Join other CEOs and business leaders in Indy & Fort Wayne who are building great businesses for a greater purpose.
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 to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.
Business Forum Leaders in the Indy & Fort Wayne Areas
Todd has mind of an entrepreneur, the heart of a pastor, and a background in a successful family business. Those…
TODD DEKRUYTERTodd has mind of an entrepreneur, the heart of a pastor, and a background in a successful family business. Those three unique passions cultivate his passion for business that matters, an eternal outlook on life, and an ability to understand CEOs and business owners having been in the trenches. DeKruyter founded DK Financial Services, specializing in legacy and estate planning. As a consultant with private equity, enterprise business and single family offices, DeKruyter focused on where estate planning met family business. “Basically, we showed up when families were stuck. Whether it was relational dynamics around the Foundation, the grandkids entering the business, or simply normal relational conflict, we loved it.” Trained at an elite business school, DeKruyter has also earned a seminary degree. These two passions, business and ministry, have marked him for years. He was in full-time pastoral ministry for nearly a decade and spent eight years as an executive at a wealth management and financial planning firm. Those successes allowed DeKruyter to invest in over a dozen private equity deals in the last two decades. DeKruyter achieved his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA) designations. “Being born into a family business sets your view of hard work, and value creation,” DeKruyter says. “When it’s in your DNA it changes how you look at the world.” Excellent contribution is DeKruyter family value, along with generosity and whimsy. Now C12 allows him to live out this tension between business excellence and eternal impact all the while challenging those around him to keep the home fires burning. “CEOs have unique pressures that only true peers can understand. Many C12 members say they’ve found their home when they attend a forum. We get to focus on all three: Business excellence, Ministry Impact, and Family Alignment. It’s quite fun to talk about all three under the authority of God’s Word.” DeKruyter has been happily married since 2002. He and his beautiful wife, Janelle, have four not so young kids—two boys and two girls. Other passions include: backyard chicken farming, watching sports, generosity conversations, good coffee, legacy planning, finding new restaurants, and anything his kids do.
Chuck is a Chair Emeritus, having been with the C12 Group since 2005. Chuck combines his passion for serving Christ…
CHUCK FRARYChuck is a Chair Emeritus, having been with the C12 Group since 2005. Chuck combines his passion for serving Christ in the marketplace with a successful career as a business leader and business owner. He has served upwards of 100 business owners as a C12 Chairman – he has seen and experienced a lot of business and ministry challenges! As an entrepreneur, Chuck founded Pave Tech, Inc. in 1984, operating as a specialty contractor in the paving industry in Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky, and Southern Illinois. He sold the company in 2002, having created “repeatable and sustainable processes” as described by Michael Gerber in The E-Myth. As Chuck says it, “I got full market value for my company, provided continuity of success for the new owner, my employees, and our customers. Still, it was difficult to leave the company and the people that worked so diligently to build a great business. But God had something else in store for me. Now I get to help other business owners do what we did – with even greater purpose.” As a full-time C12 chairman, Chuck brings 15 years of experience of professional facilitation of C12 groups. As part of membership in C12 Chuck provides personal business coaching, and is a trusted accountability partner, encourager, and confidant. If you have been called to run a business as a follower of Christ we can help you get a clearer picture of how to do real God-honoring mission work through your business. Visit a C12 Group and enjoy the energy from other business owners. There is a noticeable humility around the C12 table. We are dedicated to helping each other with business wisdom and problem-solving from a higher view. C12 is America’s leading business forum for Christian chief executives and business owners, with 2500+ members worldwide. Experiencing the C12 Group in action is easy. And there is no obligation or cost for your visit. Chuck lives in Carmel Indiana with his wife Jane, a Nurse Practitioner at IU Health. They have four grown children and eleven grandchildren that provide more life lessons every day! Chuck enjoys playing golf, riding motorcycles, and hiking with Jane. He truly loves the game of business too and invites you to enjoy the dynamic C12 Group experience.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.” That simple and straightforward advice has been a keystone…
GREG COBLEAbraham Lincoln once said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.” That simple and straightforward advice has been a keystone in Greg’s efforts both personally and professionally. From his early days as a customer service associate to his role as a coach and trainer of leaders, he has always attempted to “be a good one” by adding value to those around him. Greg’s longstanding relationship with “America’s Largest Retailer” allowed him to travel around the country working with a diverse group of customers and employees. His various roles and experiences helped develop a strong set of skills, such as: internal and external communications, team-building, training, time management, and public speaking. These same skills, disciplines, and experiences proved valuable as he transitioned into management roles with other companies, eventual business ownership, and ministry. As a pastor, business owner, and corporate trainer he developed unique perspectives on personal and professional leadership development. His combined years of sales and customer service experience make him perfectly suited for any interpersonal or relationship-driven environment. In addition to being a licensed pastor, Greg holds a leadership certification with The John Maxwell Team, and a is a certified Financial Master Coach with the Dave Ramsey organization. Greg is crazy about his wife Katherine, his three adult children – and their wives, and his grandson.
STAN GRISWOLD JR.
Stan serves as the C12 Chair for Fort Wayne Indiana. Prior to joining C12 in 2022 he provided business consulting…