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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums around Des Moines and surrounding cities to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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Business Forum Leaders in the Central Iowa Area

LUKE VAN WYK

Luke Van Wyk was born and raised on the fertile soil of a family farming operation in south-central Iowa. This…

LUKE VAN WYK

Luke Van Wyk was born and raised on the fertile soil of a family farming operation in south-central Iowa. This produced in him deep roots of faith, integrity, a strong work ethic, and an entrepreneurial spirit. When the farming economy got tough in the mid-’90s, the family turned to manufacturing to help make ends meet. The venture quickly expanded to a full-time endeavor. For 20 years Luke played an integral role in leading the business to pioneer innovative equipment solutions in agricultural and industrial markets. He served in several senior leadership roles including General Manager and Vice President of Sales, growing the family-owned start-up into a thriving and sustainable medium-sized business. Luke spent 10 years in a high performing peer-executive network and has a great appreciation for the value they bring. He receives the opportunity to become the first Managing Chair for C12 in Central Iowa as a direct call from God. He has a passion for servant-hearted business leadership and a commitment to faithfully steward the resources and opportunities that have been entrusted to him. Luke’s life-long mission is to help people discover their identity and purpose in Christ. He lives near Pella, Iowa with his wife of 17 years, Jean, and their three daughters. Together, Luke and Jean share a passion for the word of God and take delight in the daily opportunity to walk in obedience to the Holy Spirit. They are actively engaged at Federated Fellowship Church in Pella where Luke currently serves on the Men’s Ministry Leadership team. Both are also involved with Fellowship of the Sword out of Hurst, TX, and enjoy serving on events throughout the year that help men and women to Uncover Truth, Unlock Identity, and Unleash Passion for Christ.

I hired at least half a dozen mentors or business coaches over the years before joining C12. None of them gave me the depth of insight, relationship, and counsel that this group has. I’m a better business owner, spouse, parent, and person because of the time I’ve spent with my C12 group.

Jenny Cross
Jenny Cross, TwoTone Creative, Founder + CEO

Being a part of C12 has helped me to grow as a spiritual leader in our business. Prior to joining I had thoughts on how I could make our business more of a ministry. By being a part of this group, I have gained the confidence and encouragement I needed to move forward, along with new ideas for incorporating ministry in our business.

Joel Jansen
Joel Jansen, Owner, JANCO Industries

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