Q. Who are the Coaches?

Coaches are experienced leaders who have demonstrated excellence in pastoral ministry and other leadership positions, and have received training in the skills and processes of coaching.

Q. How do faith community leaders benefit from coaching?

Coaching provides the opportunity to focus on specific leadership challenges, reflect on strategies and resources to meet these challenges, and identify and realize new possibilities for ministry. The partnership of a trusted colleague, trained in coaching, assists this discernment process.

Q. Why do busy faith community leaders work with coaches?

The focus and clarity faith community leaders gain when working with a coach often leads to more efficient and productive use of time, as well as increased effectiveness in ministry. By reconnecting to purpose, vision and values, a leader is able to mine that which is most important.

Q. Who may request a coach?

Anyone seeking to grow for the sake of mission or is in the process of creating a new vision for ministry and wishes to tap the creative power of collaboration may request a coach.

Q. May faith community leaders choose their coach?

Yes, faith community leaders may request a specific coach. A list of coaches, accompanied by a brief biography, is available — click MEET THE COACHES button. If a leader does not have a request, a coach will be recommended based on the leader’s responsibilities and goals. A leader may also interview any of the coaches. The availability of a specific coach may depend on that coach’s current coaching schedule.

Q. How do I receive a registration form or request more information?

All registration forms, along with a request for more information, are found in the FORMS section. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Rev. Dr. John Martinson, Director of Clergy Coaches.