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Introducing 2021 CCNI President – Joe Donaldson

Joe Donaldson and his wife, Julie, have lived in the Seattle, WA area for nearly 14 years Joe held the position of Executive Pastor in a local church. Along the way, he became an ICF credentialed coach, a certified church consultant, and a member of IPM (Interim Pastors Ministry). Joe gained valuable board experience while serving as a member of the National Board of Overseers for Converge, the ICF WA State board, and as board president for ConvergeNW.

The primary coaching hook for Joe was the way in which coaching can be leveraged as a discipleship tool. When those “Aha” client moments include a greater awareness of who they are in Christ, he comes away knowing his coaching is central to the spiritual growth and development of his client.

Joe & Julie are parents of one adult daughter who lives in the Portland area with her husband, three children, and one dog. Joe likes to read and to listen to jazz. If you are ever in the area, he’d love to meet you!

2021 Board of Directors
Your 2021 CCNI Board of Directors is poised to serve the members of our community with excellence and bold leadership. I am excited to serve with the men and women God has brought to this team. They reflect our commitment to represent the membership of CCNI. Let me introduce them to you:

Executive Committee
President – Joe Donaldson, Federal Way, WA
Immediate-Past President – Rich Wiegel, Hobart, IN
Secretary – Christopher White, Rio Rancho, NM
Treasurer – Brian Bennett, St Charles, MO
Director of Strategy – Rosalyn Smith, Louisville, KY

At-Large Directors
Director of Membership – Georgina Niemeyer, Bakersfield, CA
Director of Education – Susan Litwiller, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Director of Technology – Brett Combs, Prosper, TX
Director of Credentialing – Kimberly O’Brien, Braeside, ON
Director of Marketing – Joe McGarry, Newington, CT

Our priorities to better serve our members in 2021 include the following:
• Re-tool our website making it easier to navigate valuable resources
• Increase member engagement across all CCNI platforms
• Build teams/committees to work with directors
• Finalize a stream-lined credentialing process
• Launch an accreditation program for Christian coaching schools
• Offer a new mini e-Summit during Coaching Week in May
• Hold the annual e-Summit in November
• Launch the Point Of Need program to provide coaching for underserved clients
• Recruit donors, partners, and sponsors to support the above initiatives

It is our joy to serve you! We hold weekly informal meetings, monthly board meetings, and quarterly strategy meetings. We are committed to working together to expand and strengthen CCNI. Pray for us as we serve you and the Christian coaching community. Please contact me directly with your questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Joe Donaldson

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