VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/15/12)—Green Lake Conference Center (GLCC) is excited to announce that Don Klingseisen has joined the senior team as Vice President of Marketing and Program. This role has been funded into 2015 by the generous gift of a donor. President and CEO Ben Mott said, “Don is a tremendous addition to our team. He combines almost two decades of experience as a marketing leader in the corporate world, together with a deep understanding of transformational Christian ministry. This blend is exactly what we need to round out our senior team and enable us to grow in how we fulfill our mission to serve American Baptists, the wider Christian family and other non-profits. Both the opportunities and the challenges will be great. Having Don on the team positions us to successfully pursue the opportunities God is placing in front of us.”
Don says, “I am very excited to join the team at Green Lake Conference Center. For years I have been praying and looking for a way to use my experiences in the secular world to advance God’s Kingdom on earth, and without exception the fit with Green Lake is something only God could bring to fruition. I have attended conferences and seminars at Green Lake and have felt a unique peace and purpose on the grounds, and now I will be joining a team focused on sharing that experience with others.”
Klingseisen comes to GLCC with an extensive marketing background. He began his career working for a DePere, WI ad agency, and then as a research assistant and substitute lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in the advertising research and communications field. For 16 years he enjoyed a successful time working for Kimberly-Clark Corp. as Consumer Promotion Manager, Media Manager, Brand Manager, Senior Brand Manager and finally as a Marketing Team Leader for a cluster of brands. The household names he worked on include KLEENEX®, SCOTT®, COTTONELLE®, HUGGIES® and GOODNITES® brands. He then transitioned to serve as Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Pioneer Metal Finishing in Green Bay. In a church context, Don is a leader in Character Development, Small Groups, Marriage Building Ministry, and served on Strategic Planning Teams at Christ the Rock Community Church in Menasha, WI. He is married to Kathy and they have three boys.
Green Lake Conference Center is a beautiful Christian conference and leadership training center located in south central Wisconsin. Our mission is to provide a special Christian environment of service, equipping, renewal and networking that helps to produce more and stronger disciples and churches. Founded by the American Baptists in 1943, the conference center now reaches out to partner with American Baptists and a wide range of other Christian organizations to build God’s kingdom.
American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.