President and Founder of Lionshare 

Dave Buehring

Dave is a devoted follower of Jesus who serves as the President and Founder of Lionshare. Over the last four decades, he has served as a missionary, pastor and leader, using his communication gifts to equip many people in the ways of God (www.davebuehring.com). Dave has a lifelong commitment to making disciple-makers and serves as the leader of the d4 conferences - igniting a new generation of disciple-makers within the Dozen Domains of society. He’s the author of "Welcome to the Kingdom", "A Discipleship Journey" and "The Jesus Blueprint" – all scripturally sound, proven and practical resources aiding disciple-makers. He has served for many years on the leadership team of Messenger Fellowship and is a part of the pastoral team at Grace Chapel. Dave and his wife, Cheryl, reside in the beautiful hills of Franklin, Tennessee where they enjoy their family (including an adorable grandson) and friends.


 

Care Coordinator

Cheryl Buehring

Faithful, steady, sweet and wise – that is how people who know Cheryl describe her. Following her years as a missionary in Hawaii and Thailand with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), Cheryl has spent the past two decades giving of herself as a wife and mother.  During that time she has also gleaned much while serving as the wife of a pastor/leader. She now invests in mentoring young women and leader’s wives.  Cheryl is also a gifted artist who currently enjoys coffee painting (www.konacoffeeartist.com), being a regular guest at local shopping malls and the best friend to her husband, Dave.

 
Director of Operations

Robin Smith

Robin has over twenty years in successful Management, Employee Relations, and Education developing young leaders and teams.  He has served as Chief Operating Officer at two large nonprofit organizations where he helped implement and execute strategy with leaders and volunteers.  Robin is an experienced communicator and Master Teacher and has a huge heart for Making Disciple-Makers.  He is married to the love of his life, Karen.  They have seven children, one daughter-in-love, and two delightful grandkids.  They live in beautiful Waco, Texas.

 
Founder of Integrity of the Heart Leadership Training

Founder of Integrity of the Heart Leadership Training


Nancy ReeCe

Nancy Reece’s mission is to help church and business leaders transform their lives and the lives of those they lead by practicing servant leadership. Her twenty-five year career in leadership development includes hiring, developing and retaining staff, building effective Boards of Directors and overseeing training for over 12,000 YMCA staff annually. Her service includes time as Senior Consultant for the Human Capital Group, Senior Vice President for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and National Consultant for YMCA of the USA. As adjunct faculty, she currently teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Lipscomb University’s Graduate Business School.  Nancy is the founder and director of Integrity of the Heart Leadership Training. As a Lionshare Associate, Nancy will continue to lend her passion and skills to Leadership Training, as well as Discovering Your Storyline. Nancy and her husband Bill reside in Franklin, Tennessee.

 
Chief Strategy Consultant

Chief Strategy Consultant


Todd Gorrell

Todd grew up in Roanoke, Indiana and has the basketball skills to call himself a Hoosier-at-heart. He was blessed to find his beautiful wife Hilary on the basketball court where he literally fell for her the first time he saw her. They are the parents of five precious children (Adisyn, Tyler, Bryce, Gavyn & Riya). Todd has served in executive level leadership positions in the military, marketplace, and nonprofit sectors each adding very diverse life experiences and lessons. He is the Managing Partner and Lead Consultant of Ficus Consulting, LLC where he helps leaders and organizations achieve greater clarity, leverage innovation, and accelerate overall organizational effectiveness. 

 
Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor


David Shirk

David has been a senior advisor to many societal leaders and organizations. He has a heart to see God’s wisdom passed on to this new generation.  His role with Lionshare is as a senior advisor to help navigate both organizationally and strategically.

 
 Prayer Coordinator

 Prayer Coordinator


Deborah McMillan

Deborah is a woman who is passionate for God and for people to experience God’s purposes in their lives. Her years of working in ministry and marketplace arenas have uniquely prepared and paved the way for her to serve as a counselor, teacher and mentor to many. She has often been a featured speaker for various churches and organizations where she is able to share her life message of walking in freedom. Deborah is the Founder and CEO of Garden Gate Ministries, and is an associate with Messenger Fellowship. Deb, and her husband Ben, reside in Cottontown, Tennessee where they enjoy their family.


Members of the Board of Directors


 
Vice-Chair Secretary

Vice-Chair Secretary

Sonya Crawford Bearson

Sonya  is a former broadcast journalist and Stanford University graduate, who now happily spends her time taking care of her husband Darren and young sons Ben and Josh. She is the daughter of Christian missionaries to South Korea, who began her career in broadcasting at the age of 16, working for the Korean equivalent of the "Today" show.  Sonya worked for many different media outlets including NBC News, ABC News, KNBC-TV, Orange County News Channel and Public Radio International/American Public Media.  Her most recent position was as a Washington D.C.-based correspondent for ABC News and has served on the boards of the Stanford Alumni Association and the Asian American Journalists Association.  She was also the Director of "Moms in Step," a ministry for mothers at Woodridge Church in Medina, Minnesota for two years. She and her family live in the Washington, DC area.

 
 
Board Member

Board Member


Dan Sneed

Following his many years of pastoring Foursquare Churches in the Los Angeles area, Dan travels the world as a Bible teacher and conference speaker, ministering to leaders (www.dansneed.com).  He also advises numerous non-profit organization as a Board Member. His clear and gentle prophetic gifting, along with an easy and excellent teaching style – seen both in his speaking and writing – make him a favorite wherever he goes. He is the author of the book, "The Power of a New Identity". Dan often teams with Lionshare to shape leaders through leadership mentoring opportunities.  Dan and his wife, Bev, live in Thousand Oaks, California.

 
 
Board Member

Board Member


Heather Zempel

Heather is a native Alabamian, who invested her parents’ money and six years of her life at Louisiana State University earning bachelors and Master's degree in biological engineering. She finally left Cajun country to apply her newly acquired skills as a consultant at an environmental engineering firm and later as a policy adviser in the United States Senate. She now engineers environments that foster community and spiritual growth as the discipleship pastor at National Community Church in Washington, DC. Heather and her amazing husband Ryan can be found on Capitol Hill enjoying theater (from the audience or the stage) and settling arguments with Webster’s Dictionary.