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Jessica Stong

Leadership Coach, Retreat Leader

Jessica Stong is an executive and transformational coach, speaker and founder of Lives of Courage, a holistic coaching practice. She offers individual and group coaching in addition to a coach training program and soul care retreats. While obtaining a Master’s in Psychology, Jessica developed the Cycle of Courage, a psychological framework that supports individual emotional,…

Connie Morris

Spiritual Director, Prayer Minister

Connie is a retired Grand Rapids Police Officer and currently works as an Investigator for the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and as an Adjunct Professor at Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska Universities. She is also an ordained minister (5-fold ministry).   She has over 20 years of ministry experience leading small…

John Walton

Senior Pastor, Spiritual Director

John serves with Soul Shepherding as a Spiritual Director providing soul care and coaching, especially for pastors. He is a Senior Pastor with nearly 30 years of experience in historic and intergenerational churches. He has an M.Div. degree from Howard University and a D.Min degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, with an emphasis in Leadership…

Dave Larson

Lead Pastor, Spiritual Director

Dave serves with Soul Shepherding as a Spiritual Director and Coach. He is the Lead Pastor for a large church in California’s Central Valley, where he has served for nearly 30 years.  He has an M.A. degree from California Theological Seminary. Also, he and his wife Gena completed the Soul Shepherding Institute and Spiritual Direction…

Gena Larson

Executive Director, Spiritual Director

Gena serves with Soul Shepherding as a Spiritual Director and Coach. She is the Executive Director of a non-profit ministry and has been a pastor’s wife at a large church for over 30 years.  She and her husband Dave completed the Soul Shepherding Institute and Spiritual Direction certificate training. She was struggling with burnout when…

Jeff McCrory

Pastor, Spiritual Director

Jeff is a Presbyterian pastor with over forty-years experience in churches and seminaries. Jeff has served churches in California, Colorado, Washington DC, and now in Tennessee. Originally from East Tennessee, Jeff migrated West working with the Young Life organization. Following his trek West, Jeff graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with an M.Div. and then did…

John Walton

John serves with Soul Shepherding as a Spiritual Director providing soul care and coaching, especially for pastors. He is a Senior Pastor with nearly 30 years of experience in historic and intergenerational churches. He has an M.Div. degree from Howard University and a D.Min degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, with an emphasis in Leadership…

Dave Larson

Dave serves with Soul Shepherding as a Spiritual Director and Coach. He is the Lead Pastor for a large church in California’s Central Valley, where he has served for nearly 30 years.  He has an M.A. degree from California Theological Seminary. Also, he and his wife Gena completed the Soul Shepherding Institute and Spiritual Direction…

Gena Larson

Gena serves with Soul Shepherding as a Spiritual Director and Coach. She is the Executive Director of a non-profit ministry and has been a pastor’s wife at a large church for over 30 years.  She and her husband Dave completed the Soul Shepherding Institute and Spiritual Direction certificate training. She was struggling with burnout when…

Jeff McCrory

Jeff is a Presbyterian pastor with over forty-years experience in churches and seminaries. Jeff has served churches in California, Colorado, Washington DC, and now in Tennessee. Originally from East Tennessee, Jeff migrated West working with the Young Life organization. Following his trek West, Jeff graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with an M.Div. and then did…