LEADING WITH POWER

Des Moines

Building up men to be better husbands, fathers, leaders at work and leaders in the community.
Thursday, Oct 20th 
(11:30 - 1:00 PM)

Mark Nelson

Executive Director - Freedom For Youth
"The Faithfulness of God"
Mark is a native of Red Oak, Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from Iowa State University.

He worked for three years as a Certified Public Accountant in Des Moines and 10 years with an insurance company serving as an Assistant Vice President of Marketing. In 1998 Mark left his career and followed God’s calling to work with inner-city youth. Mark served as the Youth Director and Chief Financial Officer for Good Samaritan Urban Ministries for five years before launching a new organization in 2003, called Freedom for Youth Ministries.

Today Freedom for Youth serves hundreds of youth, ages 5-17, at Freedom’s campus in Des Moines, and has launched youth ministry programs in 16 other Iowa communities. Freedom for Youth Ministries operates two subsidiaries, Freedom Blend Coffee and Freedom Construction Services, to provide employment training for young adults ages 18-25.

Mark has been married to his wife Laurie for 35 years, and they have three daughters and three grandchildren.
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FALL 2022 SPEAKER LINEUP
August

Gavin 
Jerome

VIDEO
September

Terry Branstad &
Eric Branstad

October

Mark
Nelson

November

Steve Sikkink &
Dave Turnball

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2021 Speaker Series
Seneca Wallace
June 29th
Charlie Wittmack
September 16th
Matt Smith
October 28th
Tom Coates
November 18th
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What Is Leading With Power?

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to build-up men to be better husbands, fathers, and leaders at work and in the community. In short, we seek to help men find the best versions of themselves. We do this by having power lunches each month with inspired and dynamic speakers from all over the country.

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1050 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA

LEADING WITH POWER

Building up men to be better husbands, fathers, leaders at work and leaders in the community.