During a health pandemic in Rome — when it was unprecedented to care for people outside of your own family — the early Christians combined their creativity with compassion. The Church grew exponentially as people saw real love in action and it was compelling. They brought hope and kindness in the face of fear and despair.

Today, Halftimers all over the world are responding with the same blend of creativity and compassion. Perhaps our greatest impact in our second half will be during these days of crisis.

We believe that Halftimers are particularly well prepared to make their biggest contribution in the face of a global crisis. Here are three reasons why:

  1. They have already been working on defining their calling.
  2. They have been working on creating capacity, so they are available to serve when opportunities arise.
  3. Their hearts are focused outward, not inward.

What difference will you make during these unique circumstances?

Your mission is made up of three things: your strengths, your passions, and the difference you want to make in the world.

Lloyd Reeb and Doug Piper recently hosted a conversation with Halftime Alumni Bob Doll, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen, and Paul McGinnis, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at VOMO to help equip leaders in Halftime to use their platform for good.

It is our hope that the insight shared will be a relevant resource for you in light of the current circumstances.

During our time together, we discussed fruitful questions that might help you brainstorm other ways you can honor God and bring comfort using your platforms, influence, and resources.

Listen and learn how to be bold and effective in your ministry during a time when many are open to pause, reflect on, and discuss the tough questions in life.

“These days of our leadership are equipping us for heaven, this is not a dry run. This is not a dress rehearsal anymore.”

Bob Doll is chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen Asset Management and a member of the board of directors for Kingdom Advisors. He is a highly-respected authority on equities markets among investors, advisors and the media. As the author of widely-followed weekly commentaries and annual market predictions, Bob provides ongoing, timely market perspectives. Prior to Nuveen, Doll served as chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager of the U.S. Large Cap Series equity team at BlackRock. Bob and his wife, Leslie, live in Princeton, New Jersey and are the parents of three adult children.

Paul McGinnis is the Vice President, Sales & Marketing at VOMO, a leading-edge provider of volunteer management software. Paul’s first-half career was filled with a variety of roles in marketing, sales, and operations, working for a Fortune 250 company, two non-profits, and a family-run business. As he climbed the corporate ladder, God began tugging at his heart – He had more for Paul than just success, wealth and a corner office. This started an incredible journey filled with wild leaps of faith, incredible lessons in humility and a life-changing shift in perspective. Now, in addition to his corporate role, Paul is also serving as a Halftime Certified Coach and Facilitator. Paul and his wife Maryann have been married 28 years and have two grown kids, both married, and one precious grandson.

Rhonda Kehlbeck
Rhonda spent her first half in education; her own (a Bachelors and Masters from Baylor and a PhD from Fordham University) and helping others with theirs as speaker, lecturer, teacher, and Professor at Dallas Baptist University. She is also an author of a book for parents that encourages reading and writing with children.

The Pittsburg, Texas native met her husband at church where he drew her name from a pool of 500 women to become her secret Valentine. More than 2 decades later, she and Keith have two daughters who are currently attending Oklahoma University.

As our Vice President of Admissions, many find their Halftime journey begins by interacting with Rhonda. Her nurturing and caring spirit helps people get enrolled into the Halftime Institute.

She is a 2013 Halftime Institute alumna and considers Psalm 86:11 her favorite verse: “Lord, tell me where you want me to go and I will go there. With all my heart, I will praise you.”




"I first read Bob Buford's book several years ago, but my Halftime really began when my youngest left for college. I knew then I didn't just want another job, but wanted to give back to God by making a significant impact for His kingdom.”


Read Rhonda’s Biz Journals article co-written with Bob Buford