Notes from Mimi's Cafe 1.23.18
Alicia Roberts, Nate Kretzmann, Jeff Ruby, Terrilyn Miller, Nestor Llanos, Chris Dastan
A meeting of the minds to explore shared missions and potential for collaboration
Mimi’s Cafe at Desert Ridge
Introductions and plan next steps of collaboration to better the community with a focus in K-12 education
Memorable quote from the evening: “...done with success - ready for significance.”
On 1/23/18, Nestor and Chris were introduced to Terrilyn, Jeff and Nate through Alicia. We began to discuss our shared motivations, current occupations and future goals. Through our combined connections and experience with STEM, Ministry and Community Improvement we have an incredible group capable of mighty feats.
Chris’ major takeaway from the evening:
“Wow. Is this real life? Sometimes I’m caught off guard by how powerful the experience of meeting other people with similar missions can be. Tonight was certainly one of those times where my heart swelled with shared purpose and my mind was exploding with ideas of how we could all work together towards the effort of improving our community. What a fantastic group of people I feel honored to have met - thank you Alicia! I know this is just the beginning of wonderful collaborations. Our various experiences, skill sets and networks make up an amazing group. Everyone has a heart of gold and a true altruistic motivation - the kinds of people I love to be around and share with. Moving forward I’m excited to start sharing what I have to offer and I know together we can move mountains.”
Following are some general notes taken during the meeting by Chris, though these are not exhaustive in their detail of the discussion.
Terrilyn Miller = Director of Faith and Community Initiatives - Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family
Jeff Ruby = Senior Pastor at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church
Nate Kretzmann = CEO/Executive Director of NVCA
Nestor Llanos = Founder/Master Maker with Dream Factory
Chris Dastan = Maker Teacher with Dream Factory
Our Road Map to Success
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.