Excel Update September 2019

Hey Excel Friends and Family,

Happy Autumn!

Thanks so much for your faithful support of the Excel Leadership Network. We appreciate your partnership in setting apart and supporting church planters and leaders to promote Jesus!

We have hit 40!

Our very large goal this year is to sign 60 church planters through Excel. Good news! We are still right on track! So far we have signed Forty planters in 2019—that was our initial goal! Yeah God!

1. Mac and Liseth Shirley, Arlington, Texas

2. Stevie and Whitney Flockhart, Memphis, Tennessee

3. Dan and Mary Southerland, Shawnee, Kansas

4. Matt and Carrie Dilly, Plainfield, Indiana

5. Rodney and Gina Richardson, Aurora, Colorado

6. Adnier and Mariesly Padron Tejada, Cienfuegos, Cuba

7. Eliet Jimenez Dias and Yurdamis, Cienfuegos, Cuba

8. Roberto Marrero Yunaiky to plant a church in Guasimal, Cuba

9. Dunesky González Mustelier and Deneisy, Guaimaro, Cuba

10. Rene and Yarelis De Jeusus Penate, Mananzas, Cuba

11. Rommel and Mirna Ticas, Patterson, California (NAB)

12. Chase Brown, Phoenix, Arizona

13. Josh and Karrie Ferris, Loveland, Colorado

14. Jaime and Valentina Rodriguez, Tijuana, Mexico (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

15. Jorge Luis Pérez Días and Rachel, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

16. Osmeiki and Yoiset Sobrino, Cabaiguán, Cuba

17. Jorge and Yereisi Herránz Simo, La Sierpe, Cuba

18. Manuel and Yudit Coca Garcia, Cartegena, Cuba

19. Ernesto and Damara, Pinar del Río, Cuba

20. Reed and Erika Uberman, Cincinnati, Ohio (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

21. David and Tiffany Saenz, Poway, California (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

22. Dru and Trish Teves, San Diego, California

23. Caleb and Stephanie Knight, Waxahachie, Texas

24. Luke and Ashlee Edgerton, Carmel, IN (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

25. Jesus and Erindina Rivera, La Gloria, Mexico (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

26. Davis and Luz Pardo, Tijuana (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

27. Federico and Blanca Munoz (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

28. Joey and Patricia Klein, Queretaro, Mexico

29. Francisco and Guadalupe Zepeda, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

30. Fernando and Rubicela Valdez, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

31. Luis and Raquel Rivera, Tijuana, Mexico (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

32. Juan and Virginia Huape, Mexicali, Mexico (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

33. Scott and Kimberley Lackey, Buffalo, New York (NAB)

34. David and Cristina Ordaz, San Diego, California (Excel and Transformation Ministries)

35. Chris and Rebecca Ivens, Roseville, California (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

36. Abdiel and Dorcas Cancel, Allentown, Pennsylvania

37. David and Maria Zalpa, Michoacan, Mexico

38. Name withheld so they can announce privately first, California

39. Bishop Henry Johnson, Orange County, California (with partner, Transformation Ministries)

40. Tim and Kyah Combs, Denver, Colorado



 September: Lunch Connection: Thursday, September 19, San Diego hosted by TM

11am at Phil’s Barbecue

 September: Lunch Connection: Monday, September 30, Denver, CO hosted by Excel

 October: Golf Connection: Tuesday, October 8, Dallas hosted by Excel

2pm Top Golf Dallas

 October: Basketball Connection: Wednesday, October 30, Sacramento hosted by Excel

2pm followed by the Charlotte Hornets/Sacramento Kings game

November: Fall Excellerate: Monday, November 11-Tuesday, November 12, San Jose hosted by Excel. Noon to Noon. Including the Seattle Seahawks/San Francisco 49ers game

 December: Holiday Connection, Tuesday, December 3, Dallas hosted by Excel

 December: Hockey Connection: Tuesday, December 10, Los Angeles, hosted by TM

2pm followed by the Los Angeles Kings/New York Rangers game

 December: Basketball Connection: Wednesday, December 11, Phoenix hosted by TM

2pm followed by the Phoenix Suns/Memphis Grizzlies game

 December: Lunch Connection, Thursday, December 12, Folsom, CA hosted by Excel

11:30-1:30pm at Disciples Church


 January: Basketball Connection: Tuesday, January 14, Los Angeles hosted by TM

2pm followed by the Los Angeles Clippers/Cleveland Cavaliers game

 January: Basketball Connection: Wednesday, January 15, Sacramento hosted by Excel

2pm followed by the Dallas Mavericks/Sacramento Kings game

 February: Lunch Connection, Tuesday, February 11, San Diego, CA hosted by TM

 March: Basketball Connection: Wednesday, March 11, Sacramento hosted by Excel

2pm followed by the New Orleans Pelicans/Sacramento Kings game

 April: Baseball Connection: Wednesday, April 22, Anaheim hosted by TM

10am followed by the Baltimore Orioles/Los Angeles Angels game

 April: Baseball Connection: Monday, April 27, San Francisco hosted by Excel

2pm followed by the San Francisco Giants/ Philadelphia Phillies game

 May: Baseball Connection: Wednesday, May 13, Phoenix hosted by TM

2pm followed by the Arizona Diamondbacks/New York Mets game

 May: Baseball Connection: Tuesday, May 19, Los Angeles hosted by TM

2pm followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers/Philadelphia Phillies game

 May: Baseball Connection: Tuesday, June 16, Oakland hosted by Excel

2pm followed by the Los Angeles Angels/Oakland A’s game


September 23-25—Rivers Crossing Church Mason (Cincinnati area), OH

November 4-6—Skyline, Church, San Diego, CA

November 11-13 –Tijuana, Mexico

January 20-22, 2020—Mariners Church, Newport Beach, CA

February 4-6--Cuba

March—Indianapolis, IN

June 1-3, 2020—The Community at Lakeridge, Mansfield (Dallas area), TX

July 27-29, 2020—Journey Church, Elk Grove (Sacramento area), CA


● Transformation Ministries Conference, October 17-18, Victorville, CA

● Excellerate, February 26-27, Phoenix, AZ

● Exponential Conference, March 2-4, Orlando, FL

● Thrive SoCal March 23-24, Indian Wells, CA

● Catalyst West Coast, April 23-24, Newport Beach, CA

Fall Excellerate

Excel has a great event planned for Monday-Tuesday, November 11-12 in San Jose. Special speaker, Steve Clifford from Westgate Church will be with us, and there’s an option to see the 49ers host the Seahawks.

Thanks again for all you do!


JD Pearring

Director, Excel Leadership Network, ExcelNetwork.org, 916 628 3303