Homeschooling father of seven and married for more than 30 years, Dewey Novotny has been involved in student ministry and youth leadership development for more than three decades. As an encourager, writer and international speaker he developed Purpose Motivated Planning, established the Life Purpose Planning Program, pioneered the Arizona Youth Leadership Seminars, and has been instrumental in mentoring and motivating many young Christian leaders. His church involvement has included service as deacon, elder, and director for college and career ministry. Vocationally, he enjoys flying internationally as a commercial airline captain and has seen repeatedly the desperate need for Global Encounters. Dewey has a passion to see young people discover, define, develop and deploy into their individual life callings.