2021 Leadership Coaching
The Cape Cod Church summer internship program aims to develop future church leaders who will in turn inspire communities to live fully for God. As part of that mission, we want to give interns opportunities to grow their leadership skills through weekly coaching sessions with Senior Pastor Ben Feldott and select marketplace leaders.
The Leadership Coaching Series provides a unique opportunity to glean wisdom from a diverse set of Christian leaders. These men and women have experience in leading and effecting change in the church, classroom, missions field, business sector, and beyond.
More information to come!
This Years Leadership Coaches
Ben Feldott is the founding and senior pastor of Cape Cod Church. In 28 years, CCC has grown from two people to over 1,000 people in weekly attendance. CCC has connected strongly with their community, with over 50% of visitors coming from an unchurched background. Read more about Pastor Ben Feldott here.
Dick K. P. Yue has been a faculty member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering since 1983, and received his degrees (S.B., S.M., and Sc.D.) in Civil Engineering from MIT.
Professor Yue served as Associate Dean of Engineering from 1999-2007. During that time, he originated the MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) concept, and played a major role in its adoption and successful implementation by MIT. Since its launch in 2001, MIT OCW has transformed the global higher education landscape. To date, MIT OCW has been translated into several major languages, has been accessed by over 100 million educators and learners worldwide, and has inspired and launched an international consortium (more than 200 institutions of higher learning from 47 countries) devoted to open educational resources. Finally, the introduction of OCW laid the foundation for the potentially revolutionary educational impact of today’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
OpenCourseWare has made high quality education accessible for free all over the world. Dr. Yue uses the OCW model to spark ideas for Christian education, training, and evangelism. The new global generation is heavily influenced and connected by the Internet, and the church must seize this opportunity to think and act creatively and generously to reach the world with the Gospel.
Dr. Yue is the Philip J. Solondz Professor of Engineering, the Skolkovo Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Yues reside in Weston and Falmouth, Massachusetts where they have been a part of Cape Cod Church since its earliest days meeting in a storefront. Dick also serves on the Cape Cod Church Executive Team.
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Jen serves as pro bono CEO for CHILDREN IN CHRIST (“CIC”), a ministry focused on reaching and maturing children with God’s Love and Word so they can lead others to Christ. The ministry currently serves 20 African countries across the 10/40 Window, with over 18,000 inspired and equipped indigenous local church pastors and volunteers ministering to over 200,000 children weekly. CIC operates at the core of engagement with Muslims and many of these precious children come from over 100 of the most unreached people groups in the world. By God’s grace, over 78,527 children received Christ as Lord and Savior in 2015 alone.
Prior to serving in CIC, Jennifer was a homeschooling mom focused on nurturing and discipling her three children, using her spare time to serve the local church and provide pro bono consulting services to various Christian ministries. Before homeschooling, Jennifer served as marketing director and product manager for Bayer, Johnson & Johnson and General Mills.
Jennifer received her BA from Yale University and MBA from Harvard University. She, her husband Adrian, and their three children lived in Tanzania, East Africa for several years and currently works out of the United States.
Mark W. Albers has spent a long career with Exxon Mobil, working his way to the highest ranks of one of the world’s largest companies.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and raised in Texas, Mark joined the company in 1979 and holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. Throughout his career, Mark has held a variety of managerial positions in development, operations, production, and engineering. After several assignments in Texas and New Jersey, in 1991 he was transferred to Esso Australia in Melbourne as technical manager, and later became operations manager. He later held positions as Alaska Interests manager and production manager for the Western US, and vice president of the Africa, Chad/Nigeria regions.
In 2007, Mark was named Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil. Mark’s experience with the corporation has put him in front of world leaders to negotiate billion dollar contracts. At the same time, it has also taught him a lifetime of lessons on the fusion of faith and leadership that he loves to share with others.
Mark is going to share “Leadership Lessons from Joshua” – dealing with fear, uncertainty, and weakness on the way to accomplishing great things by the hand of God – based on nearly 40 years in the global energy sector.
Theresa McLaughlin leads a world class team of marketing, customer experience, analytics and community professionals across North America. The team demonstrates significant experience that is unrivaled in the marketplace. Its commitment to protect and enhance TD’s brand is reflected in TD being ranked the #1 Canadian brand and recognized as a top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand.
Theresa was formerly with several top financial institutions in the United States and United Kingdom. Most recently, Theresa was with Citizens Financial Group as Group EVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and Head of Corporate and Government Affairs as part of the company’s senior executive team. She previously held senior positions leading enterprise product management groups and strategy roles.
Theresa was named to American Banker’s Top 25 Women to Watch, and has been recognized by several industry awards for her work in financial services marketing and community involvement.
In addition to Enterprise Marketing, Theresa leads the outstanding team of professionals in TD’s Corporate Citizenship group, helping TD cement its role as an industry ESG leader and fulfill its deep commitment to helping the communities in which its employees and customers live and work.
Additionally, Theresa leads the Marketing Data & Analytics team who are responsible for driving decision science and predictive customer analytics for our marketing agenda. Enterprise customer experience work is also a key part of this mandate supporting all 83,000+ colleagues across the bank.
Tom recently retired as Senior Vice President at Dunkin Brands. Over his 20-year career at Dunkin’, Mr. Manchester led the brand’s sports marketing initiatives and developed its sports strategy built on engaging storytelling and innovative partnerships. He directed Dunkin’s sponsorships of the NHL, NWHL and U.S Women’s National Hockey Team, while two marketing campaigns featuring the brand’s professional athlete partners earned three Clio Awards for creative excellence. Prior to joining Dunkin’, Mr. Manchester held management positions at both The Gillette Company and Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Tom also serves on the Executive Team at Cape Cod Church and heads up our free Summer Soccer Camps.
Bryan Pearce is EY Global Leader – Entrepreneurship, overseeing EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. For more than 30 years, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year has celebrated those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. This program culminates each June with the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Forum and Award gala in Monaco. This role has allowed Bryan to build a network of close business and personal relationships with outstanding entrepreneurs around the world and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities they face.
Most recently he has captured his insights into the world’s leading entrepreneurs through his co-authorship of the book “Daring to Compete” published by Wiley. Bryan shares his knowledge of entrepreneurship, start-ups and venture financing as a commentator in the media, including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Inc., Portfolio.com and CBS. He also lectures on these topics at the university level and is a frequent conference speaker.
A passionate believer in the power of entrepreneurship at all levels, Bryan has served as Chair of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship in New England, is an active member of Vistage International and manages EYs relationship with Endeavor.
Bryan graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and he currently sits on the Ivey Business School Advisory Board, and is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.
Bob is former President, Merchants Trust Company; former Vice President, State Street Bank; former Executive Vice President, Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank. Bob started his career in banking at Shawmut Bank and in 1991 founded Trust Tax Services Of America growing it into the country’s second largest provider of trust tax and compliance services and software before being acquired by SunGard in 2003.
Bob received his BS in accountancy from Bentley University; MST from Bryant University; MBA from Nichols College. He is current Chair of the Falmouth Public Library Support Fund; Board Member of Belonging to Each Other; Chair of Bentley University 1917 Legacy Society, and a Trustee of the Massachusetts Historical Society, serving on their audit, finance, and collections sub-committees. He is former Chair of the Falmouth Finance Committee.
Jay Batson has been the founder of 4 companies, including 2 venture-backed startups, with some big success and disappointing failure. His biggest success is as founding CEO of Acquia, now an 800+ person company with offices around the globe. In 2012, Jay invented the “Mentor-in-Residence” role at Techstars. MIR’s spending near-full-time at Techstars during each cohort to help as extensively as possible with companies, and help other Mentors be good at it, too. When not leaning-in at Techstars, Jay provides (mostly technology) startups with help in product, go-to-market, financial management, CEO coaching, and capital. He’s an investor in 2 venture funds, and over 20 direct angel investments.
Roy Heffernan is a Partner and the former Chief Operating Optimist of The Life is Good Company. A $100 million privately held business based in Boston, MA, Life is Good® spreads positive vibes with its colorful collection of apparel and accessories. Jake, Life is Good’s iconic hero with the contagious smile, teaches men, women and children that optimism is fun, healthy, and empowering.
Roy was directly responsible for multiple business units, ensuring that they delivered on their promises to customers, consumers, and business partners. These included distribution center operations, customer care, finance, IT, human resources and legal. Under his leadership Life is good has centralized operations via the purchase of a 3rd party licensee, fully modernized its distribution center to handle both increased capacity and a vastly expanded product line, and extended the company’s international reach through the incorporation of Life is Good Global.
Roy spent five years as the President of the Board of the Life is Good Kids Foundation. Because Life is Good considers children its ultimate source for inspiration, the company launched its Kids Foundation in 2006 and is totally committed to helping children who face life-threatening conditions as a result of poverty, violence and illness. The Foundation’s action arm, Life is Good Playmakers, is healing and strengthening thousands of children who have suffered from early childhood trauma as the result of violence, abuse, extreme poverty, and natural disasters. Roy considers his Foundation involvement his most significant legacy work.
Prior to joining Life is Good in 2004, Roy spent 20 years in multiple leadership positions within the telecommunications industry, including SVP Business Development for a national cooperative responsible for launching DirectTV in rural America. He also spent several years as a high school teacher and multi-sport coach in Texas and Maine.
Dan Frawley graduated from the United States Naval Academy and started his career as a Naval fighter pilot. After leaving the military, he attended Harvard Business School (MBA), which launched an entrepreneurial career than has spanned the past 25 years.
Dan is responsible for leading Falmouth Ventures, the acquirer of the Gartner/CEB Ventures portfolio of assets which he assembled. Dan serves as a Director of many of the companies in the portfolio of Falmouth Ventures.