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Michael Chanley

Praise for Michael

  • "They have helped us fill significant roles with the perfect person for LifeChurch.tv. I don't know anyone better at assessing an organization's needs and finding a match."
    - Carlos Ortiz

  • "Vanderbloemen Search Group exceeded my expectations! After two successful hires I can't imagine searching for staff support any other way!"
    - Chris Harris

  • "William and his company learned about our needs, listened to us, and asked the right questions to know what we needed for our position. I'd encourage your church to use them."
    - Jason Underhill

  • "This was the first time a search firm has been able to help us identify the right candidate for a senior leadership role. I am grateful to the Vanderbloemen Search Group."
    - John Klinepeter


Strategic Partner

Michael is an ordained minister with over eleven years experience serving families and children. His most recent role was the Parenting Minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, a church of over 26,000 members.

Michael’s vision to help churches move to a family ministry model and to integrate social media into their community led him to create www.cmconnect.org. “One of the most challenging positions for a church to hire is the role of Children’s pastor. Finding a pastor who can lead leaders as a NextGen pastor is even more difficult. I’ve tried multiple programs that failed to help churches and pastors connect in their job search. The model developed by the Vanderbloemen group works! I am certain this collaboration will be a blessing to your church and your ministry.”

With Michael’s vast network, expertise in the field, and international ministry gives our firm an incredible competitive advantage in helping churches and ministries find their key family ministry leaders.

Michael is also the author of “Collaborate: Family + Church” a collaborative work by 35 authors on how the church can impact the family. Now in its second printing, Collaborate reached #1 on two of Amazon’s Ministry lists. Michael also serves on the board for the American Children’s Ministry Association (ACMA) as the Vice President. The American Children’s Ministry Association exists to “create a professional standard in Children’s Ministry.”

Additionally, Michael speaks nationally and internationally on issues related to Children’s and Family Ministry.

Michael is the proud father of Wyatt, Emersen, and Eden. He married his best friend, Rose Chanley, over 15 years ago.


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