Ecclesia Coaches

hyattBob Hyatt :: Portland, OR

Bob is the founding pastor of The Evergreen Community in Portland, Or. He did his Master’s at Western Seminary and DMin at George Fox Seminary. Bob serves as the Director of Equipping and Spiritual Formation for the Ecclesia Network and is also the co-author (with J.R. Briggs) of Eldership and the Mission of God: Equipping Teams for Faithful Church Leadership.

Emphases: content-rich coaching and spiritual direction



head shot 2Gary Alloway :: Philadelphia, PA

Gary Alloway is the founding pastor of Redemption Church of Bristol, a network of missional house churches just outside Philadelphia.  He received his MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition to equipping and discipling his house church leaders, he is committed to community engagement and development, helping coach and launch small businesses, non-profits, and community endeavors.  He also loves Phillies baseball, his wife Susan, his son Augie, and reading nerdy books on medieval history.

Emphases: content-rich coaching and ministry leader-driven coaching  



 IMG_2745Cyd Holsclaw :: Chicago, IL

Cyd has been committed to the ministry of Life on the Vine in the Chicagoland area for more than 12 years and has served in various roles, including elder and co-pastor. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ecclesia. Cyd facilitates Immanuel prayer, which helps people find deeper joy and connection with Christ. She and her husband Geoff just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary and she homeschools her two sons.

Emphasis: ministry-driven coaching


photoMatt Alexander :: Miami, FL

Matt has served in pastoral ministry for a decade. In 2010 he and a team of people founded Rhythm Church, a community of people following Jesus in Miami, FL. Today he serves as Rhythm’s Shepherding Pastor and Community Developer. Matt earned a degree in Religious Studies from Baylor University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Servant-Leadership from Gonzaga University. In his free time, Matt loves reading, hanging at the beach, and spending time in Coconut Grove with his wife Evette. Matt and Evette are expecting their first child in May 2015.

Emphases: content-rich coaching and ministry leader-driven coaching


Jim Pace 2Jim Pace :: Blacksburg, VA

Jim is the Pastor and Lead Navigator of New Life Christian Fellowship on the campus of Virginia Tech. He has been on staff with NLCF since 1996. He is actively involved in leadership within the Ecclesia Network, as well as with The Collegiate Church Network and the Baptist General Assembly of Virginia. He is the author of the book Should We Fire God?

He recieved his Bachelor’s from Virginia Tech in Psychology and Sociology. He is currently pursuing his MDiv at Leland and plans to get his Doctorate. He and his wife Tracy have been married since 1995 and they have three kids: Noah, Seth, and Emma.

 Emphasis: content-rich coaching and ministry leader-driven coaching


For more info on Ecclesia Network coaching or to connect with a coach, email J.R. Briggs