Building up men to be better husbands, fathers, leaders at work and leaders in the community.

Come have lunch with friends, make new connections, and listen to a successful, dynamic speaker tell his story addressing the challenges all men face – the balance of life, family, and career.

Men Balancing Life, Family, & Work

Men interested in learning how to handle the challenges of life, family, and career are encouraged to attend. Each event includes successful, dynamic speakers addressing the challenges that all men face.


Thursday, Dec. 14th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Holiday Inn Downtown
at Mercy Campus
1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines
Top of the Tower


Lunch and Speaker
$20.00 (Pre-Registration)
$25.00 (@ Event)

Upcoming Speaker:

Simon Estes

Internationally Renowned Opera Singer
Humanitarian, Educator and Philanthropist

Thursday, Dec. 14th

Come hear the story of one of the most famous Iowan’s in history, Simon Estes. A native of Centerville, he first sang in his church at the age of eight. While at the University of Iowa, he became the first black member of the Old Gold Singers. A scholarship to Julliard School of Music followed by winning the Bronze Medal in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky competition in 1966 ignited his storied career. Simon has performed with 84 of the major international opera companies; has sung for Popes, Presidents and Kings; and taught at many of the prestigious schools in the world.


Now living back home in Iowa, his passion for students and making the world a better place continues as he teaches at DMACC and Iowa State. A man of great faith who is grateful for the talents and gifts he has been given, Simon’s desire is that through his singing he can share God’s love in order to touch peoples’ heart to love God and one another.

Seating is Limited
Advanced Registration Recommended!

Special Thank You To Our Event Sponsors!

“It is not the critic who counts;

not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.


Holiday Inn at Mercy Campus