President and Founder, The C4 Group
Monty L. Hipp is the president and founder of The C4 Group, an organization launched in Washington D.C. in 2005 to connect the four key solution providers in community: faith, government, corporate, and givers (philanthropic and volunteer). The vision for The C4 Group was sparked by Monty’s experience serving these sectors for over 30 years: including working with governmental leaders in Washington D.C., and serving the faith community on an executive team for a denominational organization and in various influential capacities. He has also provided leadership for several non-profit organizations in executive leadership roles.
Passionate about providing resources for leaders and communities, Monty has written and developed multiple efforts and resources that are impacting thousands. As an effort of The C4 Group, he spearheaded the Care Strategy, a complete community engagement plan that is bringing leaders together around a specific cause with a clear vision and plan of action. He has authored many additional resources for discipleship, faith development, and marriage, including Discipleship Plus, Guess What Happened to Me, Questions to Live By, and Intimacy at a Distance, coming in 2016. Monty’s book The Advantage also releases in 2016.
Monty Hipp is also a sought-after speaker and communicator with a creative approach to connecting with people on a personal level. He can address difficult issues in a direct manner, making the complex simple for audiences with his use of humor and wit. Through his speaking engagements, Monty influences thousands of individuals around the world.
Monty’s mission is to model a passionate pursuit of truth with excellence and creativity that inspires others towards positive life action. With decades of experience across these various sectors, Monty’s experience has equipped him to be a voice of influence and is able to lead, facilitate, and support initiatives that change lives.
National Care Strategy Director
I am passionate about community engagement and building cross-sector partnerships. My background includes working for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bellevue. I have been an Ordained Minister with the AG since 1996 and currently serve as the Campus Pastor at New Life Maple Valley, and as a Presbyter for the Northwest Ministry Network. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Northwest University. I have been married to the love of my life for the past 18 years. We love to go kayaking and camping. The San Juan Islands is my favorite place on the planet!
Email Brandi (206) 790-6488
Southeast Regional Director
Tray T.S. Deadwyler has been leading generations through the civic engagement continuum. Affectionately nicknamed Service Nerd by his teammates and sector colleagues, Tray focuses on supporting cross-sector solutions and training fellow professionals to deploy human-centered design for their interventions and programs.
Combining his 15 years of experience, expertise, and energy, Tray is a sought after civic engagement trainer, facilitator, and design consultant. He has been a recurring speaker at the Conference on Volunteerism and Service hosted by Points of Light and The Corporation for National and Community Service State and National Symposiums. Tray’s civic transcript and consulting roster spans such organizations as the American Red Cross, Atlanta Police Department, Communities in Schools, Morehouse College, Points of Light Foundation, San Francisco Food Bank, Spelman College and the AmeriCorps*NCCC.
Moreover, Tray’s personal mission and work pushes beyond charity and altruism to develop holistic, solution-oriented approaches to today’s public issues through research, analysis and action.
Service at the heart, he volunteers his time with Angels in Distress, Love Beyond Walls and New Leaders Council-Atlanta on their Board of Directors, yet frequently pressing his way to the North Georgia Mountains for some necessary rest, camping and hiking.