Who We Are: Staff

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Rod Handley
Founder and President

Rod is the Founder and President of Character that Counts, which launched in July 2000. He and his wife, Janna, live in Lee's Summit, MO.

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Greg Griffin
Vice President and TGIW Executive Director

Greg joined the CTC team overseeing the TGIW (Teaching God's Infinite Wisdom) program in 2003. Greg and his wife, Sharon, live in Independence, MO.

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Damion Cooper
Collektive Company

Damion is the Founder of Collektive Company which launched on July 1, 2021. Damion and his wife, Krista have two beautiful daughters (Briella and Malia). They live in Lee's Summit, MO.

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Bill Stutz
Dedicated Life Coaching

Bill joined the Character that Counts team as a Certified Life Coach in 2010. Bill and his wife, Valerie, live in North Kansas City, MO.

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Dan Meers
KC Wolf

Dan Meers (aka KC Wolf) has been the Kansas City Chiefs mascot since 1989.

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Janna Handley
Administrative Assistant

Janna and Rod have been married for 29+ years (married on April 4, 1992).

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Laura Maxwell

Laura has been editing Rod's books for the past 20 years.

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Steve Sheridan
Mission Wealthy Warriors

Steve began the ministry of MWW on 11/11/2011.

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Tim Truesdale
We Are Real Men

Tim joined the CTC team on January 1, 2018. Tim's day job is selling LED lights with True Provision. He, and his wife Michelle, have four children and the Truesdale's live in Raytown, MO.

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Patricia Plumb
The Shepherd's Touch

Patricia Plumb is the Founder/Executive Director of The Shepherd's Touch. Patricia lives in North Kansas City, MO.

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Dan Gerdes
The Naismith Project

Dr. Dan Gerdes is the Director of Mental Performance @ Grand Canyon University; Phoenix, AZ. He also is the Director of The Naismith Project

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Glen Nash
Good News Coaching & Counseling

Glen is the President of Good News Coaching & Counseling effective September 2021 and serving as Associate Pastor (Blue Springs Christian Church). Glen and his wife Kathy live in Blue Springs, MO.