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Steve Van Ooteghem (832) 356-7212

Managing Chair

Steve brings a unique perspective to his role as Houston C12 Area Chair having been a member of one of the three original C12 groups founded in the Tampa Bay area by Buck Jacobs several years ago. Steve was privileged to learn firsthand the profound impact C12 concepts can have on a business Owner/CEO trying to operate successfully according to Biblical principles in the marketplace.

 

After launching a business in 1994 that grew rapidly, Steve began to feel the pressures felt experienced by all business owners. Steve wished for a Christian mentoring/sharing group of trusted advisors for the support, education and encouragement he needed to expand his business in a way that was both God-honoring and financially successful.  God brought C12 into Steve’s life in His own unique way (ask Steve about it sometime).  Having relocated to Houston, Steve now desires to provide other Christian chief executives with the knowledge, wisdom, and guidance that enabled him to grow in business performance and eternal fruitfulness.

 

Following college graduation, Steve served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer in the 1st Recon Battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA.  He later earned an MBA from Indiana University and had a successful 20-year corporate career leading to a position as Regional Vice President for a $250 million public company, Convergent Technologies, Inc.

 

Steve then went on to build a 21-year career as professional motivational speaker, author and business owner by founding Universal Seminars of America, Inc.  His wife of 40 years, Carolyn, has been Steve’s trusted business partner, and best friend.  They have three grown sons together and enjoy serving their church.

 

Steve’s life verse is: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus” (1Thes 5:16-18).

  • Connect with Steve Van Ooteghem (832) 356-7212

Steve brings a unique perspective to his role as Houston C12 Area Chair having been a member of one of the three original C12 groups founded in the Tampa Bay area by Buck Jacobs several years ago. Steve was privileged to learn firsthand the profound impact C12 concepts can have on a business Owner/CEO trying to operate successfully according to Biblical principles in the marketplace.

 

After launching a business in 1994 that grew rapidly, Steve began to feel the pressures felt experienced by all business owners. Steve wished for a Christian mentoring/sharing group of trusted advisors for the support, education and encouragement he needed to expand his business in a way that was both God-honoring and financially successful.  God brought C12 into Steve’s life in His own unique way (ask Steve about it sometime).  Having relocated to Houston, Steve now desires to provide other Christian chief executives with the knowledge, wisdom, and guidance that enabled him to grow in business performance and eternal fruitfulness.

 

Following college graduation, Steve served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer in the 1st Recon Battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA.  He later earned an MBA from Indiana University and had a successful 20-year corporate career leading to a position as Regional Vice President for a $250 million public company, Convergent Technologies, Inc.

 

Steve then went on to build a 21-year career as professional motivational speaker, author and business owner by founding Universal Seminars of America, Inc.  His wife of 40 years, Carolyn, has been Steve’s trusted business partner, and best friend.  They have three grown sons together and enjoy serving their church.

 

Steve’s life verse is: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus” (1Thes 5:16-18).

  • Connect with Steve Van Ooteghem (832) 356-7212

Our Members Say It Best

C12 is the largest and fastest growing Peer Advisory Group experience in the United States. Why?  The C12 Group is not a business Bible study. It's not a professional networking group or a guest speaker forum. It's a movement of Christian business leaders truly changing the world in and through the marketplace.

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Meeting Information

C12 Executive Board Meeting - 2nd Tuesday
The Preserve

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem (832) 356-7212

Meeting Type:

Key Players Group

Meeting Time:

8 AM - 3 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Location:

The Preserve
2004 North Loop West Freeway, Bldg #2040 Conference Room
Houston, TX 77018

C12 Executive Board Meeting - 2nd Thursday
The Preserve

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem (832) 356-7212

Meeting Type:

Key Players Group

Meeting Time:

8 AM - 3 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month

Location:

The Preserve
2004 North Loop West Freeway, Bldg #2040 Conference Room
Houston, TX 77018

C12 Executive Board Meeting - 3rd Tuesday
Emerus Inc.

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem (832) 356-7212

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

8 AM - 3 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month

Location:

Emerus Inc.
8686 New Trails Drive
Woodlands, TX 77381

C12 Executive Board Meeting - 3rd Thursday
The Preserve

Chair:

Steve Van Ooteghem (832) 356-7212

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

8 AM - 3 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month

Location:

The Preserve
2004 North Loop West Freeway, Bldg #2040 Conference Room
Houston, TX 77018

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