The San Diego Leadership Forum Exists...

...as a local, nonprofit entity, whose goal is to empower men who are placed in positions of leadership here in San Diego and network them in small, highly confidential, invitation-only forums of their peers. The desire is to create a safe place to experience deep authentic relationships among likeminded influencers - a personal board of directors, as it were, to be encouraged by a personal Chaplain - Matthew Booker, and to help leaders engage their passions in order to have an eternal impact.

San Diego Leadership Forum seeks to support the top influencers of San Diego's as they wrestle with the leadership challenges in the context of using their God given platform to change the face of San Diego. We are calling leaders throughout San Diego into a journey to:

  • Encourage peers

  • Be increasingly equipped as a servant leader

  • Engage their passions

  • Execute change in the city.


Author, Pilot, and Entrepreneur, Jim Robinson Sums up the ease at which an active leader can fall into loneliness and how SDLF has helped him find peers who he can see eye to eye with and help to get a positive jump start on the week.

 

East Couny, Young Life, Area Director and SDLF EC Forum partner, Tobias Haglund, explains the benefit of meeting with like minds from different walks of life who care about the city in which they live and about what they can do to improve the community, particularly for the youth.

 

SDLF Partner, Russ Rang touches on the comradely that has come along with the North county forum, and how it has has helped shape him and those around him to better face the challenges life brings.

 

SDLF Partner, Senator Brian Jones gives a bit of his experience with the organization and how it has been an encouragement to and centering aspect of his life over the past nine years.

 

South County Forum Partner, and Co-Facilitator, Enrique Molina tells the story of his own involvement in SDLF, and of the the purpose and values of the organization that have benefited himself and those around him.

Executive Director, Matt Booker gives an organization-wide update after the October 10th joint East County Forum meeting.

 

5 year plus SDLF Partner and head pastor of Meridian Baptist Church, Rolland Slade gives his take away from his experience in the organization so far and the positive impact it’s had on him.

 

SDLF Partner Daryn Drum touches on SDLF’s Connect Cajon Valley project, an effort to reach out to at-risk kids from east county schools.

 

Leadership

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Matt Booker  |  Executive Director

With over 30 years of work with nonprofit organizations, Matt has extensive experience in leading and consulting organizations whose missions are compelling. As a chaplain with the Order of Saint Martin, a certified life coach, and leadership consultant, Matt seeks to balance a rigorous pursuit of the mission of the San Diego Leadership Forum along with the compassion and care of a shepherd. Matt makes his home in San Diego, is the husband of a beautiful wife, Cyndy, and has 4 children. He is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelors in Political Science and Bethel Seminary with a Masters in Theological Studies. His goal is to embrace, encourage, equip and empower leaders to overcome obstacles and accomplish their goals for the good of the organizations the lead and the city of San Diego.


Advisory Board

Darryl Hebert

Darryl Hebert

Ken Canete

Ken Canete

Mark Hovey

Mark Hovey

Harold Brown

Harold Brown

Steve Buehler

Steve Buehler

Chris Scharf

Chris Scharf