Biography

CharlesSherrylBoth my wife Sherryl and I have a heart for pastors and pastors’ wives. We’ve taught hundreds of pastors and their wives in the United States, Canada, Nicaragua, Colombia, Haiti, Cuba, and Mexico.

I earned an engineering degree from Georgia Tech, a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. My most recent degree is an executive masters in the neuroscience of leadership from The Neuroleadership Institute. I’m also an avid Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket fan.

I’ve been professionally trained in these areas by these organizations:

  • Life Coaching through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute
  • Strategic Planning through Ministry Advantage (certified)
  • Vision Clarity through the Church Unique Process with Auxano (certified)
  • Conflict Management through Peacemakers

I’m the author of 4 books – Daughters Gone Wild – Dads Gone Crazy (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson, 2007), 5 Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them (Bethany House, 2010), People Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding Pitfalls of Approval Motivated Leadership (Inter-Varsity Press, January 2014), and my newest book, Brain-Savvy Leadership: the Science of Significant Ministry (Abingdon, 2015).

I love to fish, ride my recumbent bike, and go to the movies with Sherryl, my wife of 37 years (I always gets the jumbo bag of popcorn with a free refill). We have three grown children; Heather, age 34, who is married to Charlie, Joshua, age 32 who is married to Deborah, and Tiffany, age 30 who lives at home.

One canine, Lulu, also makes her home with us in London, Ontario.