As an Accredited Interim Minister (AIM), I love helping congregations navigate
toward a compelling vision and a strong future. You'll see from my resume that I've sought out the kind of training that helps me understand and work effectively in a variety of church systems. You also may appreciate having quick access to my Ministerial Record. It is expected that congregations in between settled ministries will experience some anxiety. But my training has taught me how to help channel that anxious energy in productive and purposeful directions so that transition ends up becoming an insightful, exciting, rewarding and even fun opportunity. There are few things more enlivening than growing and getting better at what we do - overcoming longtime challenges, exploring new perspectives, using new tools and
getting creative rather than frustrated. In each of the churches I've
worked I have increased commitment (pledging and leadership), overcome the
paralysis of polarized thinking, strengthened communication, clarified roles
and responsibilities, optimized governance, and cultivated a joy in doing
it collaboratively. I see interim ministry as people working together to clarify purpose and process. I see my job as facilitating new understanding and ownership by working at the speed of
Some of the things you can expect:
- Lots of one
on one conversations with leaders and stakeholders about what’s energy-giving,
what’s energy-draining, what kind of community you dream of becoming and the commitments that will get
- Naming and honoring triumphs, griefs, milestones and ideals and using new understandings to identify new opportunities
individual narratives into a shared story and linking that story to a common and cooperative vision
- Clarifying the church's mission, the kind of minister that will help get you there and the tasks to successfully bring them together
- Lifting up the respective needs of the staff, the board, programs, operational
teams, members, families and stakeholders in your community and how to optimize cooperation and interdependence
courage, commitment, generosity, energy, resilience and realizing the
potential you’ve always known resides in your community.
- Becoming the congregation to which all the best settled ministers want to be called
Here are some samples of my work:
On my Feedback page you'll see what my last two congregations said about my ministry
You also may want to call my references.
And it might help to know a little about my Personal Life
I look forward to connecting with you soon.