Wes leads the Carlsbad, California office and serves as Pastor of Leadership and Disciple Development at New Song Community Church in Oceanside. He has served in churches in New York, Pennsylvania, Canada and Southern California. Additionally, Wes has spent 15+ years working as a leadership and team consultant in profit, not-for-profit and educational environments. He has a B.S. in Bible and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership. He is also a credentialed coach with ICF. Wes brings experience in team alignment, leadership development and organizational health. Contact Wes.
Executive Director, Consultant
Jay is the Executive Director of The Center and serves on the Senior Leadership Team at Calvary Church in Souderton. Jay brings experience in the areas of organizational assessment, leadership coaching, decision-making, and strategic questioning. Jay’s degrees include an M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Design from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from The Union Institute. Contact Jay.
Billy has over 20 years of church and nonprofit leadership experience. He serves as the Character Coach for the Lehigh University Men’s Basketball team and the Director of Ministry Leadership for Word FM and World Servants. Billy has assisted with the launch of a number of nonprofit organizations and has worked with organizations and ministries across the world. Billy has an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and brings experience in the areas of leading change, leadership coaching, resource development, church growth planning, and strategic thinking and planning. Contact Billy.
Jess holds an M.A. in Counseling and brings over 10 years of leadership experience in working with millennials. She serves as the Director of Student Ministries at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA where she works with students, families and volunteer leadership teams. In addition, Jess is also a counselor at BuxMont Counseling Center, co-founder of the Unveiled Conference, and content writer for The reThink Group. Contact Jess.
Director of Client Services
Esther graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from West Chester University and offers experience in project management, client services, and event coordination. At The Center, she specializes in client connection, coordinating meeting arrangements, providing exceptional administrative support, and overseeing special projects. Contact Esther.
Scott has over 25 years of fundraising experience and a M.S. in Organizational Leadership. He serves as President of Ambassador Foundation and Sr. Major Gifts Officer at Lancaster Bible College. Scott and his wife, Ruth, are active in their church in Lancaster, PA. Contact Scott.
Dave has over 35 years of church ministry experience including 23 years as a senior pastor. His consulting experience includes ministry assessment, leadership coaching, and strategic planning. Dave’s degrees include a B.S. in Bible, a M.S. in Organizational Leadership and a D.Min in Leadership. Contact Dave.
Annalise brings over 20 years of corporate experience driving results through leadership and collaboration across numerous organizational functions including sales and marketing, human resources, operations and finance. Annalise is an ACC Certified Coach and in addition to leadership consulting and performance coaching, she is an adjunct professor for West Chester University. Annalise holds a B.A. in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and a M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from West Chester University. Contact Annalise.
Jim is a retired pastor of 25 years. He brings experience as a church planter, teacher, mentor to pastors and in leadership development. Post-ministry, he was a tour bus driver and authored the book, From the Driver’s Seat. Prior to formal ministry, Jim was part owner of a real estate and insurance agency in Souderton. He and his wife are members of Calvary Church. Contact Jim.
Director of Communications
Tiehl graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Taylor University and has experience as a writing intern for a community foundation. As The Center’s Director of Communications, she manages the database, website, social media, marketing and special projects. Contact Tiehl.
Tina joined The Center in April 2012 and has her A.S in Office Administration. She assists The Center staff with a variety of projects including managing the database. She also volunteers her time at Calvary Church and Care & Share Thrift Shoppes which are both located in Souderton, PA. Contact Tina.
Tom has over 33 years of experience as a for-profit corporate executive, currently serving as a VP Global Development for an international aerospace company. He has served as a pastoral staff member at Calvary Church and a board member to several ministries. He serves The Center clients in strategic planning, organizational development, and executive coaching. Tom is a Wharton Fellow and holds a B.S. in Bible and an M.Div. Contact Tom.
Bob leads the Houston, TX office and has over 25 years of church leadership experience. He serves as the Pastor of TheMet—Cypress. He also serves as a Board member and Mentor Coach for the Relational Disciple Network. Previously, Bob was the Lead Pastor at Riverside Church in Fort Myers, FL. Before going to Florida, he also led at multiple churches in Texas. Bob has a Bachelor of Science in Bible and a Masters of Ministry. Bob brings experience in the areas of leading change, leadership coaching and development, and decision making. Contact Bob.
David Ridder joined The Center in 2013. Dave serves as Senior Pastor of Bayside Chapel in Barnegat, NJ and has also served churches in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Before taking his present position, Dave was the Vice President and Dean of Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He has a B.A in Biblical Studies and Philosophy as well as a M.Div. and D.Min. Dave brings experience in the areas of ministry assessment and leadership coaching. Contact David.
Erik is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of accounting and financial management experience. He serves as the Director of Business Operations for Calvary Church and The Center. Erik oversees the budgets, human resources, and insurance for both organizations. Erik graduated from a Christian college with a degree in accounting. Contact Erik.
Karen has over 25 years of experience leading sales & management teams and working to develop leaders. Karen’s degrees include a M.S. in Organizational Leadership and a B.S. in Business Administration. Her background enhances her ability to lead, coach and develop leaders through her mentoring and compassionate listening skills. She also is an adjunct professor at a local Christian University teaching Human Resource Management and Women in Leadership. Contact Karen.
Director of Client Services
Betsy graduated from Cairn University (M.S. Christian Counseling) where she worked with the Advancement department coordinating and executing various projects. She now coordinates all major services of The Center including project management, leadership support, and client connection. Contact Betsy.
Milton Velez is a Christian professional with extensive civil litigation and management experience. He has worked with several private law firms as well as for the city of Philadelphia. Milton has also worked in the area of Human Resources for two Christian organizations. He has a degree from Pennsylvania State University and a law degree from Temple University School of Law. Milton has been involved with numerous charitable boards and organizations, including the American Red Cross and the Hispanic Bar Association Legal Education Fund. Contact Milton.
Dave is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University College, Liberty Seminary, and Regent University. He is a former pastor with 20 years served in three churches in Pennsylvania. Dave has a B.A. in Youth Ministry, an M.Div., and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a major in Human Resource Development from Regent University. Dave brings experience in organization culture, leadership coaching, adult learning and ministry assessment. Contact Dave.
Gray has served more than 25 years as a leader in corporate, non-profit and military environments. He has successfully led organizations ranging from 100 to 3,100 employees. Gray has lived and worked in five different countries and traveled to more than 40 countries on six continents. A servant leader with a proven track record of delivering results, Gray is driven by data and guided by values. He listens and communicates in a way that creates value for his clients. Gray holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A.R. from Westminster Theological Seminary. Contact Gray.
Communications & Creative Media Consultant
Jon brings a wealth of experience in the area of communications and creative media. Over the past 15 years, he has served at 3 of the 20 largest churches in the country overseeing worship, creative, and communications teams. He is the founder and creative lead at Neue, a digital content agency in Philadelphia. He brings experience in communications and creative media assessment, project advising, and staff coaching. Contact Jon.
Stefani brings expertise as a leadership educator, consultant, and coach. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University and has been teaching graduate courses at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for the past 20 years. She specializes in positive, strengths-based, transformational leadership models and has engaged with more than 100 clients as an executive coach. She and her husband are actively involved in their church. Contact Stefani.
A gifted communicator, Charles serves as the Teaching Pastor at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. His degrees include an M.A. and M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary and a D.Min from Westminster Theological Seminary. Charles brings experience to The Center in the areas of strategic questioning and ministry strategy. Contact Charles.
PHILIP A. CLEMENS
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Clemens Family Corporation
North Wales, PA
JAY R. DESKO
Senior Leadership Team
Chairman of the Board