Mike Bonem is a consultant, author, speaker, church leader, and businessman. He spent over 10 years on the staff of West University Baptist Church in Houston, most recently as Executive Pastor. His business endeavors have included consulting as a senior manager with McKinsey & Company, a leading management consulting firm, and senior leadership roles in two environmental service companies. Mike obtained his M.B.A. degree, with distinction, from Harvard Business School, after having obtained a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Rice University. Mike's consulting, speaking, and writing focuses on helping ministries and their leaders maximize their effectiveness. He is the author or co-author of several books including In Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership: Tapping the Wisdom of the World for the Kingdom of God; Leading from the Second Chair: Serving Your Church, Fulfilling Your Role, and Realizing Your Dreams; and Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey. Mike and his wife, Bonnie, have four grown children.