About

Why Consentia Group?

Consentia Group was established to help you develop a culture where relationships thrive.

Ministry and work is disrupted and derailed by poor leadership, conflict, and misunderstanding.  Our process begins with DISCOVERY (self-awareness), then learning how to RELATE effectively, and GROWING both personally and organizationally.  We are deeply committed to the historic Christian faith and the Gospel.

Vision

Our vision is to be the premier site of the Christian Community for relational intelligence resources and training to help ministries thrive relationally

Our Name

“Consentia” is Latin for awareness. Change is possible when we become aware of what and why we behave.

Value

We value Transformation (through self-awareness and the Gospel), Multiplication (through Certification), and Excellence (in our training, resources, and support).

Unique Approach

We believe that combining relational intelligence with Gospel truth provides the opportunity for deep transformation.

Insightful Assessments

We use the powerful Corestrengths SDI 2.0 Assessments that align with Biblical truths and reveal the “why”, not just the “what”.

Proven Results

Research demonstrates our training produces highly significant transformation in soul awareness, relational management, and conflict resolution.

Training / Certification

We provide training or invest in you to be a facilitator of our resources to your ministry through certification.

Applications

Specific applications of relational intelligence training are available for ministry, teams, leadership, and marriage/counseling.

Vision

Our vision is to help you build a culture where relationships thrive.

Our Name

“Consentia” is Latin for awareness. Change is possible when we become aware of how we behave and why.

Value

We value Transformation (through self-awareness and the Gospel), Multiplication (through Certification), and Excellence (in our training, resources, and support).

Unique Approach

We believe that combining self-awareness with Gospel truth provides the opportunity for deep transformation.

Insightful Assessments

We use the powerful SDI 2.0 that aligns with the three passions of the soul

Proven Results

Research demonstrates our training produces highly significant transformation in soul awareness, relational management, and conflict resolution.

Training / Certification

We provide training or invest in you to be a facilitator of our resources to your ministry through certification.

Applications

Specific applications of relational intelligence training are available for ministries and non-profits.

Leadership Team

Bruce Terpstra D.Min.

President

Our President, Dr. Bruce Terpstra, has 36 years of pastoral ministry experience.  He is a veteran of 17 years in denominational leadership and developed more than 70 new churches in the New York metro area and has given oversight to almost 400 pastors.  He holds a doctorate in Leadership Development and is also the founder of 3KeyCoaching and the author of Three Passions of the Soul and Soul Discipleship Primer: cultivating discipling communities.

Yeathus Johnson, Doctoral Candidate

Senior Director of Consentia

Yeathus has served as a church planter, pastor, and regional denominational leader, with 20 years of experience developing diverse leaders and churches in urban environments. Yeathus has been certified with Core Strengths/SDI for the past 10 years. He is a certified leadership coach, and a trainer in Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias, serving organizations globally. Yeathus holds a B.S. in Accounting from South Carolina State University and a Master’s in Urban Ministry from Alliance University.

Del Fehsenfeld

SDI Master Facilitator

Del is a leader-health specialist and lead master trainer for Consentia Group. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a NeuroChange Coach with over 25 years of pastoral experience. He also leads Relational Health programming for Life Action Ministries.

Abigail Witcher

Administrative Coordinator

Abigail has served Life Action Ministries for the past four years in a variety of roles and recently became the Consentia Group Administrative Coordinator. She is passionate about serving others and seeing others reach their maximum potential. She helps keep Consentia Group running smoothly through the day-to-day processes, organizational tasks, and directing of resources.

Abigail recently became a certified facilitator through Core Strengths and is passionate about how Consentia Group seeks to help ministries and churches thrive by combining relational intelligence with the truth of the Gospel. She would love to connect with you and help however she can!

Larry Shelton, D.Min.

SDI Master Facilitator

Dr. Larry G. Shelton has led 2 churches as senior pastor for a total of 33 years ministry experience. His first church grew from 70 to 3,000 in 15 years. He has post graduate degrees in Medical Technology and Marriage, Family and Child counseling as well as a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate in Church Growth and Administration from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been married for 530 months to Faith, the love of his life. Together they raised four amazing children. Dr. Shelton is spearheading the SoulMates for Life application of SDI. He is the author of Short Stories for the Long Haul, a devotional guide for couples.

Mark Searing, D.Min. & Reatha Searing, D.Min.

SDI Master Facilitators

Mark has extensive ministry experience in South America training leaders. He has also served as a District Superintendent in denominational leadership consulting and coaching pastors and churches. Reatha is a certified chaplain and is passionate about leadership development and healthy marriages. They both hold D.Min.’s from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Marcos tiene mucha experiencia en Latino América equipando líderes. Él también ha servido como Superintendente (Presidente Regional) en consultaría,mentoreo y capacitación para Pastores, Iglesias y sus líderes. Reatha es un capellán certificada a nivel de EEUU y tiene una pasión para el desarrollo de liderazgo y matrimonios excelentes. Ambos tienen sus Doctorados del Seminario Gordon Conwell.

Rev. William M. Beachy, Ph.D.

SDI Master Facilitator

Bill has been helping people grow and develop in their faith journey, interpersonal relationships, vocational calling, and everyday life for over 40 years as a pastor in the local church as well as teaching in higher education. He provides coaching and consultation to many leaders and organizations in the areas of strength development, conflict management, leadership skills, high-performing team development, strategic planning, team accountability, relational intelligence, and spiritual direction. He is one of a handful of protestants holding a Ph.D. in Spiritual Formation. In addition, he has also received extensive training in a variety of leadership and organizational assessments that provide the foundation for more evidence-based work.

Bill currently serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Spiritual Formation for Ashland Theological Seminary, teaching classes in Theology, Church History, Leadership, Preaching and Spiritual Formation.  In addition, he is the founder of Beachy Consulting, providing services to individuals, non-profits, churches, educational institutions, and corporations.

John Edgar Caterson, D.Min.

Military Liaison

Dr. Caterson has 33 years of ministry experience and has traveled to & coached in 50 countries.  He joined the strengths movement 18 years ago and is passionate about helping organizations & individuals focus on cultural & relational change. Dr. Caterson has spent the past decade as a liaison & advisor to the US Military Chief of Chaplains as well as the Holistic & Comprehensive Military Fitness initiatives.  Currently, he is a faculty member in both the Departments of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill AFB, Florida serving as the Course Director, Instructor of Record and Lead SME for the Special Operations Chaplains Graduate Certificate Program (SOCGC).  JE holds a doctorate with four disciplines – Story Integration, Narrative Theology, Leadership Development, and Attribution Psychology. He is also the founder of American Strengths Center and the author of a dozen books including best sellers Engage Your Strengths and Clarity About Your Soul

Get in touch!

We would love to answer questions you may have regarding how we can serve you.