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Here are two questions we recently asked our Executive Director, Kemp Boyd (pictured above, with his wife, Stacy):

  • What is your favorite quote?  If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference.
  • What is something unique about you?  My personality.

Today we’d like to introduce a new direction for our upcoming blog posts, starting in July.  This will be a pilot program, a test-run, if you will.  Our goal with this new format is to offer more of a connecting point for our Network, as we seek to raise awareness, partner together, and champion the good people and organizations doing Kingdom work in our community.

We feel this connection in our community is something people value and long for, whether in the marketplace, in a para-church setting, or in the Church.  We as individuals need a connecting point to bring unity and to most importantly break ground on issues that are affecting our community. 
Kemp Boyd, The Executive Director of the Love Akron Network, has felt the need for this connection in the community with the different platforms that The Love Akron Network already has.  What better way to begin to intentionally do this, than with the blog?


“My hope is that starting in July, The Love Akron Network will start to feature different people and organizations in our community for our monthly blogs. My heart is drawn to different ways that The Love Akron Network can start to better connect with the areas and places in our community. My goal is to bring people together over common ground and interest, and to hear more about the leaders in our community.”

If you or someone you know, is willing to share about your organization, ministry, or the way your group is helping the Greater Akron Area to FLOURISH, please contact our Communications Director, Sarah Klingler at sklingler@loveakron.org.  

We ask that submissions be in line with the mission of The Love Akron Network, which is a Kingdom-driven ministry, seeking to transform our community spiritually but also holistically as well.  We do this through convening, connecting, and championing. Submissions should be 250-500 words in length and can be included in the body of the email or attached as a Word document.  Please also include your name and a headshot.  Please also answer the same two questions Kemp answered at the top of the blog, so we can get to know more about you as a leader: What is your favorite quote?  What is something unique about you?  

We look forward to featuring many great community and church partners in the coming weeks as we seek to provide much-needed connection for our Network.