Resources congregations and their leaders


In 2003, I attended training offered through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and I started serving as a coach to pastors and other church leaders. In April 2015, I became an ELCA coach trainer. I have since attained the credential of Associate Certified Coach  (ACC) through the International Coach Federation.

I served as a coach for the Portico Benefit Services (formerly known as the ELCA Board of Pensions) a Journey of Renewal wellness program from 2009-2012.

Sue Lang, A Journey of Renewal CoachA Journey of Renewal groups I’ve worked with have included:

  • Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA
  • Grand Canyon Synod, ELCA
  • Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA
  • Southeast Minnesota Synod, ELCA
  • Individual retreat-based model at Spirit in the Desert, Carefree AZ, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and United Church of Christ

I have also worked for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s Boot Camp beginning in 2017.

I have also served as a leadership coach for pastors and church leaders. As a coach, I walk alongside an individual or congregation to draw out the ministry possibilities that the Holy Spirit is seeking to birth in them.

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“Sue’s coaching was pivotal in enabling me to implement and maintain a commitment to health, in all aspects of my life.  She facilitated honesty within our group, accountability to our commitments and encouragement for growth. She was an important companion in my journey of renewal.”

Pastor Molly Doreza, a Journey of Renewal Participant, Vernon Lutheran Church, Mukwonago, WI

“Sue’s coaching helped me to see that I could make different choices in my life. I am grateful for her gentle encouragement, her insightful compassion, and her ability to speak the truth in a way that is truly freeing.  Thank you, Sue, for showing me that the good things God wants for my life are indeed possible.”

Pastor Kristina Jensen