As a rostered minister in the Southern Ohio Synod, you are invited to be coached for the purpose of growth, support, encouragement and motivation to take the next step in leadership. Coaching will help you lead through challenging times, and lead with greater clarity, confidence and courage in ministry.  This is an investment into the future of your leadership and the congregation’s ministry.  

Schedule your complimentary 1:1 coaching session today.  Contact Pr. Mike Weaver, Certified Leadership and Influence Coach and Synod Coaching Coordinator at or 614.323.0017. 

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I had the pleasure of utilizing the coaching resource with Mike Weaver through the Synod.  We began our conversations shortly after Easter when it was becoming apparent that the COVID world was not going to go away anytime soon. Talking with Mike during this time was such a gift as it gave me a place to reflect on my gifts as a leader, and to imagine what kind of leader I WANT to be.  Mike asked great questions that enabled me to expand my thinking and helped me to see possibility when I was tempted to see limitation.  I am very grateful for our conversations and would recommend this resource to other leaders.  It was well worth the investment of time and money.  

~Pastor Heidi Johns, Good Shepherd, Cincinnati


Why Coaching?

To help fulfill the Southern Ohio Synod’s vision of ‘Stronger and Better Together…Joining Jesus in the Restoration of the World,’ the Southern Ohio Synod offers 1:1 coaching to its rostered ministers for ongoing ministry development and support.

Guiding Principles (from the ELCA Coaching Ministry)

  • God’s mission and the work of the Holy Spirit are the heart of coaching
  • Coaching is a ministry of accompaniment and encouragement
  • God provides everything needed to accomplish God’s purposes for every leader and congregation
  • Effective leadership is adaptive leadership--Coaching facilitates adaptive leadership

Contact Pr. Mike Weaver, Certified Leadership and Influence Coach and Synod Coaching Coordinator at or 614.323.0017 to schedule a 1:1 conversation.  


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