2019 Non-Profit
Leader Group

Leading in the next wave of impact


Leadership Network’s Non-Profit Leader Group is made up of some of the top leaders under 40 making an impact in the non-profit arena. They are a diverse group from across the nation, both in mission as well as their cultural backgrounds. These leaders are beginning to make real waves in the non-profit sector and are coachable, looking for that next step to propel their organizations.

The thing I love about Monica is her many talents. She knows how to take a dream, whether hers or someone else’s, and  truly make it a reality. It’s a rare gift to find someone who not only has the creative, visionary side but also the administration and insight that goes with making something happen. I also am confident that whatever Monica is a part of is guaranteed to be excellent.

Love to the Nations and Abba House Thessaloniki

Monica is somewhat of an anomaly! She is a high capacity leader who is equally creative as she is a systematic. Often times you get one or the other. With her you get both! She has helped us in several ways with our organization. The biggest endeavor was adding structure to our volunteer process- increasing our volunteers from a handful to 60+ ! With this restructuring she created systems that helped our volunteers feel more connected and bought- in to the process. She also created internal systems that helped us to accurately keep track of all our volunteers and first- time visitors. Monica has a down to earth approach, with a CEO mind! 


Young Adult Pastors
Covenant Church



Attend three meetups at different leading non profit locations to learn from their leadership teams and network with fellow leaders.

Online Spring Calls

Between each meetup, join an online Sprint Call to get updates on everyone’s progress, ask questions, and grow together.

Online Community

As a member, you can join our closed Facebook group where you can post updates and share your progress with your peers and have access to bi-weekly applicable resources


This experience is based on:

Peer learning from a cohort of accomplished professional non-profit leaders on the same journey as you.

Expert input from seasoned non-profit leaders who can provide mentorship.

Personal Action Plans to help you implement your learnings through planning and accountability.



Accelerate your leadership

Accelerate your leadership

Develop your leadership capacity to become a more effective leader for your organization and find creative ways to overcome barriers to your growth as a leader.

Learn from industry experts

Learn from ministry experts

Tap into the wealth of experience that seasoned nonprofit leaders and mentors bring with them.

Grow in key competencies

Grow in key competencies

Get equipped with the right skills to help you increase your effectiveness as a non-profit leader.

Increase Fundraising

Tackle your leadership lids

Learn how to grow your donor base, increase your annual giving, and confidently fund the mission God’s given you.

Maximize your impact

Build a personalized roadmap

Through personal coaching create a road map to focus in on how to deepen your impact and create greater results around our mission.

Develop connections

Develop connections

Meet true peers from other non-profits and learn from each other’s experiences.


Click the photos to learn more about our host team members.

Monica is a graduate from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Business Management where she spent over a year in Hong Kong as a missionary during her studies. Post graduation she spent several years in the corporate world as a recruiter where she quickly became one of the top earners in her company earning six figures by 25. For the past 5 years, Monica has built her career in the non-profit arena where she has been using her talent to service local and global non-profits. Helping them get organized, grow, and ultimately have a greater impact for the Kingdom. She even launched her own non-profit- We Are Unveiled - an online organization empowering women with their story which has effectively reached the female millennial generation.

Currently, Monica serves as the Director of Operations for Initiative Network and also serves as an associate for Leadership Network. Monica believes her wide variety of experiences have uniquely qualified her to lead this group and she is so excited to take the skills she’s learned into this cohort alongside each of you.

Monica Zuniga
Program Director

Greg has been with Leadership Network since 1997. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he serves a team of client directors and oversees the organization’s publishing partnerships.

During his time at LN, he has also directed many of the experiences related to multisite churches, Leadership Training Network and spearheaded strategic services for the organization. Greg is also one of the authors of The Multi-Site Church Revolution and A Multi-Site Church Road Trip.

Prior to joining the LN team, Greg was responsible for creating and directing the United Methodist Campus Ministry at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He also served as associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Waco, Texas.

Greg and wife, Susan are soon to be empty nesters with their oldest son Daniel at Baylor and their youngest son, Andrew a high school senior.

Greg Ligon
Program Director

Judy received her masters degree in Education/Counseling from Bucknell. She serves as a Pastor at The Crossing in St Louis where she accepted Christ while it was a new church.

She has grown with the church, focusing on Staff and Leadership Development, and oversees ministry to 8,000 people across three campuses.

Judy is a lifelong competitive runner and coach. She and her husband have two kids in college.

Judy West

Debbie started out in ministry as a worship leader, but now serves as the Executive Pastor at Celebration Church in New Orleans giving direct oversight to the chuch's six campuses.

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the area and their church, Debbie also served as the Director of Disaster Recovery for New Orleans.

Debbie has been married for 25 years and has three children and five grandchildren.

Debbie Pell

Jamye serves as the Executive Pastor at Grace Point Church in San Antonio, TX, where she has been on staff for 25 years, during which she also served as the Children's Pastor.

She has actively led their congregation through a tragic fire and rebuilding project.

Jamye has been married for 35 years and loves spending quality time with her five children and four grandchildren.

Jamye Cappadonna



Here’s a taste of what’s in store for your first meeting…

  • 2:00-3:00pm Registration
  • 3:00-4:30pm Introduction to the Collaborative Learning Process and to one another
  • 4:30-6:00pm How to thrive as new Senior Pastor – mentor panel and group discussions
  • 6:00-8:00pm Dinner together
  • 8:30-9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:00am Your health as a leader
  • 9:30-noon Top Issues: Session 1 (cross leader learning integrated into designed exercises and discussions)
  • Noon-1pm Lunch together
  • 1:00-4:30pm Top Issues: Session 2 (cross leader learning integrated into designed exercises and discussions)
  • 4:30-5:30pm Church Tour
  • 8:30-9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30am Top Issues: Session 3 (cross leader learning integrated into designed exercises and discussions)
  • 10:30-12:00pm Action Planning and mentor/peer feedback



Join peer leaders on this 1-year journey and enjoy these program benefits.

Travel agent assistance to secure lowest travel rates and accomodations possible.

Interactions with fellow high-level leaders

Online Sprint Sessions

Exclusive members-only Slack channel

3 meetups a year

Learnings from seasoned ministry leaders

2 personal
coaching calls


I was new to the Executive Pastor role when I participated in Leadership Network’s Women’s Executive Pastor Leadership Community. Finding women with the same role and struggles I had was a breath of fresh air. It gave me the freedom to function in my role “authentically me”. This hugely supportive network continues to this day.

Executive Pastor
Grace Point Church


What is the Non-Profit Leader Group all about?

Leadership Network’s Non-Profit Leader Group is made up of some of the top leaders under 40 making an impact in the non-profit arena. They are a diverse group from across the nation, both in mission as well as their cultural backgrounds. These leaders are beginning to make real waves in the non-profit sector and are looking for that next step to propel their organizations.

What will be my key learnings?

Fundraising: The group will spend a portion of our growth on fundraising. How to grow your donor base at least 5% higher.

Leadership: This group will spend a portion of our growth on leadership as an individual and leading their own organizations and teams.

Impact: The group will spend a portion of our growth focusing on how to deepen your impact and create greater results around your mission.

Where and When with the Meetups Take Place?

Need dates here…

January 14-16, 2020 // Dallas, TX

,May 12-14, 2020 // Colorado Springs, CO

September 15-17, 2020 // Washington, D. C.

What are the requirements for this group?

To qualify for this experience, applicants must be:

  • -Must be a born again believer.
  • -Must be an active member of their home church
  • -Must have 2 Strong Character references
  • -Must be committed to meeting 3-4 times (over 12-18 months)
  • -NP must bring in over 100k of donations/ year to qualify
  • -NP must deliver clear impact and strategy on how they hope to further their mission in the days to come.


Are there limited seats for this program?

Yes, we are accepting only 15 participants in a cohort in order to keep the group small enough for intimacy and large enough for collaboration. 

What is the price of the program?

We charge a competitive fee of $8000 per participant for the entire 1-year program.

What does this price cover?

The program pricing of $8000 accommodates your executive director for the whole program and includes:

-Interactions with fellow high-level non-profit leaders
-Online Sprint Sessions
-Exclusive members-only Facebook group
-3 meetups a year
-Meals during the event
-Learnings from seasoned ministry leaders
-1:1 coaching to help you reach your goals.

Does this price cover transportation and lodging?

No, travel expenses are not included.

Will there be any follow-ups after the meeting?

Yes, there will be 8 online follow-ups between the three physical meetups.

Apart from the coaching calls, is there any way I can contact the director?

Yes Monica will be available for 1:1 sessions that each member can schedule as needed throughout the cohort.

Is there a platform where participants can stay connected with their peers?

Yes, a members-only Facebook channel

Join the 2019 Non-Profit Leader Group and propel your leadership and organization!

and become a high-capacity leader in your church!