Our Team

We are excited about the team that God has brought together. Here’s a little background on each of our team members – who they are and what they’re about …

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Connie Benson

BBT Leadership Coach Connie joined the BBT team as a Leadership Coach in the fall of 2014. She is passionate about developing leaders through the BBT Leadership Flywheel. Connie’s teaching and mentoring background, and business experience uniquely equip her to pour into BBT Group Leaders. In addition to her responsibilities as a BBT Leadership Coach, Connie is an insurance consultant at Benson Financial Group. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Hannibal-LaGrange University, where she graduated with her B.S.E. She and her husband, Pat, live in Hannibal, MO, where they serve various community organizations, as well as support missions in Haiti, Guatemala, and Uganda. Connie and Pat are active members of the Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green, MO, and have one daughter.

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Lori Drury

Communications Director Lori joined the BBT team in February, 2016, but her journey to BBT started eight years ago, working with Brandon in commercial real estate. Through Brandon’s leadership, her unique skillset, and BBT group involvement, her knowledge in business development and marketing translates well to growing the mission and vision of BBT while supporting the team with group leader growth. She brings more than 10 years of marketing, business development, and brand awareness experience to BBT from her previous roles at Cushman & Wakefield, the University of Missouri, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, and entrepreneurship.

Lori earned a Bachelor of Science Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Missouri. In her spare time, outside of family and work, she volunteers her time with several professional and community organizations in St. Louis. She and her husband, Kory, have one young son.

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Bob Grube

BBT Leadership Coach Bob is responsible for working closely with our Biblical Business Training (BBT) Group Leaders to help grow and sustain them as communities. He is focused on developing and sharing best practices, answering Group Leader questions, and providing coaching on how to be the best Group Leader possible.

Bob retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals in 2008, where he was a senior-level manager in the oncology division for 27 years. He is devoted to challenging others in their walk with Jesus and learning to apply the Bible’s precepts in every area of life. Bob graduated from Taylor University and received his M.A. from Ball State University. Bob and his wife, Carolyn have two children and three grandchildren.

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Sarah Harre

Curriculum Editor God added Sarah to the BBT team officially in January, 2013, but she prayed, along with Brandon’s wife, Lisa, for years before it even existed. Her many different responsibilities with BBT have evolved into her current role as the Curriculum Editor. She has worked in the corporate world and has also been a small-business owner. She understands the differences in the dynamics of those environments, and loves how BBT curriculum applies to both. Sarah is a graduate of Truman State University with a double major in Business Management and Psychology. She lives with her husband, Jason, and three daughters in Cape Coral, Florida where they are active members of New Hope Presbyterian Church.

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Brandon Mann

Executive Chairman and Founder Following Christ’s calling, Brandon founded BBT in early 2009. He served as Executive Director from that time until 2017 when he became Executive Chairman. As Executive Chairman, he responsible for working with the Executive Director in developing overall ministry strategy and providing organizational leadership.

Brandon serves as the Managing Principal and CEO of Kingdom Capital, a Christian private investment and stewardship firm. Brandon founded Kingdom Capital in 2016 with Dave Steward to realize Dave’s God-given vision of billions flowing into God’s Kingdom. As managing principal & CEO, is responsible for Kingdom Capital’s spiritual and strategic direction, with the goal of maximizing the eternal impact for God’s Kingdom. Brandon has been blessed with more than 20 years of diverse leadership experience in commercial real estate, consulting, investments, and ministry. Brandon is an active community leader and serves on several boards. He is married to his high-school sweetheart, Lisa. They are blessed with three children.