About Us

Upcoming Cohort

The 2018-2019 session begins September 2018.  View the flyer here.


Leadership for Life was born out of the Luis Palau Heartland Festival that drew over 100,000 people in Omaha together in July 2007. From that experience, business and not-for-profit leaders sought a way to continue building on the ecumenical spirit and respect of differing cultures, races, and faith traditions to effect change in the local community and beyond.  LFL was created to provide an environment for leaders to develop character, integrity, and skill to live what they say they are living and help others to do the same.

Leadership for Life was incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in January 2008. It is overseen by an ecumenical Board of Directors.  Board members:

John Kotouc

Founder and President

Steve Johnson

Founding Director

Dick Amundson

LFL Board Member and Facilitator

Lori Stohs

Board Member and Facilitator
Patrick Fairbanks

Board Member

Scott Dingfield

Board Member

Laura Praske

Board Member, Facilitator