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The Christian Business Meetup takes place on the 3rd Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November.
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with ministries

Something powerful happens when business owners and professionals get together with Christian ministries and missions. The business professionals are moved by the mission, vision and needs of the ministry world and the ministry world learns some enterprising ways to operated in their mission. We try and create events to make these connections happen at CBM.


We want believers to stop separating the secular and the sacred. We want to equip believers to live our their faith in the marketplace. We do this organizing events, trainings and book studies with keynote speakers teachers and panels for discussion at our monthly events.
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September 2019 CBM Event

September 2019 CBM Event

Christian Business Meetup is Thursday, September 19th, with another great speaker.  Sandy Allgeier, owner of Allgeier HR Consulting, will be our presenter.  Sandy is a follower of Christ, who has specialized most recently in helping individuals and organizations build effectiveness by building personal credibility.

The details for the event are below.

  • Date/Time: Thursday September 19th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Tickets are $10 as usual and cover the cost of the meal
  • Where: Southeast Christian Church — 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40243
  • Catering by: Superchefs

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Sandy Allgeier is an author, speaker, trainer and consultant who focuses on assisting organizations maximize their human potential. Prior to beginning her business in early 2000, Sandy had over 25 years experience as a human resources professional, directing HR functions in a variety of Fortune 500 business settings. Today, she is a member of the National Speakers Association, and a featured speaker nationally. Sandy’s new book The Personal Credibility Factor: How to get it, keep it and get it back, published in 2009, has been featured in over 100 publications (including O Magazine!)  Her specialties include Human Resources, Management and Leadership, and Personal Credibility.

A big thank you to our food sponsor, Darnell Ferguson Founder and Executive Chef of Superchefs.  And we certainly appreciate Southeast Christian Church for hosting our event on their Blankenbaker campus. We will be in the Fireside room at 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40243.

Our Ministry Spotlight will be Cup of Joy, a coffee ministry that is part of The Haven Ministries.

Special thanks to our Event Sponsor, Vivid Impact. Vivid Impact is committed to being a leader in graphic communications by providing a customer-centric approach and developing best-in-class solutions and project methodology to exceed clients’ expectations.

Come on out on the 19th and enjoy a delicious lunch, while we fellowship and hear from a business woman who has a powerful testimony to share about the power of not leaving God out of your professional life!

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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September 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sponsorship Opportunities


Our meetings have been held in churches, non-profits, and business offices. Do you have a meeting space that can comfortably host 50-100 people for a luncheon/speaker format? If so, we’d love to talk with you about hosting an upcoming event. Our hosts are introduced and invited to share about their business, church or ministry with our attendees. Let us know if you would like to be a Host Sponsor at an upcoming event.


The cost to organize, promote and purchase supplies for each CBM event requires sponsorship from like-minded businesses and ministries. This cost is covered by a generous event sponsorship each month. Our event sponsor is introduced and given the floor for 3-5 minutes at the start of the sponsored event. The cost is $250. We also link to you in our email and website promotions. Would you like to help keep the cost of attendance affordable and promote your business or ministry? Let us know if you would like to be an Event Sponsor for an upcoming event.


The cost for the catering exceeds the $10 ticket price to attend our events. We offset this cost with a generous food sponsorship each month. Our food sponsor is introduced and given the floor for 3-5 minutes at the start of the sponsored event. The cost is $150. We also link to you in our email and website promotions. Would you like to help keep the cost of attendance affordable and promote your business or ministry? Let us know if you would like to be a Food Sponsor for an upcoming event.


CBM exists to encourage the business men and women in our community to live out our Christian faith in the workplace. One of our favorite portions of each monthly event is the Ministry Spotlight where a local ministry is invited to take 3-4 minutes to share its mission and story with our attendees. Do you know of a ministry in our community that we might like to highlight at an upcoming event? If so, submit the name and contact information for the ministry and our leadership team will review the ministry for possible inclusion in an upcoming event. Let us know if you have a ministry in mind for an upcoming event.

Ways you can get involved

Leadership Team


Joel Gerdis, founder

Joel is the founder of the Christian Business Meetup. He has a desire to see believers in the marketplace come together to spur one-another on to live out their faith at work and beyond. Joel is married to Toby and they have two boys. He also leads worship and writes songs with Iron Bell Music.


Bryce Raley

Bryce is a Louisville native and loves to see business people discover they can make a big impact in the world when they partner with God. Bryce is Married to Ashley and together they have 4 amazing kids. Bryce is the founder and co-owner of The Marketing Squad, a digital marketing and web development company in Middletown, KY.


Barb Stuart

Barb loves Jesus and her awesome husband Ron. They have a long history of making their work their mission field. Barb is an independent human resources consultant and she and her husband are passionate about helping people to know and love God deeply.


Tad Douglas

Tad grew up in Louisville, KY, he owns Capstone Wealth Advisor and for the past 30 years has been a financial advisor. He and his wife Kathy have been married for 8 years. Tad is passionate about helping people live an abundant and victorious life in Christ.


Gregg Dedrick

has been critical to the formation of The Christian Business Meetup. Gregg and his wife Shelley founded Iron Bell Ministries here in Louisville, KY. They have a deep passion for people embracing their work as their ministry and learning how to partner with God to bring His kingdom to the marketplace.