Building Chemistry On Senior Leadership Teams with Vic Pentz and Marnie Crumpler

 Building Chemistry On Senior Leadership Teams with Vic Pentz and Marnie Crumpler

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Dr. Vic Pentz and Dr. Marnie Crumpler, the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor of Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA.

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Dr. Vic Pentz and Dr. Marnie Crumpler have been leading churches together for twenty years, first at First Presbyterian Church in Houston and most recently at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

In today's podcast, they discuss the necessity of chemistry for an effective Senior/Executive Pastor partnership and leading change in an established setting.

Vic and Marnie talk with William about:

  • Importance of chemistry between the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor
  • How an Executive Pastor can effectively manage up
  • Building a culture that lets team members have "room to zoom"
  • The need for ideological conformity and methodological diversity on the leadership team
  • The four quadrants of leading a staff: tell, sell, participate, delegate
  • What it's like to be the successor of a legendary Senior Pastor
  • Leading change in an established setting





Dr. Vic Pentz


Dr. Marnie Crumpler

Guest Links: Vic and Marnie

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Quotes from Vic and Marnie:

When leading, step into the picture with your team and walk with them. Tweet: Take intentional time to continually talk about the 'why' - @PerryNoble via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Leave "room to zoom" for the team members on your church staff. Tweet: We do church for unchurched people.  - @PerryNoble via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

When leading change...become an expert on the church's history and use church's core values as foundation. Tweet: You have to fight to keep it simple.  - @PerryNoble via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

The key to a long-term successful working relationship is building trustTweet: Seek to be developed, not discovered.  @PerryNoble via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast