Frequently Asked Questions
1.What is your training and experience?
My clients include individual clergy and congregations (references available upon request). Before opening my consulting practice, I was pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh for a decade. Pullen was the sixth church I served as pastor. My own positive experiences working with consultants during my ministerial career inspired me to make this work my focus. I have a BA in theology/philosophy, a Masters of Divinity, and a PhD in ethics. My resume is available for your review.
2.What is your consulting approach?
My approach is to listen carefully to the stories my clients use to describe their situation and challenges. Within those narratives are the seeds that reveal the potential each client possesses. I blend my own stories/experiences into this conversation and partner with my clients to discover the path to a healthy and hopeful outcome.
3.What areas do you specialize in, if any?
I am interested in working with clergy and congregations who want to reach their full potential. For congregations, that may mean developing staff, adapting to change or managing conflict. For clergy, it could be adding a new skill, discerning your spiritual path or simply having a concerned and impartial listener who will give advice if requested. This list is partial, but may give you an idea of some topics we might explore.
- Staff development and personnel issues
- Defining congregational vision/mission
- Transitions related to congregational growth
- Changing leadership structures
- Decision making and governance structures
- Conflict resolution and professional misconduct
- Helping congregations transition into becoming more welcoming places for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons
- Defining leadership style and philosophy
- Transitions into and out of congregations
- Problems related to making changes
- Helping clergy connect their soul and role
4.Where is your office located?
My office is located at 312 W. Millbrook Rd, Suite 109 in Raleigh. My phone number is
(919) 845-9977 Ext 219. The waiting room is on the first floor. Here is a map so you can get directions from your location.
5.Are you willing to travel to our congregation?
Yes, although I do bill reasonable expenses for out of town and overnight travel.
6.What is your consulting fee?
My fee is $100 per hour.
7.Do you offer workshops or retreats?
If we mutually determine this approach would work best for your congregation, we can work together to identify a time and format that will meet your needs.
8.What information do you need to get started?
If we decide to work together, I’ll have plenty of questions, but each person and congregation is treated individually, so any questions I have will be specific to you and your situation.
Jack McKinney, M.Div., Ph.D. 312 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 109 Raleigh, NC 27609-4398 919.845.9977 Ext. 219