Community Involvement

February 2013 - Winner of the 2012 Community Service Competition held by Northwestern Mutual's offices in the Washington, DC area. This competition required a significant commitment to the community, which the 917 logged for the 2012 calendar year exhibited. These hours were a combination of hours serving on the board of directors and general membership steering committee for Leadership Howard County (“LHC”); coaching the softball team at Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville; and volunteering in various capacities at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church. By claiming last year’s community service competition, $2,500 was donated to an organization of choice - Leadership Howard County - on behalf of Northwestern Mutual’s D.C.-area operations.

  • (2011 - Present) General Membership Steering Committee for Leadership Howard County.
  • (2009 - 2011) Subcommittee Chair for Leadership Howard County Program Living & Learning Committee. This committee is responsible for Designing and Refining current class curriculum for Leadership Premier program. I am an Alumni of the 1992 Leadership Howard County Class.
  • (2003 - 2019) Head Coach, Chapelgate Christian Academy Softball team. Voted Howard County High School Coach of the Year in 2006 by The Washington Post.
  • (2001 - 2010) Asst Coach of women's high school basketball team (Chapelgate Christian Academy).

My coaching responsibilities aim to help develop character in young people by primarily focusing on the value of teamwork. When athletes buy into the concept that the team is more important than the individual, a valuable life lesson is learned. Helping them be part of something bigger than themselves runs counter to so many of the messages children receive from the media and popular entertainment. It hopefully prepares them to be better employees, better spouses, better community members and better leaders.

  • (2008 - Present) Men's Breakfast Coordinator, Mt Airy Presbyterian Church
  • (2008 - Present) Mt Airy Prebyterian Church member of Worship committee
  • (1994 - 1996) Howard County YMCA Board Chair and committee chair (Finance and Membership)
  • (1998 - 2006) Council for Court Excellence Board Member
  • (1999) Columbia Presbyterian Church Building committee chair
  • (1990 - 2001) Columbia Presbyterian Church - Leader of worship team

John R. Isaac, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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