Our mission is simple. We help churches get unstuck.

To accomplish that mission, we build our team based on an essential set of values.

Kingdom Impact

Everything we do is about spreading the Gospel and helping people become disciples of Jesus.
We aim to keep our eyes on eternity, prioritizing life change, not just growth.

Forward Thinking

We are a group of continuous learners who take risks and challenge the status quo.
We believe in the importance of leaving a legacy that paves the way for the next generation. We look ahead and ask “Why not?” rather than “Why?”

Strategic Action

We believe in gathering the facts, planning ahead, and courageously seeing plans through, knowing accountability is essential for progress.
Proverbs 19:2 says “Zeal without knowledge is not good.” We value strategy, which means we are willing to say no to good things to prioritize the great.

Generosity

Our heart is to be good stewards of all God has entrusted to us, both time and resources.
We aim to humbly serve, sacrifice and live for others. We create margin in our lives to be available for the needs of fellow believers and leaders.

A High-Capacity Team

We have a mantra: “The team outperforms the individual every time.” Members of our team have a high capacity for managing their work efficiently and excellently.
We take a strengths-based approach to building our team, hiring self-motivated people committed to personal growth and ongoing development of their skills.

Our Story

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

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

In 2008, he started coaching pastors across the country. Through these coaching relationships, a theme became clear: Pastors felt stuck. In the following year, Tony was able to serve 10 churches, but more were requesting help getting unstuck than he could serve alone. So, he started building a team and developing a process that could help many more churches get unstuck.

Most organizations start, grow, thrive, lose momentum, decline and eventually end. We believe God desires that every church lives out its purpose at the pinnacle of sustained health. Our process is rooted in that belief, and we filter every aspect of our work through the lens of helping churches find health and effectiveness.

The Unstuck Group has served 300+ churches in the years since Tony first ventured out, and we continually work to refine and improve our process to serve churches’ needs better. It’s a spiritual endeavor of coming together as a ministry team to clarify where God’s called your church to go and how you’re going to get there. We walk with you through the process in four phases. Learn how our Unstuck Process helps churches get unstuck.

Our Team

Tony Morgan
Tony MorganFounder and Lead Strategist
For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He’s written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
Amy Anderson
Amy AndersonDirector of Consulting
Amy served as the Executive Director of Weekend Services for over 12 years at Eagle Brook Church in the Twin Cities, helping the church grow from 3,000 to over 20,000. Today she works with churches of all sizes, providing a fresh perspective and concrete strategies to strengthen their processes, staff health and weekend experience.
Lance Witt
Lance WittDirector of Unstuck Teams
Lance is a pastor and a friend to leaders. He is passionate about helping people live well so they can lead well. Lance served 20 years as a Senior Pastor before serving 7 years as an Executive/Teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He is also the founder of Replenish ministries and for more than a decade has been serving leaders and organizations of all shapes and sizes. Lance has written two books, Replenish and High Impact Teams.
Mark Meyer
Mark MeyerDirector of Business Development
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.
Sean Bublitz
Sean BublitzMinistry Consultant
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.
Jim Tomberlin
Jim TomberlinMultisite & Merger Strategist
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. He founded Multisite Solutions in 2005 to help churches develop and implement the emerging model of location expansion. Jim gained over 20+ years of multisite experience before joining The Unstuck Group in February of 2019.
Mark Morgan
Mark MorganMinistry Consultant
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.
Paul Alexander
Paul AlexanderMinistry Consultant
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.
Chris Surratt
Chris SurrattMinistry Consultant
Chris Surratt is a ministry consultant and coach with more than twenty years of experience serving the local church. 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 Small Groups for the Rest of Us and Leading Small Groups. You can follow his blog at www.chrissurratt.com.
Sarah Bouma
Sarah BoumaMinistry Consultant
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.
Chad Hunt
Chad HuntMinistry Consultant
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, including 16 years as a Lead Pastor. Chad has served urban and rural churches with attendance from 50-1200 through coaching, strategic planning and pastoral leadership development. Chad and his wife love taking all day road trips (and sometimes off-road trips) in their Jeep Wrangler. In addition to consulting with The Unstuck Group, Chad currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Victory Hill Church in Scottsville, KY.
Michael Moore
Michael MooreMinistry Consultant
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.
Jesse Tink
Jesse TinkMinistry Consultant
Jesse is the Pastor of Campus Development at Prairie Lakes Church, which currently spans across six campuses in northeastern and central Iowa. He’s served in various roles including college, music, production, teaching, and senior leadership. Jesse has led teams in urban, suburban, and rural locations, from campuses of 50 to 1500. 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.
Ron Baum
Ron BaumMinistry Consultant
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.
Tammy Kelley
Tammy KelleyMinistry Consultant
Tammy has over 20 years of ministry experience serving in key leadership roles at Ginghamsburg Church, Willow Creek Community Church, Vanderbloemen Search Group, and in her current role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Bethany Christian Services. Holding an executive MBA and practical church experience, Tammy brings a good blend of business and staffing strategy to the team.
Lee Button
Lee ButtonMinistry Consultant
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.
Gabe Kolstad
Gabe KolstadMinistry Consultant
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.
Tiffany Deluccia
Tiffany DelucciaDirector of Sales + Marketing
Tiffany is our Director of Marketing & Communications. 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. She also founded and writes for WastingPerfume.com, a devotional blog for young women.
Caroline Wrenn
Caroline WrennContent Specialist
Caroline is a Content Specialist for The Unstuck Group. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication. She is involved with her local church in Athens, GA as well as other local ministries. She is passionate about leveraging communication strategies for helping churches experience growth!
Ellery Sadler
Ellery SadlerUnstuck Solutions Manager
Ellery graduated from Liberty University. Before joining The Unstuck Group, she worked with one of the largest nonprofits in the country where she specialized in providing marketing and growth strategy expertise for global humanitarian projects. She is passionate about helping churches reach their full potential and fulfill the Great Commission.
Jacinta Livingston
Jacinta LivingstonClient Experience Manager
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, son and daughter. She is also active in her local church, where she serves as co-director of Women’s Ministry.
Sarah Gillette
Sarah GilletteClient Experience Coordinator
Sarah is the Client Experience Coordinator for the Unstuck Group. She graduated with her Bachelors degree from Furman University and her Masters in International Community Development from Northwest University. Sarah has a passion for seeing the Gospel communicated clearly to people all over the world. She and her husband, Wesley, love to travel. You will most often find them dreaming up their next trip in order to experience a new culture, food, and language. When they aren’t visiting new places, they call Temple, Texas home.
Jenny Surratt
Jenny SurrattBookkeeper
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.
Jason Vernon
Jason VernonSpecial Project Coordinator
In addition to working with The Unstuck Group, Jason serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications at Free Chapel in Gainesville, GA. Jason has served as a lead pastor and a marketing consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He has an MBA and a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership from Liberty University. He lives in Buford, GA with his wife and two sons.
Melissa Lacross
Melissa LacrossCopy Editor
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.
Kileen Klapp
Kileen KlappCopy Editor
Kileen is a Copy Editor for the Unstuck Group. She has a degree in English and Education from Western Michigan University, and worked for several years in corporate training at a Fortune 500 company. Kileen currently provides editing, proofing, and content development for churches and other Christian organizations. She has volunteered in the local church for over 30 years and believes passionately in its potential to change the world. Kileen lives in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida, with her husband, Tim.
Zach Taylor
Zach TaylorMarketing and Communications Intern
Zach is a senior at the University of Mobile. He will receive his undergraduate degree in Communication, with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations in December 2019. During his time at Mobile, Zach has had the privilege of presenting his research to both the Alabama Communication Association and the Mississippi Communication Association. He is an active member of his home church in Mobile, AL and is passionate about sharing the Gospel with others.