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, 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. I’m completing another masters degree in neuroleadership. 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 (certified)
  • Conflict Management through Peacemakers

I’m the author of 3 books – Daughters Gone Wild – Dads Gone Crazy (publisher name, 2007), 5 Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them (publisher name, 2010), and People Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding Pitfalls of Approval Motivated Leadership (Inter-Varsity Press, January 2014). My fourth book, Brain-Savvy Leadership: the Science of Significant Ministry (Abingdon), releases next year.

I love to fish, ride my recumbent bike, and go to the movies with Sherryl, my wife of 34 years (I always gets the jumbo bag of popcorn with a free refill). We have three grown children; Heather, age 32, who is married to Charlie, Joshua, age 30 who is married to Deborah, and Tiffany, age 27 who lives at home.

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