The Academy of Artful Leadership helps gifted leaders continue to grow through hosted conversations around key themes in ministry, peer learning, and individual coaching. The outcome is greater clarity and calculated movement toward transformational congregational leadership.
The Academy utilizes a “coach approach” process, which means that instead of relying on instruction from a teacher or prescriptions from a consultant, a coach helps to mine the expertise and internal wisdom of congregational leaders. This “coach approach” process helps leaders discern the God-sized things that need to happen, develop a plan to get there, and celebrate with them when they do.
The Rev. Juan Angel Monge Santiago is a veteran of the ARMY. Worked in Puerto Rico as Production Manager and Planning and Purchasing Manager for Corning, Inc. In the Episcopal Church has served as Canon for Stewardship and Congregational Development at Diocese of PR and Person in Charge of Diocesan Properties. Served as Vicar of The Church of the Good Shepherd. Was Member of Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practice Advisory Committee and Spanish Webinar Presenter. Currently F. Juan is Priest in Charge of All Saints Episcopal Church in Lakewood. Is Member of the Board of Trustees for Ocean Academy Charter School in Lakewood, NJ, the Sabbatical Fund Committee, the Loan and Grant Committee, the Board of Consultation and the Discerning Our Common Call Task Force and Chair of Sub-Committee on the Priesthood for Spanish Speaking Persons in the Diocese of New Jersey.
Education: BBA in Business, MBA in Human Resources both from Interamerican University and a MDiv from the Diocesan Seminary of Puerto Rico.
Rev. Chris Holmes, PCC, has been coaching church leaders across many denominations since 2008, with over 1000 hours coaching laity, clergy, denominational leaders and bishops. In the United Methodist Church he leads the coaching team working with new district superintendents and directors of connectional ministry, as well as several conference leadership cabinets.
Chris authored, along with George Howard, the Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST) for ministry, which is an approved training program of the International Coach Federation. CAST has now trained over 1000 church leaders in the basic and advanced skills of coaching for ministry. He also is co-creator and faculty for Auburn Seminary’s coach training and author of The Art of Coaching Clergy, as well as many articles on coaching.
As a founding member of the Maryland Chapter of the International Coach Federation, Chris served as President from 2012-2014. Prior to coaching, he pastored churches for 26 years and served as District Superintendent of the Annapolis District in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Chris and Margaret have been married for over 35 years, have three grown children. Chris is an accomplished watercolor artist.
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