Julie has exceptional experience influencing churches and other organizations to embrace a culture of generosity. She has led major giving initiatives for churches and organizations of varying sizes and worship styles all across the country. Prior to joining Generis in 2009, Julie was the pastor for stewardship and generosity at Community Christian Church, a multisite church with 10 campus locations. While on staff at Community, Julie also served as the director of development for the NewThing Network as a generosity and fundraising coach for churches desiring to go multisite. In addition, Julie has previously served as the director of development for Wheaton College, leading a team of advancement professionals in a $160 million capital campaign and has strong experience in gift planning and charitable estate planning. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Wheaton College, a Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, and the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification from CFRE International.