Our mission is to get churches Unstuck.

 

We help pastors grow healthy churches by guiding them through experiences to align vision, strategy, team and action. With every tool and consulting process for churches we develop, our priority is to help churches help people meet and follow Jesus.

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Helping churches has always been our story.

For 14 years, Tony Morgan served on the senior leadership teams of Granger Community ChurchNewSpring Church and West Ridge Church. In that season, he started writing about leadership here, while also authoring books and articles featured by Catalyst, Pastors.com and the Willow Creek Association.

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His experience and writing often focused on having a clear strategy for ministry-a word few churches were embracing at the time.

  • The Unstuck Way

    These nine principles characterize the way we think and how we train every member of our team to serve you.

    Bring Hope

    We understand the majority of pastors say they are discouraged. We will take every opportunity to bring your church leaders hope and encouragement.

  • Pray

    Everything we do starts with prayer. We rely on guidance and wisdom from the Holy Spirit, and then trust that God is at work through the process. He is the one who renews minds and changes hearts.

    Come Spiritually Prepared

    When we prepare to serve a church, we aim to empty ourselves, which means we need to be spiritually full going in. We are committed to relying on God's wisdom and strength, rather than our own.

  • Come Practically Prepared

    We use all the tools at our disposal to be prepared for our time with you. This includes devoting time to prep work in advance, and connecting with the other consultants on the team so that we are unified and connected as a team.

    Ask Questions

    We facilitate, asking questions and more questions. We aim to help your church come to your own solutions. We believe our job is to draw out the wisdom of the team.

  • Acknowledge Each Church's Uniqueness

    We recognize every church has unique ingredients. Our desire is to help you discover what's distinctive about your ministry and mission.

    Say the Hard Things

    We aren't afraid of clarifying reality even if it's going to cause some pain initially. Even though leaders in the church might be sensing what is wrong, we know sometimes an outside voice can bring more weight and urgency to the issues you're facing. We won't shy away from that responsibility.

  • Prescribe in Increments

    We believe our role is to bring clarity to what's most important. We don't want to bury you in tasks or leave you overwhelmed. We will help you prioritize what's most important and take strategic action.

    Help Churches Get Unstuck

    We value strategic action. The win isn't the plan. The win is movement, change and execution-helping you make a lasting kingdom impact.

Meet Our Team

Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Amy has served as the Director of Consulting at The Unstuck Group since 2016. During this time she has served over 150 churches, helping them design ministry, staffing & multisite strategies that aligns and fuels their mission.

Prior to joining the Unstuck team, Amy served as the Executive Director of Weekend Services at Eagle Brook Church in the Twin Cities, helping the church grow from one location of 3,000 to six locations with over 20,000 gathering each weekend. Her husband is a Teaching and Engagement Pastor at Hosanna Church in Lakeville, MN.

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Carlos Cardenas

Carlos Cardenas

Carlos Cardenas serves as the Executive Pastor at Christ Fellowship and leads the Directional Leadership Team. He is also part of the Teaching Team and has been in ministry at Christ Fellowship for over 10 years. During his time at Christ Fellowship, he has served in different capacities such as Pastor of Campuses, and Campus Pastor at the Palmetto Bay and West Kendall Campuses. He holds a Master’s in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary and a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Florida International University.

Carlos lives in Palmetto Bay, Florida, with his wife Shany, and his children Noah, Nathan and Everly. Aside from spending time with his family, Carlos loves to barbecue and watch his favorite football team, the Miami Hurricanes.

Chad Hunt

Chad Hunt

As a pastor’s kid, Chad has been exposed to the world of church his entire life. He has actively served in ministry for over 25 years. Chad has served urban and rural church through coaching, planting, strategic planning and leadership development. In addition to consulting with The Unstuck Group, Chad serves as the lead pastor at Victory Hill Church in Scottsville, KY.

Chad and his wife love taking all day road trips (and sometimes off-road trips) in their Jeep Wrangler and spending time with family and friends. 

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Chad Moore

Chad Moore

Chad Moore is Lead Pastor at Sun Valley Community Church located in Arizona.  When Chad began his ministry at Sun Valley in 2004, the average attendance was 800 and the church met on one campus.  Today Sun Valley meets in six locations and averages 20,000+ in online and in-person attendance combined.  Sun Valley has been listed by Outreach Magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing churches in America.

Chad is passionate about the local church and the expansion of the cause of Christ in the United States and all over the world. He serves churches both as a Leadership Coach and Multisite Specialist. 

Chad is happily married to his wife Katrina, a native of Scotland, and they are the proud parents of two majestically awesome boys.

Chris Surratt

Chris Surratt

Chris Surratt is currently the Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Groups at Harvest Church in SoCal.

Chris served on the Executive Teams at Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN., and Seacoast Church in Charleston, S.C., prior to becoming the Discipleship and Small Groups Specialist for Lifeway Christian Resources. He is the author of Leading Small Groups and Small Groups for the Rest of Us, and co-hosts the podcast, Group Answers.

Claire McCann

Claire McCann

Claire is the Administrative Assistant supporting our Sales and Marketing teams. Claire served in ministry at a church in Louisiana for over 12 years alongside her husband Zachary. They launched and led their own mobile campus for five years and she fulfilled various positions as the pastor’s wife.

She loves to help people take the next step in their personal development and is passionate about cultivating emotional health within leaders. Claire is currently pursuing her degree in Organizational Psychology and has a love for distance running. She and Zachary moved their family of six children from Louisiana to Franklin, TN in 2019 to start a creative company.

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Daniel Im

Daniel Im

Daniel Im is the Lead Pastor of Beulah Alliance Church, a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and multi-campus church in Greater Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His latest book is You Are What You Do: And Six Other Lies about Work, Life, and Love. He is also the author of No Silver Bullets and co-author of Planting Missional Churches. He co-hosts the IMbetween Podcast with Christina, his wife. He has an M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, and has served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches ranging from 100 people to 50,000 people in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Korea, Edmonton, and Nashville.

Because of their love for the local church, after pioneering and leading the church multiplication initiative for Lifeway, Daniel and Christina, moved back to Canada in 2019 with their three children. For more information, visit danielim.com and follow him on social media @danielsangi. 

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David Vaughan

David Vaughan

David Vaughan recently concluded a 20 year ministry as the Senior Minister at the Whitewater Crossing Christian Church in Cincinnati, OH. Under his leadership, the congregation changed names and relocated to a new facility where the congregation grew from 350 to over 2500 in size with an even larger online audience. He previously served churches in Chesapeake, VA and Lexington, KY (both small and medium size churches). 

David’s father was also a pastor and he grew up watching his Dad encourage other pastors. David was born in Ashland, KY, and graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 1983. He also completed studies with Asbury Seminary’s Beeson Institute of Advanced Church Leadership in 2002. David and his wife, Donna, have been married 41 years, have two children and three grandchildren.  David enjoys playing golf, good coffee, coaching pastors, and cheering for the Kentucky Wildcats!

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Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray

Derwin and Vicki Gray have been married 30 years and have two adult children. They met and got married at BYU, where Derwin played football and Vicki threw the javelin. They are the founders of Transformation Church (TC). Launched in 2010, TC is a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped church near Charlotte, NC. Derwin is the Lead Pastor while Vicki is the Executive Director over Spiritual Formation and Staff Development. A former NFL player of six years (Colts and Panthers), Derwin received his doctorate at Northern Seminary and he is the author of several books, including  How to Heal Our Racial Divide and his bestseller The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches About Finding True Happiness. Vicki is currently in graduate school at Wheaton College pursuing an MA in Ministry Leadership.

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Doug Dameron

Doug Dameron

Doug has been in full-time ministry for over 32 years as a student pastor, worship pastor, assistant pastor and lead pastor. In the summer of 2005, he and his family moved to northeast Denver, Colorado to plant Orchard Church. From 2007 until 2017, the church met at Prairie View High School with attendance soaring to over 1,800 each week. In 2014, the church bought 38 acres next to the school. It completed and began meeting in a new 52,000 square foot facility in November 2017. Average in-person attendance topped 3,000 in 2019 and saw over 500 baptized that year! Orchard Church is now a multi-site church with an online location, Latino location and plans to launch another English location by 2023.

While attending Bible college, he married his wife, Shellie in 1992. They are the parents of two children, now young adults in their mid 20’s, Caleb and Katelyn. Their daughter Katelyn and husband Jesse made them grandparents of two amazing little girls Shiloh and Summit.

Gabe Kolstad

Gabe Kolstad

Gabe is the Lead Pastor at Westside Community Church in the Portland, Oregon area where he serves with his best friends. He has had the privilege of leading Westside through a number of exciting changes, from turnaround to relocation to multi-site.

Gabe has a dream for seeing new churches planted, and a passion for connecting with leaders to make a difference in Portland and the Northwest. He is a trainer, a coach to pastors. Gabe is married to his Jr. High sweetheart, Melissa, and they have 3 children: Dawson, Caitlin, and Caleb. They love great food, traveling and finding new adventures together.

Jacinta Livingston

Jacinta Livingston

Jacinta Livingston

Jacinta is the Client Experience Manager for The Unstuck Group. She ensures the churches The Unstuck Group serves are well-equipped to have an excellent experience. She is the member of our team who keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and two children and is active in her local church.

Jenny Surratt

Jenny Surratt

Jenny has over 24 years of accounting experience with churches, nonprofits and for-profit businesses. She has a degree in accounting from the University of Houston. As a former church staffer and church planter’s wife, she is passionate about the local church. Jenny is on the board of All for HIM Ministries, a ministry that serves the homeless in the downtown area of Nashville, TN where she lives with her husband, Chris, and her two daughters.

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Jerry Sen

Jerry Sen

Over the last 20 years, Jerry has been a transformative leader within the Digital & Brand Marketing space.  He has held senior management roles on both agency and client-side, providing a unique perspective on building winning brands, teams and culture.  He has worked for some of the largest and most well-known brands in North America such as Google, Pepsi, Maple Leaf Foods, Smuckers, Epsilon & DoubleClick.

His leadership within the marketplace is now being utilized to impact the lives of people within the city of Toronto and globally.  As Directional Leader for OneChurch.to, a multi-site church in Toronto, he oversees all Digital efforts, Local and Global outreach.  His leadership was critical in launching the LoveArmy which encourages people to be Unignorably Good to others and supports many organizations in the city. His active participation in the Global Leadership Summit also speaks to his enthusiasm for building strong leaders who create positive echoes in their community.

Jesse Tink

Jesse Tink

Jesse is the Executive Pastor at Prairie Lakes Church, which currently spans across eight campuses in northeastern and central Iowa. In his current role he serves on the teaching team, oversees campus pastors, and leads Prairie Lakes’ Executive Team to align resources around their vision to reach Iowa. 

Married to Erin, they have their son, Jude, and their daughter, Ellie. He’s outside in the colder months hunting deer and turkey at their family-owned ground, and roots for the Iowa Hawkeyes and New York Yankees.

Jim Tomberlin

Jim Tomberlin

Jim began his multisite journey in the mid 1990s when he was the senior pastor of Woodmen Valley Chapel. In 2000, he went on to pioneer the multisite model at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. Jim founded Multisite Solutions in 2005 to help churches develop and implement the emerging model of location expansion, and gained over 20+ years of multisite experience before joining The Unstuck Group in February of 2019.

Jim is the author of several books, including Better Together: Making Churches Mergers Work-Expanded and Updated (with Warren Bird) and 125 Tips for Multisite Churches.

Jordan An

Jordan An

Jordan is our Digital Marketing Manager. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University and, prior to joining The Unstuck Group, worked in social media and marketing communications for a Christian non-profit media ministry. She lives in Arizona with her husband, Sam.

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Julie Mullins

Julie Mullins

Julie Mullins is the Co-Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Church. She is passionate about building healthy teams and a vibrant church culture by investing in leaders across all ministries. Before stepping into the senior lead role, Julie served in the Worship Community, and pastored in both Students and Children’s Ministries. Julie founded, Hope for Freedom, a ministry raising awareness and fighting human trafficking here in South Florida and around the globe. Julie leads CF Sisterhood, and has a vision to inspire every generation to run their race with confidence and grace. In her role as Senior Pastor, Julie provides leadership for the Executive Pastors and Core Ministries of the church.

Lee Button

Lee Button

Lee Button, based in the UK, spent six years as Operations Director at New Community Network and Pioneer Trust. With a Business Degree and 17 years of experience spanning corporate and third sector settings, he facilitates Strategic Thinking, Service Design, and Digital Transformation projects, helping organizations create their preferred future. Lee also delivers training, coaching, and serves on the leadership team of New Community Eastleigh.

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Mariann Edgar Budde

Mariann Edgar Budde

Mariann Edgar Budde serves as spiritual leader for 86 Episcopal congregations and ten Episcopal schools in the District of Columbia and four Maryland counties. The first woman elected to this position, she also serves as the chair and president of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, which oversees the ministries of the Washington National Cathedral and Cathedral schools.

When not working, you’ll often find her riding her bicycle, cooking dinner for friends, or visiting family. Bishop Budde and her husband, Paul, have two adult sons, Amos, married to Erika, and Patrick. The Buddes welcomed their second grandchild in the late winter of 2021.

Mark Meyer

Mark Meyer

Mark has been part of Granger Community Church for 23 years leading various teams and currently is the leader for the Development Team. Previously, he served as the Chief Operations Officer for a technology/ consulting firm in South Bend, Indiana.

He facilitates strategy for various organizations, believes the Church and businesses can learn a lot from each other, and thrives on maximizing team performance and culture.

Mark Morgan

Mark Morgan

Mark is currently the Lead Executive Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, Texas as well as an owner in his business, enTrust Payments. Mark has been in full-time ministry since 2003 including seven years on the Executive Leadership Team of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas where he launched three campuses.

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Matt Grubb

Matt Grubb

Matt is a graduating senior at Texas Christian University, majoring in Writing and double minoring in Business and Military Science. He enjoys working in ministry, sales, and also loves creative writing. Outside of work and school, Matt loves exercising, watching TV shows with his wife, and playing with his dog named Tank.

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Matthew Cork

Matthew Cork

Pastor Matthew Cork is the Senior Pastor of Friends Church in Yorba Linda where he has served in his role since 2007 and served the church since 1992. With a BA and MA from Azusa Pacific University, Pastor Cork has led the development of Friends Church into 4 campuses in north Orange County with its latest campus joining the Friends family in Eastvale (2022).

In addition to his work in the United States, Pastor Cork champions hope and freedom for the most marginalized people of India through the work of Dignity Freedom Network (DFN). Under his leadership, Friends Church continues to build educational centers and bring holistic transformation to the world. Matthew also serves as the Superintendent of the Friends Southwest family of churches, bringing vision and growth to the region. As an author, Pastor Cork has published two books: Why Not Today and Broken for Good, both available on Amazon.

Beyond his service in ministry, Matthew is celebrating 26 years of marriage to his wife Mardi and is a proud father of their three children Nolan, Sophie, and Ella.

Melissa Lacross

Melissa Lacross

Melissa is a Copy Editor for the Unstuck Group. She has a master’s degree in English Literature from Clemson University and taught composition for several years in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and three boys. When she’s not writing, reading, or editing, Melissa enjoys cooking and eating delicious food. She’s active in her local church and passionate about music and children’s ministry.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Michael currently serves as Executive Pastor at Faith Chapel Christian Center, a non-denominational church in Birmingham, AL. In full-time ministry since 2006, Michael has served on senior leadership teams in multiple capacities including strategic, operational, and financial roles. He is passionate about helping local churches maximize their impact and potential.

Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander

Paul has more than 23 years experience serving in the local church, the last 18 of which have been on the Senior Leadership Teams of some of the nation’s leading mega-churches. Currently, Paul is serving as the Executive Pastor at Sun Valley Community Church, a large multi-site church located in the Phoenix area.

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Rachel Billups

Rachel Billups

Rachel Billups is a visionary, leader, speaker and author. Currently she serves as Senior Pastor at New Albany United Methodist Church, New Albany/Columbus, Ohio. Rachel draws on her love of people and passion to explore new venues for ministry and mission.

Rachel is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible/Religion and History from Anderson University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School.

Most days you can find Rachel reaching out – praying online, hosting Open Table gatherings in her home or enjoying moments with husband Jon and their four loves: Adeline, Christopher, David and Sarah. She also might be cheering for those Duke Blue Devils and The OSU Buckeyes.

Rachel is a popular speaker for national gatherings and has recently authored BE BOLD: finding your fierce as well as co-authoring Down to Earth: Hopes and Fears of all the Year Are Met in Thee Tonight and Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas – all by Abingdon Press. You can find her on social media at: @rlbillups.

Ron Baum

Ron Baum

Ron has served three southern California churches for over 30 years in various roles from Youth Ministry to Adult Ministry. Currently, Ron serves as the Executive Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in the Temecula Valley. Ron is part of the teaching team, as well as, a guest speaker at leadership conferences and marriage retreats.

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Sam Collier

Sam Collier

Sam is the Lead Pastor at Story Church Atlanta. He is also the founder of A Greater Story Ministries, which houses a nationally televised interview series and podcast called “A Greater Story with Sam Collier,” as well as a partnership with Baker Publishing which recently released his first book entitled, A Greater Story. He lives with his wife and co-pastor, Toni, and their daughter in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sarah Bouma

Sarah Bouma

For more than 12 years, Sarah has focused on leadership training, human resources and organization effectiveness. She has had a breadth of experience with positions at Granger Community Church, the University of Minnesota and the Kellogg Company. She also has experience in local church leadership including staff performance and structure and capital campaigns.

Sean Bublitz

Sean Bublitz

Sean has spent time over the past two decades at Community Christian Church (Naperville, IL) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN) serving in weekend service, arts, and senior leadership roles. He now serves full time as part of the Unstuck team and lives with his wife and 5 kids in Granger, IN.

Shany Cardenas

Shany Cardenas

Shany is our Client Experience Coordinator. She’s a pastor’s wife, mother of three, and a Miami native. She and her husband serve at Christ Fellowship Miami. They love and champion the local church and have been in vocational ministry for 12 years.

Steven Barker

Steven Barker

Steven is energized by helping leaders identify their next steps. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Westside Community Church, on the west side of Portland, Oregon. With experience in instructional design, strategic, financial and operational roles, Steven is passionate about helping leaders identify their most impactful next right step. When he’s not enjoying the green of the Pacific Northwest, he’s visiting his childhood family north of the border in Canada.

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Story Morgan

Story Morgan

Story is a college student attending The King’s College in New York City. As a junior, she is majoring in Media, Culture, and the Arts, and minoring in Business. Story loves digital design and content-creating for social media. Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee led to her love of finding the best coffee shops and exploring new cities. 

Tiffany Deluccia

Tiffany Deluccia

Tiffany is our Director of Sales & Marketing. She graduated from Clemson University, and before joining The Unstuck Group, worked in public relations with major national retail brands, nonprofits and churches on content creation, strategic planning, communication consulting, social media and media relations.

Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Founder and Lead Strategist of The Unstuck Group. Started in 2009, The Unstuck Group has served 500 churches throughout the United States and several countries around the world.

Previously, Tony served on the senior leadership teams of three rapidly growing churches including NewSpring Church in South Carolina. He has five published books including, The Unstuck Church, and, with Amy Anderson, he hosts The Unstuck Church Podcast which has thousands of listeners each month.

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Vicki Gray

Vicki Gray

Derwin and Vicki Gray have been married 30 years and have two adult children. They met and got married at BYU, where Derwin played football and Vicki threw the javelin. They are the founders of Transformation Church (TC). Launched in 2010, TC is a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped church near Charlotte, NC. Derwin is the Lead Pastor while Vicki is the Executive Director over Spiritual Formation and Staff Development. A former NFL player of six years (Colts and Panthers), Derwin received his doctorate at Northern Seminary and he is the author of several books, including  How to Heal Our Racial Divide and his bestseller The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches About Finding True Happiness. Vicki is currently in graduate school at Wheaton College pursuing an MA in Ministry Leadership.