Pleased to Meet You

Hi, I’m Tassie. You’re hDSC_0157ere to learn me about me. Well, me too. Where to begin?

I am a passionate follower of Jesus, a creative minister and an experienced coach and trainer of leaders, as well as a proven equipper of parents and volunteers. My husband Ken and I are a clergy couple raising two great young adults.

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I have served as a transitional minister for 5 years, walking alongside churches who are making difficult decisions to change. I just finished 4 months as Temporary Pastor at First Pres of Deerfield, IL. Ken is regional  church consultant with the PC(USA) Board of Pensions.

Why Family Launch? I believe in equipping churches and parents to help families rocket into God’s good future together. That’s why my personal mission statement is “Helping make Jesus real in people’s lives, beginning with our own family.”

As a transitional minister, I helped leaders chart a course through both the possibilities and realities of  aging congregations facing shrinking people and financial resources. As a coach and trainer, I challenged thousands of parents, church leaders, and pastors to rethink what changes are needed to welcome the next generation of children and families into faith and to reach out into their neighborhoods with God’s love.


In 2015, I received my DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary. My project was life-changing; I looked at passing on faith through families and the power of intergenerational worship.  As a family minister, I created and launched an innovative family worship service.

In my previous role as Proactive Transformation Coordinator for the Presbytery of Chicago, I was a change agent and motivator within my organization, called upon to build teams and inspire them press forward toward goals in reaching others as Jesus’ hands and feet. I write for Children’s Ministry magazine (see July 2017 for my most recent article, Picking Up the Pieces). Here’s a link to a previous article from the archives:

Our family  has built houses together in Mexico with Amor Ministries during Mexico Family Camp. Their motto is “Families building homes, homes building families.” What a great way to grow and serve together!


l also lead retreats, parenting classes, and leadership and volunteer training events designed especially for your needs. Topics include:

Leader Trainings:

Leading for a Transformed Church
Twenty-first Century Who and How for Reaching Your Neighbors

What’s Next? Who is God Calling Us To Be? To Do?

Leading Congregations Through Change
Church Unique Visioning Process

Faith Right Now: A Look at the Gospel of Mark

Praying for a Change: threshold prayer

Parent and Volunteer Trainings and Retreats:

Creative Prayer for Busy People

Breath Prayer for Busy Women
Prayer Doodling

Building Faith that Lasts
Worshiping with Eyes Wide Open
Faith Right Now: A Look at the Gospel of Mark

Seeds to Grow Your Marriage
And All Shall Be Well
Creating Holiday Family Faith Traditions

Parenting Classes:
Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun

Please feel free to contact me for further info at

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