Keynote Speakers

Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr.

Sam Reeves is the Senior Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia, Liberia. Under his leadership, Providence has started numerous community ministries, including a hospital and a high school. Reeves also helped found LEAD, Inc.—Liberia’s premier microfinance institution and a strategic partner of Partners Worldwide. Reeves is the recent author of Congregation To Congregation Relationship: A Case Study of the Partnership Between a Liberian Church and a North American Church.  

Doug Seebeck

Doug Seebeck is a visionary leader who has spent half of his 40-year career in global economic development abroad. He is the founding president and CEO of Partners Worldwide, a global Christian network of businesspeople pursuing a world without poverty. He is also a founding member of PW Entrepreneurs, a social-venture capital fund investing in high-impact global enterprises.

Doug holds a B.S. in Agronomy from Washington State University and an M.A. in Leadership Studies from Azusa Pacific University. He is also the co-author of My Business, My Mission, a chronicle of stories and lessons learned from inspirational business leaders around the world. Doug lives with his wife Gail in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have five adult children and three grandchildren. 

Nathan Bond

Nathan Bond is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rifle Paper Co., a stationery and lifestyle brand based in Winter Park, Florida. The company officially launched via in November 2009. What began as a small business based out of Nathan and wife Anna’s garage apartment has quickly grown into an international brand over the last six years.

Their online shop of their goods includes custom wedding invitations, thank you notes, journals, and cards. With the opening of Rifle Paper Co.’s studio in Anna and Nathan’s hometown of Winter Park, Florida came a full-staff, even more large clients, and national recognition.

Julio Zelaya

Julio Zelaya is a global expert in entrepreneurship, a published author, an educator, and accomplished keynote speaker. He has an extensive educational background with degrees and accolades from Tulane University, MIT, Harvard University, and Cornell University. Julio is also the Founder and President of Emprende U (, a leading Latin American organization focused in education and entrepreneurship development, designing corporate universities and specialized entrepreneurial training and culture development.

He advises more than 150 organizations in the United States, Latin America, and The Caribbean, training more than 100,000 people per year in live events and more than 500,000 people in digital media.

JoAnn Flett

JoAnn Flett is a Lead Faculty and Director of the MBA in Social Impact at Eastern University. She is chair of the Board for Catalyst Fund, and on the Board of Directors at Capital for Good, and Broad Street Minstry. Ms. Flett has over 20 years of accounting, finance, and management experience. She has held senior accounting and management positions for several organizations in Canada, U.S., U.K., and Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. Flett’s research focuses on the role of business in society. She is interested in business that combines social mission and market activities to bring about societal change for society’s most vulnerable persons.

Keynote Panel Speakers

Dr. Paul Ubwa

Paul Ubwa is the founder and Managing Director of Pleasure Travels Group, a transportation company that provides over 1,000,000 safe rides in Nigeria each year. Paul is also the Board Chairman of the Partners for Christian Empowerment Network, a partner of Partners Worldwide.  He has over 33 years of experience in Financial Control and Management, Auditing, Banking and Business Management, combined with a deep commitment to serve God and others through his business. 

Lety Tejada

Lety Tejeda has been involved in Diaconía Nacional, a local partner of Partners Worldwide, for 18 years. As part of her role, she’s worked in business and community development, organizing, training and promoting social development activities to empower the people, families, groups, organizations, and communities in social transformation and well-being for their communities.  Working in Honduras, one of the most challenging business environments in the world, Lety’s stories of business as salt and light are an inspiration for all. 

Pastor Binu Thampy

Binu Thampy has helped plant over 80 churches in the Northeast region of India and Nepal. He has a passion to see people’s lives transformed and them transforming their world.  He sees business and jobs as part of his church ministry and has launched business and job training programs for at-risk populations in Kolkata. Currently Pastor Binu works as the Director of Cross Culture, he pastors a church in Kolkata, and oversees close to 100 churches in the Northeast Region. 

Speakers and sessions subject to change.