Directory of Counselors
Atlantic Central District
The Presbyterian Counseling Center
620 S Grandview Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
They have multiple locations in eastern Volusia County in Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Port Orange and Daytona Beach and approximately 17 therapists available. They take most insurances and have some sliding scale to work with folks on funding.
Heather Tate-Boldt, LCSW, Executive Director
The Community Christian Counseling Center
PO Box 14665 North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Office Phone 561-622-5423
The Community Christian Counseling Center (CCCC) is a 501c3 organization that was established in partnership with the United Methodist Church and whose mission is to bear witness to God's redemptive activity in the world by creating hope-filled healing relationships that help people discover wholeness. Our perspective is unique; we believe that having a sense of overall well-being through healthy living involves balancing several dimensions of life: mind, body, spirit and community.
Www.ccccpb.org or call 561-622-5423 to make your appointment or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Heather directly at 561-676-8459.
Heather Tate-Boldt, LCSW is the Director of the center, and is a therapist trained Trauma Informed care. She specializes in CBT and DBT. She has worked closely with personality disorders and with individuals who struggle with addiction issues. She enjoys her work with couples, families, and adolescents. She is unique in that she offers a family systems approach when working with adolescents and young adults. She helps clients gain acceptance of oneself as they understand their pain when dealing with anxiety, fear, and depression. She has many years’ experiences working with individuals with severe mental illness. She knows what it means to walk in faith in order to experience God's redemptive work and healing. Whether it be a death, a loss of something meaningful, or an estrangement with a family member, she partners with those who are grieving to make sense of life's difficulties. She also offer spiritual direction, and has worked with Pastors and their families.
Harry Dom, M DIV, MSW offering pastoral counseling with over 50 years working in the secular and religious organizations subsequent to serving local churches, Harry offered counseling in many diverse settings. He combines his spiritual, emotional and physical approach to help bring healing to those experiencing pain in all areas of their lives. He realizes that a wholistic intervention is essential to help persons, couples and families understand that their problems impact the whole of the person. He can help the individual find focus on the spiritual aspects of life and see how our different life experiences shape our experience with God.
Rev. Dr. Marion Hubbard is offering trauma informed pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. With over 20 years of service in parish ministry and has served as senior pastor, she earned a BA degree in Psychology. She spent many years counseling families, and individuals through life issues such as grief, loss, divorce, addiction, and traumatic life events. She understands the difficulties life can bring and is able to offer a spiritual therapeutic approach to therapy while helping one reduce feelings of helplessness and fear while increasing concepts of self-esteem and self-worth. She is offering a trauma informed approach to her counseling and can assist those who have experienced any form of trauma as they move forward in his or her recovery,
Maryann Mayo LCSW working both the private and public sector in a variety of mental health treatment settings demonstrating knowledge of individual, group, couples and family behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influence, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins. She has certified knowledge of human behavior and individual differences in ability, personality and interest, learning and motivation and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has demonstrated her clinical expertise in the area of alcohol and drug addiction, depression, anxiety, problem resolution, coping skills, conflict resolution, anger management and dual diagnosis.
Carol Lewis, LMFT is active in her faith community and is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Since 1986, Carol Lewis has been providing therapy to individuals, couples and families in Accredited Samaritan Institute Counseling Centers in South Florida. In addition to her education and training as a family therapist, Carol has worked in the field of codependency and addictions, and she is well acquainted with 12-Step recovery. Her clients appreciate her warm and empathetic manner as well as her practical approach to healing and growth.
East Central District
Rev. Ivan Gonzalez LMHC
Ivan is a bilingual licensed mental health counselor who specializes in working with men, addiction, spiritual concerns, and multicultural dynamics.
Gulf Central District
Dr. Erica J. Clark, Psy.D.
213 S. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33629
I enjoy helping clients identify and utilize their unique strengths to overcome obstacles in their lives. I have experience working with a variety of client concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, stress, and life transitions. I also have an extensive background in working with children and adults who have experienced traumatic events. I am not paneled with any insurance companies but work on a self-pay basis and can provide super bills for clients to seek reimbursement from insurance as needed. In addition to meeting with clients in my Tampa office, I am able to provide services virtually throughout the state of Florida. At present, I am only able to take on new adult clients but I am happy to provide referral information for children/teens.
Caroline LaRosa, LCSW
601 S Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606
In person and virtual
Caroline LaRosa, is a licensed clinical social worker in Tampa, FL who works at her private practice helping adults and couples in person and virtually throughout the state of Florida. She prioritizes creating a warm, accepting, and encouraging environment to guide clients through a process of reaching resolution to their identified issues. She builds on client’s strengths and provides encouragement, practical feedback, and action-oriented steps in our collaboration to meet their goals.
Rev. Justin LaRosa, LCSW
601 S Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606
In person and virtual
Self-pay, no insurance.
Justin LaRosa is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, groups, couples, and organizations. He is a speaker, author, and ordained minister. He is passionate about guiding people, businesses, organizations, and churches to discover their greatest potential. He has extensive experience in counseling, meditation, addiction recovery, and working with people wanting to make life change. Every aspect of my practice strives to create environments that “spark” transformation. He does that through Counseling (psychotherapy) and Enneagram Coaching.
Rev. Cathy C. Hart LMFT
1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Cathy has over 16 years of experience working with individuals and couples as they journey through depression, anxiety, grief, and relational issues. She is compassionate, encouraging, and person-centered in her work. She does not take any insurance, but will work on a sliding scale as needed.
North Central District
None yet identified. Please contact Rev. Sara McKinley at email@example.com if you have a counselor to recommend in this district.
North East District
Dr. David C. Moenning, D.Min., LMFT
Restoration Counseling and Life Coaching, License # MT 3081
Julington Creek Business Park 12627 San Jose Blvd. Ste. 203
Marriage and Family Therapist
Areas of specialty: Marriage and Couples, Pre-marital, Codependency, Pornography Addiction, Emotional Trauma, Anxiety Disorders, Grief and Loss, Pastor/Pastor Family Issues, Parenting, Individuals, Couples, Families. Self-Pay, Provides Out-Of-Network Reimbursement Receipts.
North West District
None yet identified. Please contact Rev. Sara McKinley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a counselor to recommend in this district.
South East District
Rev. Elizabeth Pankey-Warren, LCSW, M.Div, Nutrition Educator, Qualified FL Supervisor
I am a clergy therapist offering spiritual direction and counseling with individuals (teens and adults), couples and families. I am a trained Emotionally Focused therapist helping to the heal the emotions underneath that are driving behavior and helping clients create more loving relationships. I am also a trained EMDR therapist to help clients process negative experiences and beliefs. I am a 500ERYT Yoga teacher, teach breath work and Meditation. I am a Reiki practitioner.
Carol Sharfstein LCSW
1607 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 208, Coral Gables, Fl 33134
I am a mature, board certified clinician who has been in private practice for over 35 years in S. Fla. I am traditionally trained in the solid principles of human development and psychotherapy. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of having worked in the past 5-7 years with members of your church community, having been referred from one to another. One common theme has often emerged as follows: how do I care lovingly in my professional life without sacrificing my personal self loving.
South West District
Greg Hasek, Executive Director, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
24840 Burnt Pine Drive, Suites 1 & 2, Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Southwest Florida Christian Counseling is a non-profit Christian counseling agency located in Bonita Springs, Florida. They integrate psychology and theology to provide excellence in Christian Counseling to Southwest Florida.
Dr. Brittany Nelsen, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist
Graceful Wellness Therapy
13 SE 21st Place Cape Coral, FL 33990
As a clinical psychologist, I greatly value the privilege of walking alongside hurting people in need of hope. I utilize a person centered, solutions focused approach that values the individual and each individual's experience. I offer therapy from a faith based perspective, seeking to promote change through the healing God can provide. I enjoy working with all age groups from the very young through adulthood. Working for many years in the field, I have experience treating a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, thought disorders, self-esteem issues, learning disabilities, behavior problems, ADHD, addiction, multiple personalities, mood disturbances, women's issues, athlete issues, team building, leadership development, and spiritual concerns.
Cindy Matthes-Loy PhD, LCSW
Offering services to those in need of trauma resolution, treatment for anxiety, depression, compassion/care fatigue, crisis management, or relationship problems and their related symptoms. I come with experience and an understanding of the complexities involved in ministering /serving others, working with volunteers, setting boundaries within a calling, and just plain being human. Call or email me if you want more info or have questions.
Directory of Spiritual Directors
Spiritual Directors can also be located by searching the Spiritual Directors International website at: https://www.sdicompanions.org/find-a-spiritual-director-companion/
What is Spiritual Direction? Article from Ministry Matters.
Atlantic Central District
Rev. Dr. Glenn Galtere
I am a retired clergy person with 43 years of pastoral care in the United States, Caribbean and Africa. After I retired I in 1999 I enrolled in the three year Spiritual Direction Program of St. Thomas University I earned a Spiritual Direction Diploma when I graduated in 2002. I have been involved in Spiritual Direction since then. I have been trained in and provided spiritual direction using various models such as Ignatian Spirituality, Franciscan Spirituality, Contemplation and Meditation, and Monastic Spirituality. Did further training and was supervised by the Cenacle Sisters In Lantana, Florida. I am also a retired Marriage and Family Therapist, Bereavement Counselor. I am a Member of Spiritual Directors International. I provide spiritual direction in my office face to face or via zoom or telephone.
No Spiritual Preference
Vero Beach, Florida
Rev. Macon Armistead
As a spiritual director, I offer sacred space for holy listening where both the directee and I listen to God together. If you are in a season of spiritual questions, discerning God's direction for your life, needing spiritual healing and care, or desiring a deeper connection to the Spirit, I would love to talk with you about scheduling a holy listening session. My area of focus/experience is vocational discernment (calling and purpose), guided meditation (directed reflection on scripture, the Spirit, and yourself), and community identity (mission and vision for God's people). Holy listening sessions can be for individuals, as well as for congregations, leadership teams/councils, staff and volunteers, etc. Personal and communal discernment is foundational to our spiritual lives as the body of Christ. I am also available for speaking engagements and preaching, as well as leading retreats and workshops. Peace and grace on your journey, friends. We are in this together.
East Central District
Rev. Matthew Findley
As a Spiritual Director I am dedicated to guiding people in the spiritual journey and helping them explore matters of the soul, faith, and God. I was trained in the Contemplative Evocative tradition of spiritual direction so directees can expect me to be a director who listens and seeks to share in the spiritual journey of the directee. Some typical topics that come up in spiritual direction can be...Exploring and interpreting your experiences of God - Integrating spirituality and practices into daily life - Deepening your relationship with God - Making important decisions or changes - Discovering purpose and calling in life - Spiritually heal from past wounds and hurts - Getting spiritually unstuck - Becoming who you were designed to be.
Beth Knight, MAPC
An alumni of Asbury Theological Seminary, Beth is a Commissioned Ecumenical Minister through Federation of Christian Ministries and a seasoned Spiritual Director of 18 years. Beth received her Spiritual Director’s Certificate through Ignatian training at Holy Spirit Center of Anchorage, AK (2005) and a Certificate in Supervision of Spiritual Directors through Audire’ School of Spiritual Direction (2019) in Orlando, FL. She also is a trained Chaplain via several units of CPE with both VITAS Hospice and Advent Health Florida. Dedicated to one-to-one spiritual support processes, discernment, clergy/chaplain care, missionary debriefing, supervision and retreat/workshop ministry, Beth uses the affirming and transformational classic art of spiritual direction to encourage and support the positive health, identity and deepening of a person’s spirituality. Beth serves through the healing art of contemplative deep listening, evocative questions, Ignatian imaginative prayer, Examen questions, and reflective conversation. She is a contemplative and new monastic and brings appreciation for these ways of being into her own life and in spiritual direction. Beth is affiliated with the following professional and spiritual organizations: Spiritual Directors International (SDI); Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE); Federation of Christian Ministries (FCM); Shade and Fresh Water Ministry UMC FL; Peer SD Supervision Audire’ Orlando; Central Florida Psychological Consultants; and also serves on the Wisdom Council for the Light House Community, a women’s contemplative online community.
Gulf Central District
Lake Wales, Florida
Currently my practice is full. However, I can be listed as a resource for spiritual direction. SDI (Spiritual Directors International) has a seek and find guide to locate spiritual directors. https://www.flumc.org/spiritualdirectionsfwAlso, I believe Shade and Fresh Water, a support for Methodist clergy and their families offers spiritual direction support. I also am on the faculty of Audire, committed to training spiritual directors (clergy and laity). I can be contacted about that as well.
I am an experienced spiritual director with clergy and laity in the FL UMC. I have also done supervision work as well. My spiritual formation background includes attending a 2 Yr Academy for Spiritual Formation, being on a leadership team for a 2 Yr Academy for Spiritual Formation, leading retreat teams for 5 Day Academy in FL as well as participating on teams, etc. During the past 15 years I've had experience with leading group direction for clergy covenant and lay covenant groups as well as some church retreats. As with many spiritual directors, I believe in the importance of the inward journey impacting the outward journey and how our relationship with God the Creator is key to a loving and joy-filled life. It is a humbling pleasure to companion others in a quiet and sacred space. The gift of hospitality and shared silence can be an invitation to the holy work of the Spirit as companions sit together for a time of Holy Listening.
Lewis D. Arnold, MBA, MDiv., Spiritual Director
Tarpon Springs, Florida
As a Spiritual Director my focus is on aiding those who are seeking a deeper connection to the reality of God in their lives and the journey that this reality evokes. My desire is to provide Spiritual Companionship to those seeking authentic and earnest understanding of God’s will and purpose in their lives. My experiences and relationships with directees have spanned a gamut of contexts and settings: Congregations, Pastoral leaders, working with incarcerated individuals, crisis chaplaincy, group and individual relationships, situational and ongoing time spans. I am particularly drawn to those who might describe their situation as “stuck” or a perhaps looking only for focused discernment support for a variety of issues related to calling, relationships and seeking peace or acceptance, among others. My training includes 3 years of formal efforts through Audire, preparation and participation in Ordained Ministry and Chaplaincy, participation in the Academy for Spiritual Formation Two Year Academy and other ongoing programs.
As a Spiritual Director I have been guiding individuals and groups since 2008. I was trained in the Contemplative Evocative tradition of spiritual direction so directees can expect me to be a director who listens and seeks to share in the spiritual journey of the directed. Although I identify as Roam Catholic, my ministry is inter-denominational. I assist others in their identification of the Divine in their lives, and help them discover the Spirit working within them. One area where I have done significant work is with individuals/groups in difficult life transitions. Career change etc., where they may be having spiritual anxiety or crisis. Helping my directee see their giftedness and greater purpose and calling in life, and growing beyond the wounds from which they suffer to the person that God called each of us to be.
Dr. Trudy Corry Rankin
Walking the journey of spiritual growth and insight with another is my Calling. Finding the means of sitting with others through training in Spiritual Direction has complimented my professional work as a therapist. Twenty-five years of holding a safe and protected space began with the Stillpointe Spiritual Direction program, held at the Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama. In the midst of the companioning of an individual, God companions us. I am grateful.
Christianity, but open to Interfaith
Palm Harbor, Florida
I recently completed my training at Audire, The Spiritual Direction Formation Program, in Orlando Florida. My training’s emphasis is on the contemplative, evocative approach and I would love to sit with you in the Shade and Fresh Water God offers, that sustains and replenishes our souls. My greatest desire is to help explore prayer and scripture and how it actively speaks to where you are now and where God might be leading. I have had opportunities over the years to create prayer environments and prayer experiences that help one look more inward at the indwelling spirit that speaks to each of us in so many different, beautiful ways. I’m also a practicing physical therapy assistant and understand the many facets of our lives that are affected by an incident in life we never expected and the healing process that goes along with it.
North Central District
Howey in the Hills, Florida
I completed my training for spiritual direction in 2007 in the contemplative, evocative tradition. IN addition to being a Spiritual Director, I am also a Supervisor for interns (spiritual directors in training) and a teacher in my alma mater the Audire Spiritual Direction Formation Program (a 3 year spiritual direction training program). When I companion people one on one, I usually connect via Zoom or invite them to my lakefront home in Howey in the Hills, FL, a small town outside of Orlando, easily accessible by highway. I am comfortable with all faith traditions and consider myself an Interfaith spiritual director. A continuous learner, I have trained with Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation to provide Group Spiritual Direction and Clearness Committees and I attend many classes that expand my knowledge of the work of spiritual companionship and continue to expand my knowledge in this life-giving ministry. I am a wife, mother and grandmother and I recently retired from a 35 year career in healthcare administration. You may contact me via telephone, text or email. It would be my great joy and privilege to be your companion on the spiritual journey.
As a Spiritual Director, I feel an open invitation is one of my main offerings. I want to hear your story and learn where you find yourself on your spiritual journey. I do that in a completely welcoming atmosphere. Direction has been a gift to me and I look forward to sharing that grace with you. I know your experiences are gifts to be shared in complete confidentiality. I commit to meet with you as you travel your unique road.. Let's walk together.
4483 Caliquen Dr.
Brooksville, Florida 34604
I am a retired Accountant now practicing Spiritual Direction living in Brooksville, Florida with my husband and dog Grace. I am a member of the Brooksville First United Methodist church in Brooksville, Florida. I have been a person of faith for most of my life. After retiring I felt that God was calling me to a deeper faith walk, so I started exploring where God could use my gifts and talents for the sake of others.
I began my journey by attending the Academy for Spiritual Formation developed by The Upper Room. I received my certificate of completion April 6, 2013 from the two-year program of the Academy, and I am a member of the Academy Forum.
The Academy led me to seek Spiritual Direction training. On June 12, 2016 I completed a three year program from Audire, the Central Florida Foundation for Spiritual Direction, Inc. in Orlando, FL.
I currently work with the Shade and Fresh Water program sponsored by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. I serve as a Spiritual Director for clergy personal retreats.
I also volunteer my skills and time to Kairos Prison Ministry, where I serve on their Advisory council. I participate in weekend retreats, and semimonthly mentoring at the Hernando Correctional Institute.
I am active on Zoom and will consider in person sessions if conditions allow.
Rev. Laura Baber
Not taking new directees at this time.
Rev. Lenora Rousseau, RYT E-200/500
Certified Spiritual Director
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner
Pointe of Grace Project/Pointe of Grace LLC.
Creating Space for Inspiration and Transformation
Wellness and Mental Health Services Include: Contemplative Spiritual Direction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Private Individual or Small Group Christ-Centered Yoga, on-demand Yoga, Meditation, Breathing, and Mental Health Program, as well as on-demand or live Personal or Small Group Retreat packages.
Angela Lucas, M.A.
I am the founder of Healing Ministrees, which is an umbrella for Spiritual Direction and Life Coaching practices. I entered into the art of Spiritual Direction in 2006 and officially completed my certification through Audire in 2016. As of late, I have completed various foundational courses in Healing Touch/Prayer. Likewise, I have been accepted into the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spiritual Direction® for 2023. While I am a Catholic Christian, if I accompany you, you can belong to any faith tradition/denomination or none at all. You will not find my personal practice a hinderance to your spiritual walk. Whether you are new to this practice or well seasoned - you will find that I am able to meet you right where you are. I have successfully accompanied those who have never heard of spiritual direction before as well as seasoned veterans well beyond my years. Likewise, in 2020 I completed my certification as a Dream Manager® Life Coach. This practices encourages one to explore living life to the fullest and uncover and rediscover God's dreams for oneself, both big and small. This coaching centers around four key components of life - mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. One does not need a spiritual belief or background to benefit from this coaching experience, as the spiritual component is determined by the sojourner. Keep in mind that often we feel coaching is reserved for others or for the young, regardless of where you find yourself on the path - my promise is that you are never too old or too young to dream. For both these practices I will provide an introductory call/conversation to share more or to help you assess fit. I gladly conduct sessions in person locally or by travel, via video conferencing or by phone.
North East District
Anna Wright, MD
North West District
Rev. Betsy Ouellette Zierden
An United Methodist Elder and a Spiritual Director. She has a spiritual direction practice called Nurturing Spirit and Heart, and also serves as the pastor of St. George Island UMC in North Florida. She is accepting new clients via Zoom. Betsy enjoys working with Clergy from all faiths in her spiritual direction practice and with those grappling with a calling to ministry. She has a special love for interfaith dialogue and has been a member of the God Squad an interfaith clergy panel for the past 10 years. God Squad programs invite the community to engage in topics of interest from varying spiritual perspectives. She says, " My personal understanding of God has expanded as I have listened to people of other faiths share their experience of God's Love, deepening my own Christian faith and journey." Helping people to notice God's Compassion and Mercy in everyday life and circumstance is Betsy's passion and the focus of her Spiritual Direction practice.
South East District
Rev. Diane Shoaf
786-877-8319 (text first)
I am a Teaching Elder/Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church USA. I have served in churches and educational institutions in Miami-Dade and Broward counties for 30+ years. I completed my training as a Spiritual Director at West Virginia Institute for Spirituality and have an active practice that includes members, leaders and clergy across the Christian tradition. I am open to opportunities for one-on-one spiritual companionship/direction via ZOOM and in person.
Rev. Joshua Beaty
As a spiritual director, I enjoy walking with people as they develop and deepen their friendship with God through prayer and recognizing God’s activity in everyday life. I firmly believe God is active in everyone’s life and each person is uniquely made in the Divine image. I welcome all spiritual seekers, regardless of religion, race, gender, or sexuality.
His spiritual interests include:
- Recognizing God’s activity in your daily life.
- Exploring and developing your understanding of God.
- Exploring who God is forming you to be.
- Providing support as you go through life and faith transitions.
- Probing questions and doubts regarding God and faith.
- Discerning God’s direction.
I am a member of the Eden Spiritual Care team, whose mission is to provide Christ-centered mentoring, guidance, and education that draws people into more intimate, harmonious relationship with God, with people, and with self. We believe Christ-centered spiritual formation and growth opportunities should not be a luxury for a small segment of society but should be accessible for everyone.
For more information or to book an appointment visit www.edenspiritualcare.org/spiritual-direction
South West District
Directory of Coaches
Rev. Gary Spencer
Coaching Credentials : ICF (International Coaching Federation), Member of the Arbinger Network
Rev. Dr. Gary Spencer has 40+ years pastoring churches in the Florida Annual Conference. As a DS, he worked with churches and pastors to navigate the landscape of doing ministry in a changing world. Dr. Spencer has over 500 hours coaching individuals and groups. He has coached individuals on personal goals and leadership challenges and has led many leadership workshops for churches and pastors, as well for-profit businesses. Gary facilitates an eight month leadership workshop with includes coaching entitled: “The Academy of Artful Leadership” (author Rev. Chris Holmes). Gary also leads a course he wrote on “Transitions” for the Florida Conference’s Right Start program for all pastors moving to a new appointment. He leads this course through Zoom calls, typically with 8-10 pastors in each group. This course helps the pastors process their “Endings” and get them through the “Neutral Zone” so they can have a “New Healthy Beginning”.
863-688-5563 ext 109
816-401-0944, but my communication preference is email.
I offer 1:1 coaching, group coaching, congregational consulting, a variety of workshops, and keynote speaking. Details can be found on my website. https://kaykotan.com Kay Kotan is the founder of You Unlimited (coaching, consulting and training company) and Impressions Unlimited (mystery worshiper company). She is also the creator of The Greatest Expedition – a collaboration of more than twenty thought leaders providing resources and insights for a congregational journey to develop new MAPS (ministry action plans) to reach new people in your community. Kay has also launched Multipliers’ Movement – a gathering of kingdom multipliers for sharing, equipping, and encouraging. She is a CoachU and Advanced CoachU Graduate, an accredited coach (PCC: Professional Certified Coach) with the ICF, International Coaching Federation, a Certified Path 1 Coach, and once served on the faculty at Coaching4Clergy. As a passionate lay person, she has a banking background and has been a business owner for more than 25 years. Kotan has served as a church developer for conferences and worked with churches, pastors, conferences, and judicatory leaders across the country for more than a decade. She is most proud to be the wife of Bob for 29 years and the mother of their adult son, Cameron. Kay is the author of multiple books, workbooks, and resources including Gear Up: Nine Essential Processes for the Optimized Church, Full Schedules, Barren Souls, Being the Church in the Post Pandemic World, and Journey Preparation: Surveying Your Church’s Landscape, as well as the co-author of the books entitled: IMPACT!: Reclaiming the Call of Lay Ministry, Small Church Check-Up, Insights on Productivity, Renovate or Die – Ten Ways to Focus Your Church on Mission, Ministry 3.0 and Get Their Name , Ten Prescriptions for a Healthy Church, Necessary Nine – Nine Things Effective Pastors Do Differently, Launching Leaders: Taking Leadership Development to New Heights, Strategy Matters: Your Roadmap to Planning a Strategic Ministry Planning Retreat, Voices of Christmas: A Daily Devotional for Advent and Expanding the Expedition Reach Through Marketplace Multipliers. In the summer of 2021, Kotan and her co-author Bradford published their third version of the best-seller, Mission Possible: Simple Structure for Missional Effectiveness. Mrs. Kotan spends her time investing in pastors, laity leaders, congregations, and judicatory leaders through equipping, coaching, and creating resources to help them discover and live into their fullest missional potential of effectiveness and fruitfulness to reach people for Jesus Christ. Through her enthusiasm, truth-telling, and passion, she challenges those who encounter her in both their thinking and their doing.
Rev. Josh Bell
Coach and Consultant
Rev. Josh Bell served as an Elder in associate and lead pastor roles in the Florida Conference for nine years before transitioning into nonprofit leadership roles in poverty alleviation and LGBTQ+ advocacy. He offers one on one coaching, organizational consulting, workshops, and keynote presentations. His coaching areas of specialty include general life coaching, leadership authenticity, burnout care and recovery, and developing one's written and spoken voice. Josh consults with organizations including churches working to become more genuinely inclusive of diverse and marginalized populations with a particular emphasis on LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Rev. Merrill Frailey
Coaching Credentials from ICF (International Coaching Federation)
Through coaching we can clarify and prioritize your values and goals and together put an action plan to move you forward towards a life you desire.
Rev. Dr. Kim Griffith
Kim is an elder in the Florida Conference. After appointments at an older church and starting a new church, Kim served on the Florida Conference staff and with Discipleship Ministries. She has been coaching and training pastors and lay leaders for over 10 years in more than 25 annual conferences around the connection. She enjoys working with pastors and leaders who are beginning new faith communities or ministries, and with churches that are seeking to revitalize and connect with new people. As a certified Clifton Strengths and Everything DiSC trainer, she is excited to bring these tools to pastors and their teams. She is available for one on one coaching, leadership and team development, and congregational training.
Rev. Dr. Mark "Charlie" Charles
Rev. Dr. Mark “Charlie” Charles has been a local church leader and pastor for almost 25 years, serving in youth and ordained ministry roles within local churches in both Northern Ireland and the United States. Charlie is a trained Professional Coach (ACC Level) and a member of the International Coaching Federation.
Recognizing that there are seasons in which clergy can become stuck, Charlie offers a safe and welcoming space for individuals to express themselves. He listens deeply and asks powerful questions to help those individuals name their realities, identify goals, and plan next steps towards achieving them, ultimately becoming unstuck. Charlie is also available to work with local church leaders on mission, vision, and values statements and church-wide ministry goal setting.
Rev. Jeff St. Clair
Rev. Jeffrey T. St. Clair, son of a father who was a United Methodist pastor and District Superintendent, grew up around clergy all his life. Being called into pastoral ministry himself, Jeff has served as pastor in small, medium and large church settings in Western PA/Florida and most recently, became a church planter, launching Longleaf Church in St. Johns, FL. Jeff is a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (MDiv.) and became a Lewis Fellow at Wesley Seminary studying church leadership under Rev. Dr. Lovett Weems. Jeff recently completed his coaching coursework and became a professionally trained coach through CAST Coaching Group. Jeff is working on his ACC certification through ICF (International Coaching Federation). Jeff has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry in Western PA and on DCOM in Florida, chairing the leadership subcommittee. Jeff welcomes clergy or lay supply pastors so that we can journey together to accomplish the goals you desire to set!