1. Gail Doering is the Transitional Presbytery Executive for the Presbytery of Southern Kansas. Prior to entering judicatory work, Gail served as an intentional interim pastor for Presbyterian Church (USA) and United Church of Christ congregations in California and Oregon. She received her M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Gail loves choral music and was a longtime member and leader of the Bay Area group Women Sing.
2. Bill Wilson founded The Center for Healthy Churches in January of 2014. This followed his service as President of the Center for Congregational Health at Wake Forest Baptist Health since 2009. Previously he was Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dalton, Georgia, where he served since 2003. He brings over 33 years of local church ministry experience to CHC, having served as pastor in two churches in Virginia (Farmville BC and FBC Waynesboro) and on a church staff in South Carolina. Bill has led each of the churches he has served into a time of significant growth and expansion of ministry. He is the director of CHC.
3. 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.