Pastor Dave Kraft, in his book Leaders Who Last, quotes a statistic that no more than 30% of Christian leaders finish well. My desire is to make a dent in that statistic and to help as many leaders as I can to finish well and to have a rich legacy of service and healthy churches and organizations. Too often I have seen passionate leaders sidelined or tripped up by not understanding some basic life management skills, ministry management skills, and basic leadership principles.
I am also certified as leadership coach by Ministry Coaching International.
Who I Am
A follower of Jesus, husband to a beautiful & loving wife, the father of two grown daughters, a citizen of a great country and a former soldier.
How I Serve
As of September 2012, I now am serving with Ambassador Enterprises in Fort Wayne, IN helping to lead their Learning & Growth Strategies Division where we focus on leader and team development.
Formerly, I served as the Chief of Staff, Chief Administrative Officer, and Senior Advisor to the President for Life Action Ministries in Buchanan, MI. I still have the privilege of serving on Life Action’s Advisory Council and act as a consultant to the Senior Leadership Team.
I also have the privilege of being an adjunct professor of management in the MBA program for Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN.
I have served as an officer in the US Army and US Army Reserves, worked in industry as a quality assurance manager, operations manager, vice president of operations for a business, served as an executive pastor of a church and have served in senior leadership for a Christian non-profit for eight years.
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