I sought Andy out as a ministry coach in a season where I knew my leadership skills were going to be stretched. I had a strong sense of what God’s vision for my community was, and knew it went beyond my own experience and gifting. What initially attracted me to Andy, was his real world experience (and fruitfulness) in transformational and strategic leadership. Having the opportunity to draw on Andy's experience has been wonderful, but the real value has been in his gifting as a coach. Andy is patient and disciplined in looking for the ways God is developing my own leadership skills and then partnering with that work, rather than simply handing me a solution to my problems. His insight, discernment, and gentle (yet challenging) leadership is a real gift!