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The glory of God is the human person fully alive. - St. Irenaeus (2nd Century)

Welcome to a community focused on the pursuit of purpose. This community provides a place for those who believe God calls us to pursue what matters most to gather, learn, share, and encourage. In order to fulfill God's call, we must grow and live into our calling.

We know where we are and we have a sense of where we would like to go, but may be unclear on how to get there. Life gets complex. Family, relationships, career, spirituality, recreation, and health issues merge leaving us confused about what matters most. We end up living an unfocused life not even knowing what we, or God, really want.

 Obscurity happens. Perhaps you have dreams and vision, but no idea how you will ever get there. Life spins out of control and at the end of the day you wonder if you accomplished anything.

Purpose anchors us. When we find clarify, life begins to fall into place. Clarity brings purpose into focus, giving us a sense of calling. A clear purpose empowers life.

Clarity takes effort, thought, and reflection. The journey toward clarity and purpose doesn't have to be a lonely one.  We were not meant to walk alone. We experience God deepest through community. God has given us each other for encouragement in the journey.

We may feel like we are alone in our pursuit because finding others to journey with can be difficult. The internet provides tools and a vehicle to connect with others who, like ourselves, are seeking to pursue what matters most. This community is an attempt to gather like minded individuals on their journey toward clarity and the pursuit of purpose.

Welcome to YOUR community! Welcome to place for questions and encouragement. Welcome to a place where you can gain clarity and focus. Welcome to a community who has learned and is learning what it means to pursue what matters most.

About

Who am I?

I am a pastor, spiritual director, and an ICF non-directive coach. I seek to help people find clarity. While I have helped congregants and others through preaching and teaching, I find non-directive coaching an effective means to help individuals create action plans which move them forward and toward their goals.

Non-directive coaching helps clients find focus, determine what they really want, and how they might get there. You are the expert of your life. The coach does not tell you what to do. The coach's role is to help you think through what you really want and create actionable steps to get there. Coaching helps individuals move from where they are to where they want to be.

I can help you understand what you really want, discover "sticking points", see options, create action plans, and move forward. I am an ICF trained coach working toward my accreditation. Coaching will help you will find clarity, direction, and a plan.

This website is an attempt to create a community around the pursuit of purpose, moving into the future with confidence, and living into our unique and communal calling of God. I hope this will be a community focused on helping one another move forward, becoming all God has create us to be.

Pastor

I have been a pastor for over 25 years serving churches in Indiana. While I have always focused on spiritual formation and growth, my current focus encompasses helping churches move forward in ministry and mission.

Coach

I am a trained coach in non-directive coaching and working toward my ICF accreditation. I have also served as a Fruitful Congregation Journey facilitator or the pastor's peer-mentoring groups. Fruitful Congregation Journey (FCJ) is a renewal and revitalization program of the Indiana Conference.

Spiritual DIrector

I have a doctor of ministry degree in spiritual formation from Asbury Theological Seminary. I am also an accredited spiritual director through the Epiphany Association utilizing Father Dr. Adrian van Kaam's Formative Science and Formative Theology methodology.

Wed Designer/Programmer

I am familiar with WordPress (My preferred CMS), Drupal, and Joomla. I also know PHP, HTML, and CSS. I have a bachelor degree in computer technology from Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Contact

Let's Connect!

I would love to connect with you and work with you to find clarity for your life and faith. If you are interested in hiring me as a coach, go here to learn about coaching. If you want to be part of a community of individuals who believe in continual improvement, feel free to register on this site. Once approved, you will have access to the public forums. You can also request to join one of the groups and connect with others.

If you would rather send me an email, you can use this contact form.