C12 Chair since 2012
Ross’ journey to his calling as a C12 Group Chair is unique as he served in planning, development, and operational leadership positions in the non-profit sector for more than three decades. His first career was as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America for 33 years. With CEO experiences from coast-to-coast, as well as a role on the BSAs National Staff, Harrop recognized his call to ministry in each leadership assignment within the character building movement that impacted his youth as he became an Eagle Scout. However, it was in his second career as an Executive Pastor in Colorado Springs, CO that Ross was mentored on the teachings of Jesus (the Kingdom of God is near) and realized he was being prepared for a new vocation and ministry. When Harrop was introduced to The C12 Group in early 2012 and its mission bringing forth the Kingdom of God in the marketplace he knew where he was to be aligned with God in service. It isn’t surprising that Ross’ life verse is Proverb 16:9, In a man’s heart he plans his course but the Lord determines his steps. Ross has served in local churches and on community organization boards using his passion and skills in vision casting, fund raising, fiscal management, team building, board governance, and expanding ministry through organizations. Ross and Jill his wife live in the Tampa Bay area and have three adult children and two granddaughters.