LEADERSHIP TEAM

PLF Leadership Team provides direction and oversight to the three primary areas of focus of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation - Leadership Development, Pittsburgh Prays and “Amen to Action” Community Service.

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LEE KRICHER | PRESIDENT

Lee Kricher is the President of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, providing vision and oversight of the mission of PLF which brings Christ-centered leaders together to learn, pray and serve for the good of our city. Lee is also the Founder of Future Forward Churches, and author of For a New Generation, a book that tells the story of the dramatic transformation of the church he pastored from an aging, dying church into a growing, multi-generational church. Lee previously served as Vice President of Leadership Development for Development Dimensions International and Regional Vice President for Linkage, Inc. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College, a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
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DOUG SMITH | DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Doug Smith helps to oversee the fulfillment of PLF’s mission to bring Christ-centered leaders of our city together to learn. He is particularly passionate about investing in the Emerging Leaders of Pittsburgh. Doug is also the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission, a not-for-profit organization that brings hope and healing for men, women, and families experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. He is the Founder of L3 Leadership, a leadership development organization that connects and develops next generation leaders through podcasts, training, and the L3 One Day Conference. Doug earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.
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ERROLINE WILLIAMS, Ed.D. | DIRECTOR, EMERGING LEADERS MENTORING PROGRAM

Dr. Erroline Williams is a leadership coach, and her passion lies in helping individuals achieve their potential within a holistic approach---personal and work life. Her clients include leaders, managers, and emerging leaders. She has extensive experience with mentoring programs and individually.  Dr. Williams is the former Vice President of the International Coach Federation-Pittsburgh Chapter. She serves as executive coach to various organizations, including Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and healthcare sectors.  She holds a masters from Duquesne University and doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh and graduate of Duquesne University’s Professional Coach Certification Program.
williamserroline@gmail.com

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MATT GEPPERT | DIRECTOR, PITTSBURGH PRAYS

Matt Geppert is the point person for PLF’s mission to bring Christ-centered leaders of our city together to pray, including bringing dozens of leaders together for prayer walks in various parts of our city, bringing hundreds of leaders together for an annual city-wide prayer breakfast, and bringing thousands of leaders together to pray at Heinz Field in July 2022.  Matt also serves as the President of SEAPC, an international prayer and missions organization whose US office is located in Oakmont, PA, and whose mission is to witness a world connected through prayer and passionate about meeting the needs of others. He serves as an advisor and on the board of several non-profit organizations, churches, and international prayer/missions ministries. Matt earned his bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and is an ordained minister through Elim Fellowship. 
matt@seapc.org

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JOEL GRAY | DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY SERVICE

Joel Gray helps to coordinate PLF community service events under the banner of “Amen to Action,” which is all about turning our prayers for our city into action, including the packing of one million meals each November in churches across our city for distribution by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  Joel is the Manager of Community Outreach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is also the Director of AfricaBookBagz, a not-for-profit ministry that educates youth cross-culturally to become leaders in America and Africa by empowering them through the love of Jesus Christ. Joel earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration for Sport Management and a Master of Science in Competitive Intelligence Systems from Robert Morris University.