Chris Holmes was credentialed Chris Holmes as an Associate Coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in 2008, and the United Methodist Church endorsed Chris for the ministry of coaching in 2009. He is a pastor with 26 years of experience serving small to large churches and has seven years serving as District Superintendent in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. Chris has played a pivotal role in developing the coaching ministry in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. “As a leadership coach, I come beside denominational leaders and pastors to help them get sharply focused and committed to what they need to do in ministry and then lead boldly with courage.” Chris co-authored the Coach Approach Skills Training (CAST) manuals used by the General Board of Discipleship in the training of Bishops, District Superintendents, and Directors of Connection Ministries in the basic coaching skills. Chris has written numerous articles on coaching and serves as an adviser to several United Methodist Conferences in utilizing the basic skills of coaching in ministry at all levels of the church. He is the presidentelect for the newly formed Maryland Chapter of the International Coaching Federation and a founding member of the Methodist Coaching Connection. Chris and Margaret have been married for more than 30 years and have three grown children. Chris is also a watercolor artist with paintings, prints, and posters for sale in a variety of galleries and stores.