Beyond just meeting budget, how do you lead a movement of generosity impacting your congregation for the transformation of the world? Join Callie and Rosario Picardo, co-authors of Money Talks: A Biblical Take on Earning, Saving, Spending and Giving, for a 90-minute live online event full of practical tools and real-life examples to help individuals and congregations implement God’s word about money for life-transforming impact.
Best for: Christian congregational leaders seeking to develop stewardship principles.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Rosario (Roz) Picardo grew up in western New York as a first-generation Sicilian-American. In 2003, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Houghton College and in 2007 a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in 2014.
During his senior year of college, Roz entered the ministry as a military chaplain, serving four years in the Marine Reserves and five years in the Navy Reserves. While attending seminary, he recognized a call to serve the local church and has experience in all facets of church life, through roles ranging from church custodian to associate pastor to church planter and executive pastor of church planting at Ginghamsburg Church for five where they had three campuses and worshipped over 4,000. Also, Roz was one of the founding pastors at Mosaic, a new multicultural church in Dayton, Ohio.
In addition to his work in the church Roz leads a consulting group for church planters/pastors called Picardo Coaching LLC and is the author of 7 books. More recently, Roz works bi-vocational at United Theological Seminary. He serves as Director of the Seminary's Pohly Center for Supervision and Leadership Formation, a faculty consultant in United's Doctor of Ministry program and an affiliate faculty member, and Director of External Partnerships.
Callie Picardo loves the Lord and has a passion for prayer, discipleship and generosity.
A business major from Rhodes College (Memphis, TN), Callie has spent her career working in finance and charitable giving. She currently serves as Vice President for Development at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. She loves building relationships with donors of the seminary, hearing their stories and inviting them into God’s work at United. She views fundraising as ministry, regularly caring for and praying with donors.
In 2011, she founded Deep Roots Financial Coaching, a business that helps individuals, families and churches align their finances with God’s word. Her passion is to see God’s children grow in their faith through managing money God’s way and becoming financially free to follow His call wherever He may lead. Callie a member of the preaching team at Mosaic Church and active in the prayer ministry.