KidUnique Authors

Dan Webster

Dan Webster is an author, teacher, communicator, mentor, and founder of Authentic Leadership, Inc. Dan’s passion is to train and inspire leaders to live authentic lives of great impact. Dan has 30+ years of experience working with leaders from all walks of life…CEO’s, executives, teachers, youth workers, pastors and leaders of non-profit organizations. Dan was trained in communications and leadership at Biola University in La Mirada, California and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has worked in education, probation, and on the staff of two of the largest and most influential churches in America. Since 1989 Dan has been a visiting professor at graduate schools in Illinois, South Dakota, and Canada. Dan is obsessed with understanding people and how they develop. Dan was born in the Midwest, has been married to Judy for 35 years and has three grown sons (and a beautiful daughter-in-law). He currently resides in Holland, Michigan.

Tony Schwartz

Tony Schwartz understands student ministry. As a sophomore in high school, some friends invited him to check out an awesome student ministry and it changed the direction of his life. Those experiences, and the influence of some great leadership, helped Tony find Christ. Building teams to create thriving student ministry, influential student leaders and difference-making friendships are passions that drive him. Tony is the director of the Element Junior High Ministry at Central Christian Church in Henderson, Nevada. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Tony and Lisa have been married for 19 years and have two strikingly handsome sons, Robby and Riley; and one little girl named Ellie, who is pretty beyond reasonable standards.

Chris Trethewey

Chris Trethewey is a member of the Executive Team at Central Christian Church where thousands of people attend campuses each weekend, along with a global community who attend online. Chris has been in youth ministry for over fifteen years where his passion for students to thrive in their faith continues to be a focus. He is passionate about the family and is a sought after speaker at both student and family events. He and his wife, Kim, have two beautiful and creative daughters, Kiara and Claire.

Cathy Dyck

KidUnique Workshop Facilitator - Canada
Welcome Cathy Dyck to the kidunique facilitator team. Cathy Dyck is a mentor and speaker who has a passion to teach and inspire others to live to their full potential. As a teacher, parent, and member of the children’s ministry team while on staff at The Meeting Place, she has spent over 25 years investing in the lives of children, youth, parents, and children’s ministry leaders and volunteers. During her tenure at The Meeting Place her role included leadership development, team building and curriculum development.

Cathy has been a certified kidunique Presenter since the Fall of 2012, and loves the opportunity to equip parents, teachers and ministry volunteers in bringing their best to the role they play in the lives of the kids they care about. She spends her volunteer time encouraging youth leaders and for fun she hangs out with 4 year olds most Sunday mornings.

Cathy lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband, Gerry. They have been married for over 35 years and have 4 grown children, including one who married into the family, and 2 grandsons.