John McLaughlin

NRA Certified Firearms Instructor; FAA Designated Pilot Examiner; Certified Broadcast Meteorologist; and Church Safety and Security Team Consultant

Thursday, May 16

A trusted voice, John McLaughlin retired as Chief Meteorologist for KCCI-TV after serving Central Iowa viewers for 31 years. He guided implementing the Doppler radar systems and taught hundreds of broadcasters in severe storm recognition. A commercial pilot and flight instructor in helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, John is also an NRA certified firearms and personal protection instructor.


Since retiring from KCCI, John has volunteered his time to faith-based properties in developing safety and security measures, and facilitating firearms training for hundreds of volunteers across the country. His passion for weather remains strong, too, as he released the Storm Hunter WX mobile weather app, currently with more than 60,000 downloads.

Seating is Limited
Advanced Registration Recommended!

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.


Thursday, May 16th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
(Doors open at 11 am)


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)

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“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