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Support for Ministry Leaders

Being in ministry can be a very rewarding and fulfilling.  It can also be overwhelming and isolating.  I am married to a pastor and I have seen first hand the joys, accomplishments, worries, burdens and sorrows the life of ministry brings. Leading a congregation and balancing your personal life can be a challenge to say the least.  Where do ministry leaders turn for support and guidance?  In my experience there are too few safe places where clergy and ministry leaders can turn for personal and professional help.  That is why I am passionate about Clergy Coaching!  Most all of my coach training is been through the ELCA Coaching ministry and I am a certified ACC coach with the International Coaching Federation. (Check out my "About Melissa" page for more information on my training.) I feel a deep sense of call to support, encourage and minister to clergy and ministry leaders.  I have experienced the transformative power coaching has had in my life and I want to share it with others. 

Why would you want to consider coaching?

Coaching can be used for a myriad of opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Personal leadership growth

  • Growing as a head of staff

  • Leading as an associate pastor, council president, or stewardship chair

  • Skillful handling of staff or congregational conflict

  • Council development

  • Empowering evangelism

  • Congregational transformation

  • Worship, Mission, or Stewardship development

  • Strategic planning

  • Multiplying leaders

  • Building ministry teams

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I would love to learn about your journey and be able to support you as you share the Love of Christ in your congregations and with the world.

Stones of Meaning
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