Meet Our


Chip Ingram

Founder, Primemovers & President, Living on the Edge

Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California and President of Living on the Edge, an international, multi-media teaching and discipleship ministry reaching more than a million people each week. His teaching can be heard on hundreds of radio stations and multiple television outlets worldwide as well as on the internet.

Chip did his undergraduate work at West Liberty State College, holds a master’s degree in education from West Virginia University, and a master’s in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. A best-selling author, Chip has written more than a dozen books, including Good to Great in God’s Eyes; Holy Ambition; The Real God and True Spirituality – Becoming a Romans 12 Christian.

Chip and his wife, Theresa, live in the Silicon Valley. They have four adult children and many grandchildren.

Kitty Allen


Kitty Allen is a builder of leaders, teams and organizations. Kitty leads the  ministry of Primemovers in her role as President. She is the owner of Built to Lead – The Allen Group, a leadership development firm, founded in 2004. She draws from over 30 years of experience in the corporate world and as a non-profit entrepreneur. Her consulting practice is focused on equipping Kingdom leaders through training, board and staff development and strategic planning.

Kitty is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree. She has four adult children and resides in central Ohio.

Don Ingle

National Director of Men’s Groups

Don Ingle is the National Director of Men’s Groups for Primemovers. Don brings a wealth of executive leadership from his career in the marketplace, leading both new ventures and established organizations. Don retired as the President of a business unit of Cinergy Corporation (now Duke Energy), a leader in the energy field. Don also has many years of successful leadership in men’s ministries serving in large churches.

Don and his wife, Anita, have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Gregg Dedrick

Board Member, Living on the Edge

Gregg Dedrick serves on the board of Living on the Edge Ministries. He is the founder and president of Spirit Ministries, a Louisville, Kentucky-based ministry that equips people to live a Spirit-led life and bring the kingdom of God wherever they go. Gregg has proven himself to be a trusted business partner through his diverse experience with companies across the United States, ranging from small non-profits to the Fortune 100. Many leaders and their teams have benefited from his winning approach, considerable experience and accessible leadership style. Gregg’s previous work experience as the past president of Kentucky Fried Chicken and the chief people officer of Yum! Brands — the world’s largest restaurant corporation — positioned him as a highly-effective coach and company advisor.

In addition to serving on the board of directors for Living on the Edge, Gregg currently serves on the board of directors for Denny’s Restaurant Corporation. He is also a partner and co-founder of Whole Strategies, an organizational consulting firm focused on business strategy and culture.

Gregg lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, Shelley, and their three daughters.

Phil Shaffer

Board Member, Living on the Edge and Primemovers Regional Director East Coast and Mid-West

Phil Shaffer is the founder and CEO of Halite Partners. Phil is recognized as an industry leading investment specialist in Wealth Management and Institutional Investment Outsourcing with over 35 years of experience successfully helping institutions, individuals and family offices create customized strategies to address their complex business and financial issues.  Phil has consistently been recognized as one of the most highly-qualified investment consultants in the industry and has been named one of “Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors in America” for seven consecutive years.

Phil was an inaugural member of “Who’s Who of Investment Management Consulting.” Phil is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association SM and the Association of Professional Investment Consultants. He has received numerous industry awards in his career. Phil is an honors graduate of The College of Wooster and holds the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst SM through the Investment Management Consultants Association SM curriculum at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Phil and his wife Melissa are active members of the philanthropic community and donate significant time and energy to numerous non-profit organizations. They have three sons and two grandchildren.

Rick Linamen

Founder and President, Unleashed                                                             Co-Founder, Primemovers

With over 30 years of pastoral leadership in local churches, Rick Linamen has a heart for helping churches to grow and for activating leaders into their life purpose through his ministry, Unleashed. Rick is a gifted facilitator and strategic innovator. Rick developed the original Primemovers program as a co-founder with Chip Ingram. Rick has a passion for activating people into their unique Kingdom roles.

Doug Slaybaugh

Chief Strategist

Doug Slaybaugh is a strategist, planner and facilitator of ideas, people, and organizations. Doug has over 30 years of experience working with pastors and the local church developing, organizing, facilitating, and implementing church leadership training and resources.

Doug was involved with the development of Purpose Driven and the popular program, 40 Days of Purpose, based on the best selling book, The Purpose Driven Life. Doug currently applies his experience and strategic talents with high-capacity ministry leaders and organizations using the Thomas Paterson strategic and life planning processes.