside missionaries and pastoral staff and had the opportunity to start Oaks Hills’ Ministry of Giving. At Transform Minnesota, Laurel served as the Development Director and enjoyed working with churches in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest. Laurel studied Theology at Moody Bible Institute and Business at Western University in Canada. She is passionate about seeing generous giving transform churches and the communities they serve!