Coach Team

Tim Parker

Tim is a creative, outgoing and personable pastor. He grew up in several churches that have been revitalized by his father and mentor. In his short six years of ministry, Tim has served rural churches where missional culture shifts have taken place. Currently, Tim is a church planter and has a heart for rethinking church.…

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Lucinda Holmes

Lucinda comes to coaching and vocational mentoring with over 30 years of local church experience from a micro sized congregation to multiple staff large church senior pastorate, former Executive Pastor of Worship and Ministerial Development at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and currently as a popular consultant/coach in Missouri and Great Plains. lucindakc@gmail.com;   913.205.6374…

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Rev. Ryan Krauss

Rev. Ryan Krauss is an elder in full connection in the Susquehanna Conference. Originally trained as a park chaplain, he’s experienced growth in both small and mid-sized churches. He has completed over 50 hours of coach training toward the ICF’s ACC credential. Ryan’s specific areas of interest include: spiritual vitality, individual and group discipleship, spiritually-vibrant…

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Nicole Kirksey

I am Nicole Kirksey, the founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Foundational Gifts Life & Leadership Coaching. I have been a certified Christian life coach since 2008, and I completed Coaching 4 Clergy training with J. Val Hastings in 2009. In addition to personal development coaching, I am a university curriculum developer and an award-winning…

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Rev. W. Douglas Mills, PhD

I am a coach and a trainer of coaches and I can help you in business, professional, or personal life. I work with individuals, but also with organizations or teams to lead strategic planning or organizational health. If you are stuck; or if you want to think about change; if you want to focus on…

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Patricia Shope

Patricia Shope, Ph. D. is a practitioner in the field of training and development with over 25 years of experience. In this capacity she has coached and mentored leaders and aspiring leaders in the areas of leadership, management and supervision, teamwork, hospitality, strategic planning and conflict resolution. She is a licensed pastor serving at Spruce…

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Jen Williams

Ministry is tough!!! I understand and have experienced that a coach can help with ministry in the local church. I’ve got over 700 coaching hours, served every sized church and understand the obstacles to ministry in 2018. My love is to see the church succeed. Contact Jen at jwilliams@susumc.org  or 717-439-7323

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Ken Willard

Ken Willard is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation. After 20 years in the business world, he made the transition to full-time ministry in 2009. Ken is an author with Abingdon Press, a certified church consultant, a certified ministry coach, and owner of Leadership4Transformation (www.L4T.org). His primary areas of focus are: discipleship pathways,…

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Jim Ozier

I recently retired from the North Texas Conference where i was responsible for starting new churches and congregational transformation. Prior to that I pastored a church that grew from 500 to over 4000 while starting three new daughter congregations.  I have been coaching for over 10 years with hundreds of pastors and churches in more…

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Dennis Otto

Dennis is part of the team of the Clergy Coaching Network. He has completed the course work for International Coach Federation (ACC) with the Intentional Growth Center (Lake Junaluska, NC) and has accumulated about 75 hours toward ACC accreditation. Dennis has coached pastors/congregations in renewal and planting settings for more than eight years. Prior to…

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