Church and Leader Coaching
We know you’re all in when it comes to young people and the church.
You’re committed to growing as a leader, and you want your church to grow as well.
At FYI, we’re committed to helping you do just that. Whether you're a new youth leader looking to start off on the right footing, a pastor aiming at churchwide culture change, or a ministry leader looking to better minister to and with young people, we’ve got you covered.
Our expert team of FYI coaches know how to bring out the best in leaders and churches—leveraging their years of ministry experience and research expertise—to help you and your church disciple young people like you never have before.
Check out our coaching offerings listed below to find the support you need.
Growing Young Leader Coaching
Churchwide culture change is possible.
You want your entire church to engage young people well. We can help. Our coaches know what it takes to implement the six Growing Young core commitments found across 250 churches who are growing young. Instead of guessing about the best way forward or shouldering the stress of change on your own, allow one of our expert coaches to help you take your next faithful and strategic steps as a church.
Sticky Faith Innovation Coaching
Young people and the world have changed—so can your ministry. We know you have the compassion, creativity, and courage to lead change in your youth ministry, and with our innovation coaching package, FYI coaches are ready to walk with you every step of the way. Get personalized guidance from ministry innovation experts today to meet teenagers in the ways they need you most.
Young Adult Ministry Now Coaching Groups
Collaborate and grow with young adult ministry leaders like you
You want to make a difference in the lives of young adults and in your church. You’re not alone. Sign up for a young adult ministry coaching group today and join dozens of other church leaders who are finding the support they need from each other and our experienced FYI coaches. Make your church the community young adults are longing for.
New Youth Leader Coaching
Meet Our Coaches
Caleb Roose is a project manager at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he advises and facilitates FYI church trainings and research (Youth Ministry Innovations, Ministry Innovations with Young Adults, and Living a Better Story), coaches and consults with churches around the country, and develops resources. The coauthor of Sticky Faith Innovation: How Your Compassion, Creativity and Courage Can Support Teenagers' Lasting Faith with Steven Argue, Caleb is passionate about helping young people wrestle with their faith and encouraging leaders to do the same. Read more about Caleb.
Jane Hong-Guzman de Leon is the TENx10 Collaboration Training Manager at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jane is also a licensed pastor with over a decade of ministry experience pastoring youth and adults in two thriving church plants in Southern California. Prior to becoming a pastor, Jane worked as a probation counselor, junior high English teacher, and a university professor in Mexico. Read more about Jane.
Jane Hong-Guzman de Leon
Zach Ellis is the Church Training Manager at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). Zach holds an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and is an active volunteer in his church’s youth group. Before joining FYI, he was a youth pastor in Eastern Oregon. In his free time, you’ll likely find him hiking with his wife and two kids or watching Sporting Kansas City score goals. Read more about Zach.
Zach Ellis, PhD
Church Training Manager
Andy Jung is the Senior Director of Church Engagement and Business Administration at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he oversees the church engagement strategy. He leads cohorts and other training initiatives, develops relationships and networks with church and denominational leaders and ensures effective systems and processes to execute all these efforts effectively and efficiently. He has served as a youth minister for 20+ years and a senior pastor for five years. In addition, Andy also served as a state executive leader for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC for two years. Read more about Andy.
Senior Director of Church Engagement and Business Administration
Rev. Charles (Chuck) Hunt, D.Min has been ministering to adolescents, young adults, and their families for more than 30 years. He was born in Virginia and grew up in Huntington Beach, CA where his love for adventure developed. He has a BS from Hampton University in Aviation as well as an M.Div and D.Min from Fuller Theological Seminary. Chuck is passionate about Christ’s call to restore our relationship with God and with each other, thus he advocates for righteousness and justice. He has a proven record of building teams in the church and fostering partnerships with organizations in the community. Read more about Chuck.
Senior Director of Training and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Over the last 20 years Katie has served in just about every role imaginable in the local church. She first connected with FYI as a participant in a Sticky Faith Cohort in 2011 and was certified as a Sticky Faith Trainer in 2014. Katie officially joined our team in 2019 serving as a coach in our Ministry Innovations for Young Adults (MIYA) cohorts. She is currently coaching churches through both our Growing Young and Sticky Faith Innovation cohorts. Katie is passionate about empowering leaders and creating spaces for connection and healing. She also loves helping leaders connect the dots between their own spiritual formation and the work of everyday ministry. She and her family recently relocated to Central Florida from the midwest and are soaking up sunshine, new FL adventures, and being in close proximity to Disney.
Growing Young & Young Adults Coach
Keegan currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Gig Harbor Church of the Nazarene in Gig Harbor, WA. Prior to this role, his journey in life has led him through arenas of youth ministry in Southern California, an MDiv in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University, a position as Pastor of Intergenerational Discipleship, and the joy of coaching churches in partnership with the Fuller Youth Institute and Sticky Faith. His greatest joys are being a husband to Jayme and father to Joncee and Kaizlee. When not in vocational ministry, you can find him with a book or wandering a local golf course.