With over 20 years of pastoral leadership and counseling experience, Eric is highly skilled in identifying the barriers to emotional health which hinder maximum performance, professionally and relationally. Eric’s background and training in studying human behavior and counseling contribute to his demonstrated success in coaching leaders.
Prior to a career in ministry, Eric advanced his career with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana becoming the youngest District Marketing Manager in the company’s history. Eric gained extensive experience managing financial settlements for Blue Cross Blue Shield’s HMO Department, promoting the state-wide Federal Employee Program, and leading a team of independent sales agents in the marketing district.
Eric’s relational leadership style, emotional intelligence, and stability enables him to excel in helping individuals overcome hidden barriers in leadership proficiency. His training and experience with emotionally focused therapy, leadership competency and character, and counseling experience provide a unique perspective to leadership development.
Eric’s role as a Marriage and Family Pastor provides many opportunities to empower individuals and couples to experience health and wholeness. He successfully counsels individuals and couples in one-on-one and group environments and is a highly recruited and welcome partner to struggling couples seeking relational health and restoration.
Eric is also the Director of Church Engagement for Communio, a nonprofit helping churches use 21st century data tools and best practices in relationship ministry to strengthen marriages and families in their community.
Eric and his wife, Shari, married in July 1989, enjoy exploring Montana waterways in their kayak and hiking mountain trails. They live in Billings, have four sons, and two grandsons.
Start Date & Locations:
- Billings – February 2022