I have worked in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years (PCA and non-denominational), serving in various pastoral positions including senior pastor, adult discipleship, care and counseling, and singles ministry. I received my Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and have served at churches ranging in size from 300 to 3000 members. Outside the church I have worked as an IT Project Manager (Marriott Corporation), a Director of Operations and Sales (The Barrington Group), and a Wealth Advisor (Northwestern Mutual).
I am drawn to coaching pastors because I know that leadership can be lonely and isolating. Those who have a coach have greater kingdom impact and vitality, and I have a coach's heart that takes joy in helping others reach their potential. In my coaching work I seek to help pastors and ministry leaders where they suffer their greatest struggles:
Achieving measurable ministry results
Knowing, celebrating and ministering from their temperament and skill set
Living life in light of the gospel and allowing God's grace to permeate every facet of one's life
My main goals in coaching are:
To bolster pastors' marriages and family lives,
Strengthen relationships with church leaderships to renew vision and mission clarity for their church
Help pastors to lead gospel ministry from a refreshed and joyful heart
I've been married to my wife, Jana, for 28 years and have three wonderful high school and college aged kids. I enjoy exercise and sports of all types and ride the MS 150 every year with my ‘cyclopath’ friends. Jana and I love to travel the world and go on mission trips. I'm a lover of great cuisine, music, art, theology, and discussing the major issues of life. I grew up in Pittsburgh but consider myself a Texan.
Authors that have a major influence: Tim Keller, Jonathan Edwards, David Brooks, C.S. Lewis, Augustine