About the Presbyterian Coach Network

The Presbyterian Coach Network (PCN) has a threefold purpose: to be a learning community for its members, to maintain a referral web page of qualified Presbyterian coaches, and to promote a coaching culture within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) through education and the responsible use of coaches and the practice of coaching.

Membership: The Network includes two types of participants: dues-paying members and affiliates.

  1. Membership is open to all members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who consider coaching to be part of their ministry and are current with their annual dues. Members bear all responsibility and liability for their coaching practice and any activities on behalf of the network.
  2. Affiliates may take advantage of the personal connection and education opportunities available through the Network but do not pay dues.

Membership includes:

  1. Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) approved by ICF after participating in a learning event
  2. Coaching contact information available on PCN website
  3. Referrals to organizations and governing bodies seeking coaches
  4. Password access to podcasts of all calls
  5. Voting at Annual Meeting

A contact list of members’ and affiliates’ information is maintained for internal use only and may not be distributed publicly.

Membership Dues are established by the membership at the annual meeting. Dues are $50 per year.

Learning Community: The dispersed community gathers most months for continuing education.

Promote Coaching: The PCN promotes coaching through the website and a presence at some PCUSA events such as General Assembly, Big Tent, etc. Members may use their membership in PCN when promoting their coaching if they also cite the PCN website.

The Leadership Team consists of four persons nominated by the current Leadership Team. They are elected for two year terms, may be reelected for a second term and must take a year off before being eligible for another term. One member of the team will be designated annually as Treasurer. The Leadership Team is responsible to:

  • plan continuing education programs
  • arrange for appropriate CCEUs and grant CCEU certificates
  • engage Network participants in designing and developing the promotion of a coaching culture in the PC(USA)
  • receive members and maintain a website directory and internal contact list
  • establish and maintain the website
  • verify members’ eligibility for listing on the referral page
  • receive dues and keep financial records
  • call the annual meeting and report on the previous year, recommend changes in dues, and nominate new members for the Leadership Team
  • conduct all other business that needs to be transacted between meetings of the PCN.

The Annual Meeting ordinarily is held in December at the usual time of gathering by the learning community. Business to be considered by the members includes

  • receiving reports of the Leadership Team
  • establishing dues for the coming year
  • electing members of the Leadership Team
  • discussing further promotion of coaching and the network within the PCUSA
  • gathering ideas for coming educational events
  • any other desired business.

Certification: Those who have achieved at least the ICF credential of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Board Certified Coach (BCC) through The Center for Credentialing and Education are considered certified. Those who have completed an ICF approved course of study may be listed as provisional for up to two years while they work on certification. The Leadership Team verifies credentials and approves applications to be listed on the referral service.

BYLAWS approved 12-08-16