America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

David Fergus


David Fergus is known for his incisive analysis and winsome facilitation of small group and one-on-one business and personal meetings.  He has a positive outlook towards all aspects of life and is especially gifted in leading people and companies to profitable lives and businesses over the last 20 years. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Industrial and Systems Engineering discipline, harnessing that skill set to help companies and individuals establish lofty yet achievable mission and vision.  Of special concern to him is making sure that the short term tactics employed are actually targeted to intentionally achieve the mid and long term strategies in support of the mission and vision.

Prior to joining C12, David owned a machine shop and managed a high tech manufacturing company serving the medical and aerospace industries.  Prior to that he was in operations and maintenance of both nuclear and coal power generation plants, and prior to that was an officer in the nuclear submarine force. He served on two different fast-attack submarines and taught at the Naval Submarine School. He retired from the Naval Reserve in 2002 as a Commander in the Engineering Duty specialty.

David is married to Susan, and they have 2 children.  His daughter has served as a missionary in rural Madagascar, and is currently an office manager for a small business.  His married son and family is living in Philadelphia while getting his Master’s degree at Westminster Seminary.  David and Susan have one grandson with a granddaughter coming soon.   They attend Glory of Christ Fellowship in Elk River where he serves as Financial Secretary and leads a weekly men’s bible study and accountability group.  In his spare time you’ll find David refereeing high school soccer or officiating track & field meets.

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Midland Hills
Midland Hills Country Club

Chair: David Fergus
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville, MN 55113

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Brad Thompson, Columbia Forest Products

Member since 2005

C12 gives me time away to work on my business, not in my business.

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Member since 2004

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Member since 2002

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