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Rev. John Martinson

CURRENT POSITION:

  • Program Director, Ministerial Health and Leadership Resources, Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN
  • Director, Clergy Coaches

EDUCATION:

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1966
  • M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary, 1970
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1976
  • D.Min., Pastoral Care & Social Change, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, 1983

OTHER EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed psychologist, State of Minnesota
  • Fellow, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors

PASTORAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate pastor with responsibility for youth and education, Las Vegas, Nevada – 7 years
  • Interim associate pastor with responsibility for developing pastoral care ministries, Vienna, Virginia -  two years.

OTHER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:

  • Pastoral counselor and Director of pastoral counseling agencies working in partnership with congregations (12 years with Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis and 7 years with the Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Centers of Greater Washington, Washington DC);
  • Past President of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors – (1992 – 1994) and member of the Board of Governors for ten years.
  • Consultation on organizational leadership with a particular focus in Family Systems and Coaching as frameworks for leadership.

FAMILY

  • Married with two adult children and two step-grandchildren

 

“I believe that parish ministry is highly complex and demanding and that parish pastors deserve the best leadership support available.  Having worked with a coach for over 25 years, I have great confidence in the unique value of the one-on-one coaching relationship.”

 

 

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