- IDAK Coaching, since 1991
- Pastors, Associate Pastors
- Youth Pastors
- College graduates seeking ministry service
- Ministry leaders
- MAX Candidate Screening
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Biography: Don has been helping ministry leaders advance in their calling since 1991. He began his work as a pastor for congregations within The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination in Florida, Georgia, and Illinois. He earned his M.Div. and D. Min. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Later he served as ministry professor at Toccoa Falls College and Crown College. His leadership strengths were further affirmed by being selected to serve the C&MA as vice president for Church Ministries. There Don pursued training with IDAK to specialize in assessing pastor candidates and guiding pastors who experience conflicts with their congregation. Don led the denomination to incorporate IDAK’s assessment process for all church districts. Don’s IDAK expertise also includes screening pastor and ministry leader candidates using the IDAK MAX Report.
Today Don and Linda live in Waconia, MN and are the parents of five married children with 16 grandchildren. He serves as superintendent for the C&MA North Central District with offices near Minneapolis, Minnesota. His unique insight into the needs of pastors and ministry leaders is a special resource to the community of faith.
Don enjoys his family and the following hobbies: sports, hiking, camping, photography. Don’s greatest passion is to help younger leaders discover their “hard-wiring” and build service careers around those innate strengths. His favorite vacation spot is “anywhere with mountains,” but especially Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.