Ecclesia Staff and Equipper
After 25+ years in local church ministry, my focus has shifted to equipping and encouraging other leaders. My driving desire is to give them what I wish others had given me.
I do this primarily through coaching other pastors and leaders, through serving as the Director of Equipping and Spiritual Formation for the Ecclesia Network, and now, through Transformational Coaching US!
I have co-authored two books from IVP, Ministry Mantras and Eldership and the Mission of God. I have an MA in theology from Western Seminary and a DMin in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Portland Seminary.
My wife Amy and I were married in 2002, have three children (Jack, Jane, and Josie), a golden retriever (Bentley), a grey tabby cat (Girl Kevin), and a bunny (Steve). After planting a church in 2004 in Portland, OR, and pastoring it for 14 years, we moved to Boise, ID.
Beyond my family and woodworking, my passions revolve around coaching other ministry leaders towards Jesus-focused success in ministry- success being defined not by numbers but by clarity around and achievement of personal, spiritual, and ministry goals.