About Stewardship Ministries


E.G. “Jay” Link, Chief Steward

Mr. Link has a unique background. His early training and career was in church ministry where he developed his passion for serving and discipling people to a deeper walk with the Lord. During this time he earned a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Theology which has proven to be an invaluable biblical foundation for all his future ministry initiatives.

After preaching for several years, he entered the financial services industry and a few years later began regularly teaching sound stewardship and financial principles to Christians in local churches around the country,

Over the years his career developed into a Family Wealth Counseling practice for very high net worth families helping them more effectively steward all the resources that God had entrusted to them.  His ministry to these families has produced a radical transformation in their spiritual lives as well as in their ability to give generously beyond anything they ever imagined possible.

For two decades Jay has also been actively training and personally mentoring hundreds of other professional advisors to provide Family Wealth Counseling services to their clients, multiplying his stewardship ministry to advisors and families nationwide hundreds of times over.

Through Stewardship Ministries Jay actively shares his message of stewardship and generosity with church and para-church ministry leaders, development staff and financial professionals assisting them to more effectively serve their donors and clients.

Jay has written four books and over 100 articles on the topic of strategic stewardship and creative giving. His passion for bringing about personal and spiritual transformation through learning and then applying these life-changing stewardship principles is absolutely contagious.

Crystal Harden, Office Manager

Crystal joined Stewardship Ministries in May of 2013.  Returning to work this year from several years as a stay at home mom, Crystal brings 10 years of office management and accounting skills to Stewardship Ministries.  Her proudest achievements are her 19 year marriage and her two children.

Crystal enjoys reading, fitness and spending time with her family. She is an active member of her local church and volunteers her time with a Cursillo Movement weekend experience with God.

Stewardship Counselors

John Ruzza
Kalamazoo, MI




Eric Dunvant
Mandeville, LA




Bob Korljan
Phoeniz, AZ



Gisle Sorli
Alexandria, VA




Paul Damon
Grand Rapids, MI 



Dwight Montgomery
Columbus, OH





Chairman of the Board

Rusty Leonard, President & CEO Stewardship Partners, Inc.

Board of Directors

John Lacy, First Vice President Wealth Management Advisor The Lansing Lacy Hutcheon Group Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
Al Mueller, President & CEO Excellence in Giving, Inc.
 Doug Dawson, President Professional Pediatric Home Care, Inc.
Smith.Connie.printConnie Smith, Director Fairfield and Woods, P.C. 




Michael Miller, Director of Stewardship and Outreach photoNorthRidge Church