Simon Drew and Scott Balentine discuss the Stoic path and the current yearning for community and shepherdship. As President of the Board of Directors, Scott works collaboratively with Board members and Founding members to set organizational goals. Additionally, he is responsible for working with the Board to set short- and long-term organizational goals and evaluate progress of the planned outcomes and the strategic plan to grow organizational capacity while connecting daily work with the vision and mission of the organization. As Chief Financial Officer, Scott oversees finance, budgeting, cash flow and accounting for The Walled Garden. With over 20 years’ of experience in healthcare and information technology, Scott currently serves as the manager of Methodist Le Bonheur’s Disaster Recovery program in addition to his role with The Walled Garden. Previously, Scott managed the IT Project Management Office for Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare. Mr. Balentine began his career in healthcare with Transnetyx, a genetic research firm and later at Baptist Memorial Healthcare serving in a variety of technical and management roles. He has also worked as an IT Project Manager for ALSAC/St. Jude. Additionally, Scott has served on the Board of Directors for the MidSouth Health Care Executives for eight years and currently serves as its President. Scott is a graduate of Harding University with a B.A. and from Western Governors University with an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management.
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Sharon gives a talk titled “The Meaning of Your Life Will Never Be Convenient.”