Originally from New Jersey, where I met my future wife, Sara Dawn as a senior in high school. We were engaged a few months after graduation and have been married 44+ years. We have three (3) adult daughters, four (4) grandchildren and one more on the way. We live in Kennett Square, PA about an hour west of Philadelphia, PA.
I was originally raised Dutch Reformed up until 10 years old. When my grandmother died of cancer, my mother turned her back on the Lord and church ended for me. Unfortunately, at the age of 19, I was pulled into a false Christian religion called Christian Science. For the next 25 years it became a giant part of our life and resulted in tragic consequences for me and my family. But God has a way of pulling people out of the fire to HIM in ways that can’t be explained.
In 2000, a light came into my life and a journey pursued to find Jesus. In 2009, my wife and I were baptized and saved at a non-denominational bible based church in PA. Everything began to change. The words in the Bible that were once just words came “alive” and I started to understand God’s love for us, what his only begotten son did for us, that sin was real, we live in a fallen world but HIS grace is more than enough.
Then in 2013, I was approached by a leader for Crown Financial Ministries, one the largest biblically driven global stewardship organizations which was founded by Larry Burkett. Their mission is transform hearts in all areas related to biblical stewardship. I took extensive training, opened a non-profit and tax deductible foundation in Colorado to fund my efforts to help churches, couples and individuals and left corporate America. Eight years later, I am a US Crown Ambassador, certified Career Direct Assessment Consultant Team Leader and MoneyLife Coach. I’ve led countless stewardship training studies at churches, mentored and coached individuals, couples, widows and small business owners in PA, NJ, NY, MD, NC and OK. I’ve trained 20+ as stewardship leaders at their respective churches. I lead an active Christian small business forum in Kennett Square, PA for Believers in Business in PA (https://www.bibnetwork.org/)
My secular vocation spanned 30-years in corporate America at multi-billion-dollar global firms to leading edge technology start-ups. I’ve been a CFO, VP Operations and HR leader and spent extensive time in Europe and the Far East. I was a corporate recruiting leader for a multi-billion firm for several years.
I am now a Career Coach and founder of SamNova, Inc. (www.samnovainc.com). Our goal is to help bring people to a better place that brings out the best in them. We do extensive career assessments; resume writing, help clients across the US in all functional roles and industries. I specialize in those making career pivots, the hidden job market and helping those 55 and older get back to work. I am an author of a highly acclaimed book, “Optimize Your Resume – Dos and Don’ts” available on Amazon and our secure website. I am on Philadelphia Christian radio on Saturday mornings on 1180 am WFYL at 8 am ET. I speak nationally and regionally weekly each week on up to 25+ career topics and lead a team of 20+ career assessment consultants across the US. We have helped 900+ to date. I encourage people to follow me on Beloved Truth and contact with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edsamuel/
I love to stay focused on the matters of the heart and Matthew 6:21.
“The words in the Bible that were once just words came “alive” and I started to understand God’s love for us, what his only begotten son did for us, that sin was real, we live in a fallen world but HIS grace is more than enough.”