There are few places where you can go, as a member of the clergy, to share the unedited version of your life. Times are tough all over right now, especially for churches: attendance is down, funds are low, and the members are stressed. All of that negativity tends to funnel to you, until you get to a point where you feel personally responsible not only for the bad things that are happening but also for being the person to find a solution for every problem. It gets to a point for many pastors where they start thinking about changing careers!
That’s where I come in.
I’m here to support you in your ministry, so that you can think about changing the way you do your job rather than getting a new one. I don’t just want you to survive your ministry; I want you to thrive in it. I will guide you through the process of identifying your personal and career goals, and then we’ll work together to outline the steps needed to achieve them. By the time you’ve had a few sessions, my goal is to get you to a place where you feel joy in your work, and a burden lifted from your shoulders. I want you to feel your job getting easier to do each time you talk to me.
How does coaching work?
A coaching session with me is a safe space to think out loud and get clear about your priorities, identifying and working from your strengths (rather than trying to please everybody all the time).
If you’re looking to
- increase your self-awareness as a leader
- learn to better manage yourself in anxious situations
- identify what you need to do for self-care
- become less reactive and more reflective
- identify goals and take concreate action steps toward them
- move from perfectionism to developing possibilities within yourself
- let go of your attachment to results and value the gifts of being in the process
- create more openness and expansiveness in your life and ministry…
Then you’re in the right place. I have over 20 years of experience working with pastoral leaders as a coach and therapist, and I would love to work with you to help you achieve your goals, so that you can feel great about your ministry again.
To find out more about how coaching works, click here.
My sessions with Meg are fun! I find myself laughing at myself and thinking creatively about the situations I bring to her. Meg’s way of asking questions conveys understanding, curiosity, creativity, and a deep grasp of Family Systems Theory.
For full-time ministers, there are very few opportunities to focus on the long-term goals of ministerial growth, and that that is exactly what working with Meg fosters.
I find the process of discovery to be incredibly fruitful in working with Meg, finding my next steps in conversation with her. Also, I enjoy working with Meg and that makes it easy to commit to doing the work long-term.
BACKGROUND AND CREDENTIALS
- BA Meredith College
- Master of Divinity – Andover Newton Theological School
- Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling – Andover Newton Theological School
- Ordained American Baptist Churches-USA in 1982
- Served as Pastor and Intentional Interim Pastor for over 25 years
- Adjunct Faculty in preaching at ANTS for over 30 years
- Certificate in Homiletic Peer Coaching – Vanderbilt Divinity School
- Fellow – American Association of Pastoral Counselors
- NH Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
- Faculty Member – Leadership in Ministry Workshop
- Associate Certified Coach – International Coach Federation
- Faculty Member – Mindfulness Coaching School
- Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
- Certified Zentangle Teacher