Meet Our Founders

Craig is Founding member and Development Partner of SLI. Craig works to develop relationships, and discover new areas where SLI’s ministry can come alongside leaders to help bring transformation. Craig’s project focus is on large regional areas and governing bodies; Coach and project development; and serving on SLI’s lead team providing strategic direction to the organization.

Greg is Founding Member and Managing Partner of Spiritual Leadership Inc. Besides the work of creating systems, tools and processes to help manage and support SLI’s growing team and presence, Greg’s project focus is on large regional areas and governing bodies; serving on our lead team and board providing strategic direction to the organization.

Congratulations

TO OUR NEW CERTIFIED COACHes

Congratulations

TO OUR NEW CERTIFIED COACHES

Meet Our Coaches & Specialists

Aaron Bouwens

Aaron walks alongside congregations and leaders to explore the next faithful steps in increasing vitality in their ministry areas.

Barrie Tritle

Barrie's ministry calling is to lead persons to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and go further in their service of Christ.

Bret Gresham

Bret, a campus minister, loves to help students work through vocation, leadership, and faith formation.

Chris Goff

Chris, a coach with SLI since 2014, has served local congregations through counseling and discipleship for over 20 years.

Dave Scifres

Dave is a coaching pastor helping people and communities grow in the midst of complexity.

Ellen Harris

Ellen, a retired educator who has a heart for disciple making, has years of experience providing leadership at all levels of the church.

John Duff

John has a heart for leadership as well as helping churches become places where young people want to be and grow in their faith.

Juliana Lopes

Juliana serves SLI as the Administrative Assistant since 2017. She is the key leader for all events; programming and invoicing.

Kevin Parido

Kevin has served in multiple areas of ministry: leadership development, discipleship, organizational structure, and strategy.

Megan Byers

Megan is a local church pastor who grew up in Brethren in Christ Church as a missionary kid. She has been involved with SLI since 2015.

Randy Orndorff

Randy helps congregations develop intentional pathways for discipleship, development and missional connection.

Aaron Buttery

Aaron, a priest in the Anglican Church, focus on raising lifelong disciples in student ministry, church planting and leadership development.

Brad Bennett

Brad has served as a local pastor for 20 years and has coached SLI projects at the conference and local church level since 2011.

Bruce Baxter

Bruce has served as a pastor, church planter, director and district superintendent, in Missouri for almost 40 years.

Christin Nevins

Passionate about seeing churches and spiritual leaders thrive through spiritual formation, strategy, and implementation.

David Owen

David has served at both local churches and conference levels. His current ministry is as an SLI Coach and Board Member.

Fred Blackwell

Fred has led a successful career in human resources and governmental affairs. He has a heart for developing communities.

Josh Orndorff

Josh feels particularly called to support young people on their faith journeys by helping them recognize God’s voice calling their name.

Kathy Rohrs

Kathy is passionate about seeing people develop a heart as disciples, and then use their gifts to glorify God.

Lory Catlett

Lory helps youth discover who they are in Christ and empowering all to serve the Lord through various mission outlets.

Paulo Lopes

Paulo, originally from Brazil and a coach since 2017, oversees children, youth, young adults, and campus ministries at the conference level.

Roger Ross

As a pastor, church planter, and coach, Roger loves to help pastors and churches embrace their Divine mission.

Al Gwinn

Al served as the resident Bishop of the North Carolina Conference/Raleigh Area of the UMC from 2004 to 2012.

Brandon McGinnis

Brandon serves as the Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Wesley Foundation leading students into experiencing God.

Bryan Sims

Bryan is a pioneer, coach and author. He is an Anglican priest and has been coaching with SLI since 2001.

CV Elliott

CV, an International Teacher, serves in mission ministries since 1977. He now focus on indigenous church leaders in Africa and Asia.

Drew Sperry

Drew, a pastor with more than 12 years of experience, is passionate about setting strategies for the growth of new leaders.

Ideal Curtis

Ideal has been involved with SLI since 2010. She has coached projects at the local church, district, and conference levels.

Judy Stevenson

Judy develops clergy and laity leadership, teaches discipleship, and encourages, equips, and resources clergy for effective ministry.

Kelly Southgate

Kelly helps students understand their identity in Christ and empower them to be leaders by using their gifts for God’s glory.

Matthew Hartsfield

Matthew, an SLI Specialist, is the Lead Pastor of Bay Hope Church in Florida, a multi-site church where he has served since 1993.

Philip McVay

Philip has formed numerous teams which have incorporated the SLI principles with great results.

Aaron Bouwens

Aaron walks alongside congregations and leaders to explore the next faithful steps in increasing vitality in their ministry areas.

Aaron Buttery

Aaron, a priest in the Anglican Church, focus on raising lifelong disciples in student ministry, church planting and leadership development.

Al Gwinn

Al, a Lead Team member, served as the resident Bishop of the North Carolina Conference/Raleigh Area of the UMC from 2004 to 2012.

Barrie Tritle

Barrie's ministry calling is to lead persons to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and go further in their service of Christ.

Brad Bennett

Brad has served as a local pastor for 20 years and has coached SLI projects at the conference and local church level since 2011.

Brandon McGinnis

Brandon is currently serving as the Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Wesley Foundation leading students into experiencing God.

Bret Gresham

Bret, a campus minister, loves to help students work through vocation, leadership, and faith formation.

Bruce Baxter

Bruce has has been under appointment in Missouri for almost 40 years. He has served as a pastor, church planter, director and district superintendent.

Bryan Sims

Bryan is a pioneer, coach and author. He is an Anglican priest and has been coaching with SLI since 2001.

Chris Goff

Chris, a coach with SLI since 2014, has served local congregations through counseling and discipleship for over 20 years.

Christin Nevins

Christin coaches projects at the conference, district and local church level. She’s led teams in corporate and ministry settings for over 20 years.

CV Elliott

CV, an International Teacher, has served in mission ministries since 1977. He's focus right now is on indigenous church leaders in Africa and Asia.

Dave Scifres

Dave is a coaching pastor helping people and communities grow in the midst of complexity.

David Owen

David has served at both local churches and conference levels. His current ministry is as an SLI Coach and Board Member.

Drew Sperry

Drew, a local pastor with more than 12 years of experience in ministry, is passionate about setting strategies for the growth of new leaders.

Ellen Harris

Ellen, a retired educator, has years of experience providing leadership at all levels of the church: from the local church to larger governing bodies.

Fred Blackwell

Fred has led a successful career in human resources and governmental affairs. He has a heart for developing communities across the globe.

Ideal Curtis

Ideal, a member of the SLI Lead Team, has been involved since 2010. She has coached projects at the local church, district, and conference levels.

John Duff

John is passionate about leadership as well as helping churches become places where young people want to be and grow in their faith.

Josh Orndorff

Josh feels particularly called to support young men and women on their faith journeys by helping them recognize God’s voice calling their name.

Judy Stevenson

Judy develops clergy and laity leadership, teaches discipleship, and encourages, equips, and resources clergy for effective ministry.

Juliana Lopes

Juliana has been serving SLI as the Administrative Assistant since 2017. She is the key leader for all events; programming and invoicing.

Kathy Rohrs

Kathy is passionate about seeing people develop a heart as disciples, and then use their gifts to glorify God in extraordinary ways together.

Kelly Southgate

Kelly is passionate about students understanding their identity in Christ and empowering them to be leaders by using their gifts for God’s glory.

Kevin Parido

Kevin has served in churches for 15 years in multiple areas of ministry: leadership development, discipleship, organizational structure, and strategy.

Lory Catlett

Lory is passionate about helping youth discover who they are in Christ and empowering all to serve the Lord through various mission outlets.

Matthew Hartsfield

Matthew, an SLI Specialist, is the Lead Pastor of Bay Hope Church in Florida, a multi-site church where he has served since 1993.

Megan Byers

Megan is a local church pastor who grew up in Brethren in Christ Church as a missionary kid. She has been involved with SLI since 2015.

Paulo Lopes

Paulo, originally from Brazil and a coach since 2017, oversees children, youth, young adults, and campus ministries at the conference level.

Philip McVay

Philip has pastored churches for over 40 years. He he has formed numerous teams which have incorporated the SLI principles with great results.

Randy Orndorff

Randy's focus has been on helping congregations develop intentional pathways for discipleship, leadership development and missional connection.

Roger Ross

As a pastor, church planter, and coach, Roger loves to help pastors and churches embrace their Divine mission.

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