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Church starters are constantly in a state of discernment, wondering what to do next, how to gather people, and how to tend to their souls. Above it all, they wonder how God is working and partnering with them. Too often, church starters are left to discern on their own. I've been working with church starters and those discerning starting a church as part of Cyclical INC and Fuller Seminary to help them gain greater clarity about their leadership, their desires, their challenges, and their spiritual health. If you're seeking to disciple others, discern God's mission in your neighborhood, gather people, or structure contextual expressions of community and worship, I would be honored to join you as a coach. Fill out the contact form to get a hold of me and we can have a free consultation to see if we're a good fit.
Equipping Leaders to Flourish! I help you identify and chart a course to your desired outcome from your current reality. I ask the right questions, so you discover the right answers to increase your effectiveness. I serve as the Executive Director of Strategic Leaders Group. My coaching experience includes church planters, established church pastors, leadership teams, governance boards, and corporate high-level leaders. I am the Coaching Coordinator for the Excel Leadership Network coaching planters and training coaches. I earned a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and attended Western Seminary.
Dan is a visionary architect. He understands leadership, mission and church health. He is committed to developing young leaders and equipping and empowering the church to be healthy through intentional disciple-making and equipping every member to be on mission. Dan is a highly engaging, passionate, biblically trustworthy, and culturally relevant communicator. He will motivate you to embrace God’s movement by coaching you to achieve your vision. There is nothing more important to Dan than to see a healthy church mobilizing their members to be on mission. When a church is healthy it naturally multiplies. Dan is the founding Pastor of Gateway Church, serves on the global PEACE team with Saddleback Church and is the Director of Discover for Assist Church Expansion. Dan is married to Gay, they have 4 amazing children and 8 grandchildren. He is a visionary architect, an author and thought leader.
Dan Steigerwald PCC
I help pioneering leaders and pastors engage fresh ways to lead and multiply mission-shaped communities while tending to their holistic formation along the way. Having worked for 30+ years in cross-cultural missions, church planting and pastoring, I know personally how hard and soul-depleting ministry can become. Using the language of Ephesians 4:11, I can identify with the challenges that grate on the souls of shepherd- and teacher-oriented leaders. And, I’m also equally familiar with the stresses that plague leaders of apostolic, prophetic, and evangelistic orientation. In short, my heart goes out to both those in nurturing roles and those in advancement roles - I want to help these leaders flourish and lead well over the long haul. As a coach, I am credentialed at the PCC level under the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Drew Peterson works with leaders discerning their call to creative expressions of the church, helping to develop their vocational identity as well as explore ideas for new worshipping communities. As a bi-vocational pastor who also works in homeless services, Drew is committed to supporting the flourishing of all people. When not coaching, Drew enjoys rock climbing, running, and brewing beer. Drew received his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological seminary and current serves as the pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church in Washington.
Erik Samuelson, PCC
My passion is to accompany leaders in journeys of transformation as they come alive to their deep callings and act powerfully with others to change the world. I accomplish this by walking alongside leaders, teams, and communities to help them discern and move toward their preferred future--in life, in work, in leadership. Coaching is not advice giving, counseling, or consulting. Coaching is a guided a conversation in which I help you to see the wisdom you already possess and apply it in ways that will change your life and leadership. Each session will conclude with a clear plan of action and accountability to move you forward in your desired next steps so that you and your community can come alive and live fully into your God-given potential.
Hannah Absalom has been in church leadership for over 25 years, working alongside her husband Alex in a wide variety of contexts. Together they lead Dandelion Resourcing (dandelionresourcing.com), which focuses on naturally supernatural discipleship and mission. Hannah is committed to investing into the next generation, raising up women leaders, and helping families live as missionaries. Originally from England, Hannah loves living in the United States and thoroughly enjoys her three young adult sons and first daughter-in-law!
Rev. Jeya So is one of the co-founding and co-lead pastors of Anchor City Church, a third-culture community in San Diego, CA planted through the PC(USA). She also works as a coach, cohort leader, and in other capacities, with church leaders in several denominations and organizations, including the PC(USA)’s 1001 New Worshipping Communities, Cyclical Inc. and ISAAC (Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity) and is a contributing author to “Sustaining Grace: Innovative Ecosystems for New Faith Communities.” Although ordained through the PC(USA), Jeya's grew up in a charismatic/pentecostal church and she has experience with other denominations/traditions including Episcopalian, Lutheran, United Methodist and non-denominational church leaders. Jeya has been coaching church planters since 2014, working in particular with women, teams, those working in cross-cultural contexts, and those discerning their particular call. Jeya is in the process of certification through the International Coaching Federation.
John has been coaching since 2009 and has achieved the PCC accreditation with the ICF and is also a mentor coach for those training for accreditation. At Flourish, John has trained over 100 coaches in the program they've developed. With a focus on leadership, vision and mission, John coaches church planters in a variety of different contexts. He is also an executive leader with ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
Justin is a trained coach through the PCUSA. He has worked with church discerners and starters in a variety of contexts. He enjoys helping people work towards their goals and assisting them in tapping into their unrealized potential.
Nina currently works as a coach, consultant and spiritual director (with both individuals and groups). She works with Cyclical Inc, a hub and network for ecclesial innovators and church planters, the De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary, CenterQuest, an ecumenical spiritual direction program, Center for Council, an organization that focuses on community building and communication in a wide variety of settings, and has her own private practice. Her credentials include an MBA in finance and a CPA earned while working with Price Waterhouse Coopers in their entrepreneurial services group. Nina’s coaching and consulting work is rooted in years of experience in organizational leadership, in for-profit and non-profit organizations, including work on boards and in senior management. Organizations include Fuller Seminary, Ten Thousand Villages, various denominational groups, a youth entrepreneurship non-profit, software companies and other for profit businesses. She has completed training in spiritual direction and is certified by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center in mediation and conflict transformation. During the past 20 years she has pursued a particular passion for communion with God, especially listening for the voice of God, and engaging spiritual practices that enable availability to the Holy. These varied sets of experiences and skills are brought to bear in her work with leaders and communities. Areas of Expertise
- I work with individuals and groups toward:
- Discernment of God’s presence and initiatives
- Spiritual formation and practices
- Awareness of matters around race and ethnicity
- Organizational and leadership development
- Social enterprise development
Pastor Gordon Fry
I'm different. Although I have years of pastoral experience, I have 2 decades of digital marketing in both the secular and church world. I understand what it's like being a bi-vocational or full time pastor. Every church planter wants to connect with the local community and I know how to do that faster than most. I connect people who have faith questions or felt needs to address with local Pastors for discipleship and a church family. I am an ordained pastor and have also been commissioned as a cyber missionary. Yes it's a real thing. I'm also a father, husband, community leader, cook, drummer and someone who specializes in making people "click on things" via church marketing. God has blessed me so that I can in turn bless you. Any donation will be accepted but I promise you what I'll teach you provides value on its own.
Rev. Erik Samuelson, ACC
Erik Samuelson, ACC is a leadership and transformation coach who works with individuals, teams, companies, churches, non-profits, and educational institutions. He is the founder of "Come Alive Coaching" which offers coaching, workshops, practices, and resources to individuals and communities looking to deepen their impact, launch or renew their organization, and develop leaders. Erik is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and is certified in new and renewal ministry in the denomination. He has led, consulted, and/or coached a number of new ministry starts, missional communities, networks, and congregational renewal efforts. He holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation, and is in process toward the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. Erik also does coaching through Vibrant Faith. More information can be found at www.ComeAliveCoaching.org and https://vibrantfaith.org/coaching/
After college (Occidental) and following seminary (Fuller) I served first as a youth pastor (9 years) and then as pastor (31 years) in three Presbyterian churches. My wife, for nearly 50 years and I have raised two children and now play a role in the care and maturation of three granddaughters. Since retirement I have focused on helping persons inhabit the next incarnation of the gift they are from God to the world.
As someone who is passionate about exploring creative ways of being church as well as creative ways to engage with the local community, I have spent the last 20 years starting and leading innovative faith based communities and nonprofit organizations. I’ve worked in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Egypt, just to name a few countries. As an ICF ACC credentialed coach, there is nothing more that I enjoy than supporting leaders in their growth, through transitions and in innovating creative ways to engage with their communities, while balancing care for themselves. To keep myself rooted in practice, I am also part of a leadership team of a newly formed faith-based community in Portland, Oregon.