4068 S. Pine Dell Dr.
Lansing, MI., 48911
Cell: 425.346.7713
[email protected]
I am seeking a challenging, leadership/pastoral position that allows me to fully use my training, experience, skills
and passions to catalyze and cultivate a disciple-making movement, in and through the local church.
Twenty years of full-time pastoral experience.
Strongly gifted in the areas of teaching, strategic leadership, team building, systems development, ministry
alignment and spiritual care/direction.
Able to clearly and concisely articulate church vision, mission, and values towards missional impact and
leadership reproduction.
Skilled and dynamic speaker and writer.
Deliver clear and passionate teachings that engage both the heart and mind; and that connect with seekers,
new believers, and maturing believers.
Passionate about the pursuit of God, and the expansion and growth of His kingdom by reaching out to all
people – most especially the ones that Jesus misses the most - the lost.
Experienced in providing pastoral care in a wide variety of personality types, often in situations requiring
diplomacy and discretion.
Demonstrate effective listening and discerning skills, and thereby am able to establish rapport and trust
Skilled in equipping, empowering, coordinating, recruiting and directing both paid and volunteer leaders to
operate in alignment with church vision and values, and personal gifting.
Skilled in conducting meetings, adhering to an agenda and achievements of results – while at the same time
being sensitive to relational dynamics.
Consider situations thoughtfully and thoroughly to minimize unwise or impulsive decisions.
Provide leadership through an interactive and team approach.
Develop and implement ministry/discipleship venues and training/teaching materials to attain ministry
Highly self-motivated and not easily discouraged or swayed from a course of action once objectives are
Able to perform well under pressure.
Personality Type: MBTI – E/ISTJ; DiSC: High D and C, medium S, mild I; Enneagram; Type 3 –
Achiever. Strength-based leadership type: Executor.
2014 - Present, missionalINSIGHTS by Surevista (Lansing, MI.)
Ministry Coach/Facilitator (
Responsibilities include:
Developing and launching the ministry arm of the Surevista research and consulting firm.
Coaching church leadership teams in the arenas of leadership and team development, and ministry design and
Developed (with a team) a church health assessment that is diagnostic/directive in outcome.
2012 – 2014, Trinity Church of Lansing, Michigan. Non-denominational (church size: 2800)
Pastor of Disciple-Making
Responsibilities include:
Member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for macro-level ministry direction, decisions,
development and alignment.
Leading and overseeing the 3D team (adult ministry) - comprised of at times up to11 full time and parttime staff. The 3Ds (Discover, Develop and Deploy) cover the following ministry areas: local evangelism,
serving, group life, celebrate recovery, spiritual formation and sports ministry – all through a disciple
making framework.
Leadership development and training for both staff and ministry volunteers.
Designing and implementing a church-wide disciple making pathway.
Development and implementation of key equipping seminars.
Point leader for church wide re-visioning process facilitated by Auxano (Church Unique).
Participate in the teaching team and pulpit ministry as requested.
2001 – 2011, First Baptist Church of Everett, Washington. Affiliated with the Northwest Region of Evangelical
American Baptist Churches (church size: 500)
Pastor of Adult Ministries/Teaching Pastor
Responsibilities included:
• Teaching regularly at the weekend services.
• Providing pastoral care and spiritual direction/formation oversight and leadership.
• Providing leadership oversight for our small group, discipleship, recovery and outreach ministries.
• Recruiting, training, and development of small group coaches, leaders and pastoral care personnel.
• Developing small group material/curriculum in alignment with weekend teaching.
• Partnering with the Teaching and Design Teams in the development and evaluation of weekend messages,
series, and services.
• Overseeing pastoral care and hospital visitation.
• Working alongside other staff to support and encourage them in their ministries – as well as providing them
with direction, supervision and coaching.
• Directing church’s annual family camp/discipleship week.
2000 – 2001 – Coval Security, Duncan, B.C. Security officer providing security detail at the Cowichan Valley
Regional Hopital.
1995 – 1999 - Cowichan Valley Christian Fellowship, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada – a nondenominational, evangelical-community church (partnered closely with Vineyard Ministries of B.C.)
Associate and Co-founding Pastor
Responsibilities included:
• Primary teacher for weekend service.
• Provided leadership, leadership and ministry development, and oversight in church infra-structure, small
group ministry, and discipleship training.
• Pastoral care and spiritual direction.
• Oversight and administration of inter-church conferences.
1992 – 1994 - New Life Baptist Church, Duncan, B.C., Canada – Affiliated with the Canadian Baptists
Associate Pastor
Responsibilities included:
• Provided teaching for weekend services.
• Provided leadership, leadership and ministry development, and oversight of small group ministry, youth
and young adult ministries, Christian education and pastoral care.
Co-author of individual and group questions for the book, The Journey – Walking with God by Roger Helland
(foreward by John Ortberg), published 2000 by Sovereign World/Gospel Light.
2014 – StratOp (Strategic Operations for Churches) Certified Facililator
2014 – MBTI (Myers Brigg Type Inventory) Certified Practioner
2010 - Doctor of Ministry Degree. Carey Theological College – Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada. Missional Leadership Focus.
1994 – 1996 - Master of Theology Credits. Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary - Langley, British
Columbia, Canada. Leadership Development Focus.
1992 - Master of Theology Credits. Regent College - New Testament Focus.
1992 - Master of Christian Studies Degree. Regent College - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
New Testament Focus.
1989 - Bachelor of Theology Degree. Okanagan Bible College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Honor Roll Achievement. Valedictorian. Governor General’s Award – Silver Medal for Academic
Date of Birth: March 29, 1966. Married 26 years to my wife Gloria. Two children: Matthew, age 22, and Michaela,
age 19. Family: Canadian citizens with permanent residency status in the U.S.
Hobbies/Interests: family activities, dates with my wife, long distance running, cycling, and reading. Completed the
Seattle Marathon and a number of half-marathons.
Below is a summary piece of my EQ test I took through a consulting company in Spring 2010:
Profiling Perspective: Book & Stein, in their book EQ Edge, included a summary of EQ profiles, using the BarOn
EQ-i. They looked at over 30 professions and asked, “Of the 15 competencies, which ones are critically needed if
one is to be successful?” Then they listed the top 5 in order of importance. Below is a summary of their findings for
overall success (in any field of work) and the 5 competencies needed by clergy. I have compared your results with
these two profiles.
Overall Success 1. Self-­‐ Actualization 2. Optimism 3. Stress Tolerance 4. Happiness 5. Assertiveness Personal Comparison 1. Strength 2. Strength 3. Healthy 4. Strength 5. Healthy TEACHING
References available upon request.
Ministry Success 1. Self-­‐ Actualization 2. Happiness 3. Optimism 4. Self-­‐Regard 5. Emotional Self-­‐ Awareness Personal Comparison 1. Strength 2. Strength 3. Strength 4. Strength 5. Healthy