Rev. Ronald Burgio

Rev. Ronald Burgio

Senior Pastor / Love Joy Church

Wayne Hedlund has helped us with strategic planning, tactical approach and encouragement for both Elim Fellowship and my local church, Love Joy Church in Lancaster, NY. He helped us resolve difficult situations and we were able to implement his ideas for the betterment of our staff, volunteers and church. I would encourage any leader, pastor or head of organization to bring in Wayne to assist, strengthen and help strategize. He is well worth it. We plan to continue to use him.

Rev. Bill King

Rev. Bill King

Senior Pastor / Elim Grace Church

Wayne helped us to examine and analyze everything from the signs out front of our church to how we take an offering. Planning sermons and utilizing better graphics. He helped us address how sensitive we are to guests and how to plan staffing moves. He was thorough and gave good advice from a deep bank of experience that has actually paid off for us at Elim Grace. It’s money well spent to get an intelligent and objective review and coaching on what you are doing and how it might be done better and more effectively. Wayne will do a great job for you to help you get to the next level of reaching people for Christ. You will not regret enlisting his coaching help.

Rev. Mike Cavanaugh

Rev. Mike Cavanaugh

President / Elim Bible Institute

Wayne doesn’t just talk about the theory of how to raise a church to the next level he is someone who has actually done it. His input at the church I pastored had a major impact on the success of the church. His work with students at Elim Bible Institute and College has also raised the excellence of our students and taught them how to plan and execute a high quality church service.

Rev. Joshua Finley

Rev. Joshua Finley

Lead Pastor / Elim Gospel Church

Wayne Hedlund knows how to get things done. He served as our executive pastor and really helped us move forward with healthy systems and effective strategies. One of the best things he brings to the table is an ability to scale his leadership coaching to fit both large and small ministry environments. Wayne is the real deal. If he ends up coaching or consulting with your ministry you will feel like you have just brought a franchise player to the table. His heart to build God’s Kingdom is amazing and he has the skill set to match his passion!

Ryan Reese

Ryan Reese

Lead Pastor / Cornerstone Christian Church

As a coach, Wayne has challenged me to go beyond the limitations that I might place on myself. He has an innate ability not only to help me see potential, but helps cultivate the gifts God has placed in me to attain the potential. If you are looking to expand your influence, improve your leadership or simply sharpen the tools God gave you; Wayne will effectively help you reach that next level.

Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor

Lead Pastor / Grace Fellowship Church

Wayne has helped us in so many ways over the years. His practical insights have led us to make strategic changes which have both increased regular attendees in our church and closed our back door. We have doubled in size in the past four years – and our original attendees are still coming too! Because of his investment, more lives are being changed through our church. I am convinced that Wayne has a gift for leading leaders to lead! We are grateful for all he has done for us.”

Chris Zeigler

Chris Zeigler

Assistant Director / BASIC College Ministries

During coaching sessions with Pastor Wayne I learned a lot about leadership and ministry in a short time. He helped me to step back and notice some things about myself that I wouldn’t have seen before. For example, one of the things we talked about was stage presence, which I have been able to directly apply to emceeing at church and the ministry I work for. I found Wayne’s coaching incredibly beneficial and helpful. There are so many things about ourselves that we don’t notice and Pastor Wayne is good at seeing those things and helping you work through them. A number of people have commented on the development in my leadership since I’ve gone through this coaching.

Joe Farage

Joe Farage

Admissions Director / Elim Bible Institute

For me, the ministry was mainly practical, equipping me to be more efficient and productive. It was difficult for me to be productive and get a lot done when I felt like the mountain of tasks I was facing was too much for me. Being able to learn a method of organizing and prioritizing these tasks and projects was extremely beneficial to me. Wayne lets the coaching sessions be directed by you, which helps it to focus on whatever you really want to get help with. For me it ranged from working with my leaders, to sharing my vision and goals, to practical “here’s how to work effectively”. For you it might be different, but what you get out of the meetings will definitely help you succeed in life and ministry.

Don Buongiorne

Don Buongiorne

Outreach Director / Grace House Rochester

Wayne helped me understand myself and some destructive ways in my conversations. I would throw myself under the bus and not realize it. Which was destroying the ministry that God gave me. Through Wayne’s counseling and patience we were able to re-program my words and re-build my conversations to help build the ministry and create healthy relationships with other leaders. I would highly recommend Wayne to any one who would need coaching or guidance. He is kind, patient, knowledgeable of the Word of God and applies it to his life also.

Todd Cavanaugh

Todd Cavanaugh

Former Director / BASIC College Ministries

Pastor Wayne has been one of my greatest mentors. He was extremely insightful in teaching me about strategic planning, but also with tactical issues like confrontation or personal productivity. I highly recommend him to those seeking help through leadership challenges, or to those wanting an increase in personal or team productivity.

Dustin H

/ The Rock Church

I have gone through Hosting Exceptional Sunday Services at least four times, and Strategic Planning for Local Churches twice! Truly great work. The elders in my church are going to get together to go over all of this as soon as we can all get together. We thank you so much for what you have accomplished for the Kingdom, and highly recommend that anyone seeking for God to work in a greater way in their weekend services would drink from this cup.

Bob Wheeler

Bob Wheeler

Senior Pastor / Lima Baptist Church

I appreciated the “Exceptional Greeter” training we received yesterday using the workshop materials we purchased a while back. Our Operations Administrator scheduled it for right after church, with lunch, and started the first session while we were eating to get us going. I felt the materials were Biblical, Christ-centered, and immediately challenged us with purpose. The materials, both video and the valuable fill-in handout, were excellent and flowed smoothly. We were able to engage with you, we laughed at your jokes, we prayed with you, and we embraced the teaching as important. Our administrator did an excellent job with the conversations at the break points. Overall time was about two hours. It was very worthwhile and sparked good conversation and follow-up challenges to be exceptional greeters and a guest friendly church.

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