I got into congregational coaching because of my experience as a church warden during the amalgamation of four churches in London. It was a six-year process that taught me a lot about the dynamics of church change, the need for vision, the call to courage, the importance of hope and trust . . . and the advantages of sharing a meal and a laugh.
When I answered the call for new congregational coaches, I hoped my experiences could be helpful to other churches that are ready for change, regardless of whether they do something as radical as a four-church amalgamation or not.
On a professional level, I’m a journalist. I currently work as a copy editor at the London Free Press. Like churches, the newspaper industry is also undergoing its own process of change.
I enjoy congregational coaching because it is uplifting to help churches discover and unlock their abilities. Despite the challenges we face, as Christ has promised, our churches can have life and have it abundantly.