America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

David Lacine


After 34 years in the insurance industry, Dave sensed the call to develop C12 Groups in the Chicago area.  Dave brings to C12 experience in agency expansion and growth, mergers and acquisitions, as well as small business growth and planning.  He has held positions as president of two different firms and is also a past president of the largest insurance state association for independent agents in Illinois.

Along with his business background, Dave has been involved in leadership with small groups, couples groups, marriage ministry, and has led retreats for leaders with a focus on spiritual disciplines and development.   Dave has also mentored high school students, and has served as president of the board for Emmaus Ministries in Chicago, which ministers to broken lives of men in the inner city.  Dave’s passions also includes short term missions which has taken him to China and, more recently, working with church leaders in the Dominican Republic.

Dave’s desire is to see leaders in business develop to their true capacity not only in the business world, but personally and spiritually, to be all that God has called them to be.

Dave and Robin, his wife of 39 years, reside in Downers Grove and have two grown children, along with 4 grandchildren.  They are members and active in leadership at Christ Church of Oak Brook.

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Meeting Information

Chicago Marriott Naperville

Chair: David Lacine
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 North Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL 60563

Downers Grove
Chicago Marriott Suites

Chair: David Lacine
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: Chicago Marriott Suites, 1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Burr Ridge
Chicago Marriott Southwest

Chair: David Lacine
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: Chicago Marriott Southwest, 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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C12 gives me a structured time each month.

Brad Thompson, Columbia Forest Products

Member since 2005

C12 gives me time away to work on my business, not in my business.

Barry Utesch, Total Computer Solutions

Member since 2004

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Jeff Burkett, Advanced Direct

Member since 2002

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