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Bill brings a unique perspective to his role of C12 Area Chair, having been a 17-year C12 member and a business owner for 24 years. These experiences enable him to understand the daily pressures on the business Owner/CEO as well as the opportunities that they have to influence many people for Christ. Bill’s stated objective is to “use my God-given skills and talents to fulfill the purpose for which I was created and to leverage my life experiences to serve those in my sphere of influence.”
As the son of a Baptist minister, Bill grew up in a loving, Christian home. At the age of 30, he found himself asking, “Is this all there is to the Christian life?” God reminded him that He wanted a daily relationship with him that would influence all areas of his life, including his business.
In August of 1985, after obtaining a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Florida, Bill established his own architectural practice in Sarasota, FL. Over a 20-year period this business grew into a 20-person, multi-disciplined firm specializing in educational, religious and residential projects.
Bill is an original member of the C12 Group from its inception in Sarasota in 1992. During his tenure he has been the recipient of the ‘Member of the Year’ award and has been designated as a ‘C12 Hero’ by the organization’s founder. Since becoming the Area Chair in Western North Carolina and Tri-Cities Tennessee, Bill has received the “Rookie of the Year” and “Chairman of the Year” awards from C12.
Bill and Nora, his wife of 36 years, have 3 grown children; Garrett, Erin & Lindsey. Their family has been active as members of their church where Bill has served as an Elder, Governing Board member, and chair or committee member for various Pastor Search teams and Strategic Planning groups. He has taught adult Bible-study groups for approximately 10 years.
For many years Bill and Nora enjoyed spending time in the mountains of North Carolina with family and friends. Now, after 28 years in Sarasota, they have made this beautiful country their home.
|Meeting Type:||C12 Group|
|Meeting time:||9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month|
|Location:||Chetola Resort, 500 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605|
|Meeting Type:||C12 Group|
|Meeting time:||9 AM - 4 PM on the 1st Wednesday of every month|
|Location:||Biltmore Forest Country Club, 31 Stuyvesant Road, Asheville, NC 28803|
|Meeting Type:||Key Players Group|
|Meeting time:||9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month|
|Location:||Summit Leadership Foundation, 3104 Hanover Road, Johnson City, TN 37604|
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Member since 2005
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Member since 2004
Jeff Burkett, Advanced Direct
Member since 2002