Rev. Melissa Clodfelter coordinates the Center’s coaching ministry by helping individuals who are seeking a coaching relationship for their professional or personal life. Melissa is an ICF certified coach (PCC) and also has expertise in strategic planning and leadership transitions.
Robin coordinates the Center’s learning opportunities, handling facility arrangements, schedules, publicity and registration. She also provides administrative support for the vice president, senior consultant, and staff who work with interim ministry resources.
Dr. Karl Fickling is a member of the Center's Interim Ministry training faculty. He is the Director of Pastorless Church Team for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. A part of his responsibility is to coordinate the interim ministry program and training for Texas.
Dr. Chris Gambill manages the consultation and emotional intelligence training ministries of the Center. Chris also has expertise in transitional issues, conflict management, leadership and decision making processes, team building, group facilitation/processing, and strategic planning.
Dr. Nelson Granade is an experienced pastor, author, teacher and spiritual guide. He provides leadership in the Center's Young Leaders' Program and in our spiritual formation learning experiences. Nelson is passionate about helping other ministers become healthy and effective spiritual leaders in their congregations.
Dawn coordinates the day-to-day operational functions of the Center and supports the consulting and coaching ministries, in addition to managing the database program and website. She is the administrative support person assigned to the president and the board of directors.
Rev. Don Harvey has over 30 years of experience as an effective pastor and missionary in addition to his consulting skills. He helps congregation address a wide range of challenges including staff and congregational conflict, revisioning and strategic planning, and identity discernment and decision-making. Don is also a trained Intentional Interim Minister and consults with congregations during transitions.
Rev. Doug Kearney's skills as a patient listener, an excellent facilitator and a calm presence have led him into service as an intentional interim pastor and consultant. Doug specializes in congregational discernment, strategic planning, search committee training, and team building.
Rev. Beth Kennett coordinates the spiritual formation ministry by helping faith communities develop programs to enable them to recognize their own future spiritual leaders. Beth also has expertise in transitional issues, team building, conflict management, and coaching.
Vice President and Manager of Interim Ministry Resources
Dr. Les Robinson is the Center’s vice president and manager of interim ministry resources. Les oversees the interim training curriculum and helps faith communities seeking an intentional interim minister. Les also has expertise in consulting, conflict management, and team building.
Rev. Jimmie Sheffield is a member of the Center's Interim Ministry training faculty. Jimmie is the reitred Associate Executive Director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. He now serves part-time on the Leadership and Worship Team of the convention, coordinating the interim ministry program and training for Arkansas.
After 33 years serving local faith communities, Dr. Bill Wilson accepted the call to become the Center’s second president. Bill not only brings with him a love for faith communities, but has expertise in consulting and leadership development, as well as being an ICF certified coach.