Jim LaDoux is a Partner for Coaching and Consulting Services with Vibrant Faith. He serves Leading Well as the Vibrant Faith partner, Coordinator, and a coach for Leading Well cohort groups.
Jim has served Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian Congregations in congregational settings for more than 30 years. He has a passion for bringing out God’s best in leaders and the organizations they serve. He and his wife Gina have two children, Brett and Kenton. As a family, they enjoy traveling, board games, biking and golf.
He's currently updating his book, Surface to Soul, and finding new ways to embed sabbath moments into his daily and weekly routine to support his desire to live and lead well.
Tammy Devine is a deacon, and Wellness Manager for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, serving through Portico Benefit Services.
Tammy is a strategic and systemic whole person promoter of well-being, through education and inspiration throughout the ELCA. Devine collaborates with thought leaders to facilitate and motivate whole person lifestyle choices and serves as an external wellness consultant and coach to integrate well-being throughout the ELCA.
Tammy is a registered nurse (BA, Augustana University, Sioux Falls), and holds a Master's in Leadership from Luther Seminary. She has completed preparation as a parish nurse/coordinator, and Coach training through Auburn Theological Seminary. She is ICF certified as a Spiritual Coach.
She serves Leading Well as the Portico Partner, Coordinator, and Coach.
Matthew is a husband, father, and Lutheran pastor who has richly benefited from this event as a participant. He now assists in leading the worship life of Leading Well, and integrating the learning, worship, and sabbath time into a cohesive experience for all who attend. He serves as the Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission in the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA.
Michael Larson is a musician, artist, and thought leader, passionate about pointing to the Holy in all of life. He feels called to create open, contemplative spaces for people to breathe into body, mind, soul, and spirit; to engage aliveness, awakening to our shared humanity; and to connect with the present moment.
Michael currently lives in Olympia, WA, where he serves as the Director and Mission Developer of Sacred Movement, a community exploring the integration of body, mind, soul, and spirit through yoga, music, art, poetry, and storytelling (www.sacredmovementyoga.org).
Michael studied under Sarahjoy Marsh in her yoga teacher training programs in Portland, OR. He is certified in her amrita and Yoga and Social Justice methodologies. In addition to his yoga training, Michael holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. Prior to his graduate work, Michael studied psychology, neuroscience, and chemistry at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
Michael serves Leading Well as a worship facilitator and musician.