Spong Clergy Coaching

I coach pastors who want to become more effective leaders and flourish in life and in service to God and community. I work with pastors from all ministry settings and denominations and take particular interest in coaching LGBTQ+ clergy.

My approach to coaching is:

Client-driven – we work on what matters to you
Constructive – you set self-directed, achievable goals
Compassionate – we seek deeper self-understanding without judgment
Curious – we look below the surface of your work and life
Creative – we imagine, reflect, and wonder together
Consistent – we meet regularly, typically once a month
Confidential – as both a coach and a pastor, I hold confidentiality as a high value

Individual and group coaching

Individual Coaching

I work one-on-one with pastors who aim to develop their leadership skills, improve time management, reorganize priorities, develop work-life balance, navigate conflict, reimagine sermon preparation, or discern a new call.

Book a free introductory call here.

Sustaining Clergy

I offer affordable group coaching for clergy seeking support and community. Sessions include theological reflection, discussion of ministry issues, and accountability for planned actions, all grounded in prayer.

Register for the Winter Session here.


Administry is a weekly practice used to organize your priorities in ministry and beyond. Over four sessions I will help you customize the tool and offer accountability and encouragement as you develop the practice of using it. Book a four session Administry package and download the accompanying worksheet.

Credentials and Experience

  • Facilitator, NEXT Church Coaching Cohorts
  • 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