Ed Nix

Ed Nix

Ed was born in Alabama in 1952 and grew up in Chicago. As the third and youngest child in a Christian home, Ed turned his back on the faith of his father at an early age and chose a life of separation from the church. After many years of sinful living, Ed returned to the church in 2000 and was baptized in 2006.

Ed has been a senior manager and President with large international companies and has owned his own multi-million dollar business. He started his entrepreneurial adventure as a shoeshine boy on the south side of Chicago at 8 years of age. Ed has lived and worked abroad in England, Germany, and India and has been responsible for multiple start-ups of businesses and branch operations in a variety of situations. While the owner of a local business in Lincoln, he was able to grow the company from 13 employees to almost 200. 

Ed became a member of a CBMC Forum in 2006 and is still part of the same Group, even though he has traveled abroad and sold his local business. The “band of CBMC brothers” he has in the Peer Advisory Group has made the ups and downs in his life and business much easier.

Ed has a Bachelor’s Degree and is a member of the John Maxwell Team of Coaches, Trainers and Speakers. He has been an Associate Trainer with Equip and traveled internationally teaching biblical leadership. He has operated his own small Coaching/Consulting business as Nix & Company Inc. and volunteers with Alcoholics Anonymous and Juvenile Detention Services. He is gifted in the areas of Faith, Leadership, Administration, Teaching and Exhortation.

Ed is married to Nickie, and they have a son Joshua, a daughter Kimberly, and three grandchildren. As the Area Director for the CBMC Leadership Institute of Lincoln, Ed is anxious to see men become successful in business and significant in the kingdom of God. He has a big vision for the role of Peer Advisory Groups in transforming the city of Lincoln for Christ.

Ed Nix, Area Director – Leadership Institute


Larry Middendorf

Larry Middendorf

Larry graduated from UNL in 1979. He has spent his career (37 years) at LI-COR Biosciences in Lincoln, where most recently he was Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing for Environmental Products.

CBMC has made a major impact in his life and throughout his career in the global marketplace. Larry has said, “The personal relationships developed through CBMC have provided encouragement, accountability, and mentoring for spiritual growth and leadership, and have been an invaluable part of my life. This has helped equip me to pass this Christian foundation along to my family and others in order to help build a lasting legacy of impact. Also, CBMC is not only a thriving ministry in the US but is present and making an impact in over 90 countries.”

Larry will be focused on supporting Christian men to grow and integrate their Christian faith as part of their vocation; including: 1-1 mentoring, leading discussion groups and Bible studies, developing leaders, and sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Email: LMiddendorf@cbmc.com 

Dean O'Bryan

Dean O'Bryan

Dean was born and raised in Kansas. He met his wife Patty at Kansas State University, where both were involved in campus ministry with The Navigators. It was during that time that Dean grew in his relationship with Christ and gained vision for helping others come to know Christ and grow up in Him.

Dean and Patty have been married for 42 years and have 3 grown children.

After K-State and marriage, Dean studied at Dallas Seminary and earned a Th.M. degree. After spending 6 years in Dallas, Dean and Patty joined OC International and served in Germany. The purpose was to encourage and equip pastors and church leaders, with an aim toward health and growth in leaders and their people and ministries. Returning to the US after 10 years with OC, Dean joined CDI, an agency focused on serving local pastors and churches. In 1997, he became a pastor in Lincoln, Nebraska and served for 15+ years.

Dean now works both with CBMC on staff and also coaches men in life, business and relationships. Throughout his life and ministry, Dean has primarily focused on challenging and equipping individuals to become all God designed them to be. Within Lincoln CBMC, he works with individual men in spiritual growth and leadership as well as in outreach. 

Email: dobryan@cbmc.com

Chris Wadhams

Chris Wadhams

Chris is passionate about one thing: He wants to see people come to Christ. A dynamic leader in his approach to outreach, Chris joined Lincoln CBMC in 1985. Today he serves on the Outreach/Evangelism team, is part of the City Leadership team and is an Associate Staff member of Christian Business Men’s Connection in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Chris, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska, has been involved in the insurance business for more than 35 years. He has his own agency and is associated with Mid-Alliance Insurance. They sell all lines of insurance.

He’s been married to Judy for 30 years; they have one daughter, Catherine, and one son, David. David works for Ameritas in Lincoln, Nebraska, while daughter, Catherine, lives in Kansas City where she is a violinist and violin teacher. Chris and Judy are expecting their first grandchild soon. 

Email: chris@midallianceinsurance.com