J. Val Hastings, MCC, Founder and President
Email Val | 610-385-8034
J. Val Hastings, MCC, is the Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy, which provides specialized training for pastors, church leaders and coaches. Val hired his first coach while he was pastoring at a local United Methodist church. His progress was noticeable by all, and he began to wonder, “What if I adopted a coaching approach to ministry? What if the larger church adopted a coaching approach to ministry?” In that moment, a vision began to emerge—a global vision of Every Pastor, Ministry Staff and Church Leader a Coach.
Val is the author of the book The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God’s People with a Coach Approach to Ministry and the e-book The E3-Church: Empowered, Effective and Entrepreneurial Leadership That Will Keep Your Church Alive. Val currently holds the designation of Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, its highest coaching designation.
Val is available for private and special coaching engagements only. Please contact us to request more information.
Jennifer Barlow, LPC
Jennifer Barlow, LPC, is a licensed counselor in Texas who has a passion for people and desires to help them uncover the secret to leading a life that they find fulfilling. Specifically, Jennifer enjoys working with college students, ministers, and missionaries. Jennifer has over ten years of experience working in the non-profit arena. This experience serves as the springboard for understanding the impact that one person can have on many lives. Supporting people in their God-given role is a necessary step to facilitating positive changes in the lives of others.
Email Lyn | 717-627-5041
Lyn Barrett, MEd, MDiv, is a Transition Coach and the founder of The Way Forward. Having personally experienced many planned and unplanned changes in her life, Lyn’s passion and expertise is helping people of faith move ahead in times of transition. She will meet you where you are, follow your cues, and help you create stepping stones to a life of passion and purpose. On your timetable, she will walk with you through your transition as you discover the new life God has planned for you.
Lyn’s coachees are usually seeking a vocational change (“call” coaching), a new “normal” after losing a loved one (grief coaching), or a new vision for a life of service after leaving the workforce (retirement coaching). Whether your needs are career-oriented, family-oriented, spiritual in nature, or related to self-care, Lyn will cut through the confusion and help you put your plan in place. As a former teacher, a school principal, a pastor, and a spiritual director, Lyn brings a wealth of life experiences and perspectives to her coaching. With her help and God’s guidance, she will help you find your way forward!
Email Becky | 817-927-1911 ext. 222
Becky Biser is a certified coach through Coaching4Clergy. She has worked in the church and non-profit environment for 33 years in many different roles. She currently serves as Director of Leadership Development for a large association of churches. Becky’s passion is to inspire, encourage and empower leaders to be all they can for God. Whether you are a pastor or another paid or volunteer leader in the church or ministry setting, or a Christian leader in the secular world, Becky’s desire is to inspire, encourage and empower you as YOU make an impact for God.
Some of the issues Becky has coached leaders with are: Spiritual vitality, Balanced life, Health and weight, Leadership skills and dynamics, Vision casting, Personal relationships, Staff and team development, Child rearing, Educational choices, Ministry options, Career choices, and many more. Additionally, Becky excels at coaching ministry staff teams focusing them on achieving effective results.
Email Jane | (404) 432-2701
Jane Bishop is a personal coach, trainer and speaker who helps others go for their IT! Her passion is to engage people to be the best they can be by utilizing their God given gifts and skills to reach for and attain their IT! Her focus is fully on the client and what they want to achieve. She has over 25 years of experience in training and leading people in faith-based settings. Jane has worked with individuals and groups to define purpose, develop a strategic plan and implement action steps. She uses her teaching skills, education, and experiences in coaching, consulting and training approaches to meet clients on their terms. Jane is a Coaching4Clergy certified trainer. She also has MA and MACE degrees in education and several certifications. In addition to training, she also works with clients as a personal coach. Personal coaching, customized training, and speaking are available through Take the Next Step LLC which she founded to help others go for their IT! Contact Jane via email, email@example.com or phone, 404.432.2701. She will help you take the next step!
Sonia Ely Brum
Email Sonia | 803-920-9567
The Reverend Sonia Ely Brum is an ordained elder of South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. She serves as Congregational Specialist for two districts and Coordinator for Hispanic/Latino Ministry. For the last 10 years she has been work in the area of church health and vitality focused on equipping clergy and laity for ministry. She has an extensive experience on the development of Hispanic/Latino ministry as a Conference Coordinator, assisting and resourcing the Districts and local congregations in the South Carolina Conference. Sonia skills as a certified coach and coach trainer from Coachnet Global have enabled her to recruit and train new coaches to reach out churches that are in need of assistance. She also coaches churches which are in the Natural Church Development process.
Email Skye | 817-677-8773
Skye is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and Life Coach at SoulCare Counseling in Bedford, Texas (LPC supervision provided by Bernis Riley, LPC-S). She received her Masters of Marriage and Family Counseling and Masters of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Skye is a graduate of coach training from Coaching4Clergy and is a certified Life Coach Trainer. Her coaching experience includes coaching businessmen, denominational leaders, ministers, students, and women from all walks of life. Skye has been involved in Southern Baptist life for the past six years, working with associational and church leaders in various capacities. Her heart for churches is to see them simplify and take action so as to be more effective in their work for the Kingdom of God. As a coach and coach trainer, Skye comes alongside people to encourage them, help them find clarity, and spur them to take action towards their goals. In her roles as pastor’s wife, LPC Intern, and Life Coach, Skye practices from a faith-based perspective, believing that reliance upon Jesus Christ and Biblical principles can steer in a good direction. She is available for private coaching sessions and training seminars for churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations.
Email Kim | 540-383-6027
Finding yourself navigating the challenges of parenting, fostering and/or adopting? Having a reputation for listening with compassion, speaking the truth in love, and ministering from experience, Kim Eller brings 20 years of life into these very special, God ordained, set apart ministries in the home. She is here to encourage and equip you in the very thing God has called you to do.
Kim and her husband Mark of 22 years reside in the Shenandoah Valley in Eastern Virginia with the their two biological daughters, two adopted sons and two foster children. Although Kim has and continues to minister internationally she has learned that sometimes the biggest challenges, ministry, and rewards are found right in your own home.
Email Ed | 817-223-8218
Ed George is a leadership/life coach who provides organizations and individuals the tools, skills, challenge and support necessary to improve performance and achieve goals. He frequently assists companies and business leaders in high-pressure industries such as ministry, health care, law, marketing, and other fields.
George helps clients identify where they want to be, create a roadmap and stay on course to reach their targeted outcomes. His unique approach is a blend of evidence-based neuroscience, Christian spirituality and real world experience. George developed his style during his career as a minister, pastoral educator and life coach.
George began working in healthcare in 1987, serving as an ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor for 23 years. Before retiring from healthcare, George served as a Senior Chaplain at Texas Health Resources, one of the largest health systems in North Texas. An elder in full connection with the Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC), he founded his own coaching firm in 2010. EDG Advantage Coaching, LLC provides coaching, consultation and workshops to pastors, Christian business leaders and organizations. Currently, George is the facilitator of the Healthy Church Initiative and Cluster Groups at the Central Texas Conference of The UMC.
Email Jay | 210-462-6901
I am an orthodox, Jesus-loving Episcopal priest and church planter. My dream is a different kind of Church – less junk, more Jesus, all action. I want to do church in a new way. That’s what we work on at our church plant. It’s relationship, not religion. I’m married (18 yrs), with three kids (12, 10, 6) and I turned 41 last March. I love books and football and going on dates with my wife.
Michael Godfrey, D.Min., Ph.D., ACC
Email Michael | 254-722-4255
Consistently recognized as a uniquely gifted leader, Dr. Michael Godfrey’s work and experience as a mentor, coach, and educator have earned him recognition and accolades for helping individuals and groups reach their full potential both personally and professionally. He has been coaching professionally for 9 years and has clocked over 1,000 coaching practice hours.
Michael is the designer of True Course Mentoring, a nationally recognized, award-winning mentoring approach that received the “Malcolm S. Knowles Award for Outstanding Adult Education Program” award from the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education.
He currently serves as the president of True Course Living, Learning, and Leading, LLC and executive director of True Course Ministries, Inc. based in Robinson, Texas. Both organizations specialize in customized mentoring, coaching, and consulting programs for unique demographics. He also serves as a part-time lecturer at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, a conference leader, and speaker. He is a Senior Consultant for the Birkman Method©, and the author of more than 30 publications related to his revolutionary work.
Michael earned his Doctorate of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds the Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology with specialties in adult education, mentoring, creativity, and problem-solving from Baylor University. He maintains extensive continuing education in coaching, human relations, group dynamics, and leadership. He is a Coach U Certified Graduate and holds the Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation.
Michael and his wife reside in Robinson, Texas, and have two grown children.
Email Michael | 270-922-1739
I am an ordained deacon in the KY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. I bring more than 30 years experience in the helping professions to the work of coaching.
My wife Jan and I live in Western KY. We have 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren. We are both very active in the United Methodist Church.
My goal is to reach the pastors and lay leadership of the KY United Methodist Church through coaching and training others to be coaches.
Trigena Halley, PCC
Email Trigena | 801-915-4046
Trigena H. Halley, PCC is the founder and owner of Peak Performance CCT, LLC (www.peakperformancecct.com). During her professional career, Trigena has held various leadership positions in the global corporate arena with a focus on talent development, strategy execution, achievement of financial goals and client satisfaction.
Today Trigena works with individuals and organizations seeking to enhance, improve and sustain peak performance through a result-focused approach. She specializes in leadership, conflict and team coaching, performance improvement, development of leaders and working with organizations to employ a sustainable coaching culture. Her experience spans service, non-profit, corporate as well as faith-based and educational organizations. Trigena also offers several individual and organizational assessments, a few include the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), MHS EQi assessment (Emotional Intelligence), Professional Coaching Styles Indicator (PCSI), and PRISM 360 Assessment.
As a mentor coach, Trigena supports business and ministry leaders working toward ICF certification. She works with coaches, consultants and trainers who have or are starting their own business to support their success both initially and long-term.
Trigena volunteers both within her community and her local church, her ministry focus is with an organization called Holding Out HELP (www.holdingouthelp.org), which supports individuals and families leaving a polygamist lifestyle and transitioning into mainstream society. Trigena has a Master of Arts in Communication Consultancy and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing both from Oklahoma State University.
In 1999 Trigena moved to Sandy, Utah where she spends four seasons a year outdoors – skiing, hiking, running, and canyoneering slot canyons. Passionate for the great outdoors Trigena leads outdoor retreats, she believes nature itself is the ideal palate for change.
She continues to enjoy exploring the great state of Utah and other exciting destinations with her husband, two children and friends.
Email Jay | 817-927-1911 x215
Jay has served in Christian ministry for over 40 years. He works with the Tarrant Baptist Association in Fort Worth, Texas, where he has ministered the past 12 years. This is an association of 400 Southern Baptist churches located in the Fort Worth area. He serves as director of the Church Starting Center. Coaching has become a pirmary tool being used by all of the TBA staff. Jay has two Masters degrees, one Biblical Studies and the other in Marriage and Family Counseling.
Jay coaches many in church ministry roles as well as leaders in the secular world. He is active in coaching individuals and groups. Jay has lead in a number of coach training events and is a Coaching4Clergy trainer.
Lee Hayward, PCC
Email Lee | (408) 288-9510
Hayward & Associates is a business consulting firm specializing in results-oriented organizational consultation and leadership coaching. We work with clients in a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit industries providing organizational development and executive coaching for CEOs and senior management staff as well as local churches, pastors, and judicatories. The Reverend R. Lee Hayward serves as Principal of the firm. Our services include facilitation of business development, group facilitation, succession planning, and change management with an emphasis on interpersonal conflict management. As an ordained United Methodist Church pastor, Lee pastored churches in a variety of venues: rural, suburban, and large city. As a result of working effectively with a congregation of Silicon Valley senior leaders, he was drawn to work with individuals seeking to integrate their personal values in the workplace. He works regularly with executives in the corporate world and offers special insights to spiritual lay leaders and clergy with responsibility to local congregations and extension ministries in a variety of judicatories.
Lee’s professional and personal contributions have been honored on several occasions including being name The Tom Peters Company’s “Featured Leadership Development Director 2005,” NASA’s “Contract Employee of the Year 2004,” and received a commendation from The State of California for outstanding contributions to exceptional chidren as well as his work with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and the State Nursing Home Administrators.
Among his other credentials, Lee is a graduate of the Newfield Network School of Ontological Coaching and certification as a coach (PCC) through both Newfield (NCOL) and the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Email Ken | (717) 422-7313
My life goal is to walk with people to help them achieve their desired goals. In doing this I have served 27 years in the pastorate, 8 years in general church work and now 4 years in consulting and coaching with individuals and groups. I would be privileged to walk with you on your journey of growth, development and transformation.
Email David | 636-236-4488
“My mission in life is to help pastors, churches and people to actually live their God-given potential.”
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, David received a BA from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary (1974). He served six years as an associate in an inner-city church in St. Louis and then twenty years in Manchester, MO, as a Disciples of Christ pastor. David left the local pastorate and began helping churches in his own business, Effective Ministries Coaching and Consulting in 2003, following two years at Lay Renewal Ministries in St. Louis. He received his certification as a Christian Leadership Coach from Valwood in March, 2005, and is a full time coach and consultant for pastors and churches of a number of denominations. He has helped develop the Pastoral Leadership Development (PLD) and Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) in the Missouri Annual Conference and is part of a team that is taking the HCI to other Conferences interested in transformation and growing their churches. He does workshops on a variety of topics and is well-read in the field of effective leadership for today’s ministry. David joined with Kay Kotan and Ken Willard this year to create the ministry partnership, Effective Leadership Unlimited. Living in St. Louis, David is married to Bonnie and they have two grown children and two grandchildren in Kansas City.
James R. (Rod) Kelley
Email Rod | 816-560-4512
Rev. James R. “Rod” Kelley has been in ministry for more than 34 years. He entered the Missouri West Conference in 1977 as a Probationary Deacon and was ordained Elder in full connection May 1979. On Easter Sunday of 1980, Rev. Kelley entered an 18+ year career as an Active Duty USN Chaplain. Rev. Kelley’s appointments in addition to his USN assignments include Battlefield UMC and Ozark UMC in the Missouri Area Conference. Before retiring from full time pastoral ministry in 2008, Rev. Kelley obtained certification in Spiritual Formation and Intentional Interim Ministry in the United Methodist Church.
Since 2008 Rev. Kelley has actively participated in Missouri Conference’s Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) serving as workshop leader, weekend consultant, and coach of both pastors and churches. His coaching approach is characterized by an effort to ask effective questions providing the pastor a helpful and supportive accountability. He believes passionately that the Church of Jesus Christ is God’s primary and only plan for bringing the Kingdom of God to fruition on the earth. Rev. Kelley’s parish experience, as well as his U.S. Navy assignments, has given him opportunity to minister to many diverse persons in a wide variety of settings and situations.
Nicole Kirksey, MPH, MSW
Email Nicole | 321-987-7265
Nicole Kirksey is known as the Spiritual Gifts Coach™. Her passion is galvanizing all Christian believers to answer the true call of God on their lives for ministry and service. Nicole works with highly inspired and committed Christians to maximize their Kingdom impact by identifying their spiritual gifts and aligning these with their areas of volunteer and vocational service. The result of this alignment is greater joy, reduced stress, more life balance, increased free time and higher levels of success. A gifted teacher, speaker, and writer, “Coach Nicole” hosts the popular Blog Talk Radio Show, Foundational Gifts, and is Chief Visionary Officer at Foundational Gifts Life & Leadership Coaching. Nicole holds master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Work. She is also certified as a mediator, peace practitioner, crisis interventionist, and anti-violence trainer.
“My goal for coach training is to make sure that all participants are engaged, and that the content is relevant to them in their work, play, and life,” Nicole said recently. “Each participant brings a wealth of relevant experience that they may not even be aware of, and I love drawing that out so that all participants can learn more about our topic and its practical application.”
Email Kay | 816-350-0333
Kay Kotan is the founder of You Unlimited in Independence, Missouri. Her vast experience and knowledge come from fifteen years in corporate banking, followed by seven years as a business owner and her current role as a certified coach, trainer, speaker and author. She is the author of Full Schedules, Barren Souls as well as the co-author of the books entitled, Insights on Productivity, Strategic Ministry Planning and Renovate or Die – Ten Ways to Focus Your Church on Mission. She is an Advanced Coach U Graduate, an Associate Certified Coach of the International Coaching Federation, a member of the Heartland Coaching Association, and a Certified GO System Trainer. She is a coach, consultant and Small Church Initiative Coordinator for the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is most proud to be the wife of Bob for nineteen years and the mother of her 16-year old son, Cameron.
Great joy is derived from assisting her clients in discovering shifts and possibilities to take their lives and ministries to the next level and beyond their wildest dreams. Mrs. Kotan has a keen eye for quickly identifying issues that have stopped clients from moving forward and reaching their goals. The intricate balance between work and home life as well as working with focus and purpose as an alternative of just “puttin’ in time” are some of her favorite training and speaking topics. She has strong positions on the subjects of family values, living with integrity and simplicity as well as the value of being a life-long learner. All of which is indicated in her fundraising workshops, seminars, retreats and key note presentations. Kay’s ideal client is one that is fully engaged and looking to take themselves personally and professionally to the next level. Through collaboration and support, clients are able to identify the gap between their current situation and where they want to go and create logical steps to carry them into their preferred future. Feel free to visit her website at www.KayKotan.com.
James Latimer, ACC
Email James | 610-568-2480
Jim brings a wealth of practical results-oriented experience to his coaching clients. Pastors and congregations benefit from his depth experience with congregation revitalization – its unique demands, pitfalls and hidden opportunities. Business clients benefit from his many years consulting with managers, engineers, and teams in an intercultural business context.
His coaching is focused – helping clients get to the heart of the matter quickly, move forward, and accomplish goals that are realistic and measurable. Prior to becoming ordained in 2003, Rev. Latimer consulted for many years with Western, Asian and Latin American clients primarily in the areas of change management, team development, knowledge transfer, organization learning and cultural proficiency. He holds an MBA and an MA in Asian Studies from Cornell University, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Email Tom | 214-499-3774
Tom is constantly seeking to climb the next mountain. One person has characterized him as “called to challenge the status quo.” Tom sees challenges as opportunities to drive forward. He desires to create an environment where attempting new things is the norm.
Tom is a life-long learner. He has a BA in Spanish and History with a Secondary Teaching Certificate from Houston Baptist University; a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religious Education, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Certified Coach; trained in Mediation and Dispute Resolution with Richard Blackburn, and Conflict Resolution and Mediation with Nancy Ferrell. He has authored and translated several books as well as produced over 200 book summaries found at booksummaries.tomlaw.org.
Tom finds his most utmost fulfillment in helping people achieve their dreams and visions. He can help you through coaching, whether it’s dealing with personal issues or business issues. Transitions are a dynamic time of change. They can either help us move further down our chosen path or crush us. Tom enjoys helping people learn how to grow through their transitions and become the people they were meant to be.
Email Gerry | 817-291-9047
Dr. Gerry Lewis serves (since 2008) as the Director of Missions (Executive Director) of the Harvest Baptist Association, a network of more than 60 churches located in 3 counties in north central Texas. He previously served 20 years as a Senior Pastor in two Southern Baptist Churches. He began his journey into the world of Coaching in January, 2010 when he attended his first Coaching 4 Clergy Basic Coach Training. He has since completed Trainer Certification and is currently working toward ACC credentialing.
He has conducted the Coaching for Clergy Basic Two Day Coach Training in his association and has incorporated coaching and the coach approach into his ministry with the association. Coaching has so impacted his ministry that “coaching pastors and church staff members” is now included in his official job description.
He is passionate about empowering others for effectiveness and impact and sharing the gift of coaching that has been shared with him. He lives in Azle, TX, has been married to his best friend, Eva, since 1984 and has two grown children.
Email Fred | 717-627-2810
My name is Fred Moury and I am ordained by the Evangelical Congregational Church having served pastorally in local churches for twenty-six years and in supervisory and administrative work for the last thirteen years as a Conference Minister. I hold a B.A. from Lebanon Valley College, an M.Div. from Evangelical Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. in Marriage and Family from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I have received my coach training with CRM Coach/Trainer Tim Roehl, co-author of the book “Transformissional Coaching”. Tim has also served as my personal coach. I am also trained to use Paul Ford’s “Leadership Grip” along with the Birkman “Blueprint for Living” instrument. I am actively serving as a coach within the Evangelical Congregational Church, and am currently helping to develop a coaching culture in that denomination. Coming along side Pastors and Church Leaders to help them become all that God designed and intends them to be is my passion and desire as a coach and consultant.
Larry Perkins, DMin, ACC
Email Larry | 409-673-0558
Larry Perkins has 43 years experience in local churches, ranging in size from the small to the mega-church and nine years as Director of Church Development/Growth and Administration in an association of 100+ Baptist churches in southeast Texas. He is currently certified by Coaching4Clergy as a Trainer and is Faculty in Training. Other academic work was completed through Mississippi College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Luther Rice Theological Seminary. He helped create a non-profit following the destruction of Hurricane Rita on the gulf coast. Larry’s primary focus is on maximizing the potential of churches in their leadership. This is available through Executive Coaching, Team Coaching and the development of the “coach approach” as a powerful tool in developing healthy and biblical church culture. Other coaching and application development opportunities, such as the Life/Faith Coach Academy and the Church Coaching Lab Project, are available through Catch the Wind, CoachingSolutions, his development organization. His life verse is Ephesians 3:20, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,according to His power that is at work within us.”
Email Susan | 817-503-8448
Susan Potter, PCC, is an ICF credentialed Coach with a passion for helping others maximize their talents to achieve personal and professional goals. After a 28-year corporate career, she founded Win From Within Coaching to pursue her passion.
Susan brings business and life experiences to her coaching repertoire. Her corporate career included human resources, training and production management. In personal life, Susan and her husband Bob celebrate a decades-long dual-career marriage that withstands the joys and challenges of being a parent, grandparent and care-giver to aging parents. Susan has helped family and friends navigate through some of life’s most stressful events, including health issues, divorce, relocation and job loss. Her reputation for being trustworthy and someone who sees the greatness in others is widely acknowledged by her personal and professional networks.
This reputation extends into Susan’s coaching career where she is recognized and respected for her former role as faculty at another coach training school and mentor coach.
Susan uses a strengths-based approach in coaching to help clients discover their innate talents and supports them in their journey to overcome obstacles to create positive change. Realizing her greatest joy is coaching in a Christ- centered environment, Susan joined C4C as trainer, mentor coach and faculty. She also works with the Central Texas Conference UMC in their Healthy Church Initiative as trainer, facilitator and coach.
Susan has a B.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and serves on the board of the ICF North Texas chapter.
Karen Prevatt, PCC
Email Karen | 912-897-5815
KAREN H. PREVATT, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), is an Extension Minister appointed to Living Tall, Inc. which offers coaching, speaking, and teaching experiences. Her clients include small business owners seeking confidential accountability, pastors desiring to move forward rather than merely maintaining, non-profits aiming to improve team relationships, couples strengthening their marriages and individuals navigating through life changes or seeking to live out their values and make their intentions a reality. Clients gain clarity and focus as they are energized to step out – often pushing past barriers, and working towards goals allowing them to live from their God-given strengths.
At 4’7”, Karen is a little person and the shortest pastor in the UMC South Georgia Conference but by the grace of God is living tall. Her coaching encourages and challenges people to move from being defined by their circumstances to rising above them- from thinking small to living tall!
Karen, an Elder in the South Georgia Conference, received her Masters of Divinity at Emory University and is a Certified Life Coach with the Institute for Life Coach Training. She is also a trained Leading from Your Strengths Coach, Prepare/Enrich administrator and Coaching4Clergy trainer.
Phyllis Riney, ACC
Email: Phyllis Riney| 713-299-0293 (cell)
Phyllis Riney is an Elder in the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, having pastored churches for 26 years. She is a certified Spiritual Director and Labyrinth Facilitator. She has worked extensively with laity, clergy, and churches, in situations of crisis, transition, and ministry fruitfulness. Member of Houston Coaches, ICF.
Email Brad | 214-828-5277
Brad is a retired US Air Force chaplain, a Baptist minister and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. His coach training has all been with Coaching4Clergy and he is currently using those skills primarily with chaplain candidates and Clinical Pastoral Education residents that are endorsed by Texas Baptists where Brad is the Associate Director of Chaplaincy Relations.
Brad has been a pastor, chaplain, director and therapist of a private-practice counseling center, and a “Director of Missions” (Baptist-speak for a regional director) before taking the position with Texas Baptists. He loves helping those he coaches in reaching their full potential and has coached senior pastors, members of church staffs as well as the chaplains and CPE residents. Brad has also coached in the secular arena.
Brad has been married for 47 years and he and his wife have two grown boys – one an Air Force colonel and F-16 pilot and one who is a computer animation graphic artist and a shot director for a movie studio in LA. He is a published author, published photographer, an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. Brad loves music and plays several instruments, loves cars (has been a professional race driver), is an avid cyclist and is learning to sail his new Hobie trimaran.
C. Darrell Roland
Email Darrell | 803-359-6577
As an ICF certified coach and pastor, Darrell brings a unique blend of ministry and corporate backgrounds to the coaching relationship. His career has spanned twenty-five years of management and leadership positions in large corporations, small business, ministry and community organizations.
He believes that life offers us many paths, some of which lead us to good places. However, there is a God ordained “painted path” leading to the fullest of life in your career, ministry and personal life. Darrell is committed to helping you find that path to become all that God desires for you.
Nelson and Pam are both certified by Coaching4Clergy as trainers and are passionate about helping others reach their full potential. If your organization is looking for a team approach to coach training, consider contacting the Roths.
With over 40 years of experience in local churches, Nelson and Pam became the Co-founders of Relevant Ministry (www.relevantministry.org). Relevant Ministry’s vision is to equip pastors and leaders to minister relevantly in healthy and thriving ministries. Nelson is also the author of Nehemiah Response. The book reveals a biblical approach to transformation during any life changing event. Out of these biblical principles, Nelson developed a coach approach for transition.
Nelson has a Graduate of Theology degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry. Pam graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Human Development and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and is a member of International Coach Federation.
Email Dale | (512) 943-2538
Dr. Dale Schultz, the Lead Pastor | Visioneer of St. Philip’s United Methodist Church (Round Rock; Central Texas Conference), has over twenty-five years of leading persons to discover, pursue, and realize their unique potential. Discovering the benefits of coaching in his own life, Dale realized the value of coaching as an expression of the spiritual gift of encouragement.
He has a passion for equipping clergy and laity with dynamic coaching skills for leading effective mission and ministry. Dale leads in ministry committed to practical theology that informs Christians how to joyfully experience the abundant life that Jesus offers. A writer, actor, musician, and artist, he helps other creatives to use coaching as a tool for personal strategy to achieve focus in their life expressions. His coaching respects the diversity of faith traditions as he invites and encourages his clients to learn and grow from their greatest spiritual understanding to know life, more.
He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, Southern Methodist University, and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Follow him on Twitter: drddaleschultz
Elias Scultori, ACC, MSM
Email Elias | 732-419-2566
Elias Scultori is an ICF certified personal and professional coach, speaker and writer whose work is focused on helping individuals and organizations to design, create and sustain a personal and professional life that stems directly from their core values and personal truth — your best life!
Elias’ diverse background and international experience have given him the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and wide-ranging educational, ethnic and social backgrounds. His attentive and acute listening skills and empathy provide his clients with the perfect space to focus and discover positive solutions and strategies for a more effective, fulfilling and influential living.
Besides his credentials as a coach, Elias holds a Master’s in Music degree from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He has over 25 years of professional experience working as a Music Minister in churches both here in the USA and abroad. Elias is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He moved to the USA in 1992 and today lives near Princeton, NJ.
Cornelia Shipley, MBA, PCC
Email Cornelia | 877-853-5340
An executive coach and strategy consultant with 20 years experience in corporate America, Cornelia Shipley began her career in Sales and Sales Training and Development with The Procter & Gamble Company. While at P&G, she developed key management and strategic planning skills she uses with clients today. After receiving her MBA in Management Consulting and Strategy, Ms. Shipley made a career change and worked as a Human Resource Professional for both Raytheon Company and General Mills supporting Supply Chain, Corporate Engineering, and Corporate HR.
Professionally Certified (PCC) as a coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), Ms. Shipley has been in private practice since 2006. Clients value her holistic approach to leadership development and strategic planning. Her practice is focused on assisting senior executives and entrepreneurs to develop and leverage their personal brand, influence strategy, and strategic plan to create their designed outcomes. In addition, Ms. Shipley is a mentor coach for the Clergy Coach Training Program at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and works with Clergy and Congregations across the US.
Email Craig | 717-367-5808
Craig H. Smith has a heartfelt desire to assist individuals and church leaders realize and embrace Kingdom success in their life, leadership, and organization. Craig is Co-Founder and Principal of The Exit 7 Group, LLC, a faith-based coaching, consulting, and training company devoted to the motivation, empowerment, and transformation of individuals and organizations. As a former teacher, athletic coach, counselor, and businessman, Craig brings a broad perspective of experience to coaching and personal development.
Craig is an ordained minister who presently serves as District Executive for the Church of the Brethren overseeing congregations and clergy in the northeastern United States. His education includes degrees from Manchester College, Long Island University, and the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He has completed specialized training in Church Consulting from Church Central Leadership and Coaching from Coach U, as well as Coaching4Clergy, and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Craig is the author of Every Monday: Finding God on Tough Days. He is a member of and consultant to a variety of organizational and institutional governing boards. He is a frequent conference/event speaker, seminar leader, leadership trainer, and personal mentor.
Craig resides in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania with his coaching partner and wife, Victoria. They have 4 daughters and 14 grandchildren!
Further information can be found at: www.exit7group.com
Email Victoria | 717-314-5808
Victoria (Vicki) Smith has a passion to work with individuals who want to “go deeper” and be more than appears on the surface. She is a coach, trainer, & speaker who’s heart’s desire is to help clients discover their “A.”
Along with her “coach-hubby” Craig, Victoria has co-founded The Exit 7 Group, LLC, a faith-based coaching, training, & consulting company.
Additionally, Victoria is co-founder & Executive Director of Meant To Be Ministries, a contributing author in two books, E-Zine contributor, conference/retreat leader, and a speaker/vocalist for Stonecroft Ministries. Victoria has led Seminars on Spiritual Gifts discovery for more than 25 years. Vicki has a passion to help persons develop their strengths in their gifting through coaching and the coaching process.
Educationally, Victoria is well-rounded! She has six declared majors, four years of college, and no formal degree! Her strong commitment to the roles of wife and mother are joined with years of church leadership (including pastor’s wife) and bring a unique perspective to her ministry and coaching. Victoria is a Coaching4Clergy graduate & trainer.
Victoria’s heart’s desire is to provide a safe place to share, grow, and call out God’s very best in each client.
Further information can be found at: www.exit7group.com
Patricia Suggs, M.Div., Ph.D., CHTP, CEP, ACC
Email Patricia | 336-918-2974
Dr. Patty Suggs is an ICF certified coach and is endorsed as a coach by the United Methodist Church. She has been an elder in the Western North Carolina Conference for over 34 years. She has extensive training in multiple areas and utilizes this training to be a sought after coach and consultant. She is also a faculty member and trainer for Coaching4Clergy.
Dr. Suggs is passionate about helping persons be the best they can be: enhancing, equipping and transforming both their personal and professional lives. She engages in conflict/reconciliation interventions with congregations and groups, utilizing coaching tools to increase the effectiveness of the process.
In addition to coaching, her expertise includes trainer; educator; developer of curriculum in areas such as: Leadership development; team building; conflict and reconciliation issues; communication techniques; and training in Pastoral Care. She received her M.Div. from Duke Divinity School; M.Ed and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Certifications include: Coach, Spiritual Director; and Healing Touch Practitioner.
Email Ken | 636-346-7172
After over 20 years in the business world, Ken made the transition into full-time church consulting, pastoral coaching, and leadership development. He has a BA in business management and a MA in Adult Education. Ken is a certified church consultant through the Society for Church Consulting, a certified DDI trainer, a certified Information Mapping writer, and a member of the American Society for Training & Development.
In addition to his work with individual churches, Ken is also a member the Healthy Church Initiative executive team, owner of Leadership Base Camp, and a founding member of Effective Leadership Unlimited. All of these organizations focus equipping church leaders at all levels that desire transformation to be more effective, faithful and fruitful. Based on identified needs, these organizations provide consulting, coaching, and training to equip churches to live out the Great Commission.
In 2010 he received the IMAP award in the category of “Capturing Knowledge and Best Practices” for one of the numerous leadership development programs he has written which are in use all over the country. Ken authored a book on time management being used by many pastors and laity leaders and co-authored a workbook on Strategic Ministry Planning in 2011.
Deborah Winters, Ph.D, ACC
Email Deborah | 215-260-7420
The Rev. Dr. Deborah J. Winters is a graduate of Coaching4Clergy(C4C) who now serves as a faculty, trainer and trains-the-trainers for C4C. She is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Foundation, and is a coach for the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ. She has served 24 years as a settled pastor and now serves as a transitional (interim) pastor for congregations in the midst of change. She is an Affiliate Professor of Biblical Studies and teaches coaching at Palmer Theological Seminary. She and her husband Gary founded the non-profit 501(c)(3) God’s Precious Children helping children in Liberia, West Africa receive a better chance at a brighter future through an education in the name of Jesus (www.GodsPreciousChildren.com). She co-edited the book, Who Killed Goliath? Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind, wrote on the Psalms in The Pastor’s Bible Study Vol. 3: A New Interpreter’s Bible Study, and has written sermons and worship settings for the Minister’s Annual Manual. When not coaching, writing, preaching, teaching, or on the mission field, Gary and Deb enjoy kayaking and biking, particularly with their grandchildren.