ED SAXMAN

Email: coachedsaxman@gmail.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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.

ED SAXMAN

A United Methodist Pastor in Grove City, PA and owner...

Lennie Maxwell

Email: rev.lennie.maxwell@gmail.com
Categories: CTL Coaches-in-Training

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.

Lennie Maxwell

I love to help people live out their heart-plan. Family...

SHANNON STRINGER

Email: shannon.stringer@inumc.org
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward Certification

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.

SHANNON STRINGER

Shannon Stringer serves as the Director of Leadership Development for...

WAYNE SNEAD

Email: waynesnead@vaumc.org
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward 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.

WAYNE SNEAD

Wayne is a native of Virginia. He has served as...

MIKE PEARSON

Email: putjesusfirst@me.com
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward Certification

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.

MIKE PEARSON

Mike Pearson, Pastor of Graceville FUMC, D.Min, Ph.D.Mike has earned...

ALAN MORRISON

Email: coachalanjmorrison@gmail.com
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward Certification

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”.

ALAN MORRISON

I’m Alan Morrison. I’ve served for 30 years as a...

RON GEISLER

Email: rongeisler@hotmail.com
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward Certification

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!”

RON GEISLER

Hi, I’m Ron Geisler and I love to serve people...

GARY ELLER

Email: gseller@opsf-omaha.org
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward Certification

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.

GARY ELLER

Gary is a PC(USA) pastor, president of a foundation, and...

ROBERTA COOK

Email: coaching4empoweredliving@gmail.com
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward Certification

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 @ coaching4empoweredliving@gmail.com for further inquiries; my website is Coaching4empoweredliving.com.
May God’s peace rest upon you, Rev. Roberta Cook

ROBERTA COOK

Roberta Cook is an ordained elder in the UMC (Indiana...

NICOLE CONARD

Email: nconard@greatplainsumc.org
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward Certification

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 nconard@greatplainsumc.org.

NICOLE CONARD

Rev. Nicole Conard is the Campus Ministry and Young Adults...

BECKY BALESTRI

Email: becky@opsf-omaha.org
Categories: CTL Graduates Working Toward Certification

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.

BECKY BALESTRI

Becky Balestri is a PC(USA) ordained minister, in training to...

JANE WAKEMAN

Email: jane.edla.52@gmail.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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?

JANE WAKEMAN

A recently retired school psychologist and United Methodist Deaconess, I...

KELLY BROWN

Email: KBrown@EOCUMC.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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.

KELLY BROWN

Kelly is from Ohio. He has an undergraduate degree in...

DAVE SCIFRES

Email: coachdave@realbeingcoaching.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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

DAVE SCIFRES

Are you struggling to reach your goals? If so, maybe...

JEFF ROSS

Email: drybonescoaching@gmail.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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 drybonescoaching@gmail.com. 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.

JEFF ROSS

Jeff has been active in ministry for 38 years. He...

JOHN RANDALL

Email: Johnrandalliii@me.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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.

JOHN RANDALL

I am Licensed and trained to teach and coach Phil...

DAVID MULLENS

Email: david@davidmullens.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

I am a pastor (for over 25 years), spiritual director (through the Epiphany Association), and an ICF trained and certified coach at the ACC 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.

DAVID MULLENS

I am a pastor (for over 25 years), spiritual director...

R.C. MUHLBAIHER

Email: rcmuhlbaier3@gmail.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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!

R.C. MUHLBAIHER

I am currently serving as the Associate Director of Leadership...

MATTHEW LEFFLER

Email: matthew.leffler@inumc.org
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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.

MATTHEW LEFFLER

Rev. Matthew J. Leffler is an ordained elder in The...

TIM GOODMAN

Email: pastortim220@gmail.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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.

TIM GOODMAN

Tim has had the privilege of serving the Lord in...

ALEZE FULBRIGHT

Email: draleze@gmail.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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.

ALEZE FULBRIGHT

Rev. Dr. Aleze M. Fulbright is an ordained elder in...

JASON FRY

Email: revjasonfry@gmail.com
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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).

JASON FRY

I retired in 2019 from 39 years of pastoral ministry...

ED FENSTERMACHER

Email: ed.fenstermacher@inumc.org
Categories: ACC and PCC Certified CTL Coaches

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.

ED FENSTERMACHER

Ed, a layman, has served as a church strategist in...