Hickory – The next speaker scheduled as part of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s 2019 Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series is The Reverend Reggie Longcrier, executive director of Exodus Homes, a faith-based organization. He will share his experience and insight as a successful leader Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the Fintel Room (room 213) of the McCrorie Center.

Under Longcrier’s leadership, Exodus Homes has 63 beds with eight program locations in Hickory with a comprehensive continuum of services to meet the needs of its residents including an in-house enterprise called Exodus Works that create jobs for its residents. The success of Exodus Homes has earned both Longcrier and the program many awards and a national reputation that goes all the way to the White House.

In addition, Longcrier wears many hats in the criminal justice movement and has been the chaplain of Catawba Correctional Center in Newton for 30 years. As a public speaker, he hosts events throughout the nation, speaking at correctional institutions, churches, human service agencies, and in various other settings. Longcrier’s book, “From Disgrace to Dignity,” tells his story of recovery from heroin addiction and incarceration. He is the founder of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory, which has continued to grow its nondenominational, multiethnic congregation since opening in 1997.

The 2019 Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series concludes with Jon Carfagno, executive director of Hickory Museum of Art, Wednesday, April 24.

The Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series offers a unique opportunity to attend MBA level lectures and to learn from influential professionals both locally and nationally. The series is designed to help participants understand the dynamics of leadership and identify their own administrative traits and capabilities.

All events are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, contact Clem Geitner, LR professor of business, at clement.geitner@lr.edu or 828.328.7346.
Rev. Reggie Longcrier