Arlen Busenitz is Pastor of Burns Countryside Church of Burns, KS where he has served for 13 years. He is bi-vocational and also teaches Public Speaking, Ethics, Philosophy, and Death & Dying at a local community college. Arlen received his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute & Masters in Ministry Leadership from Luther Rice Seminary. Arlen is Chaplain for the Burns Fire District, a volunteer firefighter & EMT.
Arlen is the author of Improve Your Conversation Skills in One Evening and creator of the program Become a Better Speaker in One Evening. He trains public speakers, coach’s individuals, and has delivered keynotes throughout the US, Canada, Panama, and the Caribbean. As an entrepreneur he has started and successfully run businesses online and offline. At age 18, Arlen started and operated his own landscape business for two years. Starting with a yellow Jeep pickup and a field full of rocks, Arlen built a client base of 100+ customers and learned valuable experience in selling, entrepreneurship and sales.
Speaking experience includes over 15 years of preaching, leading Bible Studies, and teaching Sunday School, annual camp speaker at Ponca Bible Camp, opening Keynote speaker for conferences including Missouri Public Risk Management Association’s annual conference and Kansas Association of Mappers annual conference.
In 2008, Arlen participated in Toastmaster International’s Motivational speaking contest. Out of 30,000 contestants Arlen advanced through a series of contests to the top 240 in the world. He routinely delivers keynotes to youth chapels, organizations and more. Arlen is married to his lovely wife Mary and has three kids ages 6,4 & 2.