More About David

David Brownlee serves as the Area Director for Mission Increase Tampa Bay. He brings over 30 years of senior management experience in the finance and operations area in publically and privately held companies as well as in the non-profit sector. Before joining Mission Increase he was a founding partner and COO of LCM Group, a Tampa based asset management firm. David has had the privilege of serving in a variety of advisory capacities including sitting on numerous ministry and non-profit boards in the Tampa Bay area. David has a degree in economics from the University of Michigan and lives with his wife Debbie in St. Petersburg.
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More About Chuck

Chuck Peterman now serves as Area Director for MI Tampa Bay.  Prior to joining Mission Increase, Chuck served in a variety of church and parachurch ministry roles, most recently with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  With nearly two decades of experience in ministry and business, he is well-prepared to serve the wide variety of leaders represented in the Tampa Bay ministry community. Chuck’s own success implementing MI’s biblical approach to fundraising as a non-profit director has further prepared him to lead this MI community as a trainer, coach, and consultant. Chuck is a native of the Tampa Bay area and lives with his wife, Jackie, in St. Petersburg.
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Welcome to MI Tampa Bay!

Mission Increase (MI) Tampa Bay is a community of Christian ministries working to implement a biblical approach to fundraising to grow and more fully-achieve their God-given missions. What do we want FOR Tampa Bay as a result? An “overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12-NIV)

Funded by givers from this community, MI Tampa Bay is able to offer teaching, coaching, consulting, and even matching grants, all at no cost to ministries. Together, givers and ministries are leveraging God’s resources to transform our communities. We invite you to join us!

David Brownlee • Area Director
Chuck Peterman • Area Director



Building a Vibrant Monthly Giving Program

Finding and Caring for Monthly Givers

Hosts: Trey Doty (Responder Life), Stan Patyrak (The Water Project), and Amy Karjala (Mission Increase)



Vision-Driven Fundraising Plans

October 18   Lakeland
October 19   Tampa
October 25    Sarasota
October 26   Saint Petersburg

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