Imagine what happens inside you when your family suffers through divorce multiple times, drugs countless times, death at the wrong time and defeat all the time. Given these circumstances, most people talk about what didn’t work. Chris Conlee’s story defies the odds as he turns negatives into positives, relentlessly pursuing a life that proves LoveWorks, LifeWorks and LeadershipWorks.
Fifteen years ago, Conlee started Highpoint Church, which has become known as a perfect place for imperfect people. Perhaps that’s the reason the church averages more than 4,500 people in three locations every weekend.
Long before Conlee was a Pastor, he learned leadership from growing up in a family-owned business and competing as a collegiate golfer. His leadership has proven itself beyond the church world and he has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Leaders Under 40” in the city of Memphis. The church, which employs more than 70 staff members, has also been voted one of the “Top 10 Best Workplaces in Memphis” for the last three years.
In addition to starting Highpoint Church, Conlee’s entrepreneurial spirit has given birth to the Highpoint Leadership Institute and LeadershipWorks. He also enjoys serving as a Trustee for Lead Like Jesus and co-hosting two podcasts with his wife, Karin: Lead Like Jesus and LeadershipWorks.
He is a gifted communicator in any setting, and he regularly teaches at leadership seminars, conferences and in the corporate world. His self-published book, “Priority Time: Addicted to God's Word,” has revolutionized people’s understanding of how to have a “devotional time,” and is a valuable resource for anyone who desires to spend time with God daily through the Word and in prayer. His new book, “LoveWorks: The Only Solution to Every Problem,” will be released early in 2018.