It has been a joy to serve as a Minister of Word and Sacrament for 25 years. The past three years, I have served as the chaplain at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota. Prior to Jamestown, I served as a parish pastor in Spicer, Minnesota, Clarion and Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Spiritual wellness has been a primary focus of my ministry. My D.Min. dissertation examined the significance of clergy spiritual wellness during pastoral transitions. I have created various spiritual wellness assessment tools. As a coach, I have developed a spiritual wellness checkup and strive to encourage and support spiritual health and vitality.
My service to the larger church has included various capacities at the Presbytery level including moderator and vice-moderator and General Assembly advocate and commissioner. I have also had the privilege of serving on special committees for the Synod of Lakes and Prairies and as a Synod School teacher.
My journey includes my best friend and husband, Doug. Together we received a call to be foster and adoptive parents. We adopted six children through the foster care system. We have nine grandchildren. Our family journey has been a rollercoaster ride – many highs and lows, twists and turns. We have learned to trust the Lord in all circumstances.
I enjoy spending time with God in creation, especially on water. A couple of my favorite activities are kayaking, swimming and walking. While I don’t consider myself an artist, I appreciate opportunities to be creative.
Kelly is from Ohio. He has an undergraduate degree in education from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio and a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He has served as pastor in churches since 1995 in a variety of settings. Currently, he serves as the Director of Congregational Vitality for The East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this role Kelly, coaches, consults, leads workshops and helps start new ministries with clergy and laity. He is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and has recently co-authored a book about developing church leaders titled “Church Ecology.” He is passionate about helping others discover how they can make a difference in this world.
I am Licensed and trained to teach and coach Phil Maynard’s Shift 2.0 material. I have experience coaching individuals and groups. I have completed my ACC certification and am closing in on my PCC!
I have 31 years experience as a UMC Elder.
My life mission is to ‘Help People Say YES to Jesus’.
On July 1, 2019 I retired from pastoral ministry to pursue a calling to work closer with other leaders especially church leaders.
I also currently serve as an Associate DS in the Northwest District of the Indiana Conference.
Marsha and I have 3 children (Christina, Klarisa and Jonathan) and 2 grandchildren (Jazmyn and Marlie)
Marsha and I also manage Randallane Inc. which is my family’s farm.
I look forward to joining you on your journey.
Wayne is a native of Virginia. He has served as a church planter, large multisite pastor and now as a District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church. He consults, coaches and leads clergy and laity in creating vitality in local churches. He leads workshops on church growth, leadership and discipleship. He is working toward his ACC coaching credentials with the International Coach Federation.