Kelly is from Ohio. He has an undergraduate degree in education from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio and a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He has served as pastor in churches since 1995 in a variety of settings. Currently, he serves as the Director of Congregational Vitality for The East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this role Kelly, coaches, consults, leads workshops and helps start new ministries with clergy and laity. He is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and has recently co-authored a book about developing church leaders titled “Church Ecology.” He is passionate about helping others discover how they can make a difference in this world.
As a pastor, I discovered the value of a competent professional coach which enhanced my ministry. I recently retired from ministry in the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. My mission is to continue to serve God through assisting individuals, churches, and organizations unlock their full potential. Bringing 43 years of ministry experience, my passion is to help other people in ministry gain skills such as visioning, problem solving, communication skills, and conflict resolution. My encouragement can help you discover and live your dreams, navigate life transitions, achieve a sense of personal fulfillment, achieve a heart of love, and create balance in life. I have completed 60 hours of training with CTL. I have also completed specific training to coach church planters, in addition to training for spiritual coaching. I am a Certified Christian Leadership Coach. I am also a member of ICF. I expect to receive acc in June 2020.My global experience in missional coaching includes clients from America, Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. My email is email@example.com. My phone is 260-503-1561.
Ed, a layman, has served as a church strategist in the United Methodist Church at both the local and conference levels since 1984. He is an ACC ICF Certified Coach.
I retired in 2019 from 39 years of pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church. As a coach, I walk alongside pastors and other ministry leaders to help them clarify the passion and priorities in their lives and ministries and to help them strategize ways to focus and fulfill their potential. While not an expert, I guide clients in their exploration, stimulate them to envision many different perspectives and possibilities, and challenge them to commit to a plan of action they develop in our conversations. I am available to clients anywhere in the world through Zoom video conferencing. I am certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and I am endorsed by the United Methodist Endorsing Agency as a Life Coach.
Rev. Dr. Aleze M. Fulbright is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church who is a person of conviction in living a personal mission to encourage, equip, and empower all people to live on purpose and live out their God-giveness. She serves in the Indiana Annual Conference as a Conference (District) Superintendent, and has achieved ACC accreditation.
Tim has had the privilege of serving the Lord in a pastoral leadership capacity at small churches, an urban church plant, and multi-site church in Western PA for the last 13 years. He thrives at bringing order out of chaos and helping others see potential paths forward in conflict by gathering people around Jesus and developing a sense of belonging and purpose. He is committed to seeing discipleship, leadership, and marriages restored to wholehearted living and leading. The best thing, however, is being husband to Melissa and dad to their two kids.
Rev. Matthew J. Leffler is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He believes that his ministry is to fan the flame of a person’s unique calling in life. He serves as the Associate Director of Leadership Development for the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church where he is overseeing the Conference’s coaching initiatives. Matthew is an ACC certified coach with the International Coaching Federation.
I am currently serving as the Associate Director of Leadership Development for Laity and Discipleship in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. I have earned master’s degrees in both theological studies and leadership in education. A regular part of my work is resourcing and supporting laity, clergy, and leadership teams in the areas of leadership development and discipleship. Coaching has been a great asset to this work and I am excited for opportunities to support even more leaders and churches through coaching.I am a clergy spouse, currently living in Munice, Indiana with my wife and three boys. Though I have been in the midwest for 15 years, I am still a devoted Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan!
I am a pastor (for over 25 years), spiritual director (through the Epiphany Association), and an ICF trained and certified coach at the PCC level. I seek to help people find clarity. While I have helped congregants and others through preaching and teaching, I find non-directive coaching an effective means to help individuals create action plans which move them forward and toward their goals. I can help you understand what you really want, discover “sticking points”, see options, create action plans, and move forward. I’ve also been trained by Dr. Phil Maynard to lead and coach his Shift 2.0 material, and by Dr. David Drake to be an Enhanced Practitioner of his Narrative Coaching methodology.
I am Licensed and trained to teach and coach Phil Maynard’s Shift 2.0 material. I have experience coaching individuals and groups. I have completed my ACC certification and am closing in on my PCC!I have 31 years experience as a UMC Elder.My life mission is to ‘Help People Say YES to Jesus’.On July 1, 2019 I retired from pastoral ministry to pursue a calling to work closer with other leaders especially church leaders.I also currently serve as an Associate DS in the Northwest District of the Indiana Conference.Marsha and I have 3 children (Christina, Klarisa and Jonathan) and 2 grandchildren (Jazmyn and Marlie)Marsha and I also manage Randallane Inc. which is my family’s farm.I look forward to joining you on your journey.
Jeff has been active in ministry for 38 years. He has served as Lead Pastor, Associate Pastor and Youth Minister. The churches have been large ( 5000 members), small ( 275 members) and places in between. He has ministered in rural and urban locations including areas of growth and decline. Jeff has served on staff in a number of positions and been the Lead Pastor with a staff of 45. Jeff earned a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology and a Dr. of Ministry from Columbia School of Theology. Jeff has served on a variety of Conference Committees as well as community organizations. In 2018 Jeff was certified with the International Coaching Federation ( ICF) as an ACC level coach. In 2018 Jeff retired in order to pursue coaching full time and establish Dry Bones Coaching. Contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff and his wife Sherry have been married for 40 years. They have 4 children,1 fabulous Grandchild and 2 dogs. They enjoy being outside as much as possible. They manage/maintain a 600 sq. ft. cabin that rents out to vacationers who come to enjoy the mountains and gold prospecting history of Dahlonega Ga. See the cabin at www.chimneycreekcabin.com.
Are you struggling to reach your goals? If so, maybe you’ve lost focus on the things that matter most. It is tough to stay focused today. It is so easy to get off track. Losing focus on the things that matter can leave you feeling confused and distracted. With decades of leading organizations, I understand how hard it is to stay focused on things that help you find fulfillment. As a coach, I help people and organizations get focused, and stay focused on the things that matter most.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University, and a Master’s Degree from Asbury Seminary. I was ordained an Elder in the Indiana Conference UMC in 2010 after nearly 20 years in manufacturing management. I began my coach training with CTFL in January of 2018, and have been coaching ever since. I was awarded my Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential in December of 2020.
My areas of focus include: Congregational Development, Leadership Development, Simplified Governance Structure, Intentional Discipleship, Church Planting, SLI Leadership Incubator, and Recovery.I am convinced there are many ways I can be helpful to you or your organization. Are you ready to get focused? Are you ready to overcome confusion and distraction? Are you ready to find fulfillment and purpose? If so, let’s talk today…
Dave Scifres, ACC | (765) 277-1014 | https://realbeingcoaching.com
A United Methodist Pastor in Grove City, PA and owner of Kiln-Fired Coaching, I enjoy any opportunity to journey with people in “making a difference, transforming a life, and building the kingdom of God.” Credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), I understand that like a potter with an unfinished piece of pottery, we are consistently and creatively reworking and refining our lives to bring about the beauty and functionality of our full potential. Using a “firing” process that includes active listening, powerful questions, and accountability, I will challenge my clients to find their center, shape their values, and mold their life into a masterpiece. I am eager to partner with clients in perfecting their possibilities as they decide what actions will move their lives to maximize their inherent ability.
A recently retired school psychologist and United Methodist Deaconess, I find helping others find their way a major desire for me. My enthusiasm for coaching as a primary process for helping comes from seeing the potential to bring immediate relief to others as they feel heard, validated and more hopeful for meaningful change. It combines active listening with action, two ideas that are not always combined in other helping processes. On a more personal note, I live in Westchester County, New York, have seven grown children (in a blended family sort of way) five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Is it any wonder I most want to reach out to those feeling isolated and alone?
Becky Balestri is a PC(USA) ordained minister, in training to become a certified coach. She is especially eager to coach pastors in their first call, in transitional ministry, or those pastors moving toward retirement.
Rev. Nicole Conard is the Campus Ministry and Young Adults Coordinator in the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has previously served on conference staff as the Transition into Ministry Director. From 2006-2012, she was a Pastor in Congregational Care at theUnited Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Currently, she focuses on campus ministries, helping churches develop young leaders, and vital congregations. She has a BA in Religion and Human Services from Elon University and a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. After visiting John Wesley’s birthplace in England, she has a passion for the Methodist way of life and faith. She has enjoyed visiting brothers and sisters in the Methodist Church in Russia, Haiti, and Zimbabwe and now she appreciates traveling around the Great Plains. She is married to Andrew for 14 years and has two kids, John (9) and Anne (7). She particularly enjoys coaching people through transitions, personal or professional. Most of all she enjoys helping leaders and congregations take the next faithful step in ministry. Her email address is email@example.com.
Roberta Cook is an ordained elder in the UMC (Indiana Conference) with 20+ years of ministry experience who is passionate about helping clergy, congregations, and laity develop and reach their fullest potential as they seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. I currently serve at Elwood First UMC in Elwood, Indiana.
I am currently a student of CTL who has completed 60 hours of specified training and am working towards ICF, ACC/PCC accreditation. I would love to partner with you on your journey to success and fulfillment through the process of discovery, encouragement, powerful questioning and accountability. I am available for coaching anyone but specifically clergy, congregations, and laity. I have a passion for congregational transformation, discipleship and fresh expressions of church. To that end I offer one on one and small group coaching for: Congregational Transformation, Discipleship, Personal Development and Leadership. I have a unique desire for coaching women in ministry as we often face “unique” circumstances in ministry
Training Opportunities: I have been trained by Dr. Phil Maynard to teach and coach congregations, laity and clergy in developing discipleship pathways using the Shift 2.0 resource developed by Dr. Phil Maynard.
I am available for coaching via tele-communications (cell phone and face time) and in some cases in person when you are willing to travel. I am currently based in Elwood, Indiana and can be contacted via e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries; my website is Coaching4empoweredliving.com.
May God’s peace rest upon you, Rev. Roberta Cook
Gary is a PC(USA) pastor, president of a foundation, and theological educator. He has a Ph.D. in Religion andPersonality plus training and experience as a church consultant. He is completing ACC certification with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and serves on the staff of a church leadership organization.
Hi, I’m Ron Geisler and I love to serve people through coaching. For over 25 years, I’ve been helping people get focused on their purpose and develop a strategy for success. In 2008 I hit rock bottom. Career, dreams, health all came crashing down. I found myself in a dark place. But part of my recovery from that place of loss was the belief that I could have a second chance. A rebound! If you love basketball you know what a rebound is. It’s a second shot. Maybe you missed the first time but you get another chance. I believe everyone deserves a second chance. A second chance to find purpose and meaning; a second chance at a relationship or career; a second chance at success. I’d love to serve you through coaching. Coaching is a relationship of support, encouragement, and accountability. It would be an honor to journey with you as you achieve new clarity and energized strategy for your dreams or important life changes. When you work with me you’ll find a coach who is supportive, encouraging, truthful, and focused. My greatest joy is your success. If you need a fresh start, let’s connect. Contact me for a free, 15 minute consultation to see how we can work together. Remember, “Life begins when you get back up!”
I’m Alan Morrison. I’ve served for 30 years as a United Methodist pastor and am the owner of Your Next Step Life Coaching. I’ve also had over 50 years of experience as part of the Scouting movement in a variety of volunteer positions. What I’ve learned through Scouting and as a Pastor is that most people really do have the answers for their life. Sometimes they need some encouragement, an accountability partner, or a sounding board. As a coach, I will help you explore the possibilities to help you take “Your Next Step” in your journey. I am working toward certification as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Are you looking to make some changes in your life? Contact me for a free, 30-minute consultation to see if this is “Your Next Step”.
Mike Pearson, Pastor of Graceville FUMC, D.Min, Ph.D.Mike has earned 60 hrs of coach training plus mentor coaching, currently working toward completing ACC certification.
Wayne is a native of Virginia. He has served as a church planter, large multisite pastor and now as a District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church. He consults, coaches and leads clergy and laity in creating vitality in local churches. He leads workshops on church growth, leadership and discipleship. He is working toward his ACC coaching credentials with the International Coach Federation.
Shannon Stringer serves as the Director of Leadership Development for the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. With over 25 years of experience in education, ministry and staff supervision, Shannon’s passion is helping others live into their potential. She specializes in seasons of transition and career development. Shannon has additional training in conflict management and mediation with both individuals and groups. Her personal desire to be faithful to the call of discipleship has led Shannon to ordination in the United Methodist Church as well as a life-time commitment to developing spiritual strength in others.
I am a professional Christian coach who specializes in leadership development for individuals and teams. I currently reside in Kansas and have worked with individuals and teams in 5 states. I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients and teams. In addition to being a professional coach, I serve in the Great Plains United Methodist Conference as a lay leadership developer.I am a collaborative, action-focused professional coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients and teams effectively address areas of growth. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful tools to offer a highly-personalized plan tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I’ll work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the leadership development you are committed to achieving.
George is native of Columbia, SC. He received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from South Carolina State University, Master of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary, and Doctor ofMinistry from Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta Georgia. George recently authored his first book “Lose to Win”.He has demonstrated a strong passion for church planting and development which resulted in the birth of Journey Church in 2007. Since its founding, Journey has expanded its ministry toinclude over 1100 members with an average worship of 750 persons, a youth and children’s ministry of over 150 who actively participate in worship and the community ministry. Prior appointments included a church revitalization, reorganization and relocation. He is pursuing his ACC coaching credentials with the International Coaching Federation. George is married to Olisa, and they are proud parents of two adult sons and one dog. George can be reached email@example.com.
My name is Mike Davis and I am a personal coach. For the past two decades I have been helping others develop plans to reach personal goals and objectives. My work as a coach began informally years ago, even before I entered my current profession as a pastor. I have always loved making new friends, building relationships, and being an encourager. The coaching practice developed as others would come seeking help and advice in facing life challenges. While some came with spiritual matters, many were of a more secular nature. Either way, I have found that my pastoral experience has contributed greatly towards helping others find their answers. There is nothing that brings me more satisfaction than helping someone articulate and give shape to a vision they have for themselves and then help them identify and implement the practical steps to make that vision a reality. I currently serve as the pastor of Hahira United Methodist Church in Hahira, GA. Before entering the ministry, I was employed in the insurance industry for twenty years, working for two different companies. I have worked as a fraud investigator, commercial underwriter, and agency manager. Prior to my insurance work, I was employed with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia. I began my law enforcement career as a police officer and left as the Chief Deputy Sheriff of the County. Related to my law enforcement career, I currently serve as the Chaplain with my local Sheriff’s Office. I have a BA degree in Organizational Leadership from LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA and a Master of Divinity Degree (with an emphasis on Spiritual Development) from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I am a native of South Georgia and I have five adult children, twelve grandchildren, and one great grandchild. I enjoy running & walking, working out, yoga, being outside, hanging out with friends, and reading (biographies & business, mostly). And, one more interesting note…after submitting a DNA sample three years ago, I found out that I am not really a Davis, I am a Horton. Get in touch with me and I can give you the rundown. Who are you? mikedaviscoaching.com
I am an associate director of Leadership Development in the area of emerging leaders in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. I was a full time youth director for 15 years. I graduated from Huntington University with a Bachelors in Youth Ministry and Indiana Wesleyan University with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. Coaching has been a meaningful way to support ministry leaders whether they are new to ministry or veterans, in transition or feeling stuck, loving ministry or struggling to hold on. My areas of focus are career and ministry planning, children and youth leadership, youth, young adults and college students. I believe coaching is an exercise in freedom to learn and grow as a ministry leader, spiritually and professionally.
Cynthia graduated from JMU with a degree in management information systems. She spent her early career working for AT&T where she received excellent project and personnel management training. Cynthia left AT&T when her girls were young but soon found herself longing for a balance of work and family. She went to work part-time as the Director of Lay Ministries at Floris United Methodist Church in 1999. She completed her Certification in Evangelism through Wesley Seminary in 2004. Over 17 years at Floris UMC she served as Director of Connections and Communications and as a member of the senior management team. In 2016, Cynthia accepted the position of Program Coordinator at the Alexandria and Arlington District of the United Methodist Church. She is a graduate of Coach Training for Leaders and is currently pursuing ACC certification. She enjoys working with local churches, training, coaching and equipping both clergy and laity. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara is a coach and Methodist pastor who enjoys connecting with people and helping them figure out their next best step. She is a fully trained coach who is moving forward to ICF accreditation. Barbara is passionate about family, friends and faith – in whatever forms they may take. When Barbara is not with her family and friends you can find her paddle boarding on any available body of water.
I am a pastor (for over 36 years), ICF trained and certified coach at the ACC level, trained and Certified Church Consultant (Church Consultant University) and certified in Church Revitalization (Church Answers). My Doctor of Ministry is in Leadership Development. I seek to come alongside pastors, churches, and people to help them to fully live into all God has for them. I have served all sizes and types of churches, and church staffs, in multiple settings.
Ministry and life can be hard and lonely. There are so many aspects and dynamics at play, and wounds happen. Have you ever needed someone to come alongside you? I find being a thought partner through non-directive coaching is most helpful in helping people discover and live out their calling. I can be your “Ministry Roadie” helping you do what you do best. I would love to walk with you – you can reach me at email@example.com or check out my website ministryroadie.com
I love to help people live out their heart-plan.
Family has been pivotal in my life’s journey, married for over forty years to a brilliant and courageous partner, with two wonderful and happy children, and three beautiful and energetic grandchildren. I am an adventurer who loves nature and playing outdoors. My friends would say I am witty and fun to be around.
After graduating with a B.S. in Agri-Business, I climbed the corporate ladder in the arena of finance before being called into full-time ministry. I received my MDiv from Saint Paul School of Theology and served twenty years as a pastor in six United Methodist congregations of all sizes, each with different gifts and challenges. There were many successes along the way, yet they came with a fair share of bumps and bruises.
It is because of my journey that was fraught with isolation at times and mostly trial and error, that I am dedicating this step of my life to walking alongside those with similar paths, to encourage and help bolster them. Life is a Journey; best taken with someone who has walked the road before.
The Everyday Me
Todd is a Christian, a husband, a father, a “pop,” an athlete, a retired naval officer, and a coach.
He believes his ability to build meaningful relationships is the key to his success.
Todd and his wife, Amy, live in Middle Tennessee with their two dogs, Reagan and Millie. Their two children are grown and living their best lives.
Professionalism and Experience
Todd spent 30 years serving in the United States Navy. He started his career as an enlisted submarine sailor and enjoyed success earning the rank of chief petty officer before being selected for a commission as a supply officer through the Limited Duty Officer program. Later, Todd was selected for conversion to be a human resources officer, and he retired as the Commanding Officer of Navy Recruiting District Nashville.
Following his career in the Navy, Todd gained corporate HR and executive experience as HR Manager of a professional services company and CEO of an online learning start-up. Additionally, he has worked as an HR and leadership consultant.
He has 30 years of leadership experience and over 10 years of executive HR experience.
His coaching practice grew out of his calling to help make people better. Todd has coached business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, military officers, and clergy.
His coined leadership quote is, “Leadership without love is simply barking orders”.
Visit his website here.
My name is Ray Long. I am an ACC coach thru the Intentional Coaching Federation. I am currently moving toward my MCC credential. I hold certification as an Addiction Recovery Coach. I am also certified by the Institute for Life Coaching as a Trauma and grief recovery coach. The State of Illinois certified me as a Recovery Support Specialist and a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist 2021. I am currently working as a Pastoral Counselor and Addiction Recovery Coach. I serve as community coordinator of a ministry known as Celebrate Recovery.
In 2009 I was certified as an Interim Ministry Specialist in the United Methodist Church. I was ordained Elder in 1993. I have served churches in the former Southern Illinois Conference and Illinois Great Rivers Conference since 1985. I am a graduate of McKendree College, Eden Theological Seminary, and St. Paul School of Theology with a Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development. I have completed all seven modules in the Coach Training for Leaders. I am credentialed thru the Institute for Life Coaching and the State of Illinois.
I have been married to Christy for 29 years. We have three adult children. I am motivated by my love for Jesus and all those with hurts, habits, and hangups. I seek to help individuals and groups grow in their own love for God and one another as they discover new life in a variety of recovery areas. My life verse is Romans 5:8, “But God proves God’s love for us in that while we still were sinners, Christ died for us.”
I am a retired Mechanical Engineer. I am experienced in both individual & group coaching. I do personal goals, retirement and substance abuse coaching.
Rev. Phil Ayers, PCC, CMC has served rural, urban, and suburban congregations for 40 years. The majority of his pastoral ministry has centered on congregational revitalization. Phil has also served as a law enforcement chaplain for over 20 years, and currently serves with the Maryland State Police. Phil has an extensive background in sacred music which enhances his ministry. Since January of 2018 Phil has been actively coaching individuals and groups in congregations and in the business world. He has also started a coaching business and is working to establish an international coaching group which concentrates on inclusiveness and cultural diversity. He is trained as an assessor through the International Coaching Federation, and a Certified Mentor Coach. He is certified in Emotional Intelligence Assessment as well as DISC. His website can be found at: ayerscoaching.com
I am a coach. Currently, I’m taking a full coaching program with Empower Coaches training program, accredited by International Coaching Federation.
My journey in Christian ministry started in the Philippines, where I served as a church planter, lead pastor of established congregations, and district superintendent in Metro Manila. In 2002, my family and I moved to the United States to continue our ministry with the United Methodist Church in the new land. Currently, I serve as Executive Director, Community Engagement & Church Planting/ Path1, and Director, Connectional Mobilization at the General Board of Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church.
The greatest joy in my ministry is to be a witness to God’s love. I stand with church leaders in cross-cultural ministry settings, multi-ethnic and multi-racial faith communities, and emerging Christian communities in non-traditional places.
The Rev. Dr. David Galloway is an Episcopal priest who has been coaching clergy from a wide variety of traditions for over twenty years. He was responsible for the transition year offered by the Diocese of Texas as seminary students entered their first year after graduation. David is currently coaching priests and ministers from all across the country. He is a designer and leader of the Spiritual Leadership Development Intensive offered quarterly to clergy. His work with Jim Fowler at the Center for Faith Development informs his practice of clergy coaching and his design work on The Pilgrimage Project.