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Risk Management & Insurance for Ministries Webinar

September 18 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm EDT

Join us to learn about how to navigate the topics of risk management and insurance for your ministry.

Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, Gallagher has grown to be one of the leading insurance brokerage, risk management, and HR & benefits consulting companies in the world. Since 1927, Gallagher has been working together with clients to find effective solutions to their challenges.

Gallagher’s core values are core to its culture. Passionate service, strategic innovation, and ethical behavior form the basis of how they do business — The Gallagher Way. All with one purpose: To help you face your future with confidence.

At Gallagher, we believe that providing insurance, risk management and business consulting services means being there to see you through every challenge, every decision, every step of the way. In an ever-changing world, we still believe in the power of the simplest things: like having a partner by your side.

At Gallagher, they believe that providing insurance, risk management and business consulting services means being there to see you through every challenge, every decision, every step of the way. In an ever-changing world, we still believe in the power of the simplest things: like having a partner by your side.

This event will be free for ECAP Members and $20 for non-members. All attendees will recieve a copy of The Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Risk Management, by John Murphy.

About our Presenters:

Peter Persuitti is Global Managing Director of Gallagher’s Religious and Nonprofit Practices. For 20 years now he has led this specialized group of consultants, claims administrators and brokers.   Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is growing as the world’s third largest broker of insurance, consulting and risk management services with over 34,000 employees with more than 800 locations. In this specialized third sector area, Gallagher works with more than 24,000 nonprofits, from the very small to large entities with dozens to hundreds of locations.  Gallagher is a vast internal network of capabilities from search consulting to captive formation and ongoing administration to claims administration to retirement plan design and investments, technology and analytics to brokerage of both benefits and property & casualty. There is no financial services organization that touches more nonprofits than Gallagher across the world!

For almost 20 years now at Gallagher Peter has been a thought leader and collaborator, working internal to foster innovation, connections and learnings while externally engaging clients and prospects in capacity building and collaboration.  Formerly, Peter was a leader of nonprofits with Munich RE, among the largest reinsurers in the world. He has also held leadership positions in boarding schools, universities and healthcare foundations. He is a founding Trustee of Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ and serves on the CLA Advisory Council.

Peter received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scranton, and advanced degrees from the Ohio State University. As a Classicist, he has held academic fellowships abroad in Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece and has over 40 years of experience in the broader nonprofit field. He also completed the Marketing Development Program at Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, Texas.

He lives in Minneapolis area with his wife and they are the proud parents of two sons and now two granddaughters, all living in the Twin Cities.  His wife has a career as an advocate for the developmentally disabled and strategist for maximizing learning. One of their sons was adopted from Romania in 1990 and he is thriving as a spectrum young man and classical pianist. The other works as an economist for one of the largest and relatively newer foundations – Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies.

John Murphy is an Executive Program Administrator for Risk Program Administrators, a subsidiary of Gallagher, with a focus and passion for serving the faith-based nonprofit sector. In his role, John helps nonprofit associations create, implement, and administer their own Risk Financing Programs. Previously, John spent 11 years working with nonprofits as the managing director of insurance sales for GuideStone Financial Resources in Dallas, Texas. GuideStone is one of the nation’s largest financial services nonprofits, wholly owned and controlled by the Southern Baptist Convention. While at GuideStone, John led the sales and retention efforts for a fast-growing property and casualty agency and a self-funded employee benefits program with 5,000 affiliated nonprofit clients.

 John has his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Auburn University, his MBA from Dallas Baptist University, and has been a licensed insurance agent since 2010. He has extensive experience working with trustee boards, volunteer leaders, and other nonprofit leaders. He served as a summer camp counselor while in college and has volunteered in various capacities working with youth and the special needs population.

 John is married to Brittany, and they will celebrate 15 years of marriage this September. They live in Frisco, Texas, and have a French bulldog and a grey cat that they consider their children. John’s first book, “The Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Risk Management,” released in January of 2024, was written to help new risk managers who serve in leadership roles at nonprofits understand the basic tools to steward their responsibilities well.

John’s passion comes from both his devotion to his faith and being the son of a missionary and pastor. He served with his dad in ministry and learned firsthand about the struggles nonprofit leaders face when trying to accomplish their missions while managing risk. John enjoys playing golf, traveling, and mentoring next-generation leaders. He is active in his church and passionate about seeing impact-driven organizations fulfill their mission.