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Our Clergy Search Consultants

Rob Voyle

The Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle is a leader in the development and use of appreciative inquiry in church settings.

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The Dr. Kim Voyle is the Founder and Director of Pathfinders Career Services.

Kim brings over 25 years of Human Resources Management and Employee Assessment to her work as a Search Consultant.

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Clergy Search Resource

Assessing Skills and Discerning Calls

Over 380 pages of detailed strategies to Assess clergy skills and Discern Calls.

Now available as an online library.

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Search Consulting

Our appreciative way of search consulting uniquely blends Appreciative Inquiry, Assessment Center Technology, the change work of Milton Erickson, and Theological Reflection.

We have provided consultation to congregations and adjudicatories as they have searched for new leaders. Together Rob and Kim Voyle co-authored Assessing skills and Discerning Calls a comprehensive, appreciative inquiry based manual for the search process.

We provide the following coaching and consultation services to congregations as the search for a new leader.

  • Designing a Transitional Ministry to Support the Search
  • Conducting Appreciative Inquiry Summits
  • Creating Strategic Vision and Goals
  • Creating Search Criteria
  • Establishing Candidate Assessment Procedures
  • Creating Exercises to Aid the Discernment of a Call

>>   Contact Dr, Rob Voyle to discuss your search needs.

Search Consultant Training

In addition to providing consulting to congregations in the search process, the Clergy Leadership Institute also provides appreciative inquiry based training for search consultants and congregational leaders.

We offer a blend of residential intensives and teleconferences to train you to appreciatively use your gifts for the benefit of others.

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Appreciative Interim Ministry (AIM) Training

We also provide training for clergy who are engaged in ministering with congregations during their transitional time. Our focus is to help clergy create congregational specific transitional ministry to provide a firm foundation for the congregation's search process.

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 Purchase Search Manual 

 Purchase Copyright License

Congregations can purchase a copyright license for Assessing Skills and Discerning Calls for use within their congregation.
 Search Consultant Training

Obtain in-depth training in Appreciative Inquiry and how to use the search procedures in Assessing Skills and Discerning Calls