Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Missouri Newspaper Features Mercy Ministries Strengths-based Training

Evangel assistant professor Lehnert conducts strengths-based leadership training
News-Leader staff • February 1, 2010

Alina Lehnert, assistant professor of organizational leadership at Evangel University, conducted strengths-based leadership training with Mercy Ministries on Jan. 25 in Nashville, Tenn.

Lehnert, who also serves as the associate director of leadership and strengths development at Evangel, and her sister Briana Leach taught the entire staff and residents of Mercy Ministries how to discover their strengths using the Strengths Finder material. They explained how each individual is created with individual strengths and talents, and how each person can capitalize on their strengths in the workplace and their daily lives.

Founded by Nancy Alcorn in 1983, Mercy Ministries of America has provided hope and healing to generations of desperate young women who are seeking freedom from life-controlling problems. Their biblically-based program is free-of-charge and serves a diverse population of young women, aged 13-28, from various socioeconomic backgrounds.

Lehnert earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Evangel University in 1997. She also holds a master of science in counseling from Missouri State University, a doctor of philosophy in organizational leadership from Regent University, and she is a licensed professional counselor. She has taught at Evangel since 2002.

For additional information, visit www.mercyministries.org or Nancy Alcorn’s blog at http://nancyalcorn.blogspot.com/2010/01/maximizing-your-strengths.html.

Evangel University is a private, Christian university that offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and eight master’s programs. For additional information, visit www.evangel.edu.

SOURCE: News-Leader, Springfield, MO