InFocus Board

Eric Lindquist

Eric Lindquist

Secretary

Something interesting to know about you:

I host a podcast called the Deep End.

Passion:

Finding ways to contextualize & communicate the gospel to creative/artistic/musical people and those who are outside the reach of the evangelical church in America. Enjoy hosting house concerts and supporting independent artists.

Family:

Married 23 years to Sabina. Have two children. Matthew, 15 & Sarah 17.

Favorite book:

“The Forgotten Ways” by Alan Hirsch.

Favorite artist:

The Lost Dogs.

Hobby:

Playing bass guitar, tennis.

Eric’s contribution to the board:

Marketing & Networking.

Gary’s commentary:

“Eric is an artist at heart. We share a common passion to see people normally shunned by the church or sadly neglected, intersect with followers of Jesus in a non-judgmental, non-programmatic manner. Eric has a genuine desire to reach the artist community in non-traditional ways. He shared his vision for House Concerts which piqued my curiosity. My wife and I have participated in a number of these for the sheer pleasure of hearing amazing artists share their craft. The vibe of the concert walks the fine line of providing a venue for secular, as well as Christian artists, with the intent on creating a non-threatening atmosphere for followers of Jesus to connect with people far from God. It’s not church, it’s not a Christian coffee house; it’s a “third” place. I love the way Eric channels his creative energy into an evangelistic way, that is often too radical for the confines of the traditional church.”

Dean Vasquez

Dean Vasquez

Treasurer

 

Something interesting to know about you:

 I love to volunteer, play and be involved in supporting people to have fun and be successful.

Passion:

 Helping young men grow into healthy members of marriages, families fatherhood and society; cycling- anything with pedals; orphans and widows.

Family:

 Love of my life- wife of 27 years; three wonderful young adult daughters.

Favorite book:

 “Way of the Wild Heart” by John Eldredge

Favorite artist:

 Ansel Adams

Hobby:

 Cycling

Dean’s contribution to the board:

 Sales and negotiations

Gary’s commentary:

 “Dean loves people. He and his wife Lauralyn are dear friends. I first met Dean when we relocated to So Cal from Phoenix and our children attended the same middle school. Besides sharing a common passion for mountain biking, he has a genuine love for young adults (he has worked with middle schoolers through young professionals). Dean is direct and to the point, honest and incredibly supportive. He has come alongside me in the hardest of times, like when both of my children were in and out of hospital due to a virus over the course of a month. Dean is the person I will call when I am having a tough day. I love the way Dean balances being a truth teller and grace-giver!”

David McDaniel

David McDaniel

Chairman

Something interesting to know about you:

I’m incurably curious about any organization, for-profit or non-profit, and how and why they do what they do.

Passion:

Helping organizations that make it simple for people who don’t know God to find out about Him in a comfortable, engaging, and helpful setting.

Family:

Married for 35 years to Laura with 2 married children (Lucy and Jay). And, we have one awesome grandson, Max.

Favorite book:

“The E Myth” by Michael Gerber.

Favorite artist:

The Avett Brothers

Hobby:

Running/exercise

David’s contribution to the board:

Strategy and Business Development.

Gary’s commentary:

“David understands leadership. We first met when he was the “Director of the North Point Strategic Partnership Group” and subsequently grew it to 22 partner campuses across North America. InFocus was asked to coach their campus pastors over a period of 3 years which served as a tremendous learning for me into the multi-site model, unique to North Point. David previously launched the first site of North Point in Buckhead and served as an elder alongside Andy Stanley, while working as a commercial real estate broker. Near the end of our tenure together, David passed the baton to the next leader, then returned to a commercial real estate start-up. He is an entrepreneur and has helped me formulate the InFocus Affiliate strategy and structure. Although he will be the last to admit it, David is oftentimes the smartest guy in the room. I love his humility and enjoy his company.”