Meet the Incubate Team.
Pete retired from P&G in 2013 and has turned his corporate experience towards helping launch faith based businesses both in the U.S. and Nigeria.
He walks with entrepreneurs throughout their startup journey until they achieve sustainable profitability and realize the ministry potential of their enterprises.
He is a father of four with four grandkids and counting.
Chuck Proudfit began following Christ in 1997. He was seeking practical ways to live out Christian faith at work, and quickly discovered just how hard it is. The marketplace didn’t like to talk about “religion and politics”, and the local church was largely disengaged from the tough spiritual realities of modern work life.
Applying his research background from Harvard University, Chuck spent several years studying how Christians live out faith at work, and how scripture speaks to our experiences. He uncovered a consistent set of spiritual struggles faced by all working Christians, and a compelling set of spiritual solutions drawn straight from God’s word.
These insights formed the framework for At Work on Purpose, launched in 2003. Its community now includes over 10,000 working Christians across Greater Cincinnati, and it has become one of the nation’s leading prototypes for citywide workplace ministry. Chuck is also the Founder and President of SKILLSOURCE, a consultancy employing over 30 contractors and delivering sustainable client growth through applied Biblical principles.
Chuck developed his general management expertise at three industry-leading firms: The Procter & Gamble Company, The Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery, and LensCrafters Corporation. At Harvard University, he pioneered the school’s organizational development curriculum. An avid educator, Chuck has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Great Oaks Institute and Cincinnati Christian University.
Chuck has received the Angel Award for community service from the Smith Family Foundation. He has led SKILLSOURCEâ to a TriState Success Award for exceptional business growth, a Torch Award ethics commendation from the Better Business Bureau, a Perfect 10 Certified Corporate Culture designation, and a C-Suite recognition from LEAD.
Chuck is an executive board member of Self Sustaining Enterprises, generating profits for philanthropy through entrepreneurial ventures; for Nuway Foundation, combatting poverty in Nigeria; and with GoodCities, revitalizing communities. He is an Elder at Grace Chapel and a Co-Founder of NET (Neighborhoods Embracing Transformation).
Chuck is the co-author of BIZNISTRY: Transforming Lives through Enterprise, and the author of Citywide Workplace Ministry in a Box. Chuck holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do under U.S. Olympic Coach Hong Kong Kim. He and his wife Jeryl have two children, Aidan and Maya, both adopted from South Korea.
With over three decades of success in developing organizations from start-ups to billion dollar global enterprises Kevin Mitchell brings insights and inspiration based on real-world, hands-on experience. His diverse career spans multiple industries including software technology, healthcare, and financial services. Throughout he has pioneered cutting edge strategies, solutions and business process.
Most recently Kevin served as President & COO of OPIN Systems where he continues to serve in a senior advisory role. OPIN is a software company that creates innovative content and performance management solutions for leading organizations in industry and government. Previously Mitchell served in senior management roles for companies including United Healthcare, GE Capital, Citibank, Caredata.com and Health Center Internet Solutions.
Kevin is a member of the Transform Our World corporate team a director of TOW’s Transformation Entrepreneurs Institute and its Ekklesia Excelerator program. Locally he leads the Greater Twin Cities Transformation Group.
Clynt Reddy currently serves as the Executive Director of Operations of River Valley Church, a multisite church based in Minneapolis. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Mdiv from Bethel University in St Paul, MN. Clynt, his wife, Annie and their four children live in South Minneapolis where they spend lots of time outside, supporting local restaurants, and watching Minnesota Vikings football. Clynt has a passion for business, the church, and the academy, especially when all three come together in a project like Incubate.
My name is Devin Dickel. I am a big picture person who has been drawn in to God's supremely big story about His Glory being made known EVERYWHERE on earth. At our moment in history, I believe His primary means of expanding His glory on earth will be through local churches that effectively engage all of their members in the work of missions, especially those with business and professional skills. It therefore brings me great joy to be able to serve churches through OPEN by inspiring them to think about new and effective means for doing missions (ie: Business for Transformation), by connecting them with resources and people that can help (ie: business coaches, mentors, investors, etc.), and by encouraging them to take their God-ordained role to lead us into the future victories of the gospel that are sure to come all over the world!
Bob served the payroll, tech and real estate sectors throughout his career with experience in sales, operations, management and service bureau ownership. He owned multiple successful business ventures and has experience with Fortune 500 companies at senior management levels.
From this career background Bob has a deep foundation from which to draw wisdom and discernment while leading Ambassadors for Business.
Colleen joined the staff of Ambassadors for Business full-time at the start of 2021. The seven years prior to joining AFB were spent on staff for a large church (1700+ regular attenders) in the Twin Cities, MN Metro. Her service there began as a communication specialist, then communication manager, then administrative coordinator. Her ability to develop strategies to manage events, work hand-in-hand with volunteers, assist staff with their messaging, and compassionately serve the needs of church members allowed her to develop many important skills she’d need at AFB.
An entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do attitude are part of Colleen’s DNA. During her youth she worked for the family business – a bowling alley in a small town. When it came time to raise her family, Colleen was self-employed to devote the majority of her time to raising her four sons. Jobs she did included catering, cake decorating, interior decorating, construction, writing, secretarial services, foster care, daycare, cleaning services, exterior home inspections for insurance negotiations, teaching culinary classes, theatre set construction, and other projects as they came by. Such a wide variety of experiences has helped her on occasion become a trusted advisor to owners of several businesses.
Jeff LaFavre incorporated Integrust Advisory Group, LLC (dba: IAG Commercial) in July
2009 to provide exclusive commercial real estate services to end-users of real estate.
Today, Jeff focuses his time around serving clients and managing teams for our
corporate and investment clients.
Jeff began his commercial real estate career in 1989 with the Trammell Crow Company.
In 1994 he co-founded the United Properties, now Cushman & Wakefield-MSP,
Corporate Services Division and helped build this division until 2004. From 2004 to 2009
Jeff was Managing Principal of the Minnesota operations for Colliers Turley Martin Tucker.
Jeff has an MBA with a finance emphasis from the University of Minnesota, Carlson
School of Management. He has earned the Certified Commercial Real Estate (CCIM)
certification, the Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) certification, the Society of
Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR) designation and a Six Sigma Black Belt
Tom Borgerding is a native Minnesotan and business coach/adviser/mentor for US-based and internationally based companies. Prior to becoming a business coach, Tom owned and led a marketing and advertising company for more than two decades.
Borgerding is also a mentor in the Minnesota Cup business plan competition through the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management as well as other business plan competitions and seed capital competitions.
His business was honored by Minnesota Business as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Minnesota” in 2016 and 2017. His expertise on college marketing, recruitment and enrollment strategy have been showcased through many trade organizations. Tom has worked in the youth marketing space since 1996 and founded Campus Media Group in 2002, which was sold in 2018.
Borgerding was also the founding President of the Minnesota Interactive Marketing
Association (MIMA.org) in 1998. MIMA is now the largest digital marketing association in the Midwest.
Tom and his wife, Patti, love intercultural activities, being outside and serving others in the US and abroad. Tom is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.