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Synod Coaches

Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh

  • International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • ICF Mentor Coach
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Coach
  • ELCA Mentor Coach
  • Former ELCA Coach Trainer
  • Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA, Coaching Ministry Coordinator
  • Life and/or Leadership Coaching in any and all circumstances and contexts
  • Specialization in Missional Coaching for rostered church leaders. or 407-353-2006

After serving as a rostered minister (ordained pastor) in the ELCA for 39+ years, Johan recently retired and is excited now to devote more time to his passion for coaching! Coaching for 15 years, he is skilled at helping leaders and teams move ahead personally and professionally to where they see and feel they need to be. Married, with adult children and two grandchildren, Johan enjoys biking, spinning, golf, fitness training, birding, reading and writing.

Books Written:

  • The Five Marks of Missional Leaders Toolbox 1.0: Clear-Eyed and Strong Hearted. Together. Following. Jesus. For the Sake of the World (2017)
  • Religion-less Christianity and Renewing the Church: On Being a Follower of Jesus in God, for God, without God (2018)

Rev. Kathryn Carroll

  • Completed ICF certified Level I and Level II coaching training
  • Trained as a Care for Creation Coach
  • Provides individual coaching in-person and virtually through Conversations with Katie

Rev. Kathryn H. Carroll (“Katie”) is an ordained pastor in the ELCA having served in the Miami area for decades. Though no longer serving a parish, Katie continues to be involved with the church through chairing the Florida-Bahamas Global Mission Table, serving on the Candidacy Committee, and providing regular pulpit supply. She is fluent in Spanish and passionate about multicultural ministries. Through her coaching practice, Katie helps individuals dealing with transitions and challenges in their lives. She is married with four adult children and two grandchildren; in her spare time, Katie enjoys jogging, fitness training, reading, and music.

Rev. Steve Evans (Pastor Steve)

  • Evangelical Church in America (ELCA) Coach
  • Level 2 Coach – Mission Development/Congregational Vitality
  • ELCA Certified Developer/Redeveloper
  • Kansas Leadership Center Teaching Leadership – Coaching Track
  • Corporate Coaching Experience, including turnaround
  • 28 years Corporate Experience
  • 6+ years President level Corporate Experience
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During my time in the corporate world, I rose through sales and marketing to be president of a manufacturing company in the creative industry with $7M in revenue and as many as 90 people.  This was my first turn around.  I have also coached another company in the services industry with revenue of $2M to a turnaround.  I have been in ministry since 2015 and have truly found my calling.  Personal and congregational vitality are my passions.  I am married with two adult children, two furbabies, and currently serve in the Arkansas Oklahoma Synod.

Rev. Dr. Derek M. Hoven

Helping people move forward and work through transitions has always been part of Derek’s work. This was true in his first career as a business process consultant and remains true in pastoral ministry. Derek is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) trained coach who has done most of his coaching with leadership teams and call teams of congregations in transition. Derek has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry in transformational leadership from Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.