“Go and make disciples” was the command that Neil heard as a teenager. His passion of making disciples fulfills his value of making an impact in the world. He grew up in a Christian home where he was instilled with solid values, one of which was to make a difference.
Neil understands ministry. He was an Associate Pastor for 19 years in Delaware where he learned about teamwork both with paid staff and with a volunteer staff of over 200. It was here that he learned the importance of God’s Word in his life. Neil understands the challenges that come along with the pastoral call.
The call to missions was one that Neil wasn’t expecting, but he answered that call and, after 15 years, continues to serve in Mexico. It was during those early years in Mexico that God opened his eyes to Cheryl, a wonderful lady that Neil grew up with in his church. Cheryl, too, had been called to Mexico. Neil and Cheryl followed the Lord’s leading in marriage in 2004.
As part of their ministry, they have become certified through the International Coach Federation (ICF) to be coaches for their mission agency. They use their coaching skills in discipleship ministries in Mexico and with Pastors and missionaries around the world.
An ordained minister, Neil holds a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education and a Master of Ministries with an emphasis in leadership development. Along with being an Associate Certified Coach with the ICF, he holds a CELTA certification to teach English as a Foreign Language. Neil also is trained and certified in the study of cultural intelligence. He specializes in the development of vision, mission, and strategy.