About Church Fuel

We know pastors have an important mission and often feel overwhelmed with all there is to do.  We know you’re looking for solutions.

That’s why our mission is to provide insanely practical resources to move your church forward.  We don’t want to fill your schedule with endless theory and countless discussions.  We want to give you real help – stuff you can implement right away.  Our downloadable resources are actionable – they get right to the point and provide real help. Our courses are focused on one actionable topic and won’t take years to implement.  Our membership programs combine practical coaching and a community of encouragement.

Church Fuel is a part of Thrivent Church Solutions Group.  Learn more here.

Meet the Team
Michael Lukaszewski

Michael Lukaszewski is the Founder and CEO of Church Fuel. He’s been a youth pastor, church planter, senior pastor and church consultant. He’s a graduate of Florida State University and did post-graduate work at Liberty. Today, he writes books and articles and helps create courses for church leaders. He’s married to Jennie and they have three children. On the weekends, you might find him smoking ribs or grilling steaks on the Big Green Egg.

Bobby Williams

Bobby Williams is our Community Manager. He oversees office hours for Church Fuel One and interacts regularly in the private Facebook group. Essentially, Bobby is our pastor to pastors and he’s ready to serve you. He is the pastor of The Ridge Church in Oak Ridge, Teneessee, a church committed to reach unchurched people with the Gospel. He also hosts the Strategic Ministry Solutions podcast.

Stephanie Hawkins

Stephanie Hawkins is our Content Director at Church Fuel. She helps make sure our courses are insanely practical, our members have access to the most helpful resources, and our blog and social media channels are running smoothly. She is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, where she fell in love with her local church and decided to stay. When Stephanie’s not working, you can find her on a run, eating a taco, or loudly playing her ukulele.

Daniel Kosmala

Daniel Kosmala is the Marketing Director for Church Fuel. He’s been a freelance consultant, nonprofit guy, startup guy, recreational chef, and avid self-improvement junkie. He’s a graduate of Auburn University. Today, he does everything he can to spread the word about Church Fuel and help churches get healthy and grow. He’s married to Nicole and they are the parents to one son, a golden retriever, and a surly cat. On the weekends, you might find him playing basketball, cooking, reading, or laughing.

Shannon Whitehead

Shannon Whitehead is the Content Director at Church Fuel. Passionate about words (reading and writing them), she helps manage content for our members and blog. She is a North Carolina native and a graduate of East Carolina University. Outside of work, she's usually spending time with friends, in a good book, or at a new restaurant.

Whitney Law

Whitney Law is the Customer Care Director at Church Fuel. If you have any questions or run into any issues, she's your go-to girl. She's a graduate of Kennesaw State University, where she met her husband of 5 years, Kurt. Her love languages are plants and tacos, and she absolutely adores her fluffy pup, Jax. You can often find her outdoors, reading, or tending to her Fiddle Leaf Fig.

Stephanie Dherde

Stephanie Dherde is the Project Manager at Church Fuel. She is a Texas native who has spent the last past 7 years working in the local church. She loves to continue learning leadership principles. She loves pop culture, reality tv, and anything Shonda Rhimes creates. Her enneagram number is 8.

Sophie Shoults

Sophie Shoults is the CRM Specialist at Church Fuel. She creates, maintains, and adjusts marketing campaigns and product deliverability alongside the Marketing Director. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a recent transplant to the Atlanta area. Sophie is also a worship leader, business owner, coffee drinker, dog mom, and rock climber.