What Others Say

“Bill is an energetic and enthusiastic leader and a Godly man who consistently follows God’s leading. He is a man of integrity in his personal and professional life and is enjoyable to work with. I attended the Vine Community Church for about three years and profited from Bill’s ministry there. He was always on point with his speaking and was genuinely concerned for all the members physical and spiritual well being.”

- Bill Giesman, Consultant, Team Lead, Callaway Partners

“I had the privilege of working with Bill at The Vine Community Church while he was Assistant Pastor and I was a volunteer on the team designing a new facility for the church. Bill is smart, pleasant, and a gifted communicator. My wife worked for Bill on the Connect Team and was inspired by his leadership. Bill's skills were a wonderful gift to The Vine, but would be valuable in any organization.”

- Phil Stevens, CIO, Education Finance Partners

"Bill is an outstanding leader and mentor, with a clear vision and purpose to his ministry. He is an accomplished and effective administrator that couples the difficult and different skillsets of leadership AND management. He is enthusiastic, empathetic, visionary, and compassionate -- all critical attributes of anyone in full-time ministry. Moreover, Bill is not held captive by the natural tendency to resist change, but embraces it as a tool to effect growth and the development of maturity in those he leads, mentors, and shepherds. Any congregation or ministry team would be blessed to work with (or for) Bill Reichart."

- Tim Patterson, Developer, eSylvan, Inc

“Bill is an excellent pastor in the true sense of the title - someone who passionately and personally leads and shepherds God's flock. He has created a welcoming environment at Big Creek Church, a church where God is moving in significant ways in the lives of the pastors, staff and congregation - something I've learned is far more rare than it should be.”

- Nathan Shattuck, Pastoral Counselor, Spiritual Director and Owner, Soul Care Christian Counseling

"Curious about Twitter? Toying with the idea of incorporating Facebook in your marketing plan? We were. Bill's presentation on social media was informative, and more importantly, created aha moments whichspurred action. In other words, Bill helped us 'get it.'"

- Kathy Drewien, Director of Marketing & Communications, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

“Being at the Vine Community Church for just over a year I have worked directly with Bill in the area of First Impressions....Bill did everything to empower me to become the leader of this ministry as we know it today....I found Bill to be a very creative thinker, great listener, technically savvy, and one who was open to new ideas and ways to implement policies and procedures to bring the greatest results.”

- Diane Campbell, Team Leader, First Impressions at The Vine Community Church

“Bill is a gifted communicator, whether by written word or in front of people. Not only can he be persuasive he is also a great at encouraging those around him to reach beyond their current horizons. I would expect any organization that would include Bill would see immediate impact and the potential for the future to be much broader.”

V“Being at the Vine Community Church for just over a year I have worked directly with Bill in the area of First Impressions....Bill did everything to empower me to become the leader of this ministry as we know it today....I found Bill to be a very creative thinker, great listener, technically savvy, and one who was open to new ideas and ways to implement policies and procedures to bring the greatest results.”  - Stuart Williams, Director, Payment Services, Fiserv

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About Me

Proven leader with 20+ years of director level experience within the ministry, church and non-profit field. My expertise includes people, project and event management, recruiting and training volunteers and paid staff, fund raising and management as well innovating and developing new strategies. Proficient in leveraging technology and the latest tools and techniques to accomplish my organization's mission.

Specialties:

Recruiting, Leading and Training Volunteers and Employees, Large and Small group Communication, Writing, Communications and Technology, Event and Project Planning and Management

Work History

Work History
Nov 2008 - Present

Consultant

Ministry Best Practices

With over 20 years of ministry experience, Ministry Best Practices Consulting is dedicated to helping churches, pastors and ministry leaders become equipped for innovative and effective ministry.How Can Ministry Best Practices Consulting Assist You and Your Church? •    Church Health Survey and Analysis•    Communication Coaching•    Conflict Resolution•    Creative Thinking and Planning•    Developing Vision and Mission Statements•    Develop Discipleship culture within Church•    Elder and Deacon Training•    Fund Development•    Leadership Assessment•    Leadership Training•    New Christian Assimilation and Follow-up•    Small Group Ministry Development•    Strategic Planning•    Teacher Training•    Team Building•    Technology Consulting and Website Design•    Visitor Assimilation and Follow-up•    Volunteer Recruitment and Development

Sep 2005 - Nov 2008

Assistant Pastor

The Vine Community Church

Director of Connecting, Membership Development, and IT Communication

Standardized and developed clear connecting and assimilation strategy and processes. Recruited and trained all the necessary leadership needed to accomplish the organization's objectives.

• Created and implemented programs which increased our organization's growth ~20% per year.

• Launched 20 small groups that increased group participation to 70% of our organization's members.

• Developed weekly, monthly and annual connecting events with combined involvement of 400+ people.

• Integrated technical solutions and web integration tools for our ministry management increasing efficiency.

• Recruited and launched 68+ trained volunteers to accomplish ministry objectives.

May 1994 - Aug 2005

Campus Director

Campus Crusade for Christ

Organizational leader for 13 salaried staff, 10 volunteers, 300+ students and a targeted constituency of 15,000+ students. Formulated organizational plans and strategic objectives. Led the organization in direction setting, problem solving, strategic planning and vision casting. Communicated as key spokesperson to our partnership churches, school administrators and to donors.

• Generated over $1.3M through fund development and local church partnerships.

• Mobilized 150+ volunteers toward our organization's strategic objectives and goals.

• Supervised 9 staff through our 2-year internship program by personal investment in training and coaching.

• Traveled personally and led teams overseas to Europe and North Africa reaching out cross culturally.

• Implemented annual event of ~1,200 people by leading the physical arrangement/AV tech team of 40+ people and working closely with hotel management and personnel.

May 1988 - Apr 1994

Campus Staff

Campus Crusade for Christ

Was a staff worker with the Campus Ministry and part of teams at University of Virginia and University of Rhode Island.

Education

Education
1984 - 1988

B.S.