Spong Clergy Coaching

Coaching empowers pastors to make adaptive changes that transform the church.

I work with pastors from all ministry settings and denominations.

I take particular interest in coaching LGBTQ+ clergy.

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 a weekly summer group here.

Indicate interest and available days/times for a twice-monthly fall 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

  • 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

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