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SEASON 4: Engaging Marketplace Leaders

How the church can benefit when both church leaders and business leaders recognize the value of transferring knowledge and expertise from the marketplace to ministry.

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This Week’s Episode: All About Generosity (w/ Steve Porter and John Sypek)

Steve Porter (VP, Central Coated Products, Inc.)

Steve Porter has been married for 40 years to Pam. They have three married children and seven grandchildren. He has a BS in Business Administration from Youngstown State University with degrees in Accounting and Business Management. He started his career at Central Coated Products, Inc. in Alliance Ohio in August 1982 and currently he is a Board Member, Vice President, and Treasurer. He owns the business with a business partner, his wife, and his two sons. Steve currently serves as Board President for Christian Children’s Home of Ohio and has been on the board since 2000. He also serves as Stadia’s Board Chair.  Steve is an avid golfer, fisherman and enjoys anything that involves his family.


John Sypek (Vice Chairman, AWP)

John Sypek currently serves as the Vice Chairman of AWP (Area Wide Protective).  Prior to this role, John served as President and CEO of AWP from 2012 to 2020 and Sr. Vice President of Operations of AWP from 1981 to 2011.  John is a board member for multiple organizations including Caring and Serving Together a non-profit in Canton Ohio, First Tee of Canton, Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, and Fire Life and Safety a private company installing and servicing fire sprinkler systems.  John and his wife Rhonda have been married for 33 years and have four grown children.  They reside in Canton, OH where they are members of RiverTree Church.