St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stewardship Committee, and the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District will host a special Baccalaureate service for the Newcomerstown High School Class of 2019. The service has traditionally been held at St. Paul, but due to the anticipated amount of attendees this year, the event will be held at the Newcomerstown High School. The speaker for this year’s Baccalaureate will be Todd Gongwer, best-selling author of Lead….for God’s Sake,

Gongwer, a teacher, and lecturer, specializing in leadership, business, and cultural development, has worked with some of the nations’ most successful college athletic coaches, teams, and educators. His principals have been adopted by multiple leaders, coaches, and athletes from champion programs in the NCAA, NBA, MLB, and NFL. Gongwer has been featured in ESPN Magazine, Forbes, and Bleacher Report.

Gongwer’s life experience gives him an outstanding perspective that gives him a powerful, impactful connection with his audience. Gongwer and his family reside in Indiana.

The Baccalaureate service will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00p in the High School auditorium. A reception will follow in the High School cafeteria.