John Finkelde, and his wife Dianne, pastored at C3 Church Hepburn Heights in Perth Australia for 30 years. C3 Church impacted its local community through innovative programs and multiplied itself through church planting both locally and overseas.

 In 2012 John and his wife Dianne handed the leadership of their church to next gen pastors, Jason and Em Schroeder, and launched Grow a Healthy Church, a consulting and coaching ministry for churches and pastors around the globe.

 Since then John has conducted over 120 on-site consults in 9 different movements in Australia, NZ, UK and Europe.

 John has two aims when consulting with a church.

 1. Clarity Pastors are faced with multiple options as they lead their church. John brings clear and proven next steps that will improve the church's health.

 2. Boost John understands the pressures of pastoring and seeks to boost the hope and courage of church leaders through the consult.

John and Dianne

John and Dianne have been married for over 40 years, have two married children and four glorious grandsons.

In his spare time John loves shooting things (photography that is), thrashing around in the surf, playing his guitar and watching sport.

John has a MA (Lead) and a Diploma in Professional Coaching.

Dianne coaches ministry women and pastors' wives and facilitates a Facebook Group for hundreds of women in pastoral leadership.

What Pastors Say About GaHC Consults

Chris Carmody   Church on Tarwin Warragul Victoria

In the last 12 months we have seen 19% growth in our congregation size due to John's recommendations.

Steve O'Donoghue Gateway Church Bunbury WA

Working with John has empowered me. Plus, I now feel confident to empower my leaders.

Carl Mutzelburg   Catalyst Church QLD

John gave us simple, effective practical tips and strategies.

       Ian Borkent               C3 Church Rivers Arnhem Netherlands

As we followed John's recommendations the number of adults serving in our church grew from 52% to 81%.


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