Engage your Employees
by exploring leadership and character together!
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Lodestar is for everyone, from CEOs to small groups and families. See how you can use Lodestar at work, at home, and beyond.
Meet Our Team
Founder, Lodestar Guidance and CEO of Weaver Leather, LLC.
“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.
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
Lodestar Content Writer and Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church
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.
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