While CHC has a national footprint, we are also able to work regionally and locally. This helps keep costs down and enables many more churches and clergy to access our services. By creating regional centers, we reduce travel and time constraints. In addition, we provide training and educational opportunities that are easily accessible to many more people.


Jim Kitchens

Jim-Kitchens-headshot-2A native of Mississippi, Jim has served Presbyterian churches in California and Tennessee for almost 35 years. He loves helping congregations prayerfully discern how the Spirit calls them to adapt to changing cultural contexts. Jim is the author of The Postmodern Parish published by the Alban Institute. Read more about Jim Kitchens. He can be reached at JimK@chchurches.org.


Local Consultants and Coaches

The following consultants and coaches live in the West region. Learn more about each of them and find their contact information by clicking on their name.

Amy Derrick
Jim Kitchens

More Information

SERVICES – The Center for Healthy Churches provides help and hope for congregations and clergy through a wide array of ministries. Everyone who works with CHC is currently serving in a congregation or is a recent veteran of a local church or organizational ministry. CHC coaches and consultants combine vast experience, proven track records, and an awareness of the larger issues facing the church in the 21st century enables to bring a non-naïve and deeply spiritual approach to our clients. Read more about our services.

ENDORSEMENTS – Our consultants and coaches come with great recommendations. In addition to endorsements provided with their personal bios, read further testimonials about churches and individuals who have worked with CHC.

ABOUT US – CHC believes that as challenging as the environment of congregational and clergy life is, there are equal opportunities for effective ministry. We believe in the church, it’s mission, and it’s potential. We find hope in the multiple ways congregations and clergy are finding new life and energy in the 21st century. Our driving motivation is to elevate the spiritual, emotional, financial, organizational and physical health of churches and clergy. We do this by helping establish clear vision and focus for the congregation’s future, addressing complex issues, enhancing communication, exploring opportunities for growth, and building strong community. Learn more about us.

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