Wisconsin Lutheran College's
2015-2016 Christian Leadership
Speaker Series

Brought to you by Thrivent Financial, the Backbone Institute, and the Christian Women's Leadership Circle

Wisconsin Lutheran College was founded to prepare students for lives of Christian leadership through high quality teaching, scholarship, and service. In 2010, WLC created the Center for Christian Leadership to provide teaching, experiences, models, and mentors that will develop Christian servant leaders within our campus family and the community. You are invited to join us for our annual speaker series focused on Christian leadership.

Christian Business Leaders Summit

Monday, October 19, 2015
Keynote: Dean Rennicke
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Christian Business Leaders Summits will be held in WLC's Campus Center located inside the Gary Greenfield Administration Building located at 8800 West Bluemound Road in Milwaukee. Registration and networking begins at 11 a.m. At noon, enjoy a plated lunch and keynote, following by a roundtable discussion. The event will wrap up by 1 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Naylor at 414.443.8662 or

Dean Rennicke
Lakeshore Chinooks and Kapco Metal Stamping

Dean Rennicke Photo Dean Rennicke has shared a passion for sports and marketing over the span of his career. Dean is a local product who attended Homestead High School in Mequon where he won a state baseball title with his father, Don, as the coach, while tying a state record for most wins by a pitcher for a season going 16-0 his senior year. Ironically he tied the record held by his older brother, who accomplished the same feat four years earlier.

From there he went on to play three years of baseball at the University of Wisconsin where he is fourth on the all-time list for pitching wins at Wisconsin over its 112-year history. After his junior year at Wisconsin he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization where he spent seven years as a pitcher and coach in their Minor League system. After two arm surgeries and needing a third, Dean retired and came back to Milwaukee.

Dean joined the Milwaukee Brewers Front Office and spent 15 seasons with the organization in various capacities including their Vice President of Corporate and Ticket Sales. Dean was a part of the front office while Miller Park was being built and oversaw all ticket sales for the Major League All-Star Game in 2002.

From the Brewers he went on to join the Journal Radio Networks selling the Packers and Brewers Radio Broadcasts. In 2011 he accepted the position of Vice President of Marketing for Kapco, Inc. and as part of those duties he serves as the Vice President and General Manager of the Lakeshore Chinooks baseball team. In 2014 the Lakeshore Chinooks won the Northwoods League Championship and were named by Perfect Game USA as the number one collegiate summer team in the nation out of over 500 teams.

Kapco is known for being an industry leader and a company that gets involved in numerous community endeavors. Dean has helped to establish Kapco as a strong brand name in the Milwaukee market as he carries out the vision of Kapco’s President, Jim Kacmarcik. Dean serves on several area charitable boards and is married to Margaret; they have three children 22, 20, and 18.

Furure Events:

  • Butterfly Brunch
    Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • Christian Business Leaders Summit
    Friday, March 11, 2016, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Leadercast
    Friday, May 6, 2016