Craig is a Founding member and Development Partner of SLI. This role works to develop relationships, and discover new areas where SLI’s ministry can come along side 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; and contributing to the leadership of SLI’s emerging Hispanic ministry.

Our Coaches & Specialists

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.

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.

Bryan Sims

Bryan is the Associate Professor of Leadership and Lay Equipping at Asbury Seminary and has coached with SLI since 2001.

Cathy Self

Cathy joined SLI in 2006 and has a PhD in Organizational Leadership. She has led nonprofit organizations, including as CEO for 20 years.

Chris Goff

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

Chris Kelsey

Chris has worked in vocational ministry for over 30 years and has a passion for seeing people become intentional in their spiritual leadership.

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.

Chuck Lord

An original board member, Chuck has been involved with SLI since its inception in 2000. He has a special interest for smaller churches.

Dan Prine

Dan uses the principles of SLI every day as he leads his local church. He's been involved in SLI projects since 2010.

Dave Scifres

Dave is a local pastor who previously worked in Leadership and Organizational Development in Manufacturing.

David Owen

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

Donna Gaither

Donna is a certified Director of Christian Education. She brings 25 years of experience on local church staff and has been involved with SLI since 2003.

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.

Evelyn Fisher

Evelyn has served at local churches of all sizes as pastor and in conference level roles. She has deep experience in conflict mediation in the church.

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.

Iosmar Alvarez

Iosmar, a native from Cuba, has served as a local pastor planting several Hispanic churches for the past 10 years.

Jamey Lee

Jamey has coached with SLI since 2003, working with local churches of all sizes, church plants and district level clergy teams.

Jorge Acevedo

Jorge is the Lead Pastor at Grace Church, a multi-site congregation in Southwest Florida and is a specialist for SLI.

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.

Julie Love

Julie works with outreach, campus ministry, local church vitality, camp and retreat ministry, disaster response, communications for over 800 churches.

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.

Kevin Parido

Kevin has served in churches for 15 years 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.

Melinda Britt

The principles of SLI have become a part of Melinda's life in a transforming way and she is excited to share the transformation with others.

Mike McFarren

Mike has served as both local pastor and at the conference level. He has a heart for small congregations in various stages of growth.

Missy Johnson

Missy entered Coach Training in 2013 drawn by the transformative opportunities that SLI creates in partnership with the Holy Spirit.

Paulo Lopes

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

Ron Ball

Ron, who loves Missions, served as local pastor for over 40 years and at the conference level as Director of Congregational Excellence for 6 years.

Ron Crandall

Ron, former Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism, has a heart for smaller churches and effective Christian witness.

Tami Coleman

Tami has over 20 years of pastoral ministry experience. She now serves as as the Associate Director of Connectional Ministries.

Wayne Davis

Wayne served as a local pastor at several churches and currently works as the Director of Transition Management and Census Development.

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