Wes Bender graduated from Lipscomb University in 2002 with degrees in Biology, German and Bible. He is a co-author of the book, Strengthening the Organizational Heart: 15 Timeless Lessons from John R. Mott.
Wes served on staff for the Metro Atlanta YMCA from 2004-2014. There, he provided leadership as the Director of Youth and International Initiatives. In this role, Wesley led a major strategic agenda titled, “Inspire Teen Leadership.”
Through a strong desire for non-profit and social sector organizations to create deeper impact, Wes founded The Cause Driven Consulting Group. The focus of this firm was customized outcome tools measuring social capital as well as Youth Development innovation.
Wes served as Senior Consultant for Daxko T2 Consulting where his areas of expertise included Planning, Primary Market Research, Volunteer Development, Program Innovation/Implementation, Diversity Initiatives, Impact Measurement and Emotional Intelligence.
In addition to his non-profit work with Triangle2, Wes also serves as the part-time preaching minister for West End Church of Christ in Nashville, TN. He and his gorgeous bride, Leanne, benefit greatly from the work God has been doing there for multiple Generations. They have two handsome sons, Jackson and Philip, and one beautiful daughter, Elizabeth.
Although connecting with other organizations and thousands of non-profit leaders during the course of the year keeps him extremely motivated, the majority of his energy comes from sitting around the dinner table, connecting with family and friends.