Get a fresh perspective on where you are in your ministry and how to get where you want to go.
A series of motivating conversations about your ministry, and your life.
A ministry coaching session is a real connection with someone who deeply understands ministry. No complicated assessments or quick-fix formulas. Just a chance to get clear on what’s working in your ministry, what isn’t, and how you can make your life a little easier.
I was a pastor for fifteen years, and I know what you’re going through. I know what it’s like to work hard and feel like you’re not getting anywhere, or to lie awake worrying about the budget meeting. I’ve also worked with hundreds of pastors of churches from small to large from over a dozen denominations over the past 19 years.
The purpose is for you to know:
- What you want in your ministry, short-term and long-term. (No, it’s not selfish!)
- The best ways to get that, given who you are and what your ministry is.
- How to anticipate pitfalls and what to do when you meet them.
- How to find more joy in your ministry and your life.
I can’t wait to hear from you.
What others say:
“I reached out to Margaret for clergy coaching seeking direction for leadership in this next phase of the pandemic. At the time I was feeling entirely unsure as to what church would look like in the future and unequipped in my role as a pastor. There was a lot of anxiety amongst staff members and the church council. I needed guidance on how to be a non-anxious presence and to not over-function during this particular time.
I’ve learned that I have the tools I need to weather the challenges of these uncertain months, particularly as it pertains to boundaries and setting daily patterns that keep me (mostly) calm.
The challenges I faced before I started working with Margaret have largely been resolved and I am feeling less anxious about our finances and council leadership moving forward.
Margaret is a wise and compassionate coach who has a way of helping me to realize what I already know, what gifts I already bring to ministry. Through her training in family systems, she offers tools towards becoming a non-anxious presence in terribly anxious times and setting goals in manageable timeframes.”
– Gail Rautmann, Pastor, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA
“Covid had accelerated many trends in the church that had been ongoing, including loss of vitality and increase in anxiety. Margaret was recommended by a respected colleague. I specifically wanted someone knowledgeable of family systems.
Through coaching I’ve learned that I love ministry and still feel called to it. I have learned to appreciate those things that I love and to worry less about that which I cannot control.
While these trends are still a major challenge, I have focused more on the congregation’s strengths. Margaret’s coaching has helped me put things in perspective, worry a little less, and enjoy my work more, all of which has made me a more faithful pastor.”
– Luke Maybry, Pastor, Matthews Presbyterian Church, Matthews, NC