Generis Lunch and Learn: Funding and Facilities (S. Barrington, IL)

This is a free lunch-and-learn event co-presented by Generis and ECCU. Join us and you’ll hear Jon Sturdevant, generosity strategist with Generis, and Andre LaNier, relationship manager with ECCU, talk about resourcing the growing church.

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Reserve your spot today! If you have questions or would like more information, email


October 3, 2013
10:45 a.m.— 1:00 p.m.
Willow Creek Community Church (Guest Central in Lobby “D”)
67 E. Algonquin Road
S. Barrington, IL 60010
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The following topics will be presented at this luncheon:

  • Contagious Generosity
    By Jon Sturdevant, Generosity Strategist, Generis

  • Purchasing and Financing Existing Properties
    By Andre LaNier, Relationship Manager, ECCU

Who should attend:

  • Executive pastors
  • Key ministry decision makers


October 3, 2013

10:45 — 11:15 am Welcome and Networking
11:15 — 11:45 am Lunch
11:45 — 12:10 pm “Contagious Generosity”
By Jon Sturdevant, Generis
12:10 — 12:35 pm “Purchasing and Financing Existing Properties”
By Andre LaNier, ECCU
12:35 — 12:55 pm Q&A
12:55 — 1:00 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn



Jon Sturdevant

Generosity Strategist

Jon partners with churches, missions organizations, and independent schools as they seek to accelerate generosity and advance their mission. With a passion to serve the church and parachurch organizations, he has served a wide variety of churches and non-profits, and draws from his education in marketing and institutional development.

Jon collaborates with many different ministry, business, and educational leaders. He works with high capacity donors, governing and advisory boards. He also works in several areas that create successful visioning and fundraising, including: marketing and publications, media and production, annual giving, planned giving, major gift development, and alumni relations.

Prior to joining Generis, Jon worked for Wheaton College as a major gifts officer and reunion giving director. Jon earned his master of business administration degree in marketing management and entrepreneurship from DePaul University and his bachelor of arts degree in business and economics from Wheaton College.

Jon is an adventure seeker that enjoys traveling and skiing. He is also a Red Sox and Patriots fan.


Andre LaNier

Relationship Manager

Andre is a relationship manager with more than 20 years of corporate, entrepreneurial, small business, and ministry experience. In his current role, he’s responsible for increasing the effectiveness of ministry members with loan portfolios in excess of $350 million and for establishing new ministry relationships in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

Prior to ECCU, Andre served as assistant vice president and manager of ShoreBank’s Faith-Based Banking™ Center. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing the strategic growth and development of ShoreBank’s portfolio, which encompassed over 700 relationships, a loan portfolio over $100 million, and a deposit portfolio in excess of $30 million.


There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today by registering online.

Tours of the Willow Creek facilities will also be available after the luncheon.

If you have questions or would like more information, email


Willow Creek Community Church (Guest Central in Lobby “D”)

67 E. Algonquin Road
S. Barrington, IL 60010