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2023 Portland

Guest Speakers

8:30 am Kickoff: Why Market Place? Why the Northwest? Why now?

Derrill & Michal Corbin, Lead Pastor of Mannahouse, Fitness Studio owner, and Disciple Makers

Derrill Corbin is the Lead Pastor of Mannahouse, a multi-site church from Portland/Vancouver metro area down to Eugene, Oregon, LIONS-DEN host and major partner. He has a Bachelor’s of Theology from Portland Bible College and then planted a church about 100 miles outside of Portland.
        Over 16 years, Derrill and his wife Michal, developed a thriving leadership team and congregation that gathered in multiple locations. In 2013, they returned to Mannahouse where they now serve as Lead Pastors. Mannahouse was renamed from City Bible Church this year, to emphasize Marketplace and Disciple Making focus.
       Derrill earned a Master’s Degree from Christian Life School of Theology. Michal owns and operates her own fitness studio, is very active in the community, and serves on a variety of teams in the church. They are known for their personal and creative leadership and insightful communication and are focused on developing a church where disciples make disciples.
Derrill & Michal reside in Camas, Washington with their three children, Mariah, Judah & Noah.

8:45 am   Speaker I. Biblical Entrepreneurship Essentials

This talk provides essential Entrepreneur elements to build a successful kingdom business regardless of culture or market environment.

Patrice Tsague, Chief Servant Officer, Nehemiah Entrepreneur Community

Patrice Tsague is the grandson of King Johny Baleng I of Baleng Dschang Cameroon.  He is a preacher,  business trainer, entrepreneur, international speaker, author, and kingdom business coach, specializing in helping families incorporate their faith into their business practice, sustainable beyond the third generation.
        Patrice is the co–founder and Chief Servant Officer of the Nehemiah Entrepreneurship Community, PG & Associates LLC, Kingdom Business Coaching, and iLamp Oregon, co-founded with his wife, Gina Tsague and others.
       Patrice has trained and coached over 15,000 global businesses with Bible principles. Through this, his clients raised millions of dollars in capital, generated over $100 million income and created thousands of jobs.
       Patrice is the author of Biblical Entrepreneurship (2023 adult and youth versions), Nothing but a Jar of Oil, The Buck Stops with You, and many more books and training curriculum. He publishes an e-devotional and podcast distributed weekly to over 100,000 global entrepreneurs and business executives. He serves on the board of Timothy Plan, Andco, Common Good Capital and Cornerstones Christian Academy for Learning and Leadership.

9:15am Speaker II. Sustainable Innovation, Value, and Delight

Tim Abels, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder ACAID, Co-Founder LIONS-DEN

Tim Abels is a serial entrepreneur, technology disruptor, investor, and global ministry leader. His startups include two IPO, third sold to Sprint, initial Microsoft Visual Studio, 5 divisions at Dell, Intel Capital cloud startup in 2021, and international Christian non-profits. Tim was a Principal Engineer at Intel where he was Director of Innovation Lab. He co-chaired Dell patent committee for 7 years and filed over 100 patents. He evaluated over 600 startups for Intel Capital, Austin Ventures, and Dell Ventures, including VMware investment and later acquisitions. Tim was at  the seminal conferences for Comdex, SD East & West, JavaOne, Netscape, MS PDX, Linuxworld, VMworld and ARM, presenting at most.
       Tim earned his master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University. Taught 20 courses at Purdue and Ohio State, especially senior level Algorithms.
       Tim has a heart for Christian companies operating as BAMs (Business as Mission), where Africa Community Aid zero-interest microloans has funded over 11,000 startups, while teaching many churches life-giving gospel, disciple making, biblical business and family life skills.

9:45am Speaker III. What Global Ethics and Redemption I want to See in Companies

James Lockett, Founder of International Christian Chamber of Commerce and Lockett International LLC

James Lockett is currently co-founder and President of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC). Founder and CEO of Lockett International LLC, International Trade and Business Lawyer and Consultant. Trainer and Conference Speaker.
       He has practiced international law for over 35 years, with 14 years in Brussels, 7 in Washington DC, and 13 in Asia, including U.S. Government senior lawyer, a partner in several major international law firms, and an executive role for a major multinational company.
       James was educated in both England and the United States. He has presented at over 200 legal and professional conferences in more than 40 countries. He has been a visiting university lecturer in law or business faculties on various aspects of international trade, customs and investment law in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He was appointed by the World Economic Forum to the Global Advisory Council on Trade and FDI, 2014-2016, and to the Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment, 2016- 2018. He has also spoken at numerous Christian business conferences around the globe.
       James co-founded ICCC with Gunnar Olson and six founding members, on the International Board as Secretary and later as VP from 1985 to 2000. He established the ICCC international office in Sweden and served there from 1996 to 1998. After moving back to the U.S. in 2018, he returned to various faith at work and marketplace ministry projects, including joining the board of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce USA. He was recently elected President of ICCC USA in October 2022.

10:15AM Speaker IV. How can Companies be Ready for Deep Dives?

Rich Mason, Founder Alpha Kingdom Capital

Rich Mason, founded six startup companies, evaluated many startups and worked over 38 years in technical, business, management, and sales. His startups included Communication Services Provider, Smart Buildings, Computer Networking Services, and Alternative Energy.
       Rich is founder of Alpha Kingdom Capital, the Business as Mission Venture Capital Firm, an angel investor, and Serial Entrepreneur. He has a heart for helping people fulfill their God-given callings in starting Christian-run businesses.
       His ministry includes founding Alpha World Ministries, which did the original Do You Believe event, chairing the council in the Tarpon Springs church his family and he attended, leading small groups and Bible studies, organizing hurricane relief, among other serving positions.
       After starting college in Brooklyn, NY, and then finishing in the Tampa, Florida, Rich and his family felt led to Portland Oregon, Oregon, where they currently divide their time with Tampa Florida. He and his wife of thirty-five years have three grown children.