Mike Arnold Bio

Mike Arnold, Pittsburgh Area Director

 

From an early age, one of Mike’s greatest passions was to see things moving forward.  As a third generation entrepreneur, he started his first business as a teenager and experienced the impact of creating a plan and watching it come to life.

Educated at Taylor University (BA) and Trinity International University (MAR), Mike has worked for over 20 years in the non-profit sector and helped multiple organizations move to new heights while effectively mobilizing staff and volunteers to increase value to their local communities.  A natural visionary, Mike has a unique ability to see what “could be” and uses a process that helps others discover the future while working toward a common goal. His passion for people and natural communication style has allowed him to influence thousands through speaking, consulting and coaching.

Mike serves as the Pittsburgh Area Director for CBMC.  He has a passion for seeing the marketplace leveraged for Kingdom works.  He also has a great desire to see men grow closer to God. In addition to his role with CBMC, Mike works as a pastor in the Pittsburgh area and is also a consultant for business and personal growth for churches, non-profit organization, and businesses around the United States.

Mike currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two daughters. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his family. 

Ken Barackman Bio

Ken Barackman, Pittsburgh Tri-States Area Director

 

Ken has been a native of Western Pennsylvania since his birth in 1945.  He grew up in North Versailles Twp. and attended Wilkinsburg High School.  After graduation, he worked for Westinghouse Airbrake Company for two years. He then enlisted and served with the US Army for 3 years from 1965 to 1968.   After returning from military service, he attended ACCC.

 

Ken started his career with AT&T, in 1968, as an Installer for Bell of Pennsylvania.  In 1979, Ken was promoted into Bell’s Marketing Department as a technical consultant.  He came to AT&T, in 1981, where he retired after 30 years of service at the end of 1998. Ken managed a Federal Credit Union for nineteen years while working for AT&T. Ken has been Pittsburgh Tri-States Area Director for CBMC since August of 2002.

 

Ken has been married to Carol for soon to be 44 years. They have two sons: Christopher, 47 and Timothy, 46.  Ken and Carol also have five wonderful grandchildren Christopher & Samantha, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Emily.  Ken and Carol now reside in Greensburg, PA.

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Erica Loftus 

 

Erica earned her degree in Communications from Geneva College in 2006 and shortly thereafter fell in love with being engaged in the community. The majority of her career has been helping to define and grow non-profit organizations. As the President of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, she thrived on a balance of creativity and structure while managing and implementing various projects. Erica describes herself as a "Connector of Dots." Seeing the need for these abilities in the business community, Erica launched Nala Marketing in 2017 which aims to help organizations with "Connecting the Dots" through the development and management of marketing and social media needs. Erica is married and resides in the Pittsburgh suburbs with her husband, stepson and dog Nala.