Ministry Coaching

is for you if you are…

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  • Wishing to develop your ministry and expand your leadership skills
  • Entering a new season in your life, work or ministry
  • Establishing personal foundations for a journey in ministry
  • Negotiating heightened stress in your ministry
  • Leading or preparing to lead your organisation or ministry through transition
  • Helping your community to heal after a season of conflict
  • Helping your organisation to adjust to structural change

Ministry Coaching is designed to provide you with a layer of support and ministry development beyond your local setting. It provides a framework for sharing your journey in ministry with a mentor in a way that will help you orient for the season ahead, and engage with God to receive from him in fresh ways.


I make Ministry Coaching available to a small number of people each year. It is a 12 month package of one-to-one ministry delivered face-to-face or live online. Over 12 months we will meet once a month for a 60-90 minute session with a review at 6 months. The first session is free of charge to enable us to assess whether the Ministry Coaching package will best meet your needs.

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After 33 years in ministry it is my joy and privilege to bless Christian leaders as a coach and consultant, to strengthen the work of God’s churches, and the wider work of the Kingdom of God. For more information you can contact me directly on

Consulting / Coaching Commendations

We would like to say thank you, Paul, for all you have done for us; for your guidance and wisdom, for getting us into a position to know each other and be able to work in a collaborative and inclusive way – and for always leading us by example. You have equipped us with the tools needed to operate in a way that is much more effective and considerate, and have brought us to a point where we are ready to work effectively with a new Minister. Again, thank you for everything. (Wardens and Church Council of St Simon’s Church, Kaleen-Giralang ACT). 

Paul’s quiet but affirming leadership style inspires confidence [and] encourages others to explore their leadership potential while walking alongside them. We have no hesitation in recommending him. Paul’s special leadership ability was most needed at a time when our church was in the process of recovering from a divisive event. Paul was able to relate to all parties in the parish. His proactive approach to the situation… was tireless, empathetic, respectful, supportive and effective and has been a focus in reuniting members of the community.  (Wardens, St Stephen’s Church Kambah ACT)

Paul has a gentle but firm God-ward focus in all his conversations and deliberations. His students come away wiser and deeper. (Mal Prior – as Chair of the Board of Directors for Unity College Australia.)

I am delighted that Paul’s vision, ability and drive for the Kingdom have been recognised. (Bishop David Pytches, former Vicar St Andrew’s Chorleywood, New Wine and Soul Survivor)

Thanks guys, you are such a blessing. We are pretty young…sometimes it’s a good thing. And sometimes we beg God for years of wisdom! Love you guys in Jesus’ name!
(Aaron and Morgan Snow – Austin, Texas, USA)

How blessed we have been to have had you as Archdeacon. Your work has been exemplary. Many thanks for your diligence, creativity and service. (Right Reverend Stuart Robison, Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn)

The whole Episcopal Team wishes to publicly acknowledge Paul’s exemplary service and leadership. (Bishop Trevor Edwards, Vicar-General of Canberra & Goulburn)

You have patiently developed your heart and mind to be a great instrument for Christ…The care and focus that God has given your mind amazes me…blended with humour, pastoral commitment and warmth.  A rare combination….A prophetic edge, certainly, gazing into the hidden things…You choose your words carefully and prayerfully – because you are faithful they hit their mark.

Thank you for the character you have built & the time you have spent with God; your calm, your insight and thoughtfulness, your warmth & care, your servant heart, observing eye, keen mind, teaching spirit, and your walk of faith…[and] the very way you speak. Truly a pleasure to sit at your feet…A great support. A real rock. God is clearly with you. (Lachlan Macquarie Institute Interns)

I really appreciate your support and advice, Paul. It is great to get a wider perspective on problems…So encouraging. We[came away] built up! (S.M. – Broulee NSW)

Paul’s ability to speak into people’s lives and to see years into the future is an exceptional gift. (Nick Jensen – Director – The Lachlan Macquarie Institute)

I really do admire the tremendous energy and vigour that are a mark of Paul’s ministry. (The Rt Hon & Most Revd David Hope – as Archbishop of York)

Thanks for your response and the effort in love to bring adjustment. I value the input of your advice and wisdom… Thanks for all your very helpful insight and practical guidance. (Captain P.J. – Jetstar, VIC)

Thanks Paul. I cherish your advice and wisdom. So refreshing. (M.K. – ACT)

Thanks very much indeed; I really appreciated your wisdom and input. It was healing, it was spot on and it has helped very much with [my] processing…(First Officer J.F. – British Airways UK)

Paul has a deep compassion…combining leadership with friendship…His counselling skills are exemplary. His rapport is a very rare gift. (Evelyn Gothard – High School Department Leader)