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Background

Lakeview CO. was born from the idea that there is more than one way to fund the Great Commission than just tithes and offerings out of a church. This idea caused Lakeview Church's lead pastor, Phil Wiebe, to propose the idea of purchasing the strip mall that the church meets in and using the tenant lease funds to meet the needs of the community the church serves in. The church will occupy a portion of the strip mall while independent businesses will lease out the other spaces.

Lakeview Church had already begin this type of marketplace venture by leasing out their lobby to a coffee shop, called Ditta Caffe. Not only did this venture provide funds to the church, the building remained open with people from the community in it daily. Some of those guests have even joined the church and have now found JOY and FREEDOM in Jesus. As Lakeview Church has grown since its inception (Easter of 2019), it has already started a second campus in the next community where Ditta Caffe is also now opening another coffee shop in the lobby.

The Team

 

Phil Wiebe - CEO

Phil Wiebe is a Canadian farm boy turned pastor, turned entrepreneur. He has pastored for 20 years in Utah, part of which he planted Lakeview Church in Stansbury Park. As a fundraiser he has raised well over $1M for the church plant, and it has grown to over 300 people. His vision goes well beyond the confines of the church building. 

Sara Diaz - Property Manager

Sara Diaz has over a decade in management with Hunter Panels working with international companies and managing large multi million dollar accounts. There are no mysteries that Sara will not spend hours figuring out to move a project forward. She has strong customer service experience and incredible administrative skills.

Pat Gatlin - CFO

Pat has well over two decades of financial advising and accounting. He has a number of years working in ministry as a pastor and serving in Utah. Pat has managed multi million dollar portfolio's for the last 28 years and totally nerds out on numbers. 

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