I’ve greatly valued your coaching over the past few months. Your insights into organizational leadership, fund development, and personal development have been just what I’ve needed at this stage in my life and ministry. You have the heart of a teacher, a wealth of experience, and the wisdom that comes from living it every day. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work with you and learn from you, not just professionally, but personally.
Rich Avery, Executive Director, Wesleyan Native American Mission, Grand Rapids, MI
Universally the feedback has been great. Many have said, best meeting we ever had, most feedback we’ve ever had, no sense of commandeering, etc. I am so pleased that so many spoke so often! I am trying to get on to the next steps immediately. The iron is hot, we must strike! Thanks again and I pray for your ministry,
Roger Bruins, Chair, Board of Directors, Mel Trotter Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI
I want to commend you for the professional and skillful way in which you led my board in strategic planning in 2008. Your disciplined approach was exactly what we needed to help us accomplish our goal of crafting a new plan for the future. You were sensitive to our unique needs as a gospel rescue mission, and didn’t use a cookie cutter approach or one size fits all method.
Your rapport with my board is due to the huge amount of respect they have for you as a person and as a man of God. Your personal integrity, knowledge and expertise are incredible assets to The Timothy Group, and the body of Christ. I heartily endorse your services to other organizations and ministries.
Rev. Chico Daniels, President/CEO, Mel Trotter Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI
I am pleased to express my enthusiastic appreciation for the work of Dr. Rex Rogers. He has been working as a consultant with the Long Range Planning Committee of Minnehaha Academy during the past year. I found him to be creative, humorous, and energetic with a broad knowledge of strategic planning and fund raising. He has worked effectively with Boards and provides insight in their growth and development. We were deeply thankful for his leadership and commitment to our institution.
John Engstrom, President, Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, MN
Dear Rex, I wanted to take a moment and tell you how much I appreciate the terrific job you did in designing and directing the initial phases of our capital campaign. Your timely and comprehensive analysis of Dove was truly impressive. In your Proposal for Constituent and Funding Growth, you accurately identified the spiritual, relational and organizational strengths of the staff and board, as well as the challenges ahead. The “Bridge to Tomorrow” capital campaign package you drafted has been well received by prospective donors. Given the current economic times revenue is growing slowly but steadily. Two new foundations and several new key donors have responded to our appeal. We have implemented many of your recommendations with others to follow once conditions dictate.
Thank you again for a job well done!
Dick Rolfe, CEO, The Dove Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI
I want you to know that Cathey and I appreciated you and your leadership while at Cornerstone. Being a visionary leader is exciting and full of opportunities. I am sure you had plenty of both. We are thankful that we were able to partner with you and the university through the Leadership Journey program. I have shared with you before that I do not think any other university has been able to integrate a biblical leadership model throughout the university. You have laid a foundation that can be built on for years to come. Thank you for being a visionary leader.
Steve Prudhomme, President, Grace Adventures, Mears, MI.
Dr. Rex Rogers is a long-time personal friend, one who has earned the respect and commendation of all those who have been closely associated with him in his academic leadership role here at the University but also in the business and professional world. As the President of Cornerstone University for 16 years, he envisioned, promoted, and, when needed, graciously restructured the organization for reaching some very worthy goals. The evidence of his quality and fruitful leadership no doubt has its roots in a very positive public response to his daily broadcasts, his writing ministry, as well as the response of the business and professional community. As the Chancellor of the University, it has been my privilege both to observe and highly regard his leadership strength, evident not only in visualizing the potential but also bringing it into visible reality.
Dr. W. Wilbert Welch, Chancellor, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI.
Rex Rogers is truly a multi-talented individual. I have had the opportunity to work with him in many situations, and observed his ability to handle problems fairly and expeditiously. Rex is a gifted speaker, also he has written many excellent articles and authored two books. Not only does Rex have exceptional leadership abilities, but he also encourages others to develop their leadership skills. He is a very capable fundraiser and has demonstrated that ability many times. Rex is also a very committed …HUSBAND – FATHER – GRANDFATHER – and FRIEND. He encourages people to progress and to expand their horizons, but most importantly, Rex is a committed Christian Gentleman.
C. John Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Miller Energy, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI; Cornerstone University Board of Trustees, 1964-2003, Chairman of the Board, 1991-1995, Honorary Trustee, 2003-present.
I am excited to hear of your new venture. This is obviously right in your comfort zone and God given abilities. Having worked with you in your 16 years at Cornerstone University I have watched God bless your gifts in fundraising and leadership resulting in exponential growth at CU. You developed an outstanding team to work with you as you led CU in exciting growth in numbers of students, financial growth and campus development. Perhaps one of the most exciting areas of campus development is the Bernice Hansen Athletic Center. It was 16 years of miracles. One of the most significant of your accomplishments was to give CU visibility in Grand Rapids. You made friends with the leaders of the city and put CU on the map. God bless you as you continue to serve Him.
Rev. Charles Alber, Honorary Trustee, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI
Rex Rogers is a 21st century leader. His leadership competencies are multiple with unquestionable character qualities and integrity. Rex instills confidence and courage in his followers. He is the consummate encourager and equipper. I should know - as a careful observer and colleague under Rex's leadership.
Rex frames his approach to any task or objective with a sharp mind, polished charisma and astute understanding of every situation. Being well read and uniquely versed in many disciplines, gives Dr. Rogers perspective and insights beyond his peers. He has led well and can empower others to do the same.
I will be forever grateful for my five years of service with Rex at Cornerstone University. He empowered, enabled and enriched my life and work. He unselfishly granted permission for me to lead. Under Rex’s leadership I learned much about vision, values, people and leadership. It is seldom that an employee can call their leader a respected example and good friend. I can say that of Rex Rogers. Submitted with respect and honor,
Dr. Douglas Fagerstrom, President, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI.
Rex Rogers is a marvelous leader! He writes insightfully and he cares about people. In working with Dr. Rogers for many years in a higher education partnership, I found him to add great value through wisdom, vision, and integrity. He lives what he says and can help you achieve leadership success.
Ronald E. King, President, Institute for Professional Development, Phoenix, AZ.
Rex Rogers is a dynamic agent of positive change and high moral character. For the past 16 years I have observed the leadership skills of Rogers. Working in a culture somewhat adverse to change, he did a masterful job of orchestrating movement. Dr. Rogers methodically assessed the situation, developed a vision, built a team and delivered the intended outcomes. Rogers patiently and persistently led our team through the challenges to outstanding results.
Joe Slaughter, Chairman, Herff-Jones, Inc., Indianapolis, IN; and Cornerstone University trustee.
Dr. Rogers has a proven track record as a leader transforming a small college in W. Michigan into a Christian global thought-leading educational institution. He is truly a leader’s leader – insightful, inspirational and articulate. His ability to cast a vision that people have a heart to follow is truly compelling. Rex gets it done!
Skot Welch, Founder/Principal, Global Bridgebuilders, Kentwood, MI.