Do you feel overwhelmed by all you have to do?

Are you afraid of being rejected if you ask for help?

Is your church limited by lack of leaders and volunteers?

Do you think you are the only one capable, competent or have the time to serve?

Don’t let your worries limit your ministry.

Do more by leveraging your members!


Join us for a one-day conference

September 7, 2024

Good Shephard Lutheran Church

West Bend, Wisconsin

9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CDT

777 S Indiana Ave, West Bend, WI 53095

Come join us for an interactive and compelling conference as we dig into the story of Jethro and apply his story to explore how to expand the human potential in your congregation, save your sanity, and build confidence in you and your people.

We’ll shift your mindset from a team of a few and give you some practical tools and resources to engage, equip and empower all your members for greater kingdom impact. Unpack the power of how learning key interpersonal skills, developing leaders and organizing healthy teams can breathe new life into churches and the ministries they conduct.

Join the Jethro Project Conference on September 7th, 2024  and:

  • Learn from other leaders
  • Expand your Christian network
  • Discover proven processes and systems to equip members and identify leaders
  • Develop leaders (Walk alongside those who have potential)
  • Be influential (motivate, inspire, and drive others to action)
  • Learn crucial skills and techniques that can be developed over time
  • Walk away with an action plan and an accountability group to develop others in ministry service

As part of registration, you will receive a FREE 15-minute COACHING SESSION with Cindy Jansen or Lori Lorig to ask questions, process a challenge and help you take next steps in your action plan.

The Details:

  • Light breakfast and full lunch served
  • Need a hotel? Check out lodging details below!
  • Cost: $79 per person for in-person attendance
  • Can’t make it on September 7th? Register for $49 per person for the recording sent at a later date.

Have more questions regarding the conference and logistics? Check out the Q&A sheet here!

Agenda for the Jethro Project

  • 8:15 – 9:00 AM – Registration, Donut and Coffee Welcome
  • 9:00 – 9:05 AM – Welcome and Opening Prayer – Pastor Bob Hein
  • 9: 05 – 9:30 AM – Jethro to Moses: Godly Advice to An Overwhelmed Leader – Pastor Frank Italiano
  • 9:30 -10:30 AM – Following Jesus’ Lead: Engage More People in Ministry – Lori Lorig
  • 10:30 -10:45 AM – Q & A
  • 10:45 – 11:00 AM – Break
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Transform your Church: Lead by Equipping and Empowering God’s People Cindy Jansen
  • 12:00 – 12:15 PM – Q & A
  • 12:15 – 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1 PM – Free Time
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM – Panel Discussion with Pastors & Member Ministry Coordinators: Utilizing the Faith Unleashed Systems
  • 1:45- 2:00 PM – Q & A
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Go Home and be a Jethro – Pastor Frank Italiano, Lori Lorig & Cindy Jansen

Meet the Speakers

Lori Lorig is the founder and lead consultant of Faith Unleashed Consulting. She is a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, IL. Lori graduated from Governor’s State University with a degree in Education. Lori and her late husband, Alan, were blessed with nearly 40 years of marriage, three children and two grandchildren. 

From age 25 to 45, Lori was found actively leading volunteers at Illinois Lutheran Schools, as head room mom, president of the parent teacher groups and coordinating major events. Lori’s passion for volunteering and church ministry really excelled after serving on a vision planning task force at age 37. Since then, she has co-chaired the vision planning process twice at Trinity. 

Lori served as the Coordinator of Member Ministry at Trinity from 2008 to 2015. She, along with a team of gifted members, created a member engagement system to intentionally engage, equip and empower the members at Trinity centered around a self-discovery process. When Lori left the position in 2015, Trinity was worshiping 400 and had 399 members actively engaged in serving. Ten years later, Trinity continues to have a thriving member ministry. 

Since the start of Member Ministry at Trinity, Lori has seen the direct connection between leadership competence and member engagement. In 2021 God brought Cindy Jansen and Lori together. This has allowed Faith Unleashed Consulting to expand our focus to include leadership development.  

Lori has been blessed to share her insights at multiple WELS National Conferences on Lutheran Leadership, WELS District Conference, WELS Women’s Ministry Conference, Dare to Lead and has served numerous individual congregations varying in size from missions to large thriving congregations.   

Pastor Frank Italiano has served at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, IL for the last 25 years. Trinity is where Lori Lorig pioneered Personal Member Ministry 2008. Frank has seen Trinity go from a large congregation where pastors and a few individuals did all the work to a church where the culture is that every member uses their unique God-given gifts to serve God and others. Frank’s passion is to equip members and then to get out of the way of them using those gifts to further God’s kingdom.

Cindy Jansen is a leadership facilitator and coach with a firm in Brookfield, WI. Cindy works solely with leaders, at all levels, to help them build their skills and impact the lives of the people whom they serve. Prior to working in leadership development, Cindy worked in the field of Human Resources for 18 years. 

Cindy was raised as a WELS Christian and attended Lutheran schooling through 12th grade.  She graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Sociology and then continued to Cardinal Stritch University where she received her Masters of Business Administration. Cindy attends Christ Lutheran in Big Bend Wisconsin where she is an active member of her church and school. Cindy lives in Mukwonago with her husband, Travis and children Colton, Evangeline and Boyd. 

Cindy and Lori have partnered to deliver customized Christian leadership skill training. Their passions and synergy can be leveraged for the benefit of God’s kingdom and more specifically for leaders in the local church. They are committed to providing in person, online and recorded leadership training as well as individual and team leadership coaching. We look forward to partnering with you in unleashing the potential of well-equipped Christian leaders in your church.   

Hotel Information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotels. You must book by August 7th, 2024 to reserve the room at the rates and in the room block.

Comfort Inn & Suites -Jackson-West Bend

W227 N 16890 Tillie Lake Court, Jackson, WI, 53037, US

1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds – $134 a night.

Call the hotel FRONT DESK directly at 1 (262) 423-6036, and reserve under the room block “Jethro Project Conference” or reserve a online HERE!

Hampton Inn & Suites – West Bend

1975 South 18th Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095

2 Queen Beds – $154 a night / 1 King Bed Studio with Sofa Bed – $174 a night

Call the hotel FRONT DESK directly at 1 (262) 438-1500, and reserve under the room block “Jethro Project,” or reserve online HERE!