Christopher Meade

Chris Meade



Dean, College of Business
Director of MBA Programs
Phone: 503-915-7800
Email: cmeade@georgefox.edu
Office Location: Newberg Campus, Hoover 143


Office Hours: By appointment

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Chris Meade serves as the Dean of the College of Business. He has served in various leadership and faculty roles with the George Fox College of Business since 2006. He worked as a professor at the school’s satellite campus in Boise, Idaho until the summer of 2012 when he transitioned to George Fox’s Portland Center location to serve as chair and director of the school’s MBA programs and as an assistant professor of management. Chris is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, and executive leadership coach. He is the recipient of the George Fox Graduate Teacher of the Year award for 2011-2012.

Chris brings nearly 30 years of entrepreneurship, business ownership and management experience to his assignment as dean. In addition to his work at the university, he is the founder, president and executive leadership coach for Leadership Alive, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps inspire, coach and resource leaders, teams and organizations. He speaks at numerous events on leadership throughout the United States and has published five books through the organization. Chris is also the founder of Grace Chapel, a Christ-centered, multicultural church located in Boise, Idaho, where he served for 18 years as the lead pastor. Chris has been married to his wife, Mary, for almost 30 years. They have three adult children.

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Professor Meade teaches
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Ethical and Legal Responsibility
  • Organizational Systems and Change
  • Leadership and Spiritual Formation
  • Research Methods
Education
  • PhD, Organizational Learning with a Leadership Concentration, University of Idaho (4.0 GPA)
  • MAOL, Management & Organizational Leadership, George Fox University
  • MM, Masters of Christian Ministry, Northwest Nazarene University
  • BA, Management & Organizational Leadership, George Fox University
Research Interests
  • Leadership Development and Formation
  • 21st Century Changing Culture 
  • Integration of Faith and Vocation
  • Organizational Health and Effectiveness
  • Global Trends Shaping Business and Higher Education
  • Spiritual Formation and Human Flourishing
Community Service
  • Ordained Pastor
  • Provide pro-bono career and life coaching for students
  • Provide pro-bono leadership consulting to under-resourced pastors
  • Volunteer work through Leadership Alive, Inc.
Books Published
  • Meade, C. (2013). Financially Alive: Wealth Creation. Social Responsibility. Biblical Values (Audio Book Recording, ISBN: 978-0-9835660-1). Boise, ID: Leadership Alive, Inc.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Financially Alive: Wealth Creation. Social Responsibility. Biblical Values (Paperback - 300 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9835660-0-7). Boise, ID: Leadership Alive, Inc.
  • Meade, C. (2011). Leadership Alive: Changing Leadership Practices within the Emerging 21st Century Culture (Audio Book Recording, 5 CDs, ISBN: 978-0-9770110-3-2). Boise, ID: Leadership Alive, Inc. 
  • Meade, C. (2010). New Testament Alive: The Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke & John – Volume I (Paperback 415 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9770110-6-3). Boise, ID: Leadership Alive, Inc.
  • Meade, C. (2009). Christianity Alive: Faith. Love. Action (Paperback 150 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9770110-5-6). Boise, ID: Leadership Alive, Inc.
  • Meade, C. (2008). Leadership Alive: Changing Leadership Practices within the Emerging 21st Century Culture.  (Paperback 240 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9770110-4-9). Boise, ID: Leadership Alive, Inc.
  • Meade, C. (2006). Leadership-Shift: Core and Catalytic Leadership Competencies of Effective Twenty-First Century Christian Leaders (ISBN: 0-9770110-0-3). Boise, ID:  Leadership Alive, Inc.
Books In Progress
  • Meade, C. (2014). Community Alive: Connection. Transformation. Human Flourishing. (Paperback 175 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9835660-5-2). Portland, OR: Leadership Alive, Inc.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Everyday Alive: Maximize Potential. Work with Purpose. Live with Passion. (Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9835660-6-9). Portland, OR: Leadership Alive, Inc.
Professional Presentations/Keynotes/Seminars Conducted for Industry
Created and presented approximately 1,000 presentations, seminars, workshops, lectures, keynotes, and/or sermons. Listed below are some of those presentations. More topics can be found at Leadership Alive.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Strategic Principles On How To Run A Successful Business In The USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Zhejian Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, Shaowing, Zhejian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Strategic Principles On How To Run A Successful Business In The USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Maximizing Your Strengths As A Manager. Speaker and Trainer for new managers at the Seattle Veteran's Department,
    Seattle, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Leveraging Your Strengths As A Leader.  Speaker and Trainer for the Children of the Nations international organization,
    Seattle, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Building a High Performance Team. Speaker and Trainer for regional planned giving professionals at North Pacific Union,
    Bend, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Changing Leadership Practices in the Emerging 21st Century Global World. Speaker and Lecturer at Dalian Neusoft University of Information, Dalian Ocean University, and Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Becoming fully alive: Accelerate - Increasing your capacity and gaining peak performance. Guest presenter at the annual Oregon universities HR conference, Newberg, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Effective communication techniques for high performing teams and leaders using disc. Trainer and facilitator for the Health Policy Fellowship, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Portland OR.
  • Meade, C. (2013). A new ethic for a new world: Example, tolerance, hope, integrity, character. Keynote speaker at the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers Institute Conference (ICCTFOI), Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Developing trusted servant leaders: A new kind of leader for a new kind of world. Keynote speaker at the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers Institute Conference (ICCTFOI), Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Upside down leadership in the 21st century. Keynote speaker at the Cole Valley leadership camp, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote Speaker at the TVWC, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at the Genesis World Mission, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Leadership alive: Changing leadership practices in the emerging 21st century culture. Speaker at the GFU Student Leadership Training Program, Newberg, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at Grace Chapel, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Building a high performing team through disc awareness. Speaker and trainer for BodyBuilding.com HR Department, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013) Strategic visioning, organizational effectiveness, and business development. Consultant and trainer for Gresham Cosmetic Laser Center, Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at Life Center North, Spokane, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at George Fox University Speaker Series, Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at George Fox University Speaker Series, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Self-leadership: Endurance, selflessness, discipline, & courage. Keynote speaker at the Cole Valley Leadership camp, Cascade, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Loving leadership: Being ambitious for the success of others. Speaker/trainer at Meridian Police Department Officer Leadership Training, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2012). A new ethic for a new world: Example, tolerance, hope, integrity, character. Keynote speaker at George Fox University Commencement ceremonies, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Leadership alive: Changing leadership practices in the emerging 21st century culture. Keynote speaker at Vineyard CC, Virginia Beach, VA. 
  • Meade, C. (2012). Becoming fully alive: Increasing your capacity and gaining peak performance. Keynote speaker at a two-day conference, Denver, CO.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Becoming trusted servant leaders. Keynote speaker in Tucson, AZ.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Becoming trusted servant leaders. Keynote speaker in Boise, ID.
Certifications, Professional Affiliations 
  • Gallup Trained StrengthsFinder Coach/Trainer
  • Strategic Visioning Trainer/Facilitator, Grove Consultants
  • Team Performance Trainer/Facilitator, Grove Consultants
  • DiSC Profile Trainer/Facilitator
  • Blended Learning Course Designer
  • Willow Creek Leadership Association
  • Foursquare Churches International
Music CDs Written, Recorded and Published
  • Stronger Than Life – WorshipAlive.com
    Composed, recorded, produced, and distributed an original worship album - Christopher & Mary Meade Music.
  • Packin’ Up My Sorrows – WorshipAlive.com
    Composed, recorded, produced, and distributed an original worship album - Christopher & Mary Meade Music.
  • Tell The People – WorshipAlive.com
    Composed, recorded, produced, and distributed an original worship album - Christopher & Mary Meade Music.

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