Lead Trainers


Rev. Chris Holmes, PCC

 

In 2008 the International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed Chris Holmes a Coach, 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 800 hours of coaching pastors in a variety of settings, has achieved the PCC level of certification and is now serving as the President of the Maryland Chapter of the International Coaching Federation.

Rev. Chris Holmes Coach, Trainer
Holmes Coaching Group
410-300-8847


George Howard, PCC

Picture

George Howard is the Executive Director, Global Coaching and Strategic Initiatives for Global Ministries of the UMC. He is certified by the International Coaching Federation as “Professional Certified Coach.” He is currently working with Africa University to develop a “culture of coaching” and has designed and led leadership development initiatives over the past 40 years of ministry. He has served as Deputy General Secretary for Mission and Evangelism with Global Ministries, Director of Development and Training with Community Development for All People, and Director of Connectional Ministries for the West Ohio Annual Conference.

George Howard, Coach, Trainer
Executive Director of Global Coaching and Strategic Initiatives
Global Ministries, UMC
404-460-7529


ASSOCIATE TRAINERS

Rev. Dr. Brian K. Brown

Rev. Dr. Brian K. Brown has served as Superintendent for the Ohio River Valley District in West Ohio since 2011. He is also Dean of the Bishop’s Cabinet, and served as senior pastor of Epiphany United Methodist Church in Cincinnati from September 2015 to March 31, 2016. From 2008-2011 Rev. Brown was the teaching pastor at Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City. Read More…

Rev. Dr. Brian K. Brown
Coach, Trainer

Email Brian K. Brown

Dr. George Casey, ACC

Picture

George Casey is credentialed by the International Coaching Federation as an “Associate Certified Coach.” He serves on the board of directors for Center Point Counseling and is a coach on call for the United Methodist Church Board of Global Ministries and Auburn University Leadership Fellows.  Dr. Casey spent 35+ years as an associate of world renowned executive coach and leadership expert, Dr. Michael Maccoby.  George was one of Maccoby’s research assistants for the Robert Wood Johnson study of Health Care Leadership for the Age of Learning.  Casey also participated in action learning interventions with Maccoby and a research team at the Georgetown University Medical Center and the Rochester University Medical Center.

George Casey, Ph.D.
Coach, Trainer


William Chaney Jr.

Rev. William T. Chaney Jr. has been coaching and training leaders in churches, business and nonprofit organizations with over 500 coaching hours since 2005. William is an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach, a CliftonStrengths Certified Coach, Intentional Difference Discovery Coach, and a DISC facilitator.

Before serving in ministry William served as an Account Executive in an information systems company, area director for a national youth development organization and grant writer for health education nonprofit. William started an organizational development consulting firm, was co-founder of the Atlanta Divinity Center and founding pastor of a new church. Read More…

William Chaney Jr.
Coach, Trainer


Rev. Dr. Vicki Johnson

Rev. Dr. Vicki Johnson was introduced to coaching by being coached.  In a dynamic and fruitful partnership with Chris Holmes, while serving an 8th year as lead pastor of a growing, downtown church, she completed a thesis project: “The Resilient Pastor: Leadership Practice in Crisis and Transition”.   Vicki received her doctor of ministry degree (Wesley Theological Seminary/Lovett Weems)  less than three years after the sudden, tragic death of her husband in 2011.  Then as chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry, she brought the Coach Approach Skills Training to Mississippi for board leaders. Read More…

Rev. Dr. Vicki Johnson
Coach, Trainer


Rev. Dr. Youngsook Charlene Kang, ACC

Picture

Youngsook Charlene Kang is a Coach credentialed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and endorsed by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist church for the ministry of coaching.  She is currently Director of Mission and Ministry, Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Previously she served as District Superintendent of the Metropolitan District of the Rocky Mountain Conference. She also served as Deputy General Secretary for Mission Context & Relationship at the General Board of Global Ministries.

Youngsook Charlene Kang
Coach, Trainer


Rev. Chris Owens, ACC

Picture

Rev. Chris Owens is the Regional Missional Strategist for the Southern Region of the BaltimoreWashington Conference. In that role Chris serves as a coach, trainer and consultant for church leadership, growth and missional engagement for the churches in his region. Chris has been under appointment for 13 years having served churches in rural, suburban and urban areas, having also served multicultural and multiracial congregations. He received coach training and mentoring through the Coach Approach Skills Training courses and currently devotes nearly half of his ministry to coaching clergy and laity into leadership excellence. When not pastoring and coaching, Chris is a local musician, singing and playing bass in two successful rock bands.

Rev. Chris Owens
Coach, Trainer


Rev. Dr. Karin Walker,  ACC

Picture

Rev. Dr. Karin Walker serves as the lead pastor at Fallston UMC in Fallston, Maryland for the last 18 months. She has served 4 pastoral appointments in the local church, each of which has grown under her leadership. Prior to Fallston, she served as a District Superintendent, leading leadership development efforts including large church staffing, the small church initiative, and the Appreciative Inquiry approach to change. She was a founding Director of Just Peace and has served as a mediator in the BWC for 15 years working with churches in conflict. She coached 30 pastors toward growing healthy congregations and mentors new pastors. She leads clergy and laity in the BWC and EPA conferences in dialogue about LGBT issues in various settings promoting healthy conversations.

Rev. Dr. Karin Walker
Coach, Trainer