Coaching empowers pastors and church leaders to make adaptive changes that transform the ministry of the church.
I coach pastors who want to become more effective leaders. I coach congregations, leaders, and staff interested in reorganizing themselves to flourish in service to God and community.
Clergy are pulled in many different directions and want to make time for what matters most. Whether you are a solo pastor or head of staff, trying to find a balance in bi-vocational ministry or negotiating the needs of a multi-point charge, serving as an intentional interim or working in a specialized ministry, or balancing dual vocations as parent or partner and priest or pastor, I can help you become a more effective leader without losing yourself.
I take particular interest in coaching clergywomen and LGBTQIA+ clergy.
Individual Coaching Rates: $65 per session, or $300 for a package of 5 sessions.
Group coaching offers the guidance and accompaniment of coaching with the added benefit of collegial connection and support.
- Sustaining Clergywomen – group coaching for up to six women serving in local church settings – first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. (Eastern time).
- LGBTQIA+ Clergy – group coaching for up to six people serving in any ministry setting – first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. (Eastern time).
Group Coaching Rates: $225 per person for nine monthly group sessions, paid in two installments. Groups run from September, 2019 – May, 2020. All group sessions will meet on Zoom. The maximum group size 6 participants.
NEXT Steps Leadership Cohort
Leadership Essentials for the Church That Is Becoming – NEXT Church’s NEXT Steps Leadership Cohort, tailored for Presbyterians, will feature six monthly group coaching sessions, plus individual coaching sessions for each participant. I will be co-leading with MaryAnn McKibben Dana. Read more and register here.
Coaching benefits congregations in seasons of transition, growth, and redevelopment, as well as churches considering closure. I will design a coaching program for your unique circumstances and goals. Use the contact form below to inquire about my availability and fees.
Credentials and Experience
- Associate Certified Coach (ICF) since 2017
- Coach training and Mentor Coaching – Auburn Seminary, 2016
- Interim Ministry Network training, 2008
- Ordained in the United Church of Christ, 2002
My ministry experience includes serving churches of diverse size and situation as both a settled and intentional interim pastor, in Pennsylvania and Maine. I have studied the Enneagram with Suzanne Stabile and am conversant with Myers-Briggs. To learn more about my coaching philosophy, read my essay for Columbia Connections, Be Virgil – A Coach as Companion Along the Way.