Coaching Overview

Improvisation is performing without a script. And though it gives the appearance of spontaneity, real improv requires practice and preparation to develop the ability to act and react in the moment.

At Slingshot Group, we’ve developed the IMPROVleadership coaching model to help leaders build trust, encourage risk-taking, increase collaboration, and promote creativity. Which in turn, moves people towards being more committed to their roles and performance.

We help people love their work.

Learn more about the coaching services we offer through our IMPROVleadership approach and our team of ministry experts below.


First 90 Days

The “start” is crucial. Our First 90 Days Coaching will give your new staff members the skills & understanding to get off to a great start.

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The First 90 Days

Recent workplace studies have shown that new staff members absorb more value from the organization than they provide over their first six months on the team.  We can accelerate the speed at which your new hires move from “value taking” to “value adding” during their first 90 days and prepare them for success.

I had worked with other search firms in the past and was critical of them until I met the Slingshot team.

Tim Robinson, Senior Pastor
Broad Grace Church

By helping you maximize your new hires, you’ll also be creating margin for those hires to become contributing members of the team, leading to a quicker return investment for the entire church.


Next Level

Slingshot Coaches are trained to coach through any challenge. Let our team help your team move to their next level.

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Next Level

Our nationwide team of experts are able to coach and develop your staff to their highest potential.  From basic skill building to more complex developmental journeys, we have a team of resident-experts who are trained, passionate, and proven leadership developers.

If members of your team have encountered a problem they’re not sure how to solve, have plateaued in their knowledge or growth in their current position, or are pioneering something new, our Next Level Coaches can provide valuable insight. Their guidance can be the missing link in taking your team to the next level in the leadership and growth of your church.



Organizational Health

Help elevate your team to a higher level of functionality, and a more holistic approach to change.

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Organizational Health

Not all change has to be difficult. Our organizational health specialists can help you elevate to a higher level of understanding and functionality in seasons of change– emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Whether it’s learning to give productive feedback, set self-care boundaries, or adapt with flexibility, the sustainability of your organization depends on the holistic health of its entire team.



Navigate leadership transition with integrity, while maintaining health for everyone involved.

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Leadership transitions can make or break the future of any church. The smartest churches address succession head-on and provide plenty of time to navigate the change well. Regardless of the model that best fits your church, Slingshot’s Succession Team knows how to help your Board, Senior Pastor, and Staff navigate the murky waters of leadership transition and change dynamics.

Our Team

Tim Foot Lead Associate | Worship Arts Tim Foot

Vice President Experience

Born and raised in Tasmania, Australia, Tim Foot has been involved in vocational worship ministry for 25 years. As well as leading Slingshot’s worship division, he has been the worship pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church in Colorado, where under his tenure, they have added two satellite worship locations, continued to…
Vance Martin Associate | Children Vance Martin

Vice President NextGen

Vance Martin literally has a lifetime of ministry experience; he grew up in the home of a Children’s Pastor/Evangelist. Vance has been exposed to all types of churches and ministry philosophies through the years and has been in vocational ministry for over 15 years. He has served on staff in…
David A. Miller

Vice President Coaching

Over the past thirteen years, David A. Miller has had the privilege of serving as a pastor, mentor, speaker and teacher. His diverse experiences on both the east and west coasts—in thriving, multi-site churches as well as parachurch ministries—collectively contribute to an arsenal of skills that he has brought to…
Chris Lagerlof Chris Lagerlof

Senior Associate

Chris is a strategic thinker, project specialist and experienced leader. His passion is to help leaders and churches move forward by maximizing their focus, clarity and performance. Chris worked for 17 years as a Pastor and Champion of several ministries at Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Chris and his team at…
Nancy Beach Coaching Associate Nancy Beach


Nancy Beach is a passionate champion and voice for leaders and artists in the local church. For over 20 years, she served as the Programming Director for Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago. Nancy was privileged to be one of the founders of that local church, also serving as…
Todd Clark

Vice President Senior Leadership

Todd Clark brings 25 years of ministry experience – in churches sized between 400 and 23,000 – to the Slingshot Group. Todd is a passionate, creative, socially-savvy, team-focused, results-driven leader with a unique blend of ministry experience. He served as a youth pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky…
Chesed Berry


Chesed Berry (pronounced “Kessid”) joined the Slingshot Team in early 2016. This lady is crazy about the Local Church! Her relational strengths, expansive network, innovative spirit and passion for people make her a valued member of our team and a powerful force in a staffing and/or coaching partnership. Formerly the…
Dave Miller


Dave Miller brings over twenty-five years of ministry and non-profit leadership to the Slingshot team. A certified Strat-Ops™ facilitator, for the past dozen years Dave has been to all 48 lower states serving hundreds of churches, missions agencies, and Christian Higher Education. Dave spent fifteen of those years as a…
Stan Endicott

Chief Culture Officer

Stan has coached hundreds of today’s young leaders, produced several major worship albums, and directed teams in several internationally known ministries including Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, Willow Creek Community Church, and Saddleback Church.
Mitch Burch


As a leader for more than 40 years, Mitch Burch brings a depth of experience in all areas of church life and most coaching environments. Having led four great churches, developing staff and a growth culture in each ministry, Mitch knows what it takes to create ministry teams and foster…
Keith Twigg


Keith is the planting Lead Pastor of Passion Church in Boise, Idaho, where he lives with his beautiful wife, Angela, and their two daughters, Sidney & Harper.  After Christ & his family, the only thing Keith loves more than running around the Rocky Mountains chasing elk & fish is the…
Dan Lovaglia


Dan Lovaglia is known for his probing questions, discerning perspective, and creative spin on life and ministry. Over the past 20 years, he’s served in various pastoral and non-profit leadership roles in ministries of all shapes, sizes, and influence. His love for Christ, the church, and true disciple-making community is…
Ryan Latham


A Southern California native Ryan moved to Oklahoma in 2011 to establish Victory School of Leadership (VSL). He has been involved in student ministries for over 17 years as a youth pastor and now currently as the internship director where he provides leadership development, spiritual formation and ministry training. He…
Miles Welch


Miles brings 23 years of church leadership to Slingshot. He currently serves as Executive Director of Leadership Initiatives at 12Stone Church in Atlanta. He is the architect of the residency program at 12Stone Church, one of the most effective church-based leadership development programs in the country today that has seen…

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