As an engaging leader and speaker, Don has held several pastoral and leadership positions. In 1982, he and his wife Sue started Christ’s Church of the Valley in his living room, and it expanded to include eight campuses in the greater Phoenix area with attendance over 27,000 and a 300-person staff.
In addition Don has conducted leadership training for over 7,000 pastors and leaders internationally. He has a special ability to relate to all age groups and demographics as well as corporate leaders.
Don & Sue recently launched Accelerate.Group with a primary purpose to address the challenges of pastors and wives across the US and beyond. Some statistics indicate an 80%+ dropout rate of pastors within the first five years of ministry due to the demands of the job. Accelerate.Group also focuses on leadership selection and transition, governance and role definitions to enable organizations to function more effectively.