Rev. Dr. Von Clemans
I have been coaching teams, individuals, and ministry leaders for the past six years. I enjoy walking alongside clients while they clarify their personal and organizational values and mission, and as they decide next steps for personal and professional growth. A particular passion is coaching faith-formation leaders of all types, but especially those serving in the “second chair” (leading, but not in charge). I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. I served for over four decades in the Presbyterian Church (USA) mostly in faith formation ministries. I have received an M.Div., an M.A. in Christian Education, and a D.Ed.Min. I co-authored Making Disciples, Making Leaders – a Manual for Presbyterian Church Leader Development. I am a past president of the Association of Partners in Christian Education (APCE) and in 2022 was awarded their Sustain: Lifetime Achievement Award. I continue to engage with Family Systems Theory as a guide for my personal and professional life. My most powerful faith practice is reading (individually and in groups), theology, biblical interpretation, and leadership theory and re/discovering how the biblical story continues to inform our faith and practice from generation to generation.