When you lose a great staff member, it’s like climbing a tall staircase to nowhere. You did a lot of work in training and creating a staff culture that is productive; then, it’s gone. Jay has heard all the reasons why people leave seemingly great ministry positions. Here are ten of them.Jay Mitchell
About the Author
Jay has over 15 years of pastoral experience, serving as Executive Pastor and leading a staff of over 150 people at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church during a period of significant growth and ministry expansion. He has also served in the for-profit world of media, publishing and training, first as VP and General Manager of Business Operations at Sawyer Media, a venture-back start up based in San Francisco, and for the last eight years as Vice President of Programming at Church Communication Network (CCN), the leader in bringing the highest quality training and content to churches across North America. He has also served as Executive Coach and Communication Consultant to CEOs and management teams at eBay, Borland Software, and FabSuite Software, and as a Project Manager for the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has also been a frequent presenter at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, focusing on non-profits. In addition to leading and assisting executive-searches for churches and parachurch ministries, Jay will also take the lead in expanding the Vanderbloemen Search Group’s reach into the world of Christian publishing and media. With a passion for excellence and hands-on experience in building strong, dynamic and flexible organizations both in the church and in the business world, Jay brings a unique blend of pastoral and leadership skills to his role as an Executive Search Consultant. Jay lives in Houston, TX and has three mostly-grown children whom he absolutely adores. When he’s not doing searches for churches and businesses, you will find him playing golf, training for his next half or full marathon, and spending time with his friends and family.