Dick joined Ministry Coaching in 2011 as President. For the past 30 years, Dick has committed his life to
Dick is committed to serving Christian leaders and he has held positions of senior leadership within Generous Giving, InterVarsity and at Young Life as Vice-President of Advancement. Previously, Dick was Director of Counseling and Pastoral Care at Cherry Hills Community Church, a 4,000 member congregation in Colorado. As well, Dick managed his own private marriage and family counseling practice and founded La Vie Counseling center, growing it to become Southern California’s largest Christian counseling center. Dick is a life-coach and also pours into pastors through his weekend, intensive retreats.
Dick holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor in Humanities from Miami University. Dick is ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Dick and his wife Nancy live in Breckenridge, CO. They have two sons and love snowsports, fly fishing, good books and meals with friends.
Laurel Emory, Ph.D.
Enthusiastic about critical thinking within organizational contexts, Laurel presents a unique paradigm as a coach with the ability to analyze systems and processes at both the institutional and personal levels.
With a listening ear and astute discernment, Laurel excels in understanding and connecting with the needs of her clients. Devoted to the awareness and development of leadership ethos, Laurel has been a coach and mentor long before she joined Building Champions in 2014.
Laurel’s career spans over 20 years of experience in strategy, administration, and operations, primarily in healthcare and education, in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Through her own boutique firm, she consulted clients in strategy and business management, as well as provided executive coaching for leadership development. Prior to starting her own company, Laurel was the Chief of Staff at a $1-billion healthcare company where she oversaw strategic development and led and managed cross-functional teams. In addition to her formal roles, Laurel serves as a mentor to women who are seeking to learn more about themselves and how they can pursue purpose and intentionality, professionally and personally. Laurel is passionate about supporting organizations that are making a difference in peoples’ lives. In addition to raising money for college and graduate school scholarships for women, she serves on the board for The Cupcake Girls.
Laurel has a Ph.D. in the disciplines of Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development, as well as an M.B.A.
Laurel lives in San Luis Obispo