Rod Mayer has been in the orthopedic business since 1977. His history in the orthopedic industry includes extensive experience in sales, distribution and business development with an intense passion to serve surgeons in addressing their unmet clinical and practice needs. In 2002, Rod founded DVO, a company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative orthopedic products for the upper extremity market. Rod co-led the development, growth and eventual sale of DVO to Tornier, Inc. in March of 2007. Rod has served the last 9 years as President and CEO of Nextremity Solutions Inc. Rod is also the co-founder of Men Following Christ, a Christ-centered marketplace ministry that exists to equip, encourage, and empower men to be passionately devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.
Mr. Mayer currently resides in Warsaw, Indiana, is happily married to his wife of 28 years and has been blessed with 5 children and 3 grandchildren.
Senior Pastor, Warsaw Community Church
Denny Wilson began serving in 1993 as the Sr. Pastor of Warsaw Community Church. Prior to his current position, Denny was a pastor for the Brethren Church.
Raised in Defiance, Ohio Denny graduated from Mason High School and continued his education at Ohio University graduating with a B.S. in Communications and followed the call placed upon him by God entering seminary at Ashland Theological Seminary where he received his Master’s Degree.
Denny is happily married to Colleen (Cookie) and they have three children Jacob and daughter-in-law Lynn, Nate and daughter-in-law Amber and Katie and son-in-law Cameron. They also have six grandchildren; Brooks, Kate, Ford, Indi, Arlo and George. Denny enjoys mountain biking, running, skiing, golfing, boating and reading.
Denny was featured in the Church Executive magazine for sharing his passion of helping churches to “Think Big”. Denny’s focus is to empower people to believe they can and do make a difference on a daily basis to their community and to the world, when we remove the focus from ourselves and love as Christ does by putting others first.
Little me….Big World has become a very well know phrase in the lives of those who attend Warsaw Community Church and has taught people to view and love people as Christ sees them regardless of their social or economic status. Denny’s life quote is, “What lifetime are you waiting for?” Denny emphasizes no matter the size of a church we all have a responsibility to step outside our own comfort zones and reach out to our community and world which needs to see the love of Christ demonstrated. Growth begins when people are offered the same unconditional grace which was given to them by Jesus Christ. Growth happens when people refuse to be happy with the status quo and share God’s love, unconditional grace and acceptance which were given to them by Jesus Christ.
The question asked is, What happens when, “Little me starts to think Big?” Warsaw Community Church started with approximately two-hundred people and now has over three thousand attendees. These are lives that have been impacted for the kingdom and are making a huge difference in the community and the world.
Rabb Water Systems, Inc. Co-Owner
Don Clemens was born in 1955 in Defiance, Ohio, the 8th of 10 children. He flourished as a football athlete and played 4 years in college and 2 years of semi-pro. He started in the water treatment business right out of college while coaching football at the high school level. In 1988, Don and his brother purchased Rabb Soft Water Company which had 1 store and 8 employees. Don has served as the company president all these years. Today, Rabb Water Systems has 6 stores and nearly 50 employees, making them one of the largest water treatment companies in the state of Indiana. God has richly blessed Don, his brother, and Rabb Water. Don has served on numerous boards, including Youth For Christ and Lakeland Christian Academy. He is co-founder of Men Following Christ, a Christ-centered marketplace ministry that exists to equip, encourage, and empower men to be passionately devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Don and his wife Kim now live fulltime on Anna Marie Island in Florida. He partners as a speaker regularly at Harry’s Hallelujah Brunch, a marketplace Sunday service on Anna Marie. He also serves as a leader of a men’s group that meets weekly on the island that is affiliated with the New Canaan Society. Don is a board member on the Manatee/Sarasota Right To life. He has 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren.
Senior Director of Product Marketing, Paragon Medical
Becky Furbee is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Paragon Medical and has been in the orthopedic industry since 2005 serving in roles across R&D, Marketing and Sales at both DePuy Synthes and Paragon Medical. Becky is driven by her purpose to “help people meet Jesus” through her interactions in the marketplace. Her leadership intent is to see the best in others while leading them on a journey to what could be. In the past, Becky has used GLS as a key platform to engage with business colleagues and feels blessed to have the other C4One Community Outreach Programs to equip and empower the next generation of leaders.
Becky currently resides in Warsaw, IN with her husband and son and is blessed with a step-daughter graduating from University of Southern Indiana in Dec. 2022.
Owner, Mason Gieger Film
Mason is the founder and owner of Mason Geiger Photography and Film in Warsaw, IN, and has operated since 2013. He graduated from the Los Angeles Recording School in 2009, which led to work on TV shows such as Bones (FOX-TV) and the Tom Hanks animated series Electric City (Yahoo). While Los Angeles held exciting opportunities, Mason felt called to return to his home town in hopes of giving the same access to high-quality services as his clients in LA. He began working with small businesses and non-profit organizations, giving them a voice to share their mission. Mason has taken his love for storytelling to help capture and share customer testimonials and inspirational stories throughout the community. When Mason isn’t working, he can be found on his bike or running on the local trails. He is an ultra-endurance athlete and a three-time Ironman. Mason loves testing his mental and physical limits and hopes to inspire others to do the same. He and his wife Lia have been adventuring through life together for eight years and have two black labs, Guster and Mona.
PAYPROTEC , Founder/CEO
Matt founded and has served as the CEO of Payment Processing Technologies, LLC (PAYPROTEC) since 2005. Under his leadership, PAYPROTEC has flourished into an electronic payments leader serving more than 10,000 total businesses nationwide. In addition to his leadership role of the firm’s 50+ team members, he loves to serve the local community and truly believes local economies can sustain themselves with the proper leadership core in place.
Matt is also the founder of Next Generation 4 Christ, Inc. (NG4C), a non-profit ministry focused on introducing, educating, & empowering today’s youth to the person of Jesus Christ. NG4C primarily serves Kosciusko County, Indiana on a local level as well as Canaan, Haiti on an international level. Matt and his wife of 21 years, Leah Hoskins, have 6 children (4 biological & 2 adopted).
Julie Kline is the President and CEO of Trinity School of Natural Health, Charter Health Center, Nutritional Resources, Health Freedom Expo, Christian Health Fellowship, and the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. Within all of her endeavors, she strives to provide individuals with hope, solutions, and support through natural health education and products. In addition, Julie co-founded Women in the Workplace, a monthly lunch-and-learn event for women emphasizing professional development from a faith-based perspective. Julie also participates in a bi-monthly Leadership Bible Study and has been a Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church member for 35 years.
Julie is a graduate of Lakeland Christian Academy and Huntington University. She resides in Warsaw with her husband Bill and their three children, Cody, Riley, and Jacob.
Mid-West Spring, President
CJ Overmyer is the president of Mid-West Spring Manufacturing with operating divisions in Indiana and Michigan. An Indiana native who has spent most of his career in Indiana except for eight years he spent serving his country in the USAF. He is a board member and Secretary for Spanish World Ministries, whose mission is to assist local churches in the Spanish speaking world, to carry out the ministry of communicating the Gospel of Christ, and to edify those who believe. He and his wife, Rita are actively involved in Camp Emmanuel, an Indiana based youth camp intent on helping campers build a strong faith in Jesus Christ, increase their knowledge of His word and to encourage a life lived faithfully for Him. CJ & Rita have 5 children and 2 granddaughters. They live in Silver Lake Indiana and attend church at Winona Lake Grace Brethren.
Wildman Business Group, CEO
Josh Wildman is CEO of Wildman Business Group in Warsaw, Indiana and dedicated to utilizing business as a platform for ministry. Josh’s mission is to bring every team member, customer, and vendor into a relationship with Jesus Christ through the products and services Wildman provides. He does this by passionately investing in personal development professionally, financially, physically, spiritually, and mentally. Wildman’s servant-minded approach is activated by the giving of time, talent, treasure, and resources to the communities in which we live, work, and play.
A company started by Josh’s grandfather 65 years ago, Wildman Business Group is comprised of 5 divisions including Uniform & Linen, Facility Services, Wildman Imprints, Winona Services, and You the Fan. They credit their success to a focus on culture, employees, and an overriding vision of purpose fulfilled within everyone they serve.
This distinct business approach has provided a platform where Wildman has combined to grow over 1,000 percent organically in the last 15 years landing them on the INC 5,000 list, an Indiana Company to watch, and in the Kosciusko Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. Wildman Business Group has routinely been featured in trade magazines and local papers for their unique approach to business as well as their innovative track record of results.
Josh currently resides with his wife, Leslie, and their two sons, Noah and Beaux, in Winona Lake.
Founder and Owner of Renewal Homes LLC
Wendell Miller is the Founder and Owner of Renewal Homes LLC, established in 2003, whose homes have been chosen by the Community as “Peoples Choice Award “ for multiple years. He is recognized both by the State and Nationally as a Certified Graduate Builder and Remodeler. Wendell’s desire is to Build a Personalized Home with a Team that is Intentional about Living out the Values that Jesus taught in Today’s current Market Place. Wendell graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Grace College and a Masters Degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Over the years, Wendell has Served in Church Leadership, Worship Leading, Music Ministry, and on Elders boards. Currently, Wendell enjoys serving on several Non-Profit Boards and is the Acting Chairperson for Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry, Goshen, IN. After marrying his bride, Diane, a former Art Teacher at Warsaw High School; Wendell and Diane settled in the Warsaw area where they have been privileged to raise their 4 children.