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Church Consultant

United Methodist Church of Ephrata,
Ephrata, WA;
2/9-10/2007

  • Designed and led a weekend VisionQuest which compressed the Mission Study model into 2 days using the results from a Natural Church Development profile, congregational attitude survey, and historical/demographic research regarding the church and community.

  • Led the retreat participants through emotion-laden historic conflicts grounded in theological difference, addressing the expressed anger by reframing it as a part of their spiritual journey together and leading them to include this aspect of their church in the profile of a pastor who would fit their needs.

  • Lead the participants to develop a vision for continued and future ministry and out of that a profile of the pastor who could lead them in that ministry.

  • Wrote and presented the summary report to the church for review and then to the Conference Cabinet in charge of choosing the congregation’s next pastor.