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Tracee J. Swank
Leader, Consultant and Leadership Coach
Tracee J. Swank serves as the leader of Church Doctor Ministries and is a certified Church Doctor consultant, a Christian leadership coach, and a licensed StoryBrand Certified Guide and Coach. Tracee is committed to helping local churches and ministry organizations discover their purpose and mission in the communities they serve.
As the leader of Church Doctor Ministries, Tracee serves pastors and ministry leaders as a strategic guide, consultant, and coach, helping them gain clarity in ministry and take action to advance the Kingdom work they are called to do. She leads the ministry team of support staff, consultants, and coaches.
Tracee has an undergraduate degree in organization development from the University of Toledo. She received a master’s degree in theological studies and spiritual formation from the Winebrenner Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Tracee’s spare time is usually filled with reading, writing, and studying trends in culture. When not traveling for ministry, she can be found in her kitchen adapting and trying new recipes or outside vegetable gardening. She lives in northwest Ohio with her husband, Matt, and their black lab, Beckett. Together, Tracee and Matt (and Beckett) train assistance dogs for Assistance Dogs of America.
Kent R. Hunter
Kent R. Hunter is the founder of Church Doctor Ministries. He believes that God has called him to help Christians and their churches become more effective for the Great Commission, to reach unbelievers and to make them disciples of Jesus Christ. Dr. Hunter is the author of 32 books. He has consulted more than 1,700 churches from 78 denominations, as well as nondenominational and independent churches. He developed the SEND Movement, which trains congregational members to become missionaries to those who are unchurched in their social networks. Kent writes the bimonthly Church Doctor Report and also has a podcast, Prescriptions from a Church Doctor, both found on www.churchdoctor.org.
Kent lives on a tree farm in northeast Indiana with his wife, Janet. Kent and Janet have two grown children, Laura and Jon.
Consultants and coaches
Rev. Dennis Kutzner
Dennis and Carol often travel together, offering a challenging and tender approach to teaching ministry. They are widely known for their motivational, leadership, and marriage conferences.
Dr. Christine A. Timm
Chrysanne lives in Sylvania with her husband, Craig. They have one daughter, Holly, and two sons, Matthew and Brian. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family and friends, reading, knitting, antique shopping, boating, and Taekwon-Do (she is a first-degree Black Belt).
Dr. Barry Kolb
In addition, Barry serves as:
- A field consultant for Church Doctor Ministries
- Workshop teacher for inmate pastors for 13 years at the largest maximum security prison in America, Louisiana State Prison in Angola, LA, using Crossways materials (Biblical Timeline, See Through the Scriptures, Divine Drama, and various short courses).
- Vice President of Christ for India (org). He has led pastor’s conferences, taught seminary courses, and preached extensively in India on many occasions.
- President of India Missions Foundation.
Barry and his wife Nancy have two grown children: Eric (Sheryl) & Terri and one grandson: Joshua (Kristina) all who live the Dallas/Ft Worth area. His personal mission statement is: See the VISION…Live the MISSION…Feel the PASSION. Barry’s life verse is: Proverbs 3:5-6.
Tom has over 30 years of experience in ministry. Over that time, discipleship and leadership development have been a hallmark of his ministry. He has had the privilege of mentoring dozens of lay and professional church leaders over the years. He has also led churches through nearly every significant transition including birth, redevelopment, and merger.nced settings.
For the past 20 years, Todd has begun, developed, and led church organizations ranging in size for a few dozen to a few thousand. He continues to provide coaching for business and ministry leaders and most recently led a six-month cohort of new pastors who’d just graduated from the seminary. He excels in keynote speaking, mission/vision formation, and strategic planning with a focus toward discipleship and multiplication.
Chelsey currently serves as the Creative Guide for Church Doctor. She was called to the team in 2018 after completing 10 months of the SEND Movement discipleship training. Through Church Doctor, she has had the opportunity to travel to England, South Africa, Colorado, Washington, Arkansas, Arizona, and around the Midwest for mission trips, immersion excursions, and conferences. She feels truly blessed to be a part of the CDM team.
Chelsey is married to Matt, who also serves on the CDM team. They live in Alexandria, Minnesota, and enjoy being surrounded by so many beautiful lakes and trails. Chelsey and Matt spend their free time adventuring to new places, hanging out with Chelsey’s family, and making new friends.
In his spare time, he is an active member and serves on a worship team at his church, St. Joseph UMC, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In addition to that, he enjoys reading legal thrillers, hiking, traveling, and enjoys spending time with his family. Jason has been married to his wife Laura since 2004 and they have two daughters.
Matt Genszler has served the Church Doctor Ministries Team in the role of Marketing and Analytics since fall of 2017. He has assisted the team on trips around the US, to England, and to South Africa. He serves the team remotely from Alexandria, MN since he moved there to marry his lovely wife Chelsey in summer of 2020.
Assistant to the Leader
Bethany joined the Church Doctor Ministries team in March of 2020 and serves as the assistant to the leader. Prior to this position she operated a daycare in her home for 7 years. She felt a call to ministry as a teen and enjoys any opportunity to help lead others toward Christ. She assists her husband, Todd, in leading the youth at their local church and is involved in the Mops ministry there. She has three children and lives at her childhood home in the country. In her spare time she likes to go on hikes, work in her garden, bake, and read.
John Wargowsky serves on the Marketing Team for Church Doctor Ministries and SEND North America and lives in Delaware, Ohio. He attends Northgate Church. He serves in Prison Outreach Ministries that goes into Ohio prisons with a major focus being a weekly prayer ministry at the Ohio Reformatory for Women.
He has called square dances and led line, round, folk and novelty dances for 35 years. He was born and reared on the family farm in north central Ohio with 30 years of experience in agricultural associations.
Special Projects Team Leader
Katie Erickson joined Church Doctor Ministries at the beginning of 2021 as the Special Projects Team Leader. Prior to this, she worked for almost 17 years as an electrical engineer. Katie earned her Masters of Divinity degree in 2010 from Winebrenner Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Ministry degree there while also serving as Alumni Coordinator. After her MDiv, Katie began serving the Worldview Warriors ministry through writing weekly blog posts, monthly appearances on the Do Not Keep Silent radio program, various speaking engagements, and editing and publishing books for the ministry.
She has a passion for teaching and tutoring, especially the Biblical Hebrew language. She enjoys spending time helping authors publish their books with her editing and graphic design skills, and you can often find her crocheting and knitting in her free time. She lives in northwest Ohio with her husband, her best friend, and a variety of pets.
Ministry Advancement Coordinator
Frank Talarico joined Church Doctor Ministries in July 2021 as serves as the Ministry Advancement Coordinator. He attended Central Bible College (now Evangel University) majoring in Church Ministries and Pastoral Counseling. He has held a number of different positions. He helped large and small size churches, as well as young companies walk through times of transition toward stability. Frank is a gifted and experienced leader that is passionate about helping churches remove barriers to effectiveness.
A Michigan native, Frank now resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his wife, Leslie, and four kids: Giovanni, Francesca, Vincenza, and Rocco. As you may have guessed, the Talarico family has regular pasta nights! Frank enjoys spending time with his family at Lake Michigan, relaxing by the fire, traveling, and reading.