a coaching model for pastoral health


Are you feeling stalled? Overwhelmed?

Professional coaching is a great way to focus and get jump-started again.


Using a proven model, you will work through two pressing challenges and re-engage your ministry with a professionally trained, experienced and certified LEAD coach.

Your coach will work with you and three other clergy to:

  • build an intentional coaching community
  • guide the community through two of your real-life, real-time challenges as a leader
  • get you started in ministry again

Work through difficult challenges and come through on the other side with a plan and a sense of focus and purpose.

A 5-session course for pastors

Dates to be announced


Participants are required to:

  • bring two focused challenges
  • help build an effective, safe, and supportive environment
  • work on their challenges in the weeks between sessions
  • support colleagues in their work to identify and meet challenges
  • attend all five one-hour sessions

The cost for the 5-session course is $300.

Space is limited – register now!

Meet the Coach



Jim is the Founder and Director of Coaching to Connect, a training and coaching service offered to individuals, organizations, and couples. Jim is a professional executive and life coach and holds a certification credential from the International Coach Federation. He is also a leadership consultant & trainer, writer, retreat leader and is internationally known for his coaching, speaking, and expertise in lifelong faith formation. He holds a Master of Science degree in Religious Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He is an award-winning author and co-author of nine books and dozens of other publications. Jim’s most recent contribution was to the Lifelong Faith book, Seasons of Adult Faith Formation.

Jim has over three decades of Church ministry experience. Jim offers keynotes, retreats, and workshops specializing in ministry leadership, marriage skills, lifelong faith formation and spirituality. He is also a professional musician and recording artist with singer/songwriter, JD Eicher. Jim and his wife, Debbie, have five children and reside in Youngstown, Ohio where they enjoy organic gardening, walks in the park, and pursuing a simple lifestyle.