1. Dr. Matt Cook is the Assistant Director for Center for Healthy Churches. Dr. Cook joins the Center after having served local congregations for more than twenty-five years with nearly twenty years as Senior Pastor in churches in Texas, Arkansas, and North Carolina. Matt is a graduate of both Samford and Baylor Universities, having completed his undergraduate degree at Samford and his M.Div and Ph.D. (Church History) at Baylor University. When it comes to helping congregations, he combines research and scholarly insight with an emphasis on strategic focus and missional awareness. He has training and experience in strategic planning, staff reorganization and leadership development, as well as in assisting congregations in pastoral transitions.
2. Michelle Snyder, MDiv, LCSW has been doing organizational consulting for over 10 years. With training in theology, systems theory, and organizational intelligence, she brings a unique perspective to her consulting and coaching work with middle judicatories, congregations, nonprofits, and clergy. Michelle has co-authored the book Life, Death and Reinvention: The Gift of the Impossibly Messed-Up Life. When not coaching and consulting, Michelle does suicide prevention training for faith community leaders and spends time at home in Pittsburgh with her clergy husband and two teenage daughters.
3. Dr. Barry Howard serves as pastor at the Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA and as a leadership coach with the Center for Healthy Churches. Barry recently completed his ICF training and certification process and has a natural interest and talent for fostering healthy practices in clergy and other leaders. He is in the CHC-Southeast region. He can be reached at BarryH@chchurches.org. Read articles from Barry Howard.