Recommendations and Endorsements

“Ken is committed to the concept of the “whole person.”  He has developed a unique approach to leadership development that recognizes the value of talents being used in combination to best achieve desired objectives.  The unique twist in Ken’s work is his focus on integrity and harmony – two characteristics often missing in people and organizations.” Don Mills, Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, TCU (colleague)

“Ken excels at coaching in ministry. He has a wonderful gift for bringing theology, practical ministry, and spiritual direction together and therefore, providing a holistic approach to his work.” Shari ReynoldsSpiritual Director (Client)

“I would highly recommend Ken as a Ministry Coach for ministers and others working with churches and non-profit organizations. He will bring a professionalism and insight to this relationship that will be most valuable.” Keith Maloney – Pastor, Greenville Oaks Church of Christ (Colleague)

“I will gladly recommend you and your work coaching clergy and congregations. Your training and natural abilities make you a natural in helping people deepen their relationships with God and each other.” Raymond Ball, Spiritual Director (Colleague & Mentor)

“I want to recommend Ken as a leader with tremendous skills in communication, team building and transforming churches and institutions. His approach utilizes very sound perspectives in change management, conflict resolution and continuous improvement woven through and through with spirituality. His works is best typified by this word-Synchronicity. I am so very proud to be a colleague and of his most significant work.” Dr. Terry White, Praxis Management Consulting (Colleague)

“I have known Ken through his former church position and in his leadership in various non-profits groups in the Allen area for many years. He is a person of high integrity,very well read, full of wisdom, a big thinker,and a pleasure to be around. He would be a great coach for clergy or laity.”  Henry Lessner, CFP, Certified Financial Planner, Wealth Management Group, LLC (business partner)

“I would highly recommend Ken as a Ministry Coach for ministers and others working with churches and non-profit organizations. He will bring a professionalism and insight to this relationship that will be most valuable.” Keith Maloney, Minister, Greenville Oaks Church of Christ (business partner)

“I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ken as classmates in the Doctor of Ministry program at Perkins School of Theology. Ken has the unique ability to elicit passions and interest from within you that you may have known were there, but were not ever able to articulate. He is an amazing personal/spiritual coach who truly listens to your story. He knows how to ask the right questions at the right times, guiding you through the process of self-discovery and challenging you in directions that will make you a better person/minister/businessman/spouse/etc.” Josh Fitzpatrick, Youth Minister, First United Methodist Church, Duncanville (colleague)

“I have known Ken for 19 years now. Ken is an insightful minister, and a caring pastor. Ken is willing to work with anyone, and does not shy away from hard work. He is truly a coach: he will work with you until you get the lessons you need to learn. I highly recommend Ken to anyone in ministry needing a coach.” Raumone Burton, Pastor – University Christian Church (DoC) Houston (Colleague)

“Ken is one of the most accessible people I’ve ever known. He has a way of listening that enables people to unfold and heal.” Andy Mangum, Senior Minister, First Christian Church of Arlington (DoC) (Colleague)

“Ken is an excellent coach. He is equipped with essential skills and genuinely seeks the well-being of his clients.” Jack Snellgrove, former Senior Minister, Johns Creek Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (colleague)

Ken Crawford has a unique blend of experience and skills: tons of work in helping folks grow spiritually and skills in developmental coaching.  What you’ll experience with Ken is somebody who knows how to drawn on all of his experience to facilitate personal and spiritual growth.  You’re be in good hands with Ken.”  Joe McHugh, Spiritual Director (Colleague)

“Ken is a capable and knowledgeable professional with good insight; his helpful attitude, patience and persistence, along with his ministry experience and broad theological thinking allow him to generate valuable ideas; at the same time, he is respectful of the gifts a client brings into the relationship, and seeks to channel those gifts toward a successful path. I was very happy with Ken’s contribution to my work.” – Dennis Lundblad – Non-profit leader and university professor (client)

“Ken has been my mentor and adviser at the NTA Ministry Training for the last four years. He is an excellent teacher and friend. His advice and counsel have been inspiring and have helped me to better understand my call to the ministry. He is very smart and talented in many areas of the ministry including teaching, preaching and music…yet he is very humble. He is truly a man of God. I would trust him with the innermost secrets of my heart.” Jim Frenzel, CEO, Frenzel Tube Amps (client)

“Ken has worked with me in both a professional as well as personal counsel. Ken’s counseling gave me spiritual solutions to business and personal life issues. I would highly recommend him as a professional as well as personal spiritual counsel.” Renetta Morrelli, Financial Services Professional (client)

“Ken is one of the best listeners I know, and not in the passive sense; very detailed in helping clarify ideas, motivations, philosophies, strategies, experiences, and even theology if you go there. He rubs shoulders every week with parishioners, clergy, business people, and academics. What is it you are trying to communicate, sell, or discover about yourself to move forward in your development? Ken Crawford can help you pull out your strengths and get there.” – Todd Boddy, Pastor, Writer, Texas Golfer (colleague)

“Ken is an excellent teacher, as well as an excellent speaker. He also has good musical skills. It always a pleasure to be around Ken, his inviting persona and quick wit are disarming. A wonderful mentor!!” – Michael Dean, Associate Pastor, First Christian Church Princeton (colleague)

“I would highly recommend Ken as a personal and professional coach and spiritual director. Ken is passionate about his relationship with Christ and has great gifts for leading and coaching. You will be in great hands! HIs knowledge, work ethic, faithfulness, humor and spiritual connectedness make him a perfect choice!” Ann Dotson, Minister, First Christian Church, Rowlette (colleague)

“Ken has been a calming influence and a strong resource in times of trouble.” Peter Young, Principal, Independent Income Advisors (colleague)

“There are not enough positive adjectives to describe Ken. He is the most influential, sincere, dedicated, caring, charismatic and knowledgeable individual I have ever met. His grasp of life, whether secular or spiritual, is well beyond his years. He will always have my utmost respect. I would not hesitate to recommend Ken to anyone for coaching. I only wish I had had the opportunity to take advantage of his skills in this manner.” Judith Bickford, Stephen Minister (Client)

“Ken is a professional in the field of encouraging others with practical care and sound biblical perspective. He is proactive in taking the needs of the community to a higher level of excellence. Ken continues to open opportunity for leaders to gain experience in their area of interest while providing training and skill developement. Ken is trustworthy and is concerned with continuing to raise the standard in areas of service, community and market by eqiupping others to do the same.” Shelly Busby, Director, Adult Ministries, The Harvest (colleague)

“Ken and I worked together at The Allen Chamber of Commerce welcoming new people into the business community and offering them suggestions to expand their businesses by networking. Ken is a caring professional whom I would highly recommend to nurture anyone seeking to expand their horizons.” – Sheila Williamson, Business Owner, (Associate)

“Ken is reflective, trustworthy, honest, and discerning when it comes to coaching. As I went through a moment of crisis/opportunity, Ken offered excellent insight that helped me overcome my anxiety and lead me to solutions that produced positive outcomes. He is a great resource.” Guido Niel Climer, Pastor, Disciples of Christ-Visalia (colleague)

“Ken served as a college instructor while I was department chair at Kilgore College. I was always pleased with his work ethic, his ability to organize and make presentations, and his concern for quality in his instruction. He was student oriented and committed to their success, but he maintained appropriate instructional standards. I hold him in high esteem.” Terry Booker, College Dean (Supervisor)

Additional info about recommenders and endorsers

Joe McHugh is a spiritual director, retreat leader, teacher and writer based in the Twin Cities.  He contributes regularly to the National Catholic Reporter and the Saint Anthony Messenger.  His work is featured in Best Catholic Spiritual Writing of 2012, and he blogs for www.americancatholic.org. His book, Startled by God: Wisdom from Unexpected Places, to be published in September 2013, has already received pre-publication praiseHe’s working on a new book tentatively titled, Broken But Not Defective:  Wisdom from In-Between Places. He can be contacted at jjmch1300@gmail.com.

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