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Person: Wy Plummer

Navigating Transitions in Ministry

Our guests today were:

Vinny Tauriello is the MNA Coaching Specialist, an ordained PCA minister, and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.  He has been in pastoral ministry since the mid-90’s in a variety of roles: senior, associate, and church planter.  He now coaches leaders in ministry, music, and business as the founder of By Design Coaching, LLC.

If interested in a sample coaching session with Vinny, you can schedule that by going to


Wy Plummer worked for IBM as an engineer before entering pastoral ministry. He is now the African American Ministries Coordinator in MNA. 

Francisco Victa is a church planter in Lebanon Valley Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, PA. 

Links suggested for more information:

The Elephant in the Boardroom: Speaking the Unspoken about Pastoral Transitions – How to Handle Pastoral Transition with Sensitivity, Creativity, and Excellence

Next: Pastoral Succession That Works

Succession: Mastering the Make-or-Break Process of Leadership Transition

Chris Vogel mentioned the work done by Dr. Chris Polski. Chris is the current and founding Pastor of Trinity Church Kirkwood since 2007. Prior to that, he served as the first successor Pastor of Golden Isles Presbyterian Church, and before that was the youth minister and Assistant Pastor at Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church. He is a Visiting Instructor in Homiletics and Polity at Covenant Theological Seminary having earned his M.Div (2000) and D.Min. (2021) from Covenant.