Why Shawn Tuma is involved with the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast.

“Why am I involved with the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast?”

That is the question that some of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast volunteers were asked to consider.

Shawn Tuma

Shawn Tuma, Partner
Scheef & Stone, L.L.P.

Shawn Tuma, Partner at Scheef & Stone, L.L.P., had this to say:

It’s the feeling that I got when I first walked into the building. It’s the overwhelming presence of the Lord that told me I was in the right place and needed to be a part of it.

It was a feeling that I had experienced before and I knew that I could not ignore it. In the spring of 1996, I visited Regent University to see if that was the right place for me to attend law school. When I placed my foot on the ground to step out of the cab at the front gates of Regent, I felt that same feeling. The chills, feeling of warmth, the hair standing up on the back of your neck. You know, the feeling you get when you enter into a place that is filled with the Spirit of the Lord. At that moment, I knew that I was in the right place and there no doubt whatsoever. In hindsight, attending Regent University School of Law was one of the very best decisions I have ever made.

In the fall of 2014, my friend Robert Hunt invited me to be a guest at his table for the 2014 DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast. Bright and early on September 26, 2014, I arrived at the Irving Convention Center having no idea of what to expect. As I walked up to the building, all I could tell was that the place was huge and insecure feeling of knowing nobody, except Robert, in a building full of people, was knawing away at me.

Then I opened the door and walked in. At that moment, the feeling hit me and everything was just right. I could feel the presence of the Lord and I knew that I was in the right place. I was quickly greeted with coffee and smiling friendly faces that made me feel right at home. The more time that passed, the more I knew just how special this event was. By the end of the Breakfast, I knew that I had to be a part of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast going forward and committed to both volunteer and purchase a table for 10 people for 2015.

Today was the 2015 Prayer Breakfast. It was absolutely amazing! As I entered the building, I felt the same Sprit that I felt last year. The speakers’ messages were perfect and I could see that many people’s hearts were touched, believers and non-believers alike. It was also very fulfilling to see how much the nine guests I invited to my table were enjoying themselves. I can only wonder if any of them were impacted the same way I was last year, and whether they will have their own tables next year — with nine more guests each! Isn’t it amazing to see just how easily God can expand this exponentially?

It just doesn’t get any better than this! I am excited to be a part of the 2016 Prayer Breakfast and I hope to see you there!

We are very thankful for Shawn, who is one of our great volunteers and served as Chair of the Communications Committee for the 2015 DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast. There is plenty of room for you too, so please fill out the information on our Volunteer Page and come join us for an even better event in 2016!

Why Robert Hunt is involved with the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast.

“Why am I involved with the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast?”

That is the question that some of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast volunteers were asked to consider.

RobertRobert Hunt, Owner of Renaissance Executive Forums Dallas,  had this to say:

I do not have a line between my work and faith and I am part of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast because it is an event that celebrates the marriage of the two. My faith in Jesus Christ weaves in and out seamlessly through my work because it is the foundation of what I think and do. I don’t have a way to shut it off to meet certain situations any more than I can turn off being a Husband or Father. And frankly, I don’t see a reason I would want to. People are looking for what I have and I am happy to share it with them.
I have found that most people are searching for something MORE out of life. Many have a longing in their hearts that never seems to be satisfied. They search for peace and joy but it always seems just beyond their reach. We spend most of our lives working. Whether we’re thinking about it, going to or from it, or actually doing the work, it takes up the majority of our lives. Why would anyone hold back their faith during all this?
I have been given a place of influence in the lives of Owners and CEO’s here in DFW, and GOD expects me to live boldly for Him so others will know the life-changing message of a hope that is found in Jesus Christ. Someday, I will stand before my GOD and be accountable for the opportunities He placed in my life. I want to be found worthy of the marriage, children, friends, and work He has given me to care for. That is also what I want for you.
Join me and over 500 Technology and Business Leaders this year at the Irving Convention Center to hear what GOD is doing in our lives. If you do not know the GOD of the Bible in a personal way, come hear and believe. If you are a part of God’s family, come be inspired to live boldly so others will see your faith and seek to know GOD themselves. There is a seat for you if you want one and I’m praying you will join us.

We are very thankful for Robert, who is one of our great volunteers serving as Chair of the Sponsorship Committee for the 2015 DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast. There is plenty of room for you too, so please contact one of the volunteers directly or fill out the information on our Volunteer Page and come join us!

Why Jeff Clement is involved with the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast.

“Why am I involved with the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast?”

That is the question that some of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast volunteers were asked to consider.

Jeff ClementJeff Clement, Managing Director of 3Ci,  and Director and Founder of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast had this to say:

There are many reasons why I find organized religion intrusive, unfriendly and overbearing.  I am NOT supporting the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast to be any of those things.   Despite what man has done to organized religion, I am supporting and pushing a pure pursuit of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  This and this alone is life changing – and it changed my life and it has changed many people’s life throughout our technology community.

However, you probably do not know that.  You probably have never heard the “who” and the “why.”  Because before now, there were limited opportunities for those in the technology community to share their faith in a venue that was considered appropriate and open.

I want to change that and have been working hard to do so.  I want you to know the ‘who,” the “why,”  and the “how.”   There is no money in it for me or others who support our efforts.  We do it for you – because you should hear the authentic truth without any distractions of religion, ritual or tradition.  You should hear the truth of how a BIG God is personal in His love.  Personal in His efforts and personal in His pursuit of you knowing Him (he already knows you)!!!!

Just come and see!  No pressure.  No push.  Just come and see! Please.  If you are interested in attending the 2015 DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast, please email me at [email protected].  I will save a seat for you.

We are very thankful for Jeff, who founded this great event and continues to be one of our great volunteers serving as Committee Chairman for the 2015 DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast. There is plenty of room for you too, so please contact one of the volunteers directly or fill out the information on our Volunteer Page and come join us!