Meet Our Team

Rebekah, Faculty and Staff

Rebekah Simon-Peter

Chief Visionary

Rebekah is passionate about reconnecting spiritual leaders with their God-given powers to co-create miracles with the divine.  Her award-winning group coaching program, Creating a Culture of Renewal® has energized church leaders across the country to reclaim their calling and to grow their ministries.  Known for teaching leaders how to bring out the best in the people who frustrate them the most, her work transforms church leaders and the congregations they serve.

Rebekah is the author of Dream Like Jesus:  Deepen Your Faith and Bring the Impossible to Life, The Jew Named Jesus, Green Church, Green Church Leader Guide, and 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church.

A dynamic speaker, Rebekah has engaged and challenged audiences around the country.  When she’s not on the road, you can find her on the hiking trail with her dogs Maddie and Beau, or concocting in the kitchen with her wonderful husband Jerry Gonzales.

For more information about Rebekah Simon-Peter, call (307) 333-5990, email office@rebekahsimonpeter.com or visit www.rebekahsimonpeter.com.

Our Faculty

Bonnie Marden

Bonnie Marden

Faculty

By empowering church leaders and congregations, Bonnie joyfully fulfills her call to support bold leadership, courageous missions, wise discernment and strategic stewardship.  She lives in Massachusetts with her partner Lee and has launched three children into adulthood. Her spiritual disciplines include reading, writing and swimming.  Bonnie is the author of “Church Finances for Missional Leaders: Best Practices for Financial Stewardship” – a vision fulfilled through Creating A Culture of Renewal.

McKenzie Sefa

McKenzie Sefa

Faculty

Rev. McKenzie M. Sefa is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, currently serving as pastor of Central UMC, Spencer, NC.  Her calling and passion is making the Bible come alive, guiding others to take their place as God’s beloved children, and leading the church to build the Kingdom in their communities.  McKenzie is married to Rev. Craig Sefa and mother to her beautiful daughter, Ariana. In her spare time, McKenzie enjoys cross-stitch, reading, and cheering on her Gators and Jaguars.

Martha Taylor

Martha Taylor

Faculty

In addition to serving as certified faculty for Creating a Culture of Renewal, Martha is the former Communications Director of the Arkansas Annual Conference, and the founder of a unique organization where her clients expand their capacity through a combination of coaching and equine assisted learning. She lives in Arkansas with her equine partner, Handsome, and her human partner, Clay.  Martha and Clay have two adult children, a beautiful daughter-in-love, and granddaughter Liv, who Martha asserts is the smartest, prettiest, most fascinating granddaughter on the entire planet.

Steve Trout

Steve Trout

Faculty

Rev. Dr. Stephen Trout is recently retired after 40 years of service as an Elder in the New Mexico Annual Conference of the UMC. He’s been married to Elaine for 46 years and they have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Steve is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do, and an avid outdoorsman.  So, he can kick … and pray for you at the same time.

Mary Beth Taylor

Mary Beth Taylor

Faculty and Mentoring Coordinator

Mary Beth Taylor is an energetic and Spirit-led Ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church, with 25 years of ministry experience in youth ministry, parish ministry, and church planting, as well as District and Conference committee service. A dynamic facilitator and coach, Mary Beth strives to challenge and inspire the church leaders with whom she works, so they can create the phenomenal lives they have dreamed possible through God. Mary Beth finds traveling, singing, and mountain biking fun. She lives in Littleton, Colorado with her spouse, Steve Cummins, their 2 boys, 2 cats, and 2 dogs.

Our Staff

Pascale Dovala

Pascale Dovala

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Life, her family, helping others and empowering growth within herself and those around her, are Pascale’s passions. Her previous employment includes working as practice manager in a psychiatric facility. Pascale was one of the first three Certified in the State of Wyoming to treat adult patients with TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and helped pioneer a new treatment for patients with depression. Pascale has studied Business Administration and comes with many years of experience working as an executive assistant, and as a much-loved case manager in the Casper area. Pascale is married, has one son who is her world, enjoys playing board games with her family, kayaking, riding bikes and spending time with family and friends.

Ashley Suggs

Ashley Suggs

Bookkeeper

Ashley is passionate about serving the community around her having participated in a variety of ministries equipping people to live out their identities and callings in Christ. She’s been a part of Teen Challenge Program as a volunteer and staff member for several years. A gifted singer and song writer, Ashley has a growing guitar collection. She loves traveling, camping, kayaking, hiking, and all things outdoors. As a full-time student at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary, she’s working toward her bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Ashley and her husband, Jesse, live in Wyoming with their two energetic dogs and spunky cat.

Ann Miller

Ann Miller

Special Projects Coordinator

Ann’s background includes founding and managing non-profit organizations, community organizing, freelance writing, and marketing.  With a life-long passion for peace and justice work, Ann has marched the streets from coast to coast, and spearheaded two projects bringing war-injured Iraqi children to the United States with No More Victims.  She and husband Cole, are currently the world’s most doting grandparents to grandson Sumter, and willing servants to four-legged family, Scooby, Blaze, and Big Boy.

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