Podcast Episode 22: The Power of Ease and Simplicity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Jon VerLee, the founder of Breeze. During their conversation, they discuss how to make giving easy for members of your church.

Best Quotes

“We see ourselves as the technical support arm for the churches we serve.”

“At the church, our vision was to help people know Jesus and follow Him, and at Breeze, our vision statement is to help people find and follow Jesus.”

“As leaders in a ministry space, we need to be able to articulate that in a clear way that inspires others and rallies other people around it.”

“In order to scale and reach more people, you need to bring a team around you that shares those same values and vision.”

“When you ask everybody, you ask no one. The principle applies not only for a simple volunteer ask on a Sunday morning, but also in the business world.”

“Breeze is built to help small and mid-size churches as the operating system for their church.”

“Functionality is only as good as usability.”

“Whatever the context is, making something super simple drastically increases the usability of that system.”

“Ask yourself two questions: What are the core values you align yourself around? and What am I doing that somebody else could do?”

“As strategic and systematic as we can be, at the end of the day, if you don’t have a culture that is in line with who you are and where you are going, the strategy doesn’t matter.”


Jon is the founder and CEO of Breeze ChMS – a SaaS company that focuses on serving churches with web-based software.  When Jon isn’t working on Breeze, he can be found trying to be a mountain biker, surviving Michigan winters, going on dates with his wife, and being tackled by his three small children.

Recommended Resources

Generosity by LifeWay (https://lifewaygenerosity.com)

Breeze (https://www.breezechms.com)

Breeze Leadership Blog (https://www.breezechms.com/blog/)