Heart of HoUSton 2018: Lessons in Servant Leadership on the Road to 2036

Saturday, April 28th, 2018


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
3816 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77025

Join us to explore how to create sustainable leadership, personal transformation and authentic involvement for individuals and organizations. Based on Lawrence J. Payne’s edited volume of the same name, attendees will hear from Houston leaders across disciplines to gain an understanding of how to sustainably impact our communities for the better.

The Heart of HoUSton 2018 Flyer



8:00am – Opening Welcome/Orientation – Larry Payne

8:15 – Context/Framing – Stephen Klineberg

8:45 – EQUALITY (three speakers and “fishbowl” discussion)

9:45 – Open Discussion/Break

10:15 – EQUITY (three speakers and “fishbowl” discussion)

11:15 – Open Discussion/Break

11:40 – ETHICS (three speakers and “fishbowl” discussion)

12:40 – Open Discussion

12:55 – Final Remarks

1:00 – END

Our Speakers:

Payne SquareLaurence J. “Larry” Payne has 35 years of experience in public service, education and not-for-profit and religious leadership. Larry is recognized from City Hall to the White House with city, State and National leaders actively seek out his counsel in leadership, diversity, management, organization design, and strategic planning. Larry is Vice President for Organizational Development at Desir Group Human Capital Managemnet, a leadership training, education, and consulting firm based in Houston. He also sits on the board of ISH.

Stephen KlinebergDr. Stephen Klineberg received an M.A. in Psychopathology from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard. After teaching at Princeton, he joined Rice University’s Sociology Department in 1972. In March 1982, he and his students initiated the annual “Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey,” now in its 33rd year of tracking the remarkable changes in the demographic patterns, economic outlooks, experiences, and beliefs of Harris County residents. No other metropolitan region in America has been the focus of a long-term longitudinal research program of this scope. Houston recovered from the oil-boom collapse in the early 1980s to find itself squarely in the midst of the new restructured economy and an accelerating demographic revolution. No city more clearly exemplifies the transformations that are refashioning the social and political landscape across all of urban America.

Pat MillerThe Rev. Patrick Miller Received his BA from Austin College in Communication and Philosophy in 1990. He received his MDiv from the Seminary of the Southwest in 2000. In February 2008, Patrick became the ninth rector of St. Mark’s church and school. He serves as Executive Chairman of our school, and as a member of the St. Mark’s Endowment Board. On the parish level he advises the Liturgy Committee, the Welcome Committee, the Stewardship Committee, and the Formation Committee.