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Servant Leadership Institute Speakers Bureau

Concordia’s Servant Leadership Institute is happy to provide the community with access to talented leaders who are eager to serve as resources to speak on topics of their expertise at school professional development seminars, retreats, banquets, graduations and community events.

Each speaker may be contacted directly to schedule a desired speaking engagement for a maximum fee of $500.

Speakers Bureau

Heather Churney

Director of School Counseling Program
Concordia University Irvine

Speaking Topics:

Heather Churney is the Director of the School Counseling Program at Concordia University, Irvine. She spent 12 years in public, private and charter schools serving as a high school counselor and is credentialed in Arizona and California. For the past 7 years she has served as a mentor for Graduate School Counseling students in a variety of capacities.

To schedule a speaking engagement, please reach out to Heather Churney directly at: [email protected]

Dr. Eugene Kim

Professor in Ed.D. Program
Concordia University Irvine

Speaking Topics:

Dr. Eugene Kim is as a respected professor in Concordia’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership Program with strong expertise in organizational change. Eugene began his teaching career as a chemistry/physical science teacher at John Marshall High School (LAUSD) before teaching as an Assistant Professor of Education at Pepperdine University. Dr. Kim has provided eclectic leadership skills to Concordia University since 2007 where he first served for ten years as the Dean of Concordia’s Asia programs and today Chair of Concordia’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Professor of Leadership and Dissertation Chair.

To schedule a speaking engagement, please reach out to Dr. Kim directly at: [email protected]

Dr. Kent Schlichtemeier

Director, Servant Leadership Institute
Concordia University Irvine

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Kent Schlichtemeier has enjoyed serving for over four decades as a leader in education. He began his career teaching 6th-8th grades. After completing his Master’s degree at the University of Denver, he taught and coached at the high school level in Orlando, FL. Kent served as a Professor in the School of Education at Concordia University Irvine from 1988-2003. In addition to teaching at Concordia, Kent was the women’s basketball coach until retiring from coaching in 1993 to pursue his doctoral degree. During the final two seasons of Kent’s tenure as coach, the Lady Eagle basketball team made two consecutive appearances at the NAIA National Basketball Tournament after winning the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships. Kent was named the District Three NAIA Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1993 and was inducted into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.

In 1996, Kent completed his Ed.D. at UCLA in Educational Leadership. Kent served as a teacher and Assistant Principal at Orange Lutheran High School from 2003-2007 before returning to teach at Concordia University Irvine and most recently served as the Dean of the School of Education. Today, Kent is thrilled to serve as the inaugural Director of the Servant Leadership Institute. Kent enjoys frequent opportunities to speak at sports banquets, school graduations, teacher conferences, leadership retreats, and business seminars.

Kent and his wife Cindy, are blessed by God with two children - Aaron and Kayla.

To schedule a speaking engagement, please reach out to Dr. Schlichtemeier directly at: [email protected]

Contact Us

For more information about the Speakers Bureau, please direct any questions to:

Dr. Kent Schlichtemeier

Dr. Kent Schlichtemeier
Director, Servant Leadership Institute
(949) 214-3256
[email protected]

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