Leadership Coaches List

Mennonite Coaches List
This list is a directory of Mennonites who are qualified and available to offer coaching. We define coaching as
partnering with leaders and the Holy Spirit in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to
maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex
environment. Coaches honor the leader as the expert in his or her life, and work and believe every leader is creative,
resourceful and whole.
Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
 Discover, clarify, and align with what the leader wants to achieve
 Encourage self-discovery
 Elicit leader-generated solutions and strategies
 Hold the leader responsible and accountable to their own goals
 Honor the Spirit’s guidance
This process helps leaders dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership
skills and unlocking their potential (adapted from the International Coaching Federation definition).
We believe that coaching is an empowering process that can inspire our leaders to greater effectiveness for the
Kingdom of God. For more on the importance of coaching, read Jeanette Slater’s blog, “Coaching in the Mennonite
Compiled by Mennonite Church USA’s Leadership Development team, this directory includes names of persons
who have provided information regarding coach training/certification and have a letter of reference from their
congregation or area conference indicating that they are active and in good standing with their congregation. These
coaches have also committed themselves to the ethical standards of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Although Mennonite Church USA does not officially endorse these persons, we trust the certifications they have
earned and the congregations and area conferences which have submitted these names.
Individuals seeking coaching may write to coaches on the list directly for further information. Location is not critical
to a coaching relationship, as most coaching is conducted through telephone or Skype. Ordinarily those seeking
coaching will request an initial exploratory conversation with the coach to discuss their particular coaching goals and
to learn how the coach functions. Be sure to discuss the coach’s rates and other factors, as these may vary.
In addition to individual coaching some coaches may be willing to coach teams of leaders or do group coaching in
their area of expertise. You are encouraged to contact these persons for further conversation.
If you are a coach and would like to be considered to be listed here, please contact Terry Shue for more information.
We pray that this directory will further support the work of the church by helping leaders more effectively reach our
world with the love and grace of God.
Partners in the call,
Terry W. Shue
Director of Leadership Development, Mennonite Church USA
[email protected]
4000 Steinwood Dr, Dalton OH 44618
574-523-3095 (direct), 1-866-866-2872 ext. 23095 (toll free)
Mennonite Church USA Coaches
Listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Name: Philip C. Bergey
Website: PhilipCBergey.com
Email: [email protected]
Professional Experience: Conference executive, business leadership, coaching executives and senior leaders
Training/Certification: International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach; certificate in Evidence
Based Coaching; PhD in human and organizational systems
Area of Coaching Specialty: Lead pastors, congregational transformation
Congregation: Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church
Area Conference: Franconia Mennonite Conference
Name: Ron Flaming
Website: www.coachingleadersinternational.com
Email: [email protected]
Professional Experience: Pastor, mission board executive, Mennonite Central Committee mission work in India,
leadership coaching, organizational consulting.
Training/Certification: M. Div. from Georgetown University (Certificates in Executive Leadership Coaching and
Organizational Change). Certified coach with International Coaching Federation.
Area of Coaching Specialty: Leadership coaching. Organizational change.
Congregation: Shalom Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.
Area Conference: Western District Mennonite Conference
Name: Craig Morton
Website: www.themissionplace.org
Email: [email protected]
Professional Experience: Pastor; Seminar Leader Western District Committee on Education; Chair of Pacific
Northwest Mennonite Conference Restructuring Task Force; Response Team of Northwest Yearly Meeting of
Friends; Conflict Transformation consultant; Associate Lead Consultant for Church Innovations Partnership for
Missional Churches; Pastoral/Spiritual Leader Coach for Church Innovations; Lead Consultant and Founder The
Mission Place (aka Institute for Missional Directions); Professor of General Education and Liberal Arts (Brown
Mackie College – Boise, ID); Leadership coach for judicatory leaders.
Training/Certification: Master of Divinity (Palmer Seminary); Conflict Transformation Certificate (MCC);
Spiritual Director training and Enneagram training (The Acuto Center, Sister of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ);
Conflict transformation workshops through Lombard Peace Center; Certification as Title IX compliance officer;
Faculty mentor/coach (Brown Mackie College); congregational discernment training (Northwest Yearly Meeting and
Church Innovations Institute); doctoral candidate Organizational Leadership (Argosy University).
Area of Coaching Specialty: Discernment; Spiritual Direction; Leadership; Personal and Organizational
(conference and congregation) change process; group process.
Congregation: Emmaus Mennonite Church
Area Conference: Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference
Name: Walter W. Sawatzky
Website: www.designgroupinternational.com/consultants/walter-w-sawatzky
Email: [email protected]
Professional Experience: Pastor, conference minister, mission director, mission network consultant, professional
leadership coach
Training/Certification: Certified Christian Leadership Coach; Certified High Performance Coach
Area of Coaching Specialty: Leaders discovering their "Personal Outreach Pattern" for congregational missional
Congregation: Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Church
Area Conference: Franconia Mennonite Conference
Name: Jeannette Buller Slater
Website: www.jeannetteslater.com
Email: [email protected]
Professional Experience: 19+ years and 1800+ hrs of professional leadership coaching experience. Trained and
coached other coaches. Served on leadership teams, church planting teams, instructing in seminaries, conference
Training/Certification: MA in cross cultural ministry with focus in leadership; Coach training through CoachNet
Area of Coaching Specialty: Church leaders at all levels including missionaries, church planters, pastors,
conference leaders and denominational leaders for leadership development and church health/growth.
Congregation: Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Ariz.
Area Conference: Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference
Name: Anne Kaufman Weaver
Email: [email protected]
Professional Experience: Social work, youth ministry, church boards, various board of directorships, organizational
consultant, coach, non-profit leadership.
Training/Certification: Masters of Social Work, advanced coach training from Coach University, current Master of
Divinity student.
Area of Coaching Specialty: Life transitions, leadership capacity, group dynamics.
Congregation: James Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.
Area Conference: Lancaster Mennonite Conference