FUTURE FORWARD COACHES
A Future Forward Coach can help you to assess your church's readiness for change and help you to create a practical timeline and plan for the changes that you prayerfully decide to make.
For a brief overview of the five change strategies upon which Future Forward Coaches focus, you can download this free copy of Change Leadership Strategies for Church Leaders and Members.
LEE & LINDA KRICHER
FUTURE FORWARD CHURCHES TEAM LEADERS
In 2003, Lee Kricher became the Senior Pastor of Amplify Church, an aging church in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh that was in dire need of revitalization. During the following years, the church not only experienced significant growth, it was transformed into a "New Generation Church" - a church with attendees whose average age is at least as young as the average age of the community in which the church exists.
Lee's four decades of leadership experience in both the church and corporate worlds give him a unique perspective on how to apply proven change leadership principles in the church. In addition to serving as a Senior Pastor, Lee also served as Vice President of Leadership Development for Development Dimensions International (DDI), one of the premier leadership consulting firms in the world. He has earned a Master's Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Lee serves as a guest speaker at various conferences. He also facilitates 1-3 day Change Leadership Workshops for individual churches or groups of churches. These workshops are designed to kick-start the change process for churches committed to better connect with or stay connected with the next generation.
Linda Kricher is a Change Leadership Coach who is devoted to helping churches to successfully implement the strategies covered in For a New Generation. Linda was a vital part of the revitalization of Amplify Church, helping to shape the strategies that transformed that dying church into a healthy, growing church where all generations are well represented.
In addition to her role as a catalyst leader in the turnaround of Amplify Church, Linda served as Vice President of Human Resources for McKesson, Inc., where she managed a group of 60 Human Resources Directors, Managers and Associates, providing HR services for 5000 employees across North America.
Linda and her husband, Lee, serve together as Associate Trainers for EQUIP, a not-for-profit organization led by John Maxwell that focuses on developing leaders outside of the United States. Linda earned an MBA from Regent University and her Doctorate from Pennsylvania State University.
Kim served on the leadership team during the dramatic transformation of Amplify Church. In her role as Communications Director, Kim's responsibilities have focused on Amplify's First Impressions from the facilities to the look and feel of the website and printed materials. Kim was instrumental in reimagining and transforming plain and dated rooms into irresistible children’s, youth and adult spaces - all while working on a shoestring budget! As a coach, Kim brings fresh eyes to help you understand the perceptions others have of your church.
Joe served as Children and Youth Director during the time that the Children and Youth program grew exponentially from a few dozen children to over 400 children attending weekend services. He built a team of over 100 people - primarily volunteers - who are passionate about leading as many children as possible into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. As a coach, Joe can help to analyze your approach to children and youth ministry including your philosophy, safety policies, curriculum and staffing.
Sherri served as a member of the Board of Directors during the turnaround years at Amplify Church. Her career experience as a corporate executive was invaluable in her board role of not just providing financial and legal oversight, but also to provide resources and remove barriers. Sherri’s greatest passion has been to pave the way for the vision of Amplify Church to become a reality - to lead as many people as possible into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. As a coach, Sherri can help church staff members and board members to work together to better reach the next generation.