Gardner-Webb University Dimensions Program Welcomes National Leadership Coach

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Jeff Raker Shares Insights From More than Two Decades Experience

a portrait photo of Jeff RakerBOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—A leadership coach with more than two decades of experience will be the guest speaker at Gardner-Webb University on Sept. 24 at 9:25 a.m. for Dimensions. Jeff Raker works with athletes and business professionals in individual and group settings. The GWU program is free and open to the public and will be held in Stewart Hall inside Tucker Student Center.

Raker has also served as a pastor for 30 years and is an international swim official. With a passion for helping people discover and develop their purpose in life, he is certified as an Executive Leadership Coach through Sherpa Coaching. The Sherpa Process helps people identify and address their weaknesses in order for them to attain the next level of success.

“My strength is helping people find their way through the limitations of their weaknesses, owning their God-given talents and strengths and applying them to their heart purpose,” Raker states on his Linkedin page. “I am a people expert who can help individuals navigate the maze created by relationships, communication, self-awareness, and accountability.”

Raker has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704.406.4264 or email with your request.

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program seeks to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and to promote a sense of community. More information is available by calling the GWU Office of Christian Life & Service at 704-406-4277 or visiting Learn more about Dimensions.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university. Gardner-Webb emphasizes a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics to prepare students to become effective leaders within the global community. Ignite your future at