Stewardship Ministry Team
Rex and his wife, Nancy, married for 41 years, are the parents of two adult daughters. They worship at Christ Community Church, in Carmel, Indiana. An attorney, Rex was an equity partner at the Indianapolis office of a large, regional law firm.
He also served a combined twelve years as Vice President for Advancement at Greenville (IL) University and Taylor University. At Taylor, Rex initiated the Stewardship Planning Ministry for and among Taylor alumni and parents, resulting in some of the largest gifts in Taylor’s history.
His other ministry and non-profit work has included board service for United World Mission/Overseas Council, Haven Sanctuary for Women, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, the Greenville University Board of Trustees, Heartland Film Festival, and the International Baseball Association.
Rex tries, mostly in vain, to follow the admonition of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:1-3: “As a prisoner of the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
Donovan Coley was born in Kingston Jamaica, and migrated to the United States where he pursued college, graduate school, and seminary. He is married to Grace, also from Jamaica for 40 years, and together have 4 grown children, and are now enjoying grandchildren as well.
Donovan graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College and received an equivalent degree from Taylor University after a merger. He also graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, and Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana. Along the way, he also received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana in 2019.
Donovan has training in Bible and Theology, Business, Missiology, Church Planting, Nonprofit leadership, Strategic Planning, and Philanthropy.
From 2008 – 2023, Donovan served as President and CEO at The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission where he led a transformative movement at the Mission in programming, staffing, and 2 significant capital campaigns changing the landscape of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He believes that God calls His people to use all His resources by the power of the Holy Spirit to change humanity and in doing so to change the course of history thus declaring God’s majesty and Glory.
He considers his call to Stewardship Ministries Inc. to be an Advocate that serves those who are called to release God’s resources to unfunded opportunities that will bring help and healing to a world God loves.
Donovan and his wife Grace enjoy trips to Jamaica and the Caribbean reconnecting with family and loved ones.
Weekends are often filled with the joy of grandchildren and Culver’s Ice-cream at the local neighborhood park.
Paul has been providing investment advisory and private banking services to high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and non-profits since 1981. His industry experience and passion for serving others inspired him to eventually found Family Capital Management in 1999.
After many years of serving as a financial advisor, in 2010, Paul decided to launch Stewardship Planning Partners (SPP) to help successful Christian families live at the intersection of faith and finances. He desires to see Christian families experience the joy of living generously and strategically plan their finances in ways that maximize their Kingdom impact. In so doing these families are fulfilling their fundamental responsibility to steward all that God has entrusted to them.
Now as a Stewardship Coach for 724 Stewardship Consulting, Paul continues his work and ministry serving affluent families and assisting them in maximizing their God-given resources and potential to advance the Kingdom of God.
Paul is married to his soul mate, Dawn. Together they have eight children (including spouses of their children) and 12 grandchildren and just added a great grandchild! Paul and Dawn also planted Tribes Church in 2014. Paul served as the CFO of the congregation. Paul and Dawn are active in community outreach and service and enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. Special times are when they gather with family and friends at their lake home in Rockford, Michigan.
Pastor Matt Boyers is a graduate of Purdue University School of Engineering and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has served as a vocational pastor since 1983. In addition to local church leadership, Matt has launched multiple cooperative ministries including Pastoral Training Residencies locally, regionally, and internationally and Church planting Initiatives in the United States and throughout southern Africa.
Training and mentoring church leaders is a passion of Matt and his wife Lanita who together, have also led national and international marriage retreats since 1998 in addition to raising 4 children who have now blessed them with 11 grandchildren.
Matt has served multiple terms as a denominational elder and administrative leader in the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches. In 2014 Matt published his first book, Consuming Christ, and is currently writing a second with an African ministry partner. Matt is passionate about the development of the global church in which Western believers and congregations partner with indigenous leaders around the world.
Lanita Boyers is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 23 years of experience as director of business management. She provides administrative support to Michael Childs, Jay Link, and others within Stewardship Resource Group organizing and managing schedules and resources.
Lanita’s extensive experience in the financial services industry coupled with 40 years of partnership with her husband in ministry has uniquely prepared her for this new career with Stewardship Ministries. Professionally, Lanita has consistently taken on new roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Her duties have included supervision of business and staff operations, client communications, and human resources as well as holding a Series 7 General Securities License.
Lanita resides in Archbold with her husband, Matt. She volunteers in numerous ministries within Crossroads Evangelical Church in Wauseon where Matt has served as Senior Pastor and other Pastoral roles for 22 years. Together, they present weekend marriage retreats for couples and visit various African countries several times per year to provide humanitarian relief and equip pastors in church planting. Matt and Lanita are actively involved in the lives of their four children and eleven grandchildren.
Jay possesses a unique blend of professional experience. He is both an ordained minister with a Master’s degree in Biblical Theology and a seasoned stewardship coach to very high-capacity Christian families. He practiced for over 35 years before he “retired” in 2014. Jay spent decades helping Christian families develop, implement, and then live out their families’ strategic Master Stewardship Plans, allowing them to maximize all that God has entrusted to them for themselves, their families, and the Kingdom of God. It is the combination of his biblical knowledge and professional experience that uniquely qualifies him to authoritatively write, teach, and counsel on biblical stewardship and strategic planning.
During Jay’s career, he personally trained and mentored over 400 hundred attorneys, accountants, money managers, and financial planners in how to provide Family Wealth Counseling services to their clients.
Jay just completed a five-year tenure at Taylor University which had hired him to build and run a Stewardship Planning Ministry for their highest capacity supporters. He now is an independent Stewardship Coach mentoring nonprofit development staff and directly serving their highest capacity ministry partner families by offering them comprehensive strategic planning services.
Jay has an undying passion for showing Christian families how to effectively maximize their remaining time, employ their unique talents, and strategically deploy their accumulated treasures to advance the Kingdom of God.
Jay has written six books, created a three-year, small group, video curriculum on whole life stewardship, and written hundreds of articles. His Stewardship Resource Library website is a massive compilation of stewardship resources he has created over his 45-year career of teaching and working with affluent Christian families.