It is a very exciting time at Triune Leadership Services. We are preparing to embark on our 5th Year of Leadership Roundtable, which kicks off with Introductory Sessions in four different MN Communities during the second and third week of March.

Five years ago, three Executive Board Members of the Alexandria Unity Foundation had a vision for creating an opportunity for leaders to learn about servant leadership looking to Jesus as the ultimate model of leadership. Fundamentally that is how Triune Leadership Services, LLC got its start.

I was honored to have the opportunity to take on that challenge and develop the Leadership Roundtable (LRT). Since starting in Alexandria, MN with a core group of 15 leaders, participation in the LRT has grown steadily each year. Last year we had 166 participants in 4 communities, Alexandria, Willmar, Marshall, and Minneapolis.

What has led to this significant interest in the Leadership Roundtable? I believe that some of the factors are as follows:

  • It is God’s desire that we look to his son Jesus as the model for leadership.
  • Leaders are attracted to a setting where they can learn these principles, and develop relationships with others to help them develop and be held accountable for their progress.
  • Leaders learn principles that are applicable both in their personal and professional lives.
  • Individual’s lives and families are transformed when they get intentional about leading a purpose-driven, values-based life based on timeless principles laid out so clearly for us in the Bible.
  • Businesses are seeing their culture move in a positive direction as leaders embark on serving others, building purpose-driven, values-based, high performing teams.
  • Communities are being transformed as leaders across all sectors such as business, education, non-profits, government, healthcare, and churches come together with a common purpose and values-based focus on servant leadership.

Scheduled Year 1 Leadership Roundtable Groups starting March 2015:

  • Alexandria – 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Willmar – 2nd Friday of each month
  • Cloud – 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Fergus Falls – 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Marshall – TBD (Starts late summer)

If you happen to live within the vicinity of any of these MN locations we would love to have you join one of these groups. In the past we have had people drive up to 120 miles to attend a group. In many cases that is how we ended up starting in new markets as leaders were exposed to the experience and they generated the necessary amount of interest to start one in their own community.

This link, 2015 Leadership Roundtable, will provide more information on the upcoming year of LRT. You can also contact me directly at Mark Deterding, with any other questions you may have, or to register for an Introductory Session in March at any of the locations.

I am consistently inspired by LRT participants and their continued development as proficient servant leaders. They are making a significant positive impact within their spheres of influence. Here is one testimony of what the LRT experience has meant to them as a leader:

When first presented with the opportunity to be a part of Leadership Roundtable, I was hesitant as to whether I had the time to commit.  What a mistake that would have been, to NOT be part of this amazing journey.  Leadership Roundtable has shaped my leadership point of view, has provided greater direction and accountability in both my work and personal life and has strengthened my relationship with the Lord.  The opportunity to grow with, and learn from other leaders in our community was beyond my expectations.  If you are looking to take your leadership to the next level, Leadership Roundtable is the ticket!” – Business Owner in Alexandria, MN

It is a privilege for my partner, Dr. Mark Herringshaw, and me to have the opportunity to work with people who have a desire to serve and lead based on principles laid out for us by Jesus. We can’t wait to get started, and we hope to see you as a participant in 2015!


As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17