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Meet the Team

Ambassadors in Business Staff

Sam Henneman

Sam Hennemann, Part-Time Executive Director


Nekisha Ackermann, Project Manager

Board of Directors

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Mark Stockhowe, President

Mark is the President of M W Stockhowe & Associates, a provider of management consulting services and executive coaching for small and medium businesses.   His career includes over 20 years of experience working in two Fortune 100 companies, and over 10 years working in small and medium sized businesses.

Mark earned his MBA from Bethel University – St. Paul, and his undergraduate degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

Mark has been delighted to see the growth of workplace ministry in recent years, seeing them as opportunities to equip His people to be equipped to serve in the marketplace and fulfilling the Great Commission.

Mark is member and past president in Rotary.  He and his wife, Beth, serve as Marriage Mentors in their church.

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Troy Noor, Board Member

Troy Noor is Executive Director of Boulevard Wealth Management. He is a Certified Financial Planner® and Chartered Financial Analyst.


His life focus is stewardship; both of the gifts God has given him, and the financial resources of his clients as he helps them maintain their financial security and independence.


Jay Allsup, Treasurer

Jay serves business leaders throughout the Midwest via his CFO advisory firm, Strategic Ventures.

His financial acumen and deep Biblical insights provide a unique perspective to companies and nonprofit organizations which leads them to fiscally responsible decisions and managed growth.

Jay also serves on numerous boards both private and non-profit and is a leader within his church and community.

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Sam Hennemann, Board Member

Sam is a Christian, a husband, a father, a business owner, and a location church member - and it is him aim to be an active, successful participant in each of those roles.

His wife and two kids live in Victoria where his State Farm office is located. Among the gifts the Lord has given him is a desire to connect people - to each other, and to resources - that aid their growth in Him.

While the Lord has called us to honor and worship Him in a unique way one day per week, Sam believes God has given us the other six days of work, worship, and service to Him, to make known the greatness of the name of Jesus in our workplace ministries.

Kathy Sullivan

Kathy Sullivan, Board Member

Over the past 30 years, Kathy has served as a pastor's wife while owning and cultivating business opportunities for others. Kathy has an MBA and Ph.D. in Business with a focus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
She currently serves as Executive Director for Operation Dignity International working in West Africa, is part-time Director of Ministry Development at New Life Church in Hastings, and adjunct in the graduate programs at University of Northwestern.
Her passion is to see believers thriving in their faith-walk, expanding opportunities to grow emotionally and intellectually, and becoming the testimony in word and deed that expresses a living faith to others.
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Kendra Brown, Secretary

I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a mentor. Above all, I am a Child of God and a follower of Jesus Christ who is passionate about encouraging His saints to walk in the freedom He died to give us all.

In my professional life, I’m a builder. Working with Merrill Lynch, Waddell & Reed, Starbucks, and Lifetouch Portrait Studios, I built successful teams, processes, client experiences, and programs. After turning 50, I was committed to building the Kingdom, and started my work in Christian nonprofit organizations. I worked in the Planned Giving department at The Salvation Army and now serve at Seed Company by connecting investors to Bibleless communities all around the world to bring God’s Word to all people.

The Lord has blessed me with a Christian husband, David, a true servant of Christ. We are parents to “our boys,” Hoppi and Hewi, who are the cutest Maltese dogs you’ve ever seen. David and I share a heart for the lost and hurting. God has perfectly blended our gifts together so that we can minister to people as a couple, as well as individuals. We have lived in about 12 different places in our 30 years together, and we now make the Twin Cities our home.

Some of my favorite things include worship music, photography, writing, cooking, and a good movie.

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Shawn Gardner, Board Member

Shawn has spent his 25+ year career as a business banker, working with entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities. Shawn came to faith in his mid 20’s and has been active in ministry ever since. Shawn has led small groups within the church, participated in mission work and started an outreach ministry serving the community providing free handyman services.

Introduced to Bible Study Fellowship when his oldest of four children entered 1st grade, he was asked to become a group discussion leader and then the Teaching Leader, a role he served for 11 years.

Shawn strongly believes that faith and work are not two separate parts of life, we need to bring the light of Jesus Christ into our places of employment where God has placed us.

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