Rev. Dr. Mark A. Slaughter

As your coach, I provide a relational space that feels safe and free from judgment. I listen intently to what you are saying and ask caring questions that allow for deeper conversations and insightful next steps. My goal is not to “fix” you, but to accompany you to deeper self-awareness. Becoming your best self requires an investment of time, and I consider it my calling and privilege to accompany you through this process. I am qualified to help you in the areas of career discernment, leadership, worship, spiritual formation, and emotional intelligence. I am an associate certified coach with the International Coaching Federation and have completed training for the professional level of certified coach.   

I believe coaching is a partnership based on trust, where the coachee experiences greater discernment and clear steps to move forward. I can coach both individuals and teams. For the past 30 years I’ve served in local congregations—my desire and calling is to help others flourish through spiritual formation. I currently serve in an ELCA church but spent many years in the Baptist denomination. My educational experience includes a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity and Church Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University. I love to experience God leading worship in the local church and I find peace in God’s amazing outdoor sanctuary. My primary spiritual practices are reading, listening to music, and my small group.

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