- Ken is the quintessential transformational community builder. He understands where congregations get stuck, and he really gets how to get them unstuck.
Ed Leidel – congregational coach | retired bishop
- Ken has that rare gift of making very complex matters understandable quite quickly.
Amy Moffitt – editor | blogger
- Ken’s vision contains real hope. Like Fox Mulder of The X-Files, I Want to Believe…
Paul Zahl – seminary dean & president emeritus
- His ability to hear where the people actually are in relation to the material presented is uncanny.
Ana Hernandez – composer | arranger | performer of sacred music
- Ken has mastered not only the content, but also the process by which we are transformed as leaders.
Tom Brackett – faith leader | coach | blogger
- Ken is both a practitioner and a teacher of transformational ministry.
Mariann Edgar Budde – Bishop of Washington
- I’m a big fan of Ken's creative work, especially the idea of experimental faith communities.
Brian McLaren – author | activist
- Howard gives us one of the clearest and most concise commentaries available about where the Church is going in this time of paradigmatic shift.
Phyllis Tickle – author
- I can't imagine a better consultant to move entrenched institutions into the future.
Leonard Sweet – author | speaker | professor
- No conference before or since has had such a dramatic impact on our clergy of our diocese.
Todd Ousely – Bishop of Eastern Michigan
Ken’s work is an original synthesis spanning many disciplines.
He is offering a new and clear lens through which
to view our unique gifts as followers of Jesus in the 21st century.
He has mastered not only the content,
but also the process by which we are transformed as leaders.
— Tom Brackett, church leader, coach, blogger
Ken’s vision contains real hope.
I will be interested to see if we can buck the trend,
and attempt to embrace this unconditional program.
Like Fox Mulder of The X-Files, I Want to Believe…
— Paul Zahl, seminary dean & president emeritus
Ken is the quintessential transformational community builder.
He understands where congregations get stuck,
and he really gets how to get them unstuck.
I have experienced Ken firsthand in the act of coaching over one hundred church folk into a clearer and more fruitful understanding of their incarnate identity and mission. His zeal for building “incarnational Christian community” is contagious. — Ed Leidel, congregational coach, retired bishop
Ken’s natural gifts enable him to be a highly effective agent of transformational change. His mind is keen and agile and his manner is warm, genuine and amiable. He thoroughly understands very different points of view and can relate well to individuals who fervently hold contrasting positions. His combined intellectual and relational abilities enable him to facilitate positive change among individuals in situations where there has been intractable conflict. — Paul Cooney, canon to the ordinary & chief operating officer
Ken has that rare gift
of making very complex matters
understandable quite quickly.
— Amy Moffitt, editor and blogger
His ability to hear where the people actually are in relation to the material presented is uncanny, and his knowledge of both resources and people allow him to hear the necessary next steps, and attend to them. This enables the people present to connect to the material from where they are, feeling affirmed in the knowledge they bring to the table.
— Ana Hernandez, composer, arranger, performer of sacred music
Ken’s unique personal history gives him a perspective that most of us who were raised in the church and in the Episcopal Church in particular, do not have. It is this gift of personal history and experience that makes him an excellent communicator and guide on this exploration of faith and church.
— Robert Cornner, pastor & regional dean
Ken is both a practitioner and teacher
of transformational ministry,
offering a path to stronger community life
in which members can simultaneously
embrace their differences and avoid divisive polarization.
— Mariann Budde, Bishop of Washington
Howard brings a new eye to old church issues beginning
with the insight that the only answer to the question
“Who’s right and who’s wrong?” is “Jesus.”
The Left vs. Right/Conservative vs. Liberal warsare not worth fighting
because there are no winners.
— Paul Andreson, pastor
Howard gives us one of the clearest
and most concise commentaries presently available
about where the Church may reasonably
be seen as going in this time of paradigmatic shift.
— Phillis Tickle, author