Catalyst for Columbus and Made to Flourish Zoom Panel Discussion

Pastoral Leadership in Economic Crisis

Unprecedented economic times call for strategic, proactive actions to ensure long-term impact. Click the link above to join us for an enlightening conversation with some veterans of economic downturns to learn steps you can take now to help endure the pandemic.   

Hear from facilitator Adam Ward and guest panelists Chris Watkins, Pat Krebs, Chris Kelly and Bob Ostrander as they answer:

  • What you can do now to prepare your church or business to be well positioned in this economic climate

  • Proactive steps to take with employees, bankers, landlords, investors and partners

  • How to manage real estate in an environment of declining cash flow

  • How to cope with the reality of having to make layoffs

  • How to keep your staff engaged and on mission in this tumultuous environment 

Read more about out panelists:

Pat Krebs is an ordained pastor, marketplace leader and speaker on Leadership, culture and behavior.  For 25 years her ministry has been focused in the health care sector working with Fortune 100 Companies and large healthcare systems. Her passion lies in equipping people and teams to fulfill their greatest potential.   As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, she is a Regional division advisor in disaster spiritual care and mental health helping individuals as they respond to unexpected events that impact their faith, family and future. 

Chris Watkins, originally from Columbus, is the CEO and Co-founder of Cornerstone Global Partners which has 13 offices in China/Asia and the US with 400+ staff. He lived fulltime in China from 2005-2017 and now commutes to China often where his business is based.  Chris is also an investor in Columbus based COhatch and working to assist in developing COhatch across the country with his Brother John and the local Columbus team along with other kingdom investors here in Columbus. 

Chris Kelley, is the Executive Pastor of Vista Community Church providing central support for both campuses. He and his wife Lani, along with their three children Elyse, Miles, and Will, are incredible supporters of Vista’s church and people, leading in their local community of Hilliard as well as the surrounding areas.

Chris provides leadership, vision, and guidance to the church and loves to tell anyone who will listen about the greatness of Jesus and the things that God is doing in our communities. He has a passion for developing leaders, and he especially enjoys teaching people about their identity in Christ.  He loves challenging others to live fully in that identity, reminding them of how incredibly loved we are by our King.

Chris also enjoys exploring kingdom partnerships with other churches and leaders. He deeply values unity within the church and the shared care of our people and community.

Bob Ostrander has been engaged in financial planning for over 50 years.  He has also authored many books on ways to reduce living expenses.  In 2002 he began putting together plans for holistically meeting the needs of people who are hurting in stewardship, education, family, life's work, legacy planning and health.  As a result of using coaches in each of these disciplines, Centerpoint Life Planning was born.  Bob gives us an economic outlook of the current ministry, US and world situation.