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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 Coaches

Ben Carlson

Ben is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. and is serving as Lead Pastor of Christ New Covenant Open Bible Church in Central Illinois. He also serves with his wife, Lola, as the Next Generation Ministry leaders for Open Bible Central Region. Ben has spent 16 years in youth ministry and has navigated the highs and lows of student ministry. He has a passion to partner with leaders to help accomplish their desires and goals, and to raise up the next generation and see them lead out of the call God has on their life.

Lola Carlson

Lola is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. and is serving as worship leader at West Des Moines Open Bible Church in West Des Moines, IA. She also serves with her husband, Ben, as the Next Generation Ministry leaders for Open Bible Central Region. Lola has served in ministry for the past 10 years with an emphasis on worship and women’s ministry and has a passion to pour into leaders to help them fulfill their purpose in Christ by enhancing His kingdom.

Chad Davidson

Chad offers a unique blend of experience and skills. He has been a small business owner for several years, an associate pastor for over 14 years, and a college instructor for over 10 years. He is convinced that everyone has a unique role in God’s Kingdom. Identifying what that is and how to live it out is key for successfully impacting those around you because “ministry” takes place in all walks of life. Chad’s main goal is to help you discover this “call” for yourself, knowing it could be truly life changing.

Dave Grandon

Ken Groen

Andy Hansen

Doug Harris

Doug brings over 30 years of pastoral experience, including being a youth pastor, and church planter. During these years, he also started several successful companies. Currently Doug is the Senior Pastor at Open Bible Church in Pella, IA, where he reset the DNA and it has become a turnaround church. Doug's heart is to help develop leaders so that they can take kingdom realities and deposit them it into culture, businesses, and the lives of others so they can experience and see the Lord is good. He is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc.

Harris Holsapple

Mark Hornback

Mike Johnson

Aaron Keller

Jaccie Kenyon

Jan Mathews

Steve Mathews

Bruce Pfadenhauer

Robin Pfadenhauer

Randy Richards

Jessica Sanford

Kevin Starkey

Darrick Young