Team

MEET THE CORE TEAM FOR EMPOWER 2000

Jesus ChristJesus Christ (Co-founder and CEO = Chief Empowerment Officer)

Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10), including Joseph and the other Empower 2000 team members. He is our Savior, Lord, Healer, Comforter, and Counselor. His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Everything we do at Empower 2000 is for His glory.

His responsibilies include:

  • Interceding for our team, partners, clients, subscribers, and those we serve (Hebrews 7:25, Romans 8:34)
  • Providing wise counsel as we inquire of Him (Proverbs 2:6)
  • Shining the light of His Word on our feet and path (Psalm 119:105)
  • Revealing truth to our team (John 16:13)
  • Divine protection (Psalm 91)
  • Opening doors that no man can close and closing doors that no man can open (Isaiah 22:22)
  • Blessing us with FAVOR so we can bless many others (John 15:7)

 
Dr. Joseph PeckJoseph Peck, M.D. (Co-founder and President)

Dr. Joseph Peck, aka THE Time Doctor, The Journal Guy, and The Connector, is a physician, author, international speaker, creative marketing and communication strategist, and 30-60-1,000 Dream Coach. His passion is creating a movement Empowering Dreams of millions of people globally through coaching, journaling, and life-changing webinars. His gift is connecting people, ideas, and resources in Christ for creative miracles.

Recognized by many as the global thought leader for life-changing webinars to empower dreams and transform communities, Dr. Peck is passionate about helping people reach more people with their life-giving messages. He says stories are life-changing and webinars are the #1 online marketing, teaching, and connecting tool – bar none. For several years, Dr. Peck has been saying “Webinars are the new global interactive TV!”

Dr. Peck is a master at assembling and facilitating high performance dream teams (mastermind groups). He communicates weekly with groups of business and thought leaders around the world.

According to Larry Tyler, a business coach, “Joseph is the Maestro, making the entire orchestra speak with one voice! God has called him and given him the gifts and talent to take so many different individuals (instruments & sounds) and blend them together, so disciplined and so coordinated into Sound Alignment.”

Dr. Peck has authored several books, including “I Was Busy Now I’m Not: Changing the Way You Think about Time“.

 
Jeffrey Thompson (VP of Operations, Divine Strategist)

Jeffrey ThompsonWith a strong gift for creating systems, Jeffrey Thompson combines administrative and team building skills with a pastoral heart. Jeffrey is an ordained minister through God Encounters Ministries and carries a passion for prophetic ministry and the fire of God.

He and his wife Brooke have 7 children: Jonathan, Katherine, David, Grace, Timothy, MaryAnna, and Galia Hope.

His responsiblities include

  • Ensuring people, systems, and processes are in place so that all the day-to-day tasks for the business/ministry get done. This supports the growth and adds to the bottom line for E2000
  • Team Building
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing campaigns

 
Shelli MillerShelli Miller (Executive Assistant, Team Builder)

Shelli Miller is a passionate Christian with over 30 years of experience handling large projects. She is an experienced troubleshooter with a strong background in both virtual and in-person customer service. Her skills include expert communication, leadership, customer service, marketing, sales, trouble shooting, event planning, task management, critical thinking, discussion facilitation, and public speaking.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Executive Assistant for Joseph
  • Team Building
  • Group facilitation, both large and small
  • Speaker
  • Event planning

 
Melodie VanAlstyneMelodie VanAlstyne (Customer Relations Specialist)

Melodie graduated from Jacksonville Theological Seminary with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling, Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Health Education. She has leadership skills and creative gifts that exemplify her character. Melodie is passionate about working with people on a global scale and has founded The Prophetic Chambers. She encourages God’s Kingdom to expand on the earth through E2000’s life changing webinars and dream teams.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Customer relations and support
  • Small group facilitation

 
Jonathan ThompsonJonathan Thompson (Design, Marketing, and Development)

With an eye for design and a love for branding, Jonathan joined his dad (Jeffrey) at Empower 2000 initially to create class sales pages. However, with diverse skill set, he quickly stepped into other roles. He enjoys making copy come alive through clean typography and complimentary graphics. He is passionate about planning and is very organized. He loves bringing simplicity to systems and projects.

His responsibilities include:
  • New development
  • Simplification of systems and projects
  • Training and documentation of training
  • Project management oversight
  • Landing page creation, including sales pages
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing copy and layout

 
Rachel ThompsonRachel Thompson (Design and Branding)

While Rachel’s background is in graphic design and photography, people are her passion. When she came on board to assist in Customer Relations, she quickly fell in love with serving Empower 2000 customers around the globe. Rachel’s capacity has since expanded to include design and branding, and she now thrives in balancing a blend of creative projects and customer care.

Her current responsibilities include:

  • Graphic design
  • Branding
  • Creating sales pages and PowerPoints
  • Customer relations and support

 
Ella ChirinosElla Chirinos (Project Manager)

Ella Chirinos hails from the beautiful Bay Islands of Honduras and now resides on the rocky shores of Newfoundland, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor’s (Honours) in Behavioral Neuroscience and a minor in Political Science from Memorial University in 2019. Her work ethic is based on maximizing every present opportunity to reflect the Holy Spirit’s excellence.

Ella’s greatest skills include attention to detail, planning and executing goals, and effective intercultural communication. Her joy is basking in God’s smile and obeying His commands because she knows that “in Jesus, the limits are off.”

Her current responsibilities include:

  • Project management
  • Communicating with E2000 partners
  • Scheduling events

 
Michael WeissMichael Weiss (Dream Team Overseer)

Michael believes God created us to be loved by Him, know Him, love Him and others. His personal mission is to encourage people to find, refine and live out their DNA (Divine Natural Ability), so they will live abundantly. For over 30 years, Michael helped Army Chaplains care for soldiers and their family members, retiring as a Sergeant Major. He has a master’s degree in Practical Theology from Regent University and a Life/Leadership Coaching certification from Lifeforming Leadership Coaching.

His current responsibilities include:

  • Dream Team Overseer
  • Facilitating Legacy Dream Teams

 
Laura NieminenLaura Nieminen (Video Production)

Laura Nieminen is the founder of Rising Paragon LLC, and has been working with Joseph Peck and Empower 2000 since 2016. She and her team work in the background in various capacities facilitating webinars, running PowerPoint, and recording and editing the replays for most of our courses.

Laura’s passion is to see family businesses raised up to finance the work of the Kingdom and to provide for the families today and in the future. She is currently experiencing a dream come true as two of her daughters are working with her helping to build and manage websites, edit books for Rising Paragon Publishing, and taking some of the work off Laura’s plate.

Her current responsibilities include:

  • Video production
  • Webinar facilitation

 
Katherine HaagKatherine Haag

Katherine Haag has a strong gift of administration. She received a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Sacred Music and Bible Studies from Miami Christian College in Miami, Florida in 1976 and spent many years in church music. Her diverse non-profit Christian work has included serving as an arts and crafts director for and inner-city children’s camp, administrative assistant for the Salvation Army, and office management for Jews for Jesus. Throughout her secretarial career, Katherine has most often been in demand for her typing, transcription and editing skills, which has comprised most of her duties wherever she has worked, utilizing her amazing attention to detail.

Her current responsibilities include:

  • Creating and editing study guides for webinars and classes
  • Overseeing transcription services
  • Updating member sites

 
Anne BakerAnne Baker (Teacher/Facilitator)

Anne is married to Edmund and they have a daughter named Hannie. The Baker Family live in Yorkshire in the UK. Anne comes from a heritage of strong Christian Believers who have left a legacy of not just believing but having a deep intimate relationship with Yeshua. Anne has an understanding and respect for honouring the Hebraic Roots and the importance of observing God’s Cycle of Times and Seasons (in Hebraic terms). Anne’s passion is to facilitate others in knowing Yeshua through teaching and empowering others in experiencing God as their personal coach through journalling.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Teacher/Facilitator
  • Legacy Dream Team coach
  • Movement Makers Mastermind team member
  • Facilitating Friday prayer call

 
Mary ShodaMary Melika Shoda (Facilitator and Training)

Mary has a strong gift and experience in adult education and public speaking. She earned degrees in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Master of Science in Business Management and certification as Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She served for over 20 years in corporate training and development, as well as Human Resources management.

Currently, Mary is President, Aglow International, Milwaukee chapter, and has served in prison ministries, evangelism to Jews, and evangelistic outreaches into the inner city, neighborhoods, and shopping malls, plus several foreign missions trips to the middle east.

Mary’s passion and God-driven dream is to see believers around the world rise up into their God-given dreams and destiny and to rule and reign with Christ in all seven mountains upon the earth. Her passion is also to see Jews, Arabs and the nations rise up as One New Man in Christ, as well as racial reconciliation, understanding, respect, appreciation and love among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

Her current responsibilities include:

  • Legacy Dream Team coach
  • Prayer team lead facilitator
  • Zoom and webinar technical management and facilitation

 
Therese GiapponiTherese Giapponi (Facilitator and LDT coach)

Therese took an early retirement from the corporate pharmacy world to be re-fired in Jesus. She is married to the love of her life, and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. She is passionate about leaving behind a legacy and firm foundation for her loved ones to stand upon. She had a profound encounter with The Holy Spirit in 2010, and from that day forward she has pursued Jesus with all of her heart. She loves to pray and journal. Therese is known for her bubbly personality and spreads love and joy wherever she goes. She is passionate about people and their identity in Christ. As a believer in the Messiah there is a depth of revelation to understanding the importance of being a forever student and Therese has wisely invested to grow in knowledge. She is currently enrolled in an online coaching program to become certified as a Christian Life Coach.

Her current responsibilities include:

  • Legacy Dream Teach coach
  • Group facilitator
  • Teacher

 
Celene GraceCelene Grace Zulla

A trained nurse, Celene has been a part of the Empower 2000 Team for over 10 years as an administrative assistant, working in a variety of capacities that fuel her creative drive. She has learned to think outside the box, creating PowerPoints for classes and webinars, serving as a graphic designer, and doing video editing. Originally from the Philippines, Celene currently lives in Australia with her husband and son.

Her current responsibilities include:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Helps with pre and post-production for live global broadcasts, including creating professional PowerPoints, editing videos, etc.

 
Susan CurdSusan Curd

Susan lives in Australia and experienced one of God’s “suddenlies” in October 2017, breaking her out of what she refers to as a “religious prison.” Since then she has been living abundantly in joy and thankfulness as Holy Spirit leads her on adventures in becoming more like Jesus and sharing God’s love with others. Susan uses her counsel and administrative skills to serve within Empower 2000.

Her current responsibilities include:

  • Pre-production setup for live global broadcasts and class launches
  • Training other team members
  • Video editing

 
Daniel MorganDaniel (Dan) Morgan (Bookkeeper)

Daniel has enjoyed working with numbers for over 50 years. He started working with numbers as an inventory control clerk for a multi-million dollars corporation in 1970 tracking three to five million dollars of monthly inventory turnover. He has been a full-charge bookkeeper for small privately held corporations and helped Mom and Pop operations stay focused on their passions by tracking the financial details on their behalf. He was a Chaplain Assistant in the Army and earned certifications as a Chaplain’s Non-Appropriated Fund Clerk and Fund Manager. In 1993 he earned a Certificate of General Studies from Central Texas College, later continued studies in Business Administration at Brookdale College. Daniel is the co-founder and one of the managing partners of First Class Enterprises, LLC dba Morgan Business Solutions providing services in bookkeeping, mobile notary in Kansas, and performing arts.

His current responsibilities include:

  • Bookkeeping