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About Dave

Twenty-eight years in sales and management split between a Fortune 500 company and a small manufacturing company, have provided Dave with a wealth of experience. While working with a variety of people he was able to consistently meet challenges head-on which allowed him to positively influence people during those years.

Fifteen years ago, Dave transitioned into full-time ministry and is now an ordained pastor in the Wesleyan Church. He serves in the areas of adult ministries, discipleship formation and ministry with men in a local church in West Michigan. Dave was also active as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship for 13 years.

Being a lifelong learner, Dave focuses on encouraging people to look inward to identify strengths and leverage those strengths along with their passion to unleash their potential in unprecedented ways. In fact, this is what attracted Dave to life coaching, propelling him into a course of study to become a professional life coach, and a certified coach in the Wesleyan Church Coaching Network.

In his free time, Dave is energized playing golf, tennis and traveling. It's always a good day when he can spend time with Gayle, his wife of 40+ years, his 3 married kids and his 9 life-infusing grandkids.

About Gayle

Gayle's life purpose is to glorify God. As a committed Christ follower, she strives to live out her purpose by empowering women and couples to find their full potential in Him. She gets excited when someone discovers an area of passion, pursues it and finds fulfillment in it.

Gayle is passionate about coaching for positive change, exploring life balance, establishing a clear focus, and discovering new possibilities. This is what led her to pursue further education and to become a certified professional coach. Her values include family, marriage, authenticity, spiritual growth, joy, encouragement, friendships, making an impact, and leaving a legacy. Gayle is also a certified coach in the Wesleyan Church Coaching Network.

Gayle was in Bible Study Fellowship for 11 years and has served on a local church staff for 25 years, while ministering to married couples, families, and women. She has led retreats and spoken at conferences for married couples and women as well.

Meaningful relationships, fun, and laughter infuse Gayle's life. Beach days, traveling, reading, and biking top her list of leisure activities. The greatest earthly gift she has received is 40+ years of marriage to Dave. Together they have 3 married children and 9 precious grandchildren.

About Dave & Gayle

Dave and Gayle are ACC certified by the ICF. Married for more than 40 years, Dave & Gayle are passionate about inspiring and equipping married couples to move their marriage from "good enough" to great. Their desire is for each couple to experience more hope, pleasure, purpose, and joy in marriage, while being intentional in developing practical skills to protect it.

Dave & Gayle have been concentrating their efforts, working with marriages for 16 years. Their ministry with marriages has given them the opportunity to lead an initiative for the formation of mentoring small groups, work one on one with couples, speak at marriage retreats and conferences, offer per-marital workshops and coaching, and lead marriage enrichment classes. Dave & Gayle have been able to see first-hand the incredible value of coaching marriages. This experience further fueled their pursuit of education in coaching and certification as professional coaches.

Together, Dave & Gayle love to spend time at the beach, travel, biking and time with our 3 married children and 9 grandchildren.