2022 Tabor College Business Symposium

Kingdom Entrepreneurial Leadership


February 25, 2022
8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Shari Flaming Center for the Arts


Tabor College is proud to host the second bi-annual Business Symposium. The mission is to bring value to Tabor’s campus and community by collaborating with the expertise of high-level entrepreneurs from surrounding communities and creating connections for Tabor students and stakeholders.

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8-8:45 a.m.
Shari Flaming Center for the Arts- Heritage Lobby

8:45 a.m. 
Greeting from President David Janzen

9-9:45 a.m.
Session #1: Dr. MaryKate Morse, Executive Dean of Portland Seminary at George Fox University

9:45-10 a.m. 

10-10:45 a.m. 
Break-Out Session #1

10:45-11 a.m. 

11-11:45 a.m. 
Break-Out Session #2

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m. 

12-12:45 p.m. 
Final Session: MaryKate Morse

12:45 p.m. 

Keynote Speaker


MaryKate Morse

Session #1: The Formation of Business Entrepreneurs for Kingdom Impact

Dr. MaryKate Morse

Executive Dean of Portland Seminary at George Fox University

MaryKate Morse is the Executive Dean of Portland Seminary at George Fox University and a professor of Leadership & Spiritual Formation. She is also the Lead Mentor in the Doctor of Ministry program on Leadership & Spiritual Formation. She is a church planter, spiritual director, leadership mentor and coach, speaker, and author including Making Room for Leadership: Power, Space, and Influence, A Guidebook to Prayer, and Lifelong Leadership. She is passionate about companioning and resourcing people on the front lines of ministry.

The formation of entrepreneurs is as critical for kingdom impact as the formation of church leaders. Using Jesus as a model Dr. Morse demonstrates the essential spiritual formation elements needed for Christian business leaders to thrive as entrepreneurs. Creating successfully in business is intertwined with a life of connecting to Christ. Discover how to flourish as an entrepreneur by having a formation ‘business plan’ for your inner life in Christ.


Final Session: Making Room for Leadership as Entrepreneurs

Dr. MaryKate Morse

Success as entrepreneurs is as much a people process as an idea and strategy process. Using Jesus as a model Dr. Morse unpacks how leadership is embodied to influence like Jesus especially in the business world. In today’s social environment, Christian entrepreneurs are often on the front lines for impacting people for Christ. Discover how to embody Christ and use influence to make a Kingdom difference as an entrepreneur.

Break-Out Speakers

Ciara Miller

Entrepreneurship 101 & Rural Entrepreneurship

Ciara Miller, Senior Product Manager, E-Communities/Central Region

For over three years, Miller was a staff member in the NetWork Kansas referral center. At the end of 2015, she was hired to be the primary point person for the central region E-Communities. Miller graduated from Wichita State University with a B.S. in Business Administration in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship. She grew up outside of Towanda, Kan., but now resides in Wichita. Because she grew up in a rural community and has family members throughout the state in other rural communities, Ciara loves fostering relationships and working with her E-Communities to cultivate an entrepreneurial culture.

Entrepreneurship 101 will only be available during the 10-10:45 a.m. session and Rural Entrepreneurship will only be available during the 11-11:45 a.m. session.






Chris Rangel

Entrepreneurial Sports Management

Chris Rangel, Owner, Ultimate Martial Arts
Rangel has owned and operated his martial arts training center, Ultimate Martial Arts Fun and Fitness, since 1994, after a very successful career competing for the famed All Armed Forces World Class Athletes Program & Team USA for Taekwondo. Through his experiences from serving in the United States military, 45 years of practicing and teaching martial arts, and running a successful gym for 27 years, Rangel has developed a passion for helping other gym and business owners experience exponential growth as well as learning how to impact, build and change lives. He will show how his entrepreneurial mindset helped to find solutions to problems and overcome challenges in today’s sports and fitness world.







Wanda Rowe


Entrepreneurship in Social Justice for the Common Good

Wanda Rowe, Maid Strong Cleaning Service

Rowe is the founder and owner of Maid Strong Cleaning Service.  She holds a B.A. in Educational Studies from Empire State College in New York.  Wanda enjoyed a 34-year teaching career in which she taught elementary through high school.  She has a heart for ministry and teaching people how to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Thirteen years ago Wanda started Compassion Ministry, an outreach ministry to the homeless in Wichita, Kan.









International Entrepreneurship

David Wahlstedt, Teaching Elder at Evangelical Presbyterian Church & Lead Pastor at The Table in Lewisville, Texas

Wahlstedt is the author of SHIFT: Catalyzing Create Change in Innovative Christian Ministry, a practical guide for pastors and ministry leaders designed to provide the theological chart-making and navigational practices necessary to pilot ministries well into the 21st century.  Wahlstedt has worked for the past twenty years in Kampala, Uganda, and surrounding areas empowering both students and educators, and is the Founding Director of Uganda Shoe Trees, a registered international NGO and US-based 501(c)(3) charity.  Uganda Shoe Trees exists to create eco-friendly, self-sustaining, educational opportunities through innovative partnerships between philanthropic individuals and organizations in the United States and Europe with entrepreneurial educators in rural Uganda. To find out more or to get involved, please visit www.ugandashoetrees.org.