LYLE WELLS

PRESIDENT
Throughout his professional career Lyle’s goal has been to instruct and inspire others.  He began his career as an educator serving as a classroom teacher, department chair, coach, and administrator.  During this time Lyle was part of two school staffs that earned National School of Excellence awards and coached teams that won state championships in football, basketball, and the State Knowledge Bowl.

He then moved on to the college level where he served as Athletic Director, adjunct instructor, and Head Men’s Basketball Coach. During this stint Lyle mentored multiple academic All-American awards, six All-American athletic awards, one National Scholar Athlete of the Year, and earned the 2004 National Coach of the Year award.

Lyle has also been very involved in ministry throughout his career including serving as the Senior Pastor at a church plant in Lutz, FL for five years and also as the Executive Senior Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, IL.
His focus is now on growing greatness in others through his role as a facilitator and consultant to educators, corporate leaders, and non-profit organizations. A graduate of Colorado State University, he has gone on to earn a master’s degree in Leadership from the University of Colorado and a ministry degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Throughout its history, Integrus Leadership has been privileged to partner with influential ministries including Hillsong Church, Jesus Culture, Gateway, Harvest Bible Fellowship, and Willow Creek Community Church.  

Lyle and his wife Ronda have been married for twenty-six years and have two children, Michael and Jordan.

 

MIKE LORD

DIRECTOR OF COACHING
Mike brings a lifetime of valuable experience to his position at Integrus Leadership with the vast majority of that time spent in athletics and administration. As Director of Coaching, he's currently in coaching relationships with many senior pastors and their staff members at churches across the country.

In a career that covers more than thirty years, Mike has had the rare opportunity to experience athletics in a variety of key leadership positions and at all levels. He has experience as both a high school and Christian college athletic administrator, as well as a college assistant and head baseball coach at several Christian universities.
Mike also was on staff with the San Diego Padres for ten years as a major league batting practice pitcher, along with three of those seasons as the defensive positioning coach. One of his favorite memories was throwing batting practice to the National League lineup for the 1992 All Star game.

Mike was also an international scouting supervisor for the Boston Red Sox for three years before joining us at Integrus Leadership. The highlight of those three years traveling all over the world was signing  Xander Bogaerts out of Aruba, who is now the number two prospect in MLB and the starting shortstop for the Red Sox this season.

Mike's passion as a Christian coach has always been to impact the lives of his players. Their growth as individuals has always been first and foremost in his heart, and one of his great joys is that many of his players still stay in touch and seek him out for guidance and direction. His sports background has also given him the opportunity to be a guest speaker at a number of churches, camps, and conferences.

MEREDITH KING

NON-PROFIT LEADERSHIP SPECIALIST
If you asked Meredith what she has learned from more than 12 years of experience in the nonprofit world – from the perspective of an employee, founder and entrepreneur, and as a consultant – she would say, “Every step is part of a beautiful, God-sized journey, and the bumps and challenges along the way are simply opportunities for innovation and growth! Regardless of the highs and lows, it’s important to remember who is really in charge. He is more powerful than all of us.” As a strategic thinker, out-of-the-box planner, and gifted facilitator, Meredith is passionate about helping people and organizations become their best.

Meredith grew up as a preacher’s kid in south Texas where she spent most of her growing-up and early adult years serving the inner-city.  After graduating from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and urban planning, she later received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the prestigious Bush School of Government and Public Service.  During her time as leadership consultant, she worked with some of the largest faith-based organizations in the United States.  She has led numerous organizations in launching community outreach programs, and has personally developed a wide-spectrum of community-based programming that has served thousands of individuals in many cities.  

In 2009, Meredith and her husband David launched True to Life Ministries (TTLM).  TTLM brings hope, training, and support to those who are ready to overcome the barriers standing between them and self-sufficiency. The organization has grown to significantly impact communities across Brazoria County and beyond by redefining the paradigm of what it means to interrupt cycles of poverty, hopelessness, and constant struggle. As the Executive Director, Meredith currently leads a staff of 16 and an army of more than 400 volunteers. 
Personally, one of her greatest passions is teaching people how to walk with Jesus.  As a communicator, her humorous, conversational style has captivated thousands in settings ranging from large conferences to intimate retreats.  

Meredith’s husband David is the Worship Pastor of their home church, Brazos Pointe Fellowship.  Meredith, David, and their daughters Abigail and Ella live in Lake Jackson, Texas.

TERRY THOMPSON

PASTORAL LEADERSHIP SPECIALIST
Having grown up in a ministry family, Terry has always had the thought of going into ministry himself. His grandfather was a pastor, his two brothers and several cousins are all pastors, and he has aunts and uncles who are missionaries as well. Terry began actively working in ministry in 1985. 

Terry is serving at Rock Point Church in Crawfordsville, Indiana. When he began serving in 1998, the church had 20 members. Today, the church has grown to over 1,100 people in a community of only 15,000.

He lives by Psalm 71:17-18 and his life’s mission statement: To evangelize, equip, and encourage others for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Terry currently lives in Crawfordsville, Indiana with his wife, Kelly, of 30 years. They have two daughters, Katie and Holly, and two grandsons, Luke and Samuel.

Travis wyckoff

PROFILE COACH
Sports and ministry have always shaped Travis' life. Travis played college baseball at Wichita State where he was an All-American and played in two College World Series. After a three year stint in the Florida Marlins' minor league system, the Lord led Travis to the coaching world. He spent 11 years coaching college baseball at the University of Iowa, Creighton University, DMACC and Dallas Baptist University.

After 11 years of coaching, Travis went into full-time vocational ministry. He currently serves on staff at Stonegate Church in Midlothian, TX. Travis loves spending time with people, with his three primary passions being Jesus, his family and sports. Married to Cherice for 17 years, they have three kids Trevor (15), Cooper (13) and Ellie (10).