A Few Things About Me

Thank you for visiting my blog site. I am grateful that you would take time to view it.

I am a committed husband, pleased father, and “totally-excited-to-be-in-this-new-stage-of-life” grandfather. I get to serve as the Executive Pastor of a Gospel-centered church.

Leading can be tough. Really tough. And it can be confusing at times. Where do I lead? How do I lead? What does it look like?

And sometimes we can get the notion that only those with some leadership title or bestowed authority can lead.

Not true.

My aim with this blog is to assist you to know how to lead in your own everyday so that your impact is consistent with your life message.

I read about the Gospel and what it does for me every day, but I have difficulty integrating it with my various roles. It is like my life is easily compartmentalized. There is my faith and who I am and then there is my work and what I do. And many times it feels as if there is a dichotomy between the two.

But as I grow in my walk of faith, I am beginning to realize that the Gospel is not meant to just be some outside influence. It’s message is transforming who I am and how I view who I am in light of how I lead. The Gospel does not merely inform my leadership; it transforms my leadership. Leadership is a great gift and if I am not careful, I can de-value the Gospel’s power by having my “leadership principles” and my “Gospel-living principles.”

Anyone can complete a task; only the Gospel can transform a life. I desire my leadership to accomplish the former but be remembered for the latter.

I hope this resonates with where you are in your own journey of leadership. Leading and influencing are great gifts.

For. Anyone.

I am blessed to have been married to my best friend and soul mate for over 25 years. I have three kiddos that bring much pleasure and joy to my life and for that I am thankful. I also have a wonderful daughter-in-law that I view as my own daughter. And this past year, for the second time, I become a grandparent. Two little manly men. Embracing this new season of life.

I love the outdoors. There is something about it that clears my mind and renews my spirit. I enjoy xc-skiing, backpacking, and fat-tire biking.

Thank you again for taking the time to visit my site. I hope you find some valuable resources for your own tool belt.

 

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6 thoughts on “A Few Things About Me

    • Thanks for the question, Paul. I have taught at Northland International University for 10 years. I served as the Chair of the Department of Mathematics for about the first six years, teaching all manner of math classes including Algebra, Geometry, Calculus (1-3), Trans Functions, Problem Solving, etc. For the last four years, I have been in the V.P. of Academic Affairs (Chief Academic Officer) role but never want to fully get out of the classroom. I currently teach some education courses, including Foundations of Education, Instructional Techniques, and Instructional Assessment. The classroom is my first love and I am always looking to improve my craft. Hope that answers your questions.

  1. I am privileged to know Antone personally. Huge fan of his academic approach and his Christ-patterned leadership abilities. Thanks for establishing this blog, Antone. You are making us all better!