Aaron BlairCOO at Churches by Daniels
Aaron Blair, Chief of Operations, at Churches by Daniels, is known for going beyond the status quo to foster creative strategies in support of clients and projects. Prior to joining Churches by Daniels, Aaron amassed over twenty years of award-winning city management experience in multiple states across the country. Originally from Ohio, Aaron has a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati and has been married to his wife, Jessica, for twenty-five years.
Simon OsamohPresident & Founder of Kingswood Security Consulting
Simon Osamoh is the director and founder of Kingswood Security Consulting, a Minneapolis-based security risk management firm that specializes in protecting soft targets and open-door environments. He is a recognized organized crime and terrorism specialist, and he spent 14 years as a Detective in England working on serious and organized crime. One of his notable cases includes the investigation of the “liquid bomb terrorism plot” against the U.S. in 2006, which changed aviation security regulations worldwide, limiting the use of liquids on planes creating the TSA 3-1-1 rule.
Immigrating to the U.S. from Reading, England in 2011, he became the Counter-Terrorism Security Manager at Mall of America in Minnesota, the largest entertainment complex in North America at over six million square feet. Here, he oversaw the internationally recognized behavior detection program focusing on suspicious behavior.
He is a recognized public speaker and presenter who holds subject matter expertise in the fields of terrorism, organized crime and securing soft targets. Simon has lectured to Master programs, and educated Law Enforcement professionals across the country, including the FBI, police departments and aviation security experts.
He is a former Director of Risk and Compliance and has worked for three of America’s largest financial institutions as a senior risk leader that include US Bank, Wells Fargo and Equiniti Trust Company. Here, his teams focused on risk management, business continuity, crisis management disaster recovery, regulatory compliance and working with federal agencies on audits and examinations.
He is a Christian with over a decade of experience supporting churches on how to stay safe through the focal point of ministry.
Simon is the author of the books Securing Church Operations, A Seven Step Plan for Ministry and Safety Leaders and Church Safety, Responding to Suspicious Behavior.
Steve KuhnFounder & Executive Director of ShareBuilt
A protégé of his carpenter father, Steve pursued a degree in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati and created a highly respected 40-year long career building schools, hospitals, theaters, office buildings and retail projects nationwide. In his current role, Steve is a founding partner of Sevan Multi-Site Solutions in Franklin, TN and serves as an Executive Vice President and Board Member.
Steve’s passion for philanthropic work has led him to support design and construction efforts for churches, schools, non-profits and individuals with building needs beyond their financial means. Observing the vast chasm that separates those with daunting building needs from the hundreds of designers and contractors who generously give their time for such projects in their communities is what led Steve to launch ShareBuilt, a non-profit corporation established in 2022.
Steve is active in his church community, serving as an elder at Christ Community Church, where he’s also served on the Master Planning Committee, Building Committee, and as a Small Group Leader. He’s also been a former Board Member for Barefoot Republic Camp, a camp program for children focused on facilitating Christ-centered relationships between campers from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds through an equally diverse platform of artistic, athletic and team-building programs.
Tina BreckenfeldFounder of Building Burro
Tina Breckenfeld graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995. Following graduation, she managed the facilities at Fossil Headquarters during its highest growth and went on to manage a private company that held offices in Oregon and Texas. Most recently she was the Director of Facilities for Catholic Charities of Dallas and was responsible for a fleet and 10 various properties (Senior Apartments, Covid Active Hotel, Preschool, Recreation Center, Food Pantries, and Corporate Office). Tina’s 25 years of experience in facility management in the public, private and non-profit sectors have provided her with a wealth of knowledge about how all types of businesses manage their facilities.
Tina’s faith is the motivating factor behind her decision to create Building Burro. She discovered that in most situations, small business owners and non-profits do not have the ability to hire a full-time facility manager. Her background and established history with vendors allow her to provide shared services among many companies and non-profits without the additional headcount and expense.
Ask the Experts Panel: Facilities
Bring your church facilities questions to the table! In this interactive session, we’ll have a panel of experts answer your questions on how to improve your church facilities and planning.
Discussion Topics Include:
- Building Committees
- Facilities Management & Operations
- Architectural Design & Building Projects/Renovations
*Topics are subject to change