About Arrow Leadership


Helping leaders like you find clarity, community and confidence

For 30 years, Arrow Leadership has been helping leaders like you find clarity, community and confidence for greater Kingdom impact. We offer Jesus-centered Leadership programs, personal mentoring, organizational consulting and resources that develop you and your team to Lead Different.


We follow Jesus. He led differently, and he’s the leader of leaders. Our conviction is we have lots to learn from Jesus, and he wants to transform you to lead differently. That’s the heart of Jesus-centered Leadership.

  • Being led more by Jesus – experiencing freedom, peace and security from a grounded identity and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • Leading more like Jesus – as a servant leader with deeper character, greater confidence and enhanced competence
  • Leading more to Jesus — equipped and empowered to share God’s love clearly, creatively and compassionately to grow God’s Kingdom
Mission, Vision and Values

Who we are and what we value

Our Purpose

Arrow Leadership develops Christian leaders to be led more by Jesus, to lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus™.

Our Mission

Arrow Leadership develops Christian leaders by providing transformational programs, producing exceptional leadership resources and sharpening Christian leaders globally.

Our Vision

Christian leaders equipped to influence every sphere of society, impact every nation and reach every person for Jesus.

Our Values

Kingdom First (Isaiah 49:3; Matt. 6:33; 22:37)
Arrow Leadership is committed to building God’s Kingdom for God’s glory.

Purposefully Relational (Matt. 22:39; 1 Thess. 2:8)
Arrow Leadership is committed to developing deep, intentional and long‐term relationships that lead to heart transformation.

Cultivating Trust (Exodus 18:21; Ps 78:72)
Arrow Leadership is committed to cultivating trust through integrity because trust is the currency of effective leadership.

Wholehearted Service (Eph. 6:6‐8; 2 Chron. 31:20‐21)
Arrow Leadership is committed to wholehearted service unto the Lord, overflowing with impact and excellence experienced by others.

Intentionally Collaborative (1 Cor. 12:11‐13; Eph. 4:12‐16)
Arrow Leadership is committed to serving with the broader Body of Christ in sharpening Christian leaders everywhere.

Arrow Leadership Executive Team

Dr. Craig Hendrickson

Strategic Visionary: Craig brings twenty-three years of leadership experience in pastoral and campus ministry, coaching and consulting, and Christian higher education into his role as the president of Arrow Leadership. A lifelong learner and results-driven leader, Craig completed a Master of Divinity from Regent College while playing in the Canadian Football League, as well as a Master of Theology in Missiology and a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary while serving in full-time ministry.

As an alumnus of the Arrow Leadership Program™, Emerging Stream, Craig credits Arrow with refining his vision, transforming his leadership, and keeping him in ministry. Accordingly, his passion for Arrow runs deep, serving as a Leadership Partner and trainer. Craig is thrilled to lead Arrow into this next season of impactful ministry.

Craig and his wife Mary reside in the Chicago area where Mary serves as Associate Professor of Human Services at the Moody Bible Institute. Their daughter Amaya is a university freshman and she is a member of the track team majoring in Public Health.


Sharon SimmonsDr. Sharon Simmonds
Vice President, Programs

Developer: Sharon’s passion for Jesus and for his people to be healthy and vibrant motivates her to be committed to relationships and activities that encourage, strengthen and develop Christian leaders and leadership groups.  Her life experience includes marriage, raising four children, leading a charitable organization, pursuing education and developing ministry and people in a local church.

Sharon is an Arrow Leader and studied at Wheaton College (MA) and Tyndale Seminary (DMin). Sharon authored the award-winning devotional Who Am I? and is a co-author of Great Mentoring.

Sharon and her husband Gord find it life-giving to spend time with their family and friends, provide hospitality and travel. In addition, Sharon thrives by creating space for solitude through walking, reading, playing the piano and journaling.

Tarra Wellings
Vice President, Operations

Equipper: Tarra has been a part of the Arrow team since July 2003. She specializes in people and culture, project management, information management, and communications. She is deeply committed to leadership development and loves to use her gifts to equip and empower others to reach their full potential for God’s glory.

Tarra focused on “Building Leadership Trust in the Context of Teams” in her MBA through Edinburgh Napier University and she completed the Arrow Leadership Program™, Executive Stream with Class 56.

Tarra and her husband Butch enjoy spending time with their family, especially their grandchildren. They love to golf and kayak and explore God’s beauty through nature.

Dr. Taylor Williams
Vice President, Development and  Engagement

Dreamer: Taylor seeks to walk alongside leaders and organizations to see Jesus-centered leadership transformation. He builds trust through his pastoring heart and inspires others to trust God for growth through his inspiring ideas.

Taylor is an alumnus of the Arrow Leadership Program™ and focused on “Resiliency in Church Leaders” in his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He served for fifteen years in pastoral ministry and has a deep love for the local church.

Taylor is married to the love of his life, Joanna, and they are busy raising three amazing children.

Board Members

Jay R. Lee

From his work on Wall Street to pastoral ministry, Jay brings his sharp mind and heart for people to his role chair of the board.

Miller Alloway

Miller leverages decades of experience as a consultant, lawyer, board member, leader developer, and foundation leader in his role as Arrow board member.

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As a Chartered Management Accountant with decades of experience in nonprofit and business, Aklilu provides a keen financial eye as vice chair and member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Keith Anderson

With decades of experience in senior leadership in the healthcare sector and expertise related to board governance, Keith helps the Arrow board continue to grow in good governance practices.

Heather Cova

Heather brings frontline experience with her background as an executive director of an urban-based nonprofit, an equipper of nonprofit leaders and a local pastor in a mega-church context.

Sam ChaiseSam Chaise

Sam brings a unique perspective to the board through his work with refugees, international missions and local church ministry.

Janet JohnsonJanet Johnson

With senior philanthropy and marketing roles for some of Canada’s largest charities, Janet’s skillset strengthens the fundraising and marketing efforts of the ministry.

Peter HuizingaPeter Huizinga

Peter’s high-tech background combined with his expertise as a coach, consultant and trained governance practitioner speak into Arrow governance, technology and strategy issues.

Gregg Becker

Gregg’s experience leading a broad range of private companies, along with his current work in guiding businesses and their owners through successful transitions, brings valuable insight to the board.

Gretchen S. Englund

Having years of experience in nonprofit leadership development and in Christian growth, Gretchen brings an informed heart and mind to the board as it discerns its path forward.

Jim Williamson

With decades of experience in public relations and non-profit management with growing and guiding organizations to reach their vision and create irresistible cultures, Jim brings key knowledge and perspectives to the board.




Ruth Ollison

With over twenty-five years of experience as a director, producer,  author, pastor, and coach, Dr. Ruth has trained hundreds of people globally. She brings deep wisdom and a pioneering spirit into her role on the Arrow board.

Our History

After several decades serving with The Billy Graham Association alongside his brother-in-law Billy Graham, Leighton Ford had a growing concern that his generation had spent so much time doing ministry that they hadn’t developed the next generation. This realization, combined with the sudden loss of Leighton’s 21-year-old son Sandy, inspired Leighton to launch the Arrow Leadership Program™ to develop the next generation of Jesus-centered leaders in 1991.

In 1998, Dr. Carson Pue, author of the best-selling Mentoring Leaders, became President of Arrow Leadership and helped expand the ministry globally.

After serving for seven years as program director and later vice president, Dr. Steve Brown was appointed president in 2011.

With over 2,000 Arrow leaders globally and 10 nationally-led Arrow programs, Steve continued Arrow’s emphasis on global expansion with the heartfelt conviction that Jesus-centered leadership changes everything.

In 2024, Arrow welcomed Dr. Craig Hendrickson as its 4th president. Craig desires to see more leaders experience Jesus-centered Leadership development by providing greater access for leaders in more places to Arrow’s transformational programs.