December 16, 2019 – Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has expanded with the addition of Blake Stanley as a strategic partner. Mr. Stanley is a coach with Courage to Lead. He has served on three executive teams in churches ranging from 2,500 to 10,000 members.
Currently, Mr. Stanley serves as executive pastor at 3Circle Church in Fairhope, AL. 3Circle is the second fastest growing church in the state of Alabama and has been listed in the top 100 of the fastest-growing churches in America.
“Efficiency is one of Blake’s trademarks, coupled with strategic thinking,” Vanderbloemen Search said. “Additionally, he gets the importance of the operational components and how these play a pivotal role in getting any organization to its desired outcome. Vanderbloemen’s clients will be introduced to Blake to consult on ways to build and implement systems that work, to help churches and organizations grow and thrive.”
Alongside Courage to Lead, Mr. Stanley consults on a variety of topics, although his specialty lies with processes and organization. Courage to Lead and Mr. Stanley help clients walk through topics such as living more intentionally, how to identify and develop new leaders, how to build a life-giving culture, how to balance calling and work and stay sane, centered and happily married while working in ministry, and organizing for growth.
Vanderbloemen Search Group is a pastor-focused search firm that helps churches and faith-based organizations find mission-driven leaders. It has completed hundreds of searches serving churches and ministries from 70 to 70,000 in size, including nearly 100 denominations and tribes. The firm was founded in 2010 by Mr. Vanderbloemen, who has combined over 15 years of ministry experience as a senior pastor with the best practices of executive search to provide churches with a unique, and some would say, inspirational offering.
In October, Vanderbloemen expanded to four new markets beyond the firm’s Houston headquarters in 2020: Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Orange County, CA. “Today, we are continuing to expand by building out our team in key markets where the majority of our clients are around the country,” said CEO and founder William Vanderbloemen. “This means that we will spend less time in the air and more time in-person with you, our clients and candidates. Our central team of nearly 40 team members will remain in Houston while we add new regional executive search consultants to help serve our clients in the Southeast, Midwest, Mountain and Pacific regions.”
Recently, Vanderbloemen Search Group formed a partnership with the 4Sight Group, a consulting group focused on developing healthy leaders and thriving organizations through coaching, consulting and culture workshops.
Jenni Catron is the founder of 4Sight Group, a consulting group focused on developing healthy leaders and thriving organizations through coaching, consulting, and culture workshops. Ms. Catron is an expert on organizational culture and will help connect Vanderbloemen clients in the process of building cultures.
“The 4Sight Group and Vanderbloemen believe that leadership is sacred work,” said Mr. Vanderbloemen. “Leaders have the remarkable privilege of leading teams of individuals to accomplish great outcomes. Yet nothing about this task is easy. Leadership is challenging, complex, frustrating and still enormously rewarding. In today’s leadership environment the pace of change and growth is dizzying and the expectation to keep pace with it all can be debilitating.”
“That’s where our strategic partnership with Jenni comes in,” he said. “As a leader with endless potential, you’ve been entrusted with the responsibility of leadership for this season. The 4Sight Group, through a 12-month engagement diving deep into the heart, mind, strength, and soul of your organization, commits to helping you thrive as you work through these building blocks of leadership.”
“Vanderbloemen is thrilled to partner with Jenni Catron as a strategic business partner,” Mr. Vanderbloemen said. “When you partner with Vanderbloemen, you get access to our network, which extends beyond our in-house team to our strategic partners who are experts in their field serving Christian organizations. Together, we help our clients win in building the best team possible.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media