Lead Trainer and Coach

Chris Holmes, PCC

In 2008 the International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed Chris Holmes a Professional Coach (PCC), and the United Methodist Church endorsed Chris for the ministry of coaching in 2009. He is a pastor with 26 years of experience serving small to large churches and has seven year serving as District Superintendent in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.

In 2012 Chris began working as a full-time coach and coach-trainer across several denominations, and serving on the coach training faculty of Auburn Seminary. Chris has over 1000 hours of coaching pastors in a variety of settings.

Coaching is the art of coming along side a pastor, helping the pastor get sharply focused on what needs to happen and then helping them move purposefully forward toward those goals. I coach the being of the person as well as their ministry goals. Coaching is different from consulting in that the pastor is seen as the expert in his/her ministry setting, not the consultant. The coach then offers a process of exploration based on evoking spiritual imagination, rather than bringing prescriptive answers from outside the context.”

Chris co-authored the Coach Approach Skills Training (CAST) manuals used in the training of Bishops/District Superintendents/Leaders in basic coaching skills and has written numerous articles on coaching. He is the President of the I CF-Maryland Chapter, a founding member of the Methodist Coaching Connection.

Chris and Margaret have been married for more than thirty years and have three grown children. Chris is also a watercolor artist with paintings, prints, and posters for sale in a variety of galleries and stores.

Rev. Chris Holmes
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Lynda Otte, Executive Assistant
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