I am a transitional pastor serving with Interim Pastor Ministries and a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation.
I am ordained pastor in the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) and have served as the senior pastor of EFCA churches in Minnesota and Florida. After fifteen years of pastoral ministry in the EFCA, I sensed God calling me into the unique ministry of ministering to churches in pastoral transition as a transitional pastor with Interim Pastor Ministries (IPM). I have served on staff with IPM since 2015.
I am also an attorney and practiced law for a number of years before being called to vocational pastoral ministry. During the course of my active legal career, I became involved with the Institute for Christian Conciliation and have served as a Certified Christian Conciliator™ since 2010. I have served as a conflict coach, Christian conciliator, mediator, and arbitrator in disputes involving churches, small businesses, marriages, and families.
I met my wife, Cindy (Miller) Werthman, in seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Cindy earned her M.A. in Counseling and has ministered as a counselor in a variety of professional and ministry settings. We have been blessed with three sons.