Telephone: (517) 204-7555
FAX: (517) 333-2081
Address: 2534 Solar Way, Okemos MI 48864
Roger Gareissí personal mission statement
"To minister to peoples needs so they can be all they want to be."
Mr. Gareiss mission is driven from Acts 1:8* "But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power to testify about me with great effect, to the people in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth, about my death and resurrection."
Mr. Gareiss believes and practices an inter-denominational approach to sharing the word of Jesus Christ based on I Corinthians 8: 1-3 *.
Paul is speaking, "Next is your question about eating food that has been sacrificed to idols. On this question everyone feels that only his answer is the right one! But although being a "Know-it-all" makes us feel important, what is really needed to build the church is love. If anyone thinks he knows all the answers, he is just showing his ignorance. But the person who truly loves God is the one who is open to Godís Knowledge."
Mr. Gareiss received a call from God in September 1999 to take His name, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, as a lay minister into the workplace.
Mr. Gareiss is living that call as a professional human resource "people oriented" consultant. Through utilizing biblically grounded material Roger teaches Christian values that build and strengthen character within an organization.
Mr. Gareiss has a gift of discernment and intuitiveness about people. God has blessed him with the ability to empathetically feel and identify with a person or group in a variety of situations and then work with them as a partner towards growing in faith.
Mr. Gareiss also has a gift he for developing organizational structure and systems. God has blessed him with the vision and ability to create, develop, and coordinate processes and systems that serve all stakeholders within organizations.
Mr. Gareissí passion is for people systems that develop the individual person to the point of "Joy of Ownership, Joy of Workmanship" ** which in turn reinforces the organization purpose, vitality, and culture.
* Biblical references are from the "Living Bible" paraphrased - Published 1971
** Principle found in "Out of Crisis" authored by Dr. W. Edwards Deming - Published 1986
Husband, father and parent to five children, grandfather to five grandchildren.
Mr. Gareiss has 37 years as a businessman - 29 years being a reborn again Christian.
Member of Messiah Lutheran Church LCA 1968-1973.
Reborn of the spirit in November of 1971.
Attended Lay Ministry Course, Lutheran School of Theology Chicago, summer of 1972.
Bethel Bible Series bible study course 1972-1973.
Instrumental in developing a two-year Lay Ministry Course at Messiah in 1972-1973.
Member of Peace Lutheran Church ELCA Charlotte, MI. July 1973-Present.
Has served on Church Council (board, vestry, etc.) 18 years.
President of congregation 7 times.
Served on Evangelism team, long range planning team, vision/mission development task force, Christian Education task force, Worship team, and various other teams.
Has lead 4th and 5th grade Sunday school classes.
Has lead adult education classes i.e. as Laurie Beth Jones "The Path" course for personal vision and mission development to leading a group though a Dr. Charles Stanley bible study guide called "Listening to God."
Assists with church services and serves as pulpit supply.
Has been lay representative to Northwestern Michigan Synod assembly several times.
Served as a lay consultant to a Lutheran congregation in Lansing, MI 1997-1998.
Attended 3 day Evangelism conference in 1991.
Attended 5 day "Changing Church Conference" in 1996.
October 1999 Certified as WorkLife Trainer to teach "Transforming Your Workplace for Christ" and "Character Works" workshops.
January 2000 attended a "Life Keys" life gifts and spiritual gifts conference.
Don Crosby, President
ProVantage Resource Centers, Inc
St. Johns, MI
Telephone: (517) 227-1000
Char Ehlers, Retired Teacher
Charlotte School System
Telephone: (517) 543-7542
William Nix, President
Barbara J. Davis, PhD
Director, Character Education Resource Center
Telephone: (616) 749-6620
Noel Hall-Niemann, Pastor
Peace Lutheran Church
Telephone: (517) 543-1503
Paul Metzger, Bi-Vocational
Douglas AutoTech Corporation
Telephone: (517) 369-2315
Lake Missionary Church
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