What would you like to shift in your ministry? Coaching empowers pastors to make adaptive changes that transform the church. I am an effective and confidential resource as I coach pastors on topics as varied as developing leadership skills, managing time, reorganizing priorities, developing work-life balance, navigating conflict, reimagining sermon preparation, or discerning a new call. In this work I draw on my experience as both a settled and intentional interim pastor, as well as my study of the Enneagram.
My clients are senior pastors/heads of staff, solo pastors, associate pastors, interim pastors, and judicatory leaders in many denominations, including the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Metropolitan Community Church, the United Church of Canada, the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Methodist Church, and the Episcopal Church.
I take particular interest in coaching LGBTQ+ clergy.
Individual Coaching Rates: $70 per session, or $325 for a package of 5 sessions. A sliding scale is available for pastors serving in part-time positions.
To learn more about my coaching philosophy, read Be Virgil – A Coach as Companion Along the Way at Columbia Connections.
I coach congregational leaders and staff interested in reorganizing themselves to flourish in service to God and community. Coaching benefits congregations in seasons of transition, growth, and redevelopment, as well as churches considering closure. Use the contact form below to contact me about your particular circumstances and hopes.
Credentials and Experience
- Co-leader, NEXT Steps Leadership Cohort, 2019-2020
- Coach Training – Auburn Seminary, 2016
- Interim Ministry Network training, 2008
- Ordained in the United Church of Christ, 2002
- M.Div. – Andover Newton Theological School, 2002