August 21

Formation | SL60-018


Just as a basketball player refines their skills through years of practice, our formative years in personal development extend throughout our lives. Formation is the journey of personal growth that molds our character. It’s essential to realize that leaders are shaped by experiences and choices, proving that leadership is a possibility for all, regardless of inherent traits or backgrounds. Engage with us further as we delve deeper into the intricate steps of the formation process.

Jacob Niemeier, P.E.

Jacob Niemeier grew up in Indiana, graduated from Purdue University in 2012. In 2017, he Founded Vera Aqua Vera Vita, a nonprofit focused on clean water. He also owns a professional cleaning business. He and his wife have two children.

Darren Smith

Darren Smith is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.