Paul Stanley Paul Stanley has been Vice President of the Navigators, International - a non-denominational ministry of 3500 staff in 100+ countries. He is also President of Leader Development Network. A major focus of his life is to develop the next generation of leaders to assume the reins of responsibility. He does this within the Navigators by coaching and mentoring their leaders and with other organizations and churches.

He is a consultant and trainer to numerous organizations in developing strategy and leadership . . . and bringing the two together. He is an authority on the subject of mentoring, and teaches it and other leadership topics cross-culturally in many countries. He is helping several organizations in their leader development programs which draw heavily upon mentoring. His recent focus has been in Russia, Africa, Asia and the USA. He has co-authored a book, Connecting, on mentoring relationships.

Paul is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and served in the army for seven years. He ministered 11 years overseas with the Navigators, pioneering their ministry in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, later becoming the Director for all of Europe. He is married to Phyllis; they have four married children and eleven grandchildren. They presently live in Colorado Springs.

Jerry BangertJerry Bangert is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and his Doctor of Medicine. He served as Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Dallas for several years, and in 1983 joined the University of Arizona Medical Center as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Dermatology. Currently Jerry is in private practice and he was recently voted as one of “America’s Top Doctors” by his peers.

Lee and Jerry Bangert have been good friends since 1983 and Jerry sits on the Board of Layman's Foundation, Inc. Jerry has been involved in lay ministry for many years, discipling young men and speaking at Christian men's conferences. He feels that the urgent need in the United States is to develop biblically literate men who will obey Jesus Christ in all that they do.

Jerry and his wife, Gail are residents of Tucson, Arizona and have two adult children.


Miltinnie YihMiltinnie Yih was a teacher and counselor for the Hong Kong International School, started Kaplan in Hong Kong and China, and now works for Brakeley Consulting as a fund-raising consultant. Miltinnie has co-authored Celebrate the Seasons (NavPress) and was a contributing writer for the Women’s Study Bible (Thomas Nelson). Married to her husband, Lee, for over 37 years, they have three adult children: David (31 year old autistic), Christie (currently composing music for film and TV in Los Angeles) and Michael (managing a manufacturing factory in Xiamen, China). Miltinnie has a BA from Stanford and a MA from Columbia and was raised in El Centro and SF, CA.

Note: Miltinnie will be speaking only for special breakout sessions with the women at the conference.


Lee YihLee Yih has worked for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers, and was also the managing director of Kaplan Educational Center in Hong Kong. He is presently the President of the Layman's Foundation, Inc. (LFI), a national association of Christian laymen who want to use their vocations as platforms to represent Christ in the marketplace. He has been married for over 37 years to his wife, Miltinnie Yih, and they have been living in Boston for the last 5 years, after doing lay ministry in Hong Kong for 17 years. Lee has a BA from UC Berkeley, MBA from Stanford and ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and was raised in Iowa and Hawaii.


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