Rooting for Rivals - Minneapolis, MN

February 21, 2019

Minneapolis, MN – Urban Ventures

Event Details

Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration deadline: February 15, 2019


Check-in at: 6:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Event contact
Jenni Henderson


Join Peter Greer, co-author of Rooting for Rivals, as we explore how organizations can multiply their impact by collaborating—rather than competing—with others. Hear from a panel of leaders and engage in small group discussion on how to lead and serve from an attitude of abundance, modeling Christ-like love and generosity in the process.

Check-in, appetizers, and networking at 6:00 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m.

Location and directions

Urban Ventures

3rd Floor Multipurpose Room, 2924 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Peter Greer

Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia, technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation in Zimbabwe, and managing director for Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda.

He received a B.S. in international business from Messiah College and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

As an advocate for the Church’s role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty, Peter has been a speaker at a number of conferences, and he has been featured by Christianity Today, World, Forbes, CNN, and RELEVANT.

He has also written The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (with Anna Haggard, 2013), Mission Drift (with Chris Horst, 2014; selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today), Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing (with Chris Horst, 2014), Stop Helping Us (2014), Watching Seeds Grow (with his son Keith, 2014), The Giver and the Gift (with David Weekley, 2015), 40/40 Vision (with Greg Lafferty, 2015), Created to Flourish (with Phil Smith, 2016), The Board and the CEO (with David Weekley, 2017), and Rooting for Rivals (with Chris Horst, 2018).

Currently, Peter serves as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College and as a Praxis Venture Partner.

Peter and his wife, Laurel, live in Lancaster, PA, with their three children, Keith, Lilianna, and Myles.

Mark-Peter Lundquist

Over 25 years of experience in faith-based non-profits as a turn-around specialist with expertise in building successful community development programs committed to strengthening the lives of youth and families.

After completing an M.Div. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and serving as a lead pastor for 13 years, Mark-Peter joined Urban Ventures 20 years ago and serves as Vice President of Social Enterprise to design and develop programs that address emerging needs in the community.

Krista Carroll

As CEO of Latitude, Krista Carroll leads with humanity, authenticity, warmth and an unwavering attention to detail. Her rock-solid drive to be the best in the business is not just about providing great products and services; she’s also committed to running a company where Purpose Elevates Talent. She started Latitude in 2009 with her husband Jeremy at their kitchen table, founded in an urgent desire to work for a better world. Their shared ambition to provide food, water, and safety for women and children around the world is what motivates them, and in turn what motivates the entire Latitude team.

Krista is excited to prove that a different style of leadership can be incredibly effective, and to work like crazy to see Latitude’s vision implemented. She does that by applying her strengths in learning and teaching - which is where Latitude’s purpose elevates her own talent - and by living out loud as a CEO, mom of four, wife and dynamic female executive. She is naturally innovative because she doesn’t come from the agency world. Krista’s talent at using empathy to address the fears of clients and employees helps remove barriers to boldness and innovation. As a result, the Latitude team can be their best, and client loyalty follows.

The CEO title for Krista stands for genuine relationship, attention to detail, taking calculated risks, bringing the peace, and being the rock for the team. She does it to be the best, because by being the best at what they do, Latitude will send more life-saving money around the world and after donating more than $6M to global organizations, Krista is more energized than ever.

Steph O’Brien

Pastor Steph is a church planter and co-lead pastor of Mill City Church in Northeast Minneapolis. She is also the director of the Ministry Scholars Program and Preaching Professor at Bethel Seminary. Steph has opportunities to coach leaders around the country through speaking, coaching and her podcast Lead Stories with her friend Jo Saxton. She is passionate about communities and individuals participating in the mission of God to the world. In the fall of 2019 her first book will be published - Stay Curious: How Questions and Doubts Can Save Your Faith. Stay curious with Pastor Steph at: