Wednesday, September 07, 2005 | |

The Leadership Blog Interview: Todd Hunter

Todd Hunter

Bio: Todd Hunter is national director of Alpha USA and works as adjunct professor at George Fox University. Todd served as the national director for the Association of Vineyard Churches (1994-2001) with John Wimber.


The Leadership Blog Interview Questions
1. What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader?
: "Helping others realize the vision God has given them; being “coach” Hunter, assisting others to analyze and respond to the opportunities, gifts, etc. and threats within themselves and within culture so that their vision comes true. I like working with honest, self-aware, highly motivated people."

2. What is your biggest pet peeve as a leader?
Todd: "People who are not willing to grow and change and who are self-serving; they can ruin even the best of plans and drive good leaders crazy."

3. Who made the biggest influence in your life as a leader?
: "John Wimber: though he had a few faults, he was a consummate leader.
Dallas Willard: he is a spectacular example of “what it means to be a follower of Jesus”. Though his profession skills as a philosopher/theologian are immense, his qualities of being are even better!"

4. What books have changed your life?
Todd: "Leadership: Max DePree: “Leadership is an Art” and “Leading without Power”
Theology: Willard (all his books, but especially the Divine Conspiracy) and Tom Wright (again, all his books but especially The Challenge of Jesus and Following Jesus)"

5. What's your biggest challenge as a leader?
: "Me: believing in myself and ensuring that I do not tire in the process of seeking personal growth and change—that I never say “It is good enough”."

6. What goals do you have as a leader?
Todd: "To continue and deepen my own life as a follower of Jesus; to become more and more oriented around the Kingdom and the leading of the Holy Spirit. To envision for myself and then articulate to others a kind of life in the Kingdom and Spirit that makes sense of every aspect of one’s life in a naturally and simple way."

7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Todd: "I have some ideas, but they are not yet ready for the prime time of public consumption—ask me again in about a year!"

Thanks Todd for taking time for an interesting interview!