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6300 Powers Ferry Road

Suite 600-218

Atlanta, GA 30339




These and other consultants are available not only to lead various conferences and workshops but to do individual consultations for your organization or church.


Also  available are coaches who will help individuals set personal goals and the plans to achieve them, identify strengths and weaknesses, and learn to make better decisions.


Call 770 852-7030 or email for more information.





Hal Haller is an entrepreneurial church planter who has planted five churches since 1996.   He has trained church planters in several denominations and networks and is the founder of Church Strategy Design Ė a company that does strategy consulting with new churches and restart churches.  He also is the cofounder of, a network of churches that work together for the multiplication of new churches. Hal currently is a Gallup Faith Field Advisor for Churches and Non Profits.;;;

Greg Kappas has been selected by his peers as one of the top 100 evangelical influencers in leadership development within the U.S. (1999).   He speaks and teaches regularly for many ministries, including partnering with Leadership Network, Acts 29, Mosaix Global Network, Dynamic Church Planting Intíl and Trinity Intíl University.    He is a cofounder of the International Church Planters Summit.  He also is a cofounder of Heart of Grace Ministries (  

Greg is an international leader in the fields of church planting, discipleship/mentoring, and leadership development.  He has been a leader of leaders in coaching hundreds of church planters/pastors.  He is an influential communicator, both orally and in written form.  Greg has authored or co-authored numerous works, including the highly regarded Twenty-five Questions for Planting a Healthy Church, Multiplying Healthy Churches, Recapturing the Art of Shepherding and Somewhere Inside the Rainbow.  Dr. Kappas has had a fruitful ministry in training national and international influencers in multi-ethnic, cross-cultural and multi-generational local church ministry. 

Steven Lewis  is a lawyer who owns his own legal practice that specializes in legal issues dealing with churches and other Christian organizations.  He has co-authored the manual The Church as Employer: Maximum Impact and Minimum Risk  as well as written several articles for Lifeway Christian Resource publications.


Mark Marino is Director of Connectional Ministries for the Wyoming Annual (Regional) Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He was Superintendent of the Binghamton District for seven years.  In previous appointments he served as pastor of the Chenango Street United Methodist Church (Binghamton NY), Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church (Johnson City NY), Associate Pastor of the Endwell United Methodist Church (Endwell NY) and Chaplain of the Childrenís Home of Wyoming Conference (Binghamton NY).  He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mark has had training in Conflict Management & Resolution of Congregational Corporate Pain and Interpersonal Listening Skills, as well as the Lombard Mennonite Peace Centerís Mediation Skills Training.

His focus is development of listening skills, goal setting and strategic planning for local churches and resolution of congregational conflict.  He has led numerous workshops on these skills and consulted with a variety of congregations experiencing significant conflict.

Cathy Miller, D. Min. after serving as a foreign missionary and local churches in various capacities, Dr. Miller in 2004 began working with STRONG Foundations, Inc.  She provides training in ministry staff relationship skills, mentoring, staff recruitment and retention, prayer and spiritual development, needs assessment, strategic planning, networking, and grant writing.

Gene Rooney, D.Div, is the creator and trainer of the LEAD's Neuro-Linguistic Skills courses and is certified as a trainer by the Society for Neuro-Linguistic Skills.  He is also a pastor and author.

Bob Royall, D. Min., holds certifications in Associate Certified Coach, Ministry Coaching Training (Columbia Partnership and Coach Approach Ministries), Myers-Briggs, Building Powerful Ministry Teams (North American Mission Board, SBC), and is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Georgia Coach Association. He is a published author and has served as a professor at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.  Through coaching, he helps others discover who they are, set goals, and become more focused and effective.

John Savage, D. Min., founder of L.E.A.D., is an international trainer, lecturer, author and consultant.  A pastor for 26 years, he specializes in designing training events in the areas of conflict management, problem solving, dealing with transition and listening skills.

Margaret W. Slusher,  BME, MME, MCM, is a consultant in the areas of strategic planning, church growth, team development, conference leading, conflict resolution, and leadership skills. She has served as an adjunct professor for two seminaries and as a church development director for the past 15 years. She is certified in Neuro-Lingustic Programming (NLP) as well by the The Ekman Group in Understanding Emotions in Others, Joel Barker Group in Strategy Planning Matrix and the Implication Wheel ô, Covey's 7 Habits, and many other leadership courses. Currently she is the president of Leadplus and is working on a Master's of Conflict Management. Recently Margaret has completed the requirements for General Civil Mediation and has applied for her certification in Mediation.

Jim R. Wadford, D. Min., is a consultant in the areas of strategic planning, church planting, leadership development and conflict management. A pastor for 14 years, he now serves on a Judicatory level within the SBC.  He has served as a Director of Missions for Cabarrus Baptist Association in North Carolina the past 14 years.  He has earned the ACC Certification with the International Coaching Federation and is currently working on the PCC level.

Jean White, D.Min., having served local churches and associations of churches, is now on the staff of the Ministry Evangelism Team of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.  She has developed a number of tools to help churches assess the needs and resources in their community, develop strategies for implementing need based ministries, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the ministries.



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