Mission of XPastor

The mission of XPastor is to “equip, coach and lead” you who lead and manage the church. Our tribe is church leaders—Executive Pastors, Senior Pastors, Pastors, Finance Personnel and Board Members. XPastor is a global tool for churches of all sizes. Since 2003, we have helped multitudes of church leaders.

Founder of XPastor

David Fletcher

My passion is to hone church leaders
in executive roles

David’s Areas of XPastor Specialty Include

  • Compensation Audit
  • Staff Transition Issues
  • Strategic Coaching for Growth
  • Teaching Seminars and Workshops
  • XP Coaching
  • XPastor Audit

Dr. David Fletcher has been called to serve his local church. For 35 years he served churches in Dallas, Austin, Akron and Fullerton. He worked in churches from 1,000 to 8,000 members. He is now serving the XPastor community full-time.

An accomplished executive pastor, professor of doctoral ministry and an expert on church marketing, management and leadership, Fletcher’s focus remains on serving the local church, whether that church is in the United States, Eastern Asia or anywhere in between.

Fletch and his wife were born and raised in Southern California. As an undergraduate at Occidental College in Los Angeles, David received special permission to take classes at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. He received two graduate degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and took executive education classes at the Kellogg School of Management and the Harvard Business School.

From 2005 onwards, David teaches church leadership to Doctor of Ministry students at the Dallas Theological Seminary. At the Evangelical Theological Seminary of India, he made a ten-year commitment to found their D.Min. program. He fulfilled the goal to train a national Indian leader to replace him. At ETS, Fletcher brought in world class authors as guest professors, such as Wayne Grudem, Darrell Bock and Gene Getz.

Fletch was treasurer for 25 years of the American Council of the Asian Christian Academy. He is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and trained in conflict resolution. David was a founding board member of OCUnited.

When he’s not actively involved in ministry and teaching, David loves to walk and exercise with his wife, Tami—and he loves scuba diving and rowing 10,000 meters a day.

The XPastor Team

Warren Schuh

Warren’s Areas of XPastor Specialty Include

  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Strategic Reorganization
  • Staff Accountability and Effectiveness Structures
  • Staff Assessment and Role Clarification
  • Team Building
  • Vision and Mission Clarification and Alignment

Warren Schuh has almost 30 years of local church ministry experience including 14 years as Executive Pastor of large churches in Colorado and California. In addition, he’s had national influence as the Director of Large Church Networks for Leadership Network, international influence as COO of a Church Planting Mission and local influence as a Board member of a county-wide Christian community transformation ministry.

More importantly, Warren has had a lifelong passion to support key ministry leaders in their pursuit of the visions God has planted in their hearts. With a background of practical experience leading churches and faith based organizations, Warren understands the complexities involved in making strategic decisions that can keep a ministry moving forward toward its God-given vision. For more than a decade, he has consulted with churches that need strategic clarity and organizational alignment in order to take their next major steps in vision fulfillment.

Warren received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College with a double major in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Warren resides in Southern California with his wife, Connie, and they both enjoy having their three children with their families including six grandchildren living close by.

Jon Wright

My Passion: The local church equipped, empowered and engaged for Kingdom impact!

Jon’s Areas of XPastor Specialty Include

  • Generosity Audit
  • Next Generation Leadership Development
  • Staff and Leadership Transitions
  • Strategic Coaching for Growth and Effectiveness
  • Team Building, Culture and Dynamics
  • XPastor Audit

Jon Wright has worked as an entrepreneur, founding and leading a Product Development company for 15 years and served for 7 years as Executive Pastor of Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN. He and his wife, Julie, also led a Missionary Training Center in Germany for several years.

He has 30 years experience in innovation, execution and entrepreneurial creativity in multiple settings; corporate, non-profit, church and global missions.

Jon has been part of the XPastor conferences since 2009 and has led breakout sessions and XP Certification webinars.

Jon and his wife, Julie, have been married since 1990. They have three daughters (all through adoption), one son-in-law and three grandsons.

They live near Denver Colorado and serve on the Executive Leadership team of Victory Church in Westminster, CO.

Jon loves outdoor activities, leadership books and is a BMW autocross driver and coach with BMWCCA.

He is ready to help you, Lead Faster!

Mike Gould

Mike Gould–Director of Connections and Leadership Consultant

Mike is an accomplished senior leader, worship pastor and speaker who has served in ministry for over 20 years. He has pastored churches ranging in size from 300 to 3000.

Mike has helped his churches develop their unique culture. He is a strong builder and refiner of teams. His knack for developing church staff, hiring well, working out differences of opinion within teams and treating employees with love and dignity, contributes to the overall health of the organization. Mike has a God-given skill for identifying and understanding how congregations respond, or don’t respond, to their churches’ messaging, branding and communication. Mike has unique insights for identifying church culture, creating warm and welcoming environments, and for setting the desired “tone” for worship services. He seems to effortlessly help ministries adapt to better reflect its culture, values, and strengths.

He earned his Masters of Arts in Religion at Liberty University in 2003. Mike and his wife, Karin, live in Virginia with their four children. He enjoys songwriting in his free time and you can find his album It’s Not About Me on iTunes.

Making It Happen

Tami Fletcher

Tami’s Areas of XPastor Specialty Include

  • Answering questions about events and helping you enroll.
  • Directing XPastor events, such as the annual Seminar and regional Workshops.
  • Editing all articles on XPastor … she wields a mean pen.
  • Producing the bi-monthly e-newsletter.
  • Working with the wives of XPs.

Tami is the Director of XPastor. Her favorite event is the annual XP-Seminar when she gets to be face-to-face with all the people she has been ministering to via email during the rest of the year!

Tami’s ministry experience includes organizing prayer meetings for church leaders and writing puppet scripts. For non-puppet drama, a claim to fame is her script for The Walk Through Bethlehem, an live-theater interaction seen by over 16,000 people.

She and David have been married for 38 years and thoroughly enjoy doing ministry together. They are “pleased and proud” of their two children. Jason, and his wife Erin, are graduates of the School of the Art Institute Chicago. They live in Boston where Jason is an Associate Producer for the planetarium at the Boston Museum of Science. Lauren, and her husband Josiah, are graduates from Stephen F. Austin University and have a national candle business, The Burlap Bag. They are also proud parents of the Fletcher’s two grandchildren: “Greta Lowe” and “Fletcher Lowe.” Many call Tami “Mrs. T,” but her favorite thing to hear is “Grandma T.”

John Austin Helm

Austin’s Areas of XPastor Specialty Include

  • Copywriting & Marketing
  • Discipleship Systems
  • Leadership Development
  • Small Group Coaching
  • Strategies for Church Assimilation
  • Teaching & Content Creation
  • Young Adults Integration

John Austin Helm is a local church pastor, teacher, and writer.  For 10+ years he has worked with and for various churches in the Huntington Beach, Austin, Fullerton, and Costa Mesa areas—churches ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 members.

Along with being a pastor and communicator, Austin has served on the Strategic Leadership Team for churches navigating rapid growth, senior leadership transitions and reaching diversifying communities.

Austin facilitates leadership training for universities, missions organizations, and church planters.

Austin has a B.A. in Communications from Oral Roberts University and an M.A.T. from Fuller Theological Seminary.

In addition to ministry, Austin also serves as a consultant for creatives, start-ups, and social media investors.

Tim Samuel

Tim Samuel—Podcast Host

Tim Samuel believes in using numbers and business knowledge to change lives by the grace of God. His mission is to create future opportunities.

He is a CPA and the CFO of Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, Maryland. By celebrating the diversity of colors, classes, and cultures, Bridgeway has become an international model for multicultural ministry, attracting over 4,000 people weekly from more than 50 nations. The church is a non-denominational, multicultural church led by Dr. David Anderson, who is a noted author on race relations.

Tim also serves as the treasurer for Grassroots Crisis Intervention and is a guest writer for Church Finance Today published by Christianity Today.

He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Columbia with their three children, Eve, Julia and Luke.