Coaching Reserve

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Central Region has a team of certified and licensed coaches who are trained to provide coaching for our credentialed ministers and those in the process of receiving credentials as an investment in their ongoing development as a leader.

Coaching is a relational experience between a leader, a coach, and the Holy Spirit.  We use the IDEA model from Leader Breakthru which helps a leader discover what the Holy Spirit is saying and to develop action steps to move the leader forward in life and leadership.

Our Reserve Coaches

Bart Bentley

Bart is one of those individuals who has a love for teenagers, and spent sixteen years in youth pastoral ministry.  He has a heart for helping youth pastors as they mentor and disciple the next generation for the work of the gospel.  Bart has recently moved and transitioned to a lead pastor role, where he seeks to encourage vibrant, intergenerational Christianity.  He is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc.

Paul Canfield

Paul brings more than fifty years of ministry experience serving 15 years as a missionary and 28 years as Director of Global Missions for Open Bible Churches. His ministry experience includes administration, conflict resolution and vision casting. He is passionate about the call of God and helping leaders discover their potential in ministry. He is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. Paul is fluent in Spanish and currently serves as Ethnic Ministries Director for Central Region Open Bible Churches.

Charles Cole

Charles brings over 14 years of lead pastor experience including 2 years as a staff pastor in a large multi-staff church environment. He is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. He is passionate about coaching in the areas of biblical family dynamics, sensitive/personal men’s issues and leadership development. Charles currently serves as the Lead Pastor at Experience Church in Des Moines, Iowa.

Mary Grandon

Mary has 30 years of experience partnering in leadership in the local church. She has also led a community pregnancy care center for 17 years.  Mary is passionate about strengthening and supporting women as they discover where God is at work in their lives.  She has been licensed as a life coach through Leader Breakthru, Inc.

Phil Waldo

Phil has 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry including Youth, Worship, Associate and Lead Pastor roles. He has served on a variety of ministry teams throughout his life, both leading and assisting. Phil is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. and is Lead Pastor at the Open Bible Church in Boone, Iowa. He is passionate about the presence of God and learning to hear God’s voice.