Dennis Otto

Dennis is part of the team of the Clergy Coaching Network. He has completed the course work for International Coach Federation (ACC) with the Intentional Growth Center (Lake Junaluska, NC) and has accumulated about 75 hours toward ACC accreditation. Dennis has coached pastors/congregations in renewal and planting settings for more than eight years. Prior to this training he received coach training as part of the church planting training for those leading congregational development and planting churches within the UMC.  Dennis’ coaching is undergirded by experience in serving as pastor, district superintendent and Director of Congregational Development for Susquehanna Conference. He pastored in rural, suburban and urban settings leading churches through vision development and implementation, construction projects, 5 capital campaigns and staff development. Dennis was, sole pastor, associate and lead pastor. In his last pastorate he lead a city congregation to grow from 200 to over 600 in worship in part through applying coaching to the development of lay leadership and staff. Dennis may be reached at dotto@susumc.org or 570 971-3132.