Join us September 16-17 in Charleston!

DILA 2024 Conference
Charleston, SC
September 16-17

TITLE SPONSOR

UMB Bank

Let’s convene this fall in Charleston, South Carolina at the Charleston Marriott! Hear from engaging speakers, share resources and ideas, and network with colleagues and friends. Mark September 16-17 on your calendar — Historic charm meets modern culture and creativity in Charleston!

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

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DILA 2024 Schedule

* All listed times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

  • SUN

    Sunday, Sept. 15
    4:00 p.m.

    Welcome to Charleston!

    Check in at the Charleston Marriott. Experience true southern hospitality and modern accommodations at its finest with easy access to charming downtown Charleston.

  • SUN

    Sunday, Sept. 15
    4:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Setup

    Exhibitors set up display table(s) outside the main ballroom at the Charleston Marriott.

  • SUN

    Sunday, Sept. 15
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    Registration

    Conference registration opens with a soft opening for those early birds among us.

  • SUN

    Sunday, Sept. 15
    8:30 p.m. & Beyond

    Free Time On Your Own!

    Stroll the historic streets of Charleston, SC, where time stands still and southern hospitality has no bounds. Why not stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War? Take a tour of a grandiose, pre-Civil War mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier and more…

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    7:30 a.m.

    Registration & Breakfast

    Conference registration opens for you to pick up your name badge and materials. Breakfast is catered and provided by DILA.

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    8:30 a.m.

    Opening Session

    DILA 2024 Conference kicks off with our emcee providing a program overview. Hear a morning devotion that will excite you for the days ahead!

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Breakouts by
    Fund Size

    Fund sizes include:
    $0-99 Million, $100-249 Million, $250-499 Million, $500-999 Million, $1B+.

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    10:30 a.m.

    Plenary Session
    ft. Chris Goulard

    Partake in a powerful and passionate message from DILA Plenary Speaker Chris Goulard, Saddleback Church.

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    11:45 a.m.

    Lunch

    Delight in a delectable, tasteful lunch provided by DILA to sustain you through the rest of your day.

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Breakouts by Topic

    Topics include:
    Trends in the Industry, Economy & Markets, Construction Consulting, Risk Management & Cybersecurity, Real Estate, Legal.

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Breakouts by Function

    Functions include:
    Marketing, Investment Operations, Lending Operations, Finance & Accounting, Senior Management, Relationship Management & Sales.

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

    Breakouts by Function
    (Repeat)

    Functions include:
    Marketing, Investment Operations, Lending Operations, Finance & Accounting, Senior Management, Relationship Management & Sales.

  • MON

    Monday, Sept. 16
    4:45 p.m. & Beyond

    Free Time On Your Own!

    Enjoy an evening of timeless grandeur in Charleston, SC! Engage with sponsors, partners, and colleagues for hosted dinners, indulging in award-winning Southern fare. Roam one of many blossoming gardens, and take a ride through the historic district in a horse-drawn carriage… or a 1928 Model A Ford Sport Coupe.

  • TUE

    Tuesday, Sept. 17
    7:30 a.m.

    Breakfast

    Start off the day with a delicious catered breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

  • TUE

    Tuesday, Sept. 17
    8:30 a.m.

    Morning Session

    Recap the first day and hear a morning devotion that will motivate your life’s mission in your daily work.

  • TUE

    Tuesday, Sept. 17
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Breakouts by Topic

    Topics include:
    Stewardship, Economy & Markets, Construction Consulting, Risk Management & Cybersecurity, Real Estate, Legal.

  • TUE

    Tuesday, Sept. 17
    10:30 a.m.

    Plenary Session
    ft. Tom Eggebrecht

    Hear from DILA Plenary Speaker Tom Eggebrecht, LCEF, as he shares a positive, encouraging message.

  • TUE

    Tuesday, Sept. 17
    11:45 a.m.

    Conclusion of DILA

    DILA Conference comes to a close, and we conclude another great year together!

What is DILA and should I attend?

Denominational Investors & Loan Administrators Conference (DILA)

DILA is an informal fellowship which meets to help maximize the effectiveness of not-for-profit entities organized to provide loans to various affiliated churches and related religious organizations within their Denomination by providing networking opportunities and educational resources.

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How much does DILA cost?

Registration Prices

Fund representatives may register for $200, and everyone else registers at $300. DILA Conference registration includes devotions, breakout sessions, networking, plenary sessions, and three meals.

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Fund Representatives

(MOST COMMON)
Those who work for a church development fund or foundation

200 /person

  • Breakfast on Monday & Tuesday
  • Lunch on Monday
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to all DILA main sessions
  • Access to all DILA breakout sessions
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All Others

(NOT A FUND REPRESENTATIVE)
Exhibitors/sponsors, attorneys/lawyers, or third-party organizations

300 /person

  • Breakfast on Monday & Tuesday
  • Lunch on Monday
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to all DILA main sessions
  • Access to limited  DILA breakout sessions
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Book Your Stay at our Block Rate!

Charleston Marriott
202 /night

Cutoff Date:  August 21

Charleston Marriott
  170 Lockwood Blvd
Charleston, SC 29403

Experience true southern hospitality and modern accommodations at its finest with easy access to charming downtown Charleston. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in a rich coastal culture, hop on a tour, splash in the waves or find historic bliss, you’ll find what you are looking for in Charleston at DILA 2024.

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Who’s Speaking at DILA?

DILA 2024 Plenary Speakers

Monday, Sept. 16 @ 10:30 a.m.

Chris Goulard

Pastor of Strategic Advancement
Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

In 2004, Chris Goulard left a successful career in the financial services industry and joined the staff of Saddleback Church as the Pastor of Financial Stewardship. Over the past 18 years, Chris has started and led Saddleback’s ministries focusing on discipling people in biblical financial stewardship, including the Financial Freedom Workshop, Estate Planning, Financial Coaching, Compass, Financial Peace University, and all other financial workshops and curriculum.

Now, Chris is focusing his efforts on discipling those to whom God has given a surplus and have the spiritual gift of giving. He runs the Estate Planning Ministry and Kingdom Builders and loves to talk with people about growing in generosity. Chris is also passionate about helping other churches start and build healthy stewardship ministries and serves as the Chairman of the Christian Stewardship Network, a network of Stewardship Pastors and leaders who serve in congregations around the world.

Chris and his wife Jenifer have been married for 30 years and have two adult sons. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989 with a BA in Economics, received his CFP designation in 1992, and completed seminary in 2006.
 

Tuesday, Sept. 17 @ 10:30 a.m.

Thomas Eggebrecht

Senior VP of Ministry Solutions
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)

Tom Eggebrecht is an experienced Senior Pastor and Writer with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions industry, in academic settings, and publishing. Skilled in writing, visioning, coaching, nonprofits, and conflict resolution, Tom is also a social services professional with a M.Div. focused in Theology from Concordia Seminary.

He has served the community in leadership roles of various organizations, including The Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee, Acacia Theatre Company, Adult Day Services of Lutheran Living Services, Common Ground (a community organizing group in Milwaukee), and as Circuit Counselor for the west side Milwaukee churches of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod.

Tom and his wife Tammy enjoy writing, music, biking, concerts, reading, traveling, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Green Bay Packers. Their adult daughter Ashlyn works for Ascension Lutheran Church in a suburb of Orlando, and their adult son Benjamin is a singer-songwriter and Brand Manager/COO at Consider the Wldflwrs in Nashville.
 

DILA 2024 Conference
Charleston, SC
September 16-17

TITLE SPONSOR

UMB Bank

Let’s convene this fall in Charleston, South Carolina at the Charleston Marriott! Hear from engaging speakers, share resources and ideas, and network with colleagues and friends. Mark September 16-17 on your calendar — Historic charm meets modern culture and creativity in Charleston!

 

Want to Exhibit or Sponsor DILA?

Sponsorship Packages

Exhibits start at $600, and Sponsorship starts at $1,800. Get your brand in front of the largest constituency of Denominational Investors and Loan Administrators in the country.

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Exhibit Only

600

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Bronze Sponsor

1,800

  • Logo featured in DILA program
  • Logo featured in DILA mobile app
  • Logo featured on DILA website
  • Half-page color ad in DILA program
    (5.5 x 8.5 in.)
  • Exhibit table (optional) at reduced $300 add’l fee
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Silver Sponsor

2,400

  • Logo featured in DILA program
  • Logo featured in DILA mobile app
  • Logo featured on DILA website
  • Exhibit table (optional) at reduced $300 add’l fee
  • Introduction at a main session
  • Full-page color ad in DILA program
    (8.5 x 11 in.)
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Gold Sponsor

3,000

  • Logo featured in DILA program
  • Logo featured in DILA mobile app
  • Logo featured on DILA website
  • Exhibit table (optional) at reduced $300 add’l fee
  • Introduction at a main session
  • Full-page color ad in DILA program
    (8.5 x 11 in.)
  • Sponsor logo on screens during a main session
  • 1-min video to be played during a main session
  • Free registration for one staff member
    ($300 value)
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Platinum Sponsor

4,000

  • Logo featured in DILA program
  • Logo featured in DILA mobile app
  • Logo featured on DILA website
  • Exhibit table (optional) at reduced $300 add’l fee
  • Introduction at a main session
  • Full-page color ad in DILA program
    (8.5 x 11 in.)
  • Sponsor logo on screens during a main session
  • 2-min video to be played during a main session
  • Free registration for two staff members
    ($600 value)
  • Sponsor-provided lit/item distributed to attendees
  • Free mobile app banner ad
    ($400 value)
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Meet Our Title Sponsor

UMB Bank

UMB Bank, n.a.’s Capital Markets Division can provide access to a comprehensive suite of solutions. From market data and robust technology platforms, to fixed income products and insightful modeling, your full-service UMB Bank experience provides support relevant to you.

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Those Who Make DILA Happen!

DILA 2024 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

UMB Bank

UMB Bank, n.a.’s Capital Markets Division can provide access to a comprehensive suite of solutions. From market data and robust technology platforms, to fixed income products and insightful modeling, your full-service UMB Bank experience provides support relevant to you.

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Platinum Sponsor

DiscipleData, Inc. (DDI)

DiscipleData, Inc. (DDI) is a software leader in the nonprofit financial ministry industry. They have been serving this sector for over 50 years! DDI-Connect™ software is the fastest growing church extension software on the market, powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365.

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Platinum Sponsor

Graystone Consulting

Graystone Consulting focuses exclusively on helping institutions address their multi-faceted investment needs. For over 30 years, they’ve put their extensive knowledge, experience and resources to work to guide our broad array of clients in achieving their goals.

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Gold Sponsor

Cornerstone Management

Cornerstone Management, founded in 1991 by a team of professionals, provides an independent, turn-key solution to Christian nonprofit organizations seeking to outsource their asset management and planned gift administration.

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Gold Sponsor

Forvis Mazars

Forvis Mazars, LLP is an independent member of Forvis Mazars Global, a leading global professional services network. Ranked among the largest public accounting firms in the United States, the firm’s 7,000 dedicated team members provide an Unmatched Client Experience® through the delivery of assurance, tax, and consulting services for clients in all 50 states and internationally through the global network.

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Gold Sponsor

NuView Trust Company

Every day, since opening its doors, NuView Trust Company has worked with individual and professional clients to provide custody for alternative assets. NuView Trust is driven to provide world class service and simple solutions in the complex world of alternative custody.

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Bronze Sponsor

AdelFi

AdelFi believes in stewarding God’s resources and making products and services available to Christians across the nation. Does your banking serve a higher purpose? By switching to a Christ-centered financial institution, it can. Learn more about the AdelFi difference.

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Bronze Sponsor

AMI Information Systems

The AMI Information Systems team is committed to providing great service to its clients with state-of-the-art solutions since 1983. Unleashing the Power of Technology… with a new Trinergy WEB Comprehensive system to help grow your Church Extension Fund & Foundation.

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Bronze Sponsor

Ascensus

Everyone deserves to feel financially secure. Ascensus helps more people save through partnerships with leading financial institutions and state governments. Ascensus delivers better outcomes through their expertise and purpose-built technology.

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Bronze Sponsor

CapinCrouse LLP

As a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving nonprofit organizations, CapinCrouse provides professional solutions to organizations whose outcomes are measured in lives changed, providing support in the key areas of financial integrity and security.

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Bronze Sponsor

First Integrity Title

First Integrity Title, privately owned and operated, has become one of the top-tier national title companies, believing first and foremost in focusing on the needs and aspirations of clients. This focus permeates in everything they do, from service levels, product quality, pricing and insuring transactions.

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Bronze Sponsor

Horizons Stewardship

At Horizons Stewardship, perspective and experience matters. You deserve an experienced strategist who can help you contextualize your opportunity, build a custom road map to get you there, and then walk with you to ensure you live into your God-breathed potential.

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Bronze Sponsor

Spayside Consulting

Spayside Consulting helps credit unions, denominational investment and loan funds, and non-profit financial institutions with assessment, strategy, procurement, and implementation of software & technology projects.

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DILA

DILA is an informal fellowship which meets to help maximize the effectiveness of not-for-profit entities organized to provide loans to various affiliated churches and related religious organizations within their Denomination by providing networking opportunities and educational resources.

Mailing Address

DILA c/o The Meeting Connection
4708 Chantry Dr
Galena, OH 43021

Phone

Office: +1 (614) 898-9361 ext. 1 Mobile: +1 (614) 499-3771

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Conference Location

Charleston Marriott
  170 Lockwood Blvd
Charleston, SC 29403

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