The Church Financial Leadership Coaches are here to assist you with your church finance goals. After applying to the program and being accepted one of the following coaches will be assigned to you. Feel free to take a look at their bios. We hope you will consider applying for the Coach Program. Please contact your MRO if you have questions.
Rev. Dr. Jerry Cannon
Rev. Dr. Jerry Cannon serves as Pastor/Head of Staff at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church, a thriving congregation dedicated to community service in Charlotte, NC. He has served as a mentor to many young adults since being installed in September of 1992.
Cannon has also completed board service at Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and Goodwill Industries of Central Carolina, served as president of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus, and Chair of the Presbyterian Cross Caucus Committee. He has also volunteered in service to soldiers: during prayer breakfasts; as a strong bonds facilitator; as a resiliency training speaker; and UMT Care to Caregiver Retreats.
Jerry earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA, a Master of Divinity from Johnson C. Smith University Seminary in Atlanta, GA, and a Doctor of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.
Rev. Dr. William Enright
Rev. Dr. William Enright is the Founding Karen Lake Buttrey Director Emeritus of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He served as Director from 2004-2016, during which time he worked with 3,000 congregations, from various denominations, creating and writing curriculums for “Crediting Congregational Cultures of Generosity.” After consultation with the leadership of Austin Theological Seminary and the Lilly Endowment, he helped create the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) program in cooperation with several theological seminaries. The ECRF program consists of a four-day seminar followed by a six to 12-month project.
Enright retired as Senior Pastor from Second Presbyterian Church with 23 years of service. During his time at Second Presbyterian, they created the Resident Program in Parish Ministry program, in which young, recently graduated clergy would serve and receive hands-on training in various facets of pastoral life, including fundraising and financial literacy training.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton college, he went on to earn a Master of Theology from McCormick Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rev. Krystin Granberg
Rev. Krystin Granberg serves as Teaching Elder at Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Bronx, NY. She is a trained coach through the Auburn Program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), working toward becoming an Associate Certified Coach.
As Interim Pastor of four churches beginning in 2007, Krystin was able to successfully encourage Stewardship Committees to continue to meet stewardship goals in a time when stewardship falls off for most. Each interim pastoral role requires learning a new congregation’s habits and learning how best to help them continue to grow.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Denison University, Granville, OH in Speech Communications, she went on to gain a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is also trained through the Lombard Center in working with family systems.
Evelyn “Lyn” Hull
Evelyn Hull is a part-time Pastor of Connections for the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Westminster, CO. She has served the church as a Finance Elder. During this time, she assembled a Finance Work Group that planned and implemented a year-long stewardship program focused on major events within the church.
Hull is also a Church Nonprofit Fund Accounting Consultant, working with many churches and non-profits, locally and out-of-state. In this role, she helps her clients understand the actions that led them to their current situation, and helps them create a plan to get them on track to meet or exceed their future goals.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological science with a minor in Mathematics from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance with a minor in Accounting from Regis University in Denver, CO.
Sherry Kenney served the Presbyterian Foundation as the Ministry Relations Officer for the South Central Region for six years. She worked with congregations to create a culture of generosity, offered seminars and workshops, developed gifts and fundraising plans for ministries, and provided coaching to finance, stewardship, and endowment committees.
She is a Certified Financial Planner who also holds the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. Prior to working at the Foundation, she owneda professional practice in Denver working with individuals, families and businesses in planning for their financial security.
Kenney received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a Certificate in Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Rev. Chip Low
Yorktown Heights, NY
Rev. Chip Low is serving the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, NY as co-pastor. He worked with the Stewardship, Finance and Communication Commissions of the church to develop online giving. This involves education about generational giving, updating database systems, and developing strategies to make it available. Since launching online giving, 25% of their gifts are now made online.
Low has completed the Auburn Seminary Coach Training Program and received accreditation as an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. In his nearly 800 hours of coaching experience, he has partnered with clients to help them gain clarity of ideas, issues and goals, develop a plan of action, and celebrate accomplishments.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Greek from Baylor University, he went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Rev. Dr. James Mead
Port Orchard, WA
Reverend James Mead is a consultant through Fruitful Congregations, LLC working with congregations experiencing trouble, or that are in need of help. He has coached young pastors, elders and sessions on stewardship, both personally and as leaders in their congregations.
Mead retired from University Place Presbyterian Church, where he formed a team of elders and members to create a system of workshops and trainings for elders, deacons, and members to learn more about scriptures and the realities of money, possessions, spending and giving. This approach led to a decade of growth in giving for the church.
Once he earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State College, he went on to gain a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Rev. Kirk Miller
Rev. Kirk Miller is serving as pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Holt. He has 23 years of experience in church financial stewardship campaigns, as well as more than a decade of church camp and budgeting experience. Miller also instituted a Legacy Ministry, which has provided a successful way to remind the congregation of the opportunity available through planned giving, to support the church. at the time of our death. He has also run a capital campaign and started two endowment ministries. He has created a culture of generosity in his church that set a goal of increasing their mission giving by 1% every year until they reached 15% and they reached that goal ahead of schedule.
Miller received a bachelor’s degree in Business from Alma College, Alma, MI, and a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Rev. Gail Monsma
St. Clair Shore, MI
Rev. Gail Monsma is the Interim Head of Staff First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Clemens, MI. Since starting at the church in October 2018, she has reorganized the financial committees as a first step in implementing ways to help the church thrive.
Previously, Monsma served at First Presbyterian Church, Marshall, MI. During her time there, she helped the church better manage their finances, all while helping increase pledges by 20% in her first year with the church. She also began mission initiatives within the community for refugees and immigrants. Monsma was also involved with the Presbyterian Center for Children, helping to gain donations as well as creating a language acquisition program for the 80 children involved.
Having received a bachelor’s degree in Business/Organizational Leadership from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, she went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Rev. Dr. Deborah Rexrode
Rev. Dr. Deborah Rexrode serves the Presbytery of the James as Associate for Stewardship. This position allows her to help congregations with their annual stewardship campaigns and planned giving programs. She has developed a four-week curriculum for Sunday School classes or small group entitled “Cultivating a Culture of Generosity,” which she travels to churches to teach.
Rexrode has served in many positions during her tenure at the Presbytery of the James including coach, pastor, teacher, and resource person. She has done extensive research in stewardship, writing about the motivations for financial giving and giving and the impact on clergy.
Rexrode received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from West Virginia State University. She went on to earn a Master in Sociology of Religion and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion from University of Virginia.
Rev. Dr. William Pender
Rev. Dr. William Pender is a retired pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN. Prior to retirement, Pender began a system of training members to do relational visits to other members, which helped to figure out what motivates the person to give. This will help the church create a stewardship campaign that will focus on “We heard you say…”
Pender has held Adjunct Professor posting at both Columbia Theological Seminary and Pfeiffer University and has served at First Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC, First Presbyterian Church in Live Oak, FL and Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC. He is also the author of “Revelation (Interpretation Bible Studies).”
Pender received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, and earned a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University.
Rev. Dr. Andrew Pomerville
Rev. Dr. Andrew Pomerville is Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life at Alma College, where he has helped grow the weekly Ecumenical Christian Service by 300% and has added additional services and programs to help the Alma College faculty, staff, students and alumni. He also speaks at conferences, congregations, and public events.
Previously, Pomerville served as head of staff at The Peoples Church of East Lansing, a 1,200-member interdenominational, intergenerational congregation and preschool. While there, he oversaw a 15% church growth in both attendance and financial giving, while renewing the congregation’s commitment to mission, not only locally but internationally. He participated in multiple denominational councils, as well as serving as Chaplain for the Police Department. Pomerville has also served at Church in the Hills, in Bellaire, MI, where he generated church growth, created a community youth center and established a monthly free meal within the county.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Alma College in Alma, MI, he went on to gain a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary/University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Rev. Matthew Schramm
Rev. Matthew Schramm serves as Senior Pastor at the Bertha E.R. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church. He as experience, as a pastor, overseeing annual gift growth, creating an endowment, opening New Covenant accounts, implementing online giving, and creating a legacy giving program.
During his former pastorate at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bay City, Schramm guided a successful capital campaign. He worked with the finance committee to create a communication strategy, that helped formulate worship offerings that were relevant to that time in the life of the congregation.
Schramm earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy/Religion and Mathematics from Hillsdale College, and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Rev. Reginald “Reggie” Tuggle
Fort Mill, SC
Rev. Reginald Tuggle served as pastor at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roosevelt, NY for 38 years. During this time, he watched the church grow from less than 50 members to more than 1,000, and as the church grew so did the annual giving total. He was also able to run a capital campaign that raised a million dollars, all of which was given in addition to normal Sunday tithing.
Tuggle also co-founded the Roosevelt Charter School as a K-3 school that has grown in the 20 years since it began to house grades K-8. He was also the president for two non-profit organizations which successfully raised funds for youth services and economic development.
Having received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Bishop College, he went on to earn his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and a master’s degree from Yale.