Blackaby-Certified Coaches

Bob Royall
PCC, D.Min
Bob serves as Director of Coaching for BMI providing overall guidance for all aspects of BMI coaching. He has invested his life in coaching and mentoring Christian marketplace and ministry leaders in a variety of contexts as an executive coach, seminary professor and pastor. Bob is a credentialed member of the International Coach Federation and the Georgia Coaches Association.
Brett Pyle
Brett is an Executive Coach/Trainer for Blackaby Ministries International. He has vast experience in working with corporations worldwide. Brett is passionate about facilitating successful business & leadership transformations with leaders who run their own companies. He has an extensive background in consulting with corporate CEO's and brings that wisdom to his work with BMI.
Dan Walters
Dan Walters helps Christian CEOs and their key players create great businesses for a greater purpose with the C12 Group in Central Texas. For over 35 years, leaders of large organizations around the world have trusted Dan's insights in strategic planning and change management. He now helps executives who want to live at the intersection of business and faith by tapping the power of peer advisory boards, executive education, and one-on-one coaching within the context of biblical values.
Mark Millman

Mark desires to see coaching improve the lives of people. By helping people ask the right questions to make adjustments he has helped many people. His niche is helping people with career transitions and working with owners of small businesses. In addition, Mark has many years of experience coaching church planters, pastors, and church leaders.

Mark currently serves as a Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board. He also has his own business, Next Step Resourcing, LLC, which is focused on coaching leaders in the marketplace. Mark is certified in numerous assessment tools including the DISC and the Hogan Assessment. Mark is a credentialed member of the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach.

Mike Chitwood
M.Div, M.S.
Mike currently serves as an Active Duty Army Chaplain. For around nine years he has served the Army by advising military commanders and soldiers at many levels as they lead their troops. Simultaneously, he also served as a corporate chaplain to multiple businesses and groups. Before being an active duty chaplain, Mike served as a Grief Coordinator for Hospice and worked in college athletics where he administratively advised national championship-winning coaches. Combined these experiences have allowed Mike to coach a diversity of people through various life circumstances. While Mike is open to coaching all people, he specializes in either executive coaching or grief coaching.
David Drawdy
David has 25 years of leadership experience, both in ministry and business. He is passionate about coming alongside pastors and leaders and teaching them to overcome their hurts, frustrations, addictions, and struggles. He desires to help people experience new levels of intimacy with God so they can reach their full potential and see their ministries flourish. David’s desire is to create a safe outlet for pastors and families to have someone to go to with their hurts, frustrations, addictions, struggles and loneliness, to help them find answers and healing.
Connie Lincecum
Connie is passionate about helping others understand God’s Word and know God’s character to trust Him more through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She has mentored, coached and taught people of all ages ranging from marketplace leaders to children’s ministry. Through 30+ years of Corporate Operational leadership combined with 15+ years of lay ministry, Connie has experience with many seasons of life and related challenges. Connie would be honored to come alongside you as you strive to grow deeper in your relationship with Christ, positively impacting your life and leadership.
Darlene Biggs
Darlene has a passion for helping others find joy and truly experience God's grace and forgiveness. After a devastating family situation in 2011, Darlene discovered life coaching to help her work through the trauma. She has personally experienced the redemptive power of coaching by working through beliefs and challenges in her past. Her 25+ years of experience in financial services has given her a strong understanding of balancing daily life struggles. God has blessed her with a ministry to women, many who struggle with the hurt of past sexual sins. By addressing core issues such as fear, guilt, and shame, her heart is to help others experience real life change.
Jayme Hull
Jayme has mentored young adults and their parents for over 20 years. She is passionate about coaching her clients to develop the next generation of leaders in their church and workplace. A graduate of New York University and an entrepreneur, Jayme’s focus is to encourage and inspire others to discover a fresh approach to Experiencing God‘s purpose in their daily lives.
Craig S. Faubel
Craig is an executive coach who works with numerous senior pastors and marketplace leaders. His focus for clients centers around God-directed leadership development of self and others and time management improvement. Craig’s experience consists of 30-plus years of corporate and entrepreneurial leadership. He has the Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation.
Mike Linch
Mike serves as Senior Pastor of NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, GA where he has been on Staff since 1997 when NorthStar was founded. His passion is encouraging people to live their life to the fullest through the power of the Holy Spirit. Whether he is speaking to high school, college, or professional athletes or business leaders, his goal is to inspire others to find their purpose in life by choosing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Ken Hendrix
Ken’s background includes ministry and business. His experience includes working within the public accounting profession consulting and coaching clients toward improved profitability and achieving their goals. He has served churches and church related organizations in various capacities to grow and train-up leaders, build teams and encourage health. He enjoys helping others develop their full potential through the coaching experience.
Susan Park

Susan has 20+ years of experience coaching business owners, ministry leaders, and individuals who desire CLARITY in strategic planning/decision making, and COURAGE to take the next step. God has gifted her in leadership development, creative idea design, and building connection. She has served in full-time ministry, the small business community, and the corporate world. Susan will help you partner with God to move from where you are to where you want to be.

Susan also serves the Step Family community with private coaching for step moms and step couples, and pre-marital coaching for those dating and preparing for blended family success.  She assists churches in establishing their own Step Family ministry to bring hope, help, and God’s restoration to blended families, and to stop the generational repeat of divorce.

Gwen Hohle
Throughout 35 years in ministry Gwen has mentored and encouraged all ages to study God's Word to get to know who He is, and realize His activity in their lives. Those she has coached describe her as an attentive listener who asks insightful questions. Her friendliness and spirituality provide the setting for honest conversation. Gwen would consider it an honor to assist you in working through your questions and transitions.
Verna Verity
Verna is a ministry leader at CrossRoads Church in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. With over 30 years of leadership experience, Verna has come to appreciate first hand, the significance of 'joining God' where He is active and at work. Even as Verna walked through a painful journey of separation and divorce, she experienced the incredible redeeming work of God in her situation and desires to help others come to know God that same way. Flowing out of invaluable life lessons learned, Verna seeks to also inspire young leaders to cultivate a rock solid confidence in God - the One who will sustain them during their own challenges yet to come.
Steve Ford
God’s leading has landed Steve in a place where his heart’s desire is to help Christian leaders who want to be and do all God desires. To this desire, he brings 35+ years of experience in engineering management, entrepreneurship, church planting, and pastoral ministry. Through one on one coaching and a network of spiritual leadership coaching groups, Steve enjoys facilitating those bright moments when a Christian leader confidently hears from God and takes the next step in following Him.
Sharita G. Knobloch
Sharita Knobloch is married to her Beloved Infantryman husband Brandon. The joys and challenges of Army Wife Life ignited her faith on a deep level, so she answered the call to ministry in July 2011. Soon after, Sharita received her Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership from Liberty University. She is currently in pursuit of her PhD in Educational Counseling with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling, also from Liberty University. Her heart's desire is that God will be able to use her love of coaching with her counseling education to help others move forward for His glory. Sharita is not only an army wife and spiritual leadership coach, but is also a mama to a kindergartener and a toddler, smallish-dog-owner, aspiring runner, writer and speaker. She loves encouraging others through her personal blog, 7 Days Time. The Knobloch family believes that it is a great privilege to watch God work as they minister in their Army community, regardless of zip code or time zone.
Bonnie Mock
Bonnie believes that what produces effective/successful leadership is recognizing where one's core identity lies. She uses her passion/call to help leaders, come to that place of recognition through Leadership Coaching. With 33 years combined experience in full-time ministry as well as customer relations and management within a corporation, Bonnie has interfaced with diverse cultures and different levels of management. Bonnie is also a women's retreat speaker and has spoken for women's groups throughout the years.
Connie Dixon
Connie has over 20 years of ministry experience working with women to learn how God can use them to accomplish His mission. She also has owned a business for 34 years along with her husband of 39 years. She is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. Connie’s calling is to help women to find balance in their busy lives between their jobs, home, ministry, family, health and time with God. We as women sometimes care for everything and everyone and it is our own health that suffers. She is passionate about coaching her clients to find balance in their lives and to discover God’s plan for their lives.
Chris McNamara
With 25 years of leadership experience in ministry inside and outside the local church, Chris currently serves as the Director of Ministries & Administration at Hopewell Christian Fellowship in Elverson, PA. Chris has experienced God’s faithfulness, power and grace in mighty ways and enjoys coaching others to experience God’s best as they recognize and join Him in His activity. Chris would especially be privileged to come alongside you as you seek God’s direction in areas of leadership, relationships and transitions.
Claudio Perez
Claudio is an active Chief Executive Officer and Investor currently serving as CEO of the AGAPE Network with partnerships in HMO’s, ACO’s, and National Networks. Because of his active role as CEO, Claudio understands, coaches, and inspires other chief executives and elected officials to fulfill God’s divine purpose in their personal and professional lives. He has received the prestigious Congressional Award in Washington for outstanding leadership and invaluable service to the community.
Ruth Horton
Ruth has dedicated her life to serve God in the field of educational ministry. She exudes a passion for learning and for quality, sustainable Christian education. Ruth has extensive training and experience as an educational leader in public and parochial schools for over 28 years, and currently serves as Associate Director of Education for 70+ private school system. Ruth enjoys coaching individuals and leaders, helping them uncover God’s purpose, design and direction for their lives and ministry.