Engage your Employees

by exploring leadership and character together!

Bulletins with Faith Inserts

In-depth review of character principles and how to apply them. Conveniently packaged and delivered to your business.

Video Lessons

Character demonstrated through compelling and relatable stories with supplemental content available online.

Group Discussions

Use the teaching guides for thought provoking discussions about leadership, character, faith, and culture.

How Does It Work?

Lodestar is for everyone, from CEOs to small groups and families. See how you can use Lodestar at work, at home, and beyond.


Play the video to introduce the principle at company-wide and small group meetings.


Watch the video, read the bulletin, complete the self-assessment, and discuss with peers.

Small Groups

Watch the video, read the bulletin, and complete the self-assessment. Discuss the principle and share perspectives.


Employees can share the Lodestar principles with their families by accessing the content at home.

Meet Our Team

Paul Weaver

Paul Weaver

Founder, Lodestar Guidance and CEO of Weaver Leather, LLC.

Paul has spent the past 40 years in a variety of leadership roles. Over the past 34 years, he has led his family business, Weaver Leather, from three employees to over 300. Twenty-five years ago, he adopted a character-based program, and it has been essential to the growth and success of the company.

“Without character, we will never reach our full potential. And that’s why I am so passionate about it.”

Motivated by the impact the program had on his employees, Paul expanded the character program to include character building, culture, leadership, and faith. The 48 principles of Lodestar Guidance are a compilation of the characteristics Paul desires organizations to adopt for creating cultures where individuals grow and thrive where they are planted.

These principles can be utilized in church environments, prison ministries, leadership training, and other organizations that promote personal development. When implemented over a period of time, this program will prove to transform you and your team.

Paul and Gladys, his wife of 43 years, live near Millersburg, Ohio and have a son, Eugene, a daughter, Jennifer, and four grandsons. Paul enjoys hunting, shooting sports, hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Learn more about Paul’s leadership vision in his book, Business with a Higher Purpose.

Loni Menuez

Loni Menuez

Lodestar Guidance Assoc. Director

Passion and service are just two attributes that make Loni Menuez a perfect fit as Lodestar Guidance’s Associate Director and administrator. With a friendly smile and a servant’s heart, Loni can be counted on to make day-to-day tasks run smoothly. Whether you are looking for more information about Lodestar, need help with your account or just need a listening ear, count on Loni to be with you every step of the way. Her passion for leadership and her ability to develop new ideas and solve problems make her an invaluable member of the Lodestar team!


Loni’s past work and time in the United States Air Force have enabled her to experience life in many diverse settings, and through these cultural experiences she has gained unique insight into the challenges that can impact employees and leaders of all descriptions. Although she has lived in many different places, Loni feels that there is no place like home, as she returned back to Holmes County, Ohio to raise her two sons. When not at work, she can be found expressing her creative side as a painting instructor, practicing calligraphy or taking on her latest DIY project with her boys.


Steve Wingfield

Steve Wingfield

CEO, Victory Weekend Ministries

Steve Wingfield has spent over 45 years in ministry spreading a message of hope across the globe. Steve holds degrees from Eastern Mennonite College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has an honorary doctorate from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

“I’m very excited about the Lodestar program and I’m honored to be a part of it. The 48 principles will make any one of us not only a better person but also a better leader. This is really a powerful tool for families, church leaders, business leaders, and anyone striving to grow spiritually.”

Steve serves as an instructor for the Billy Graham Training Center, the Palau Alliance Connect Conference in Portland, Oregon, and the Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam. He has led evangelistic events in 16 states and 17 countries and is the author of several books. He is also co-author of the best-selling Come to the Table and Share the Bounty books. In addition, Steve helped establish the Jesus – Hope for Romania organization following the Romanian revolution in 1989.

Steve and his wife Barbara live in Virginia and have two children, Michelle and David, and eight grandchildren.

Brenda Mason Young

Brenda Mason Young

Lodestar Content Writer and Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church

Brenda Mason Young is the content writer for Lodestar Guidance, as well as an independent author, writing for a variety of publications and authoring several books. She has been married since 1974 to her husband, Charles, and together they have three children, all with growing families – six grandchildren, with several more on the way. They have lived in Akron, Ohio for almost 40 years.

Brenda has served in leadership roles for a variety of organizations locally and nationally, has been lead pastor for Cornerstone Church in Akron since 1996 (serving in staff positions for 18 years previously), and is the founder and director of Clear Blue Global Water Project, a nonprofit providing clean water to desperately needy locations around the world since 2007. She is a graduate of Ohio Christian University, received her Master’s Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and an honorary Ph.D from the Center of Contemporary Christianity in India.

All of these opportunities, as well as the continual people contact involved in counseling and serving over the years, have convinced Brenda that character is at the heart of effective leadership and success in life and relationships generally. She is excited to be a part of preparing these resources and is using them with outstanding responses within her own leadership circles.

Tim McAvoy

Tim McAvoy

Director of Lodestar Guidance

For over thirty years, Tim McAvoy has had the privilege of serving God as a pastor, church planter, seminary instructor, chaplain, and even a stint as a Christian radio D.J.  Through these experiences, Tim has been touched deeply by God’s faithfulness and has developed a passion to see individuals and organizations network together to better serve Christ and His Kingdom. 

Tim and his wife Amy have partnered together to lead churches and community outreaches in Virginia and Ohio.  They are the parents of two children, Tyler and Caitlin, and reside in Hinton, Virginia.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.  God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” 
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT



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