Note: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, John is saying "no" to almost every new client--trying to cut back on travel (middle seats on airplanes!). But we'll pray about every inquiry.

JOHN PEARSON is a board governance and management consultant. Located in San Clemente, Calif., John and his wife, Joanne, launched John Pearson Associates, Inc. in 2006.

 The consulting firm serves nonprofit Christian organizations, associations and churches with board governance training and consulting, strategic planning, CEO and senior team coaching and off-site planning retreat facilitation.  With an ample rolodex (John still uses that word!), the firm is able to connect clients with a diverse team of experts in almost every nonprofit niche.

John served more than 30 years as a nonprofit ministry CEO, 25 of those years as the CEO of three national/international associations, including Willow Creek Association, Christian Camp and Conference Association, and Christian Management Association (now Christian Leadership Alliance).

He is the author of Mastering the Management Buckets: 20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Nonprofit (2008), and the co-author with Robert Hisrich, Ph.D. of Marketing Your Ministry: Ten Critical Principles (1990).

John also writes the eNewsletter, Your Weekly Staff Meeting. Since 2006, he has reviewed more than 300 leadership and management books in his eNews.

A survivor of 21 winters in Chicago, he has not shoveled snow since 1994. He is also the grandfather of five, including triplet 12-year-olds!

Read John's full bio.

*CLIENTS: 2006 to 2014
Adoption/Orphan Care Summit II (FamilyLife)
Agros International
Alpine Camp & Conference Center
Ambassadors Football
American Society of Association Executives
Apartment Life
Association CEO Roundtable
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
Atherton Baptist Homes
Azusa Pacific University
Bakke Graduate University
Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas
Camp Alandale
CBMC FORUMS Southern California
Center for Individual & Family Therapy
CEO Dialogues, Inc.
Christian Camp and Conference Association
Christian Community Credit Union
Christian Leadership Alliance
Christian Management Association (new name: Christian Leadership Alliance)
Christian Stewardship Association (new name: Christian Leadership Alliance)
City Rescue Mission (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Community Christian Church for Christ (Oakland, CA)
Community Plus
Converge Northwest
CRISTA Senior Living
Drug Enforcement Administration
ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability)
Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit
European Evangelical Alliance
Faith and Work Life
Far Corners Missions
Finishers Project
Forest Home, Inc.
Foundation for Christian Stewardship
Free Wheelchair Mission
Gateways to Better Education
Halftime Talent Solutions
HomeWord Center for Youth & Family
Hope Church (Dallas)
ICETE (International Council for Evangelical Theological Education)
J. David Schmidt & Associates
Jill’s House
Lake Retreat Camp & Conference Center
Life Center (Tacoma, Wash.)
Life Coach Foundation
Light of Life Rescue Mission (Pittsburgh)
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Mile High Pines Camp
Moody Bible Institute
Motive Entertainment
Mustard Seed Ranch
National Religious Broadcasters
Neighborhood Christian Fellowship (Covina, CA)
New Mission Systems International
Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Open Doors USA
Palomar Christian Conference Center
Partners International
Pine Summit Christian Camp
Promise Keepers
Pure Game
PVG/Pear Press (Joy at Work)
Quiet Hour Ministries
Redlands Church
Ridgecrest Summer Camps (LifeWay)
San Diego Christian College
Scripture Union/USA
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
Send International/Canada
Simpson University
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Newport Beach, CA)
Stonecroft Ministries, Inc.
Strategic Resource Group
The Barnabas Group
The Mission Exchange (Missio Nexus)
The Prevail Team
The Rescue Mission (Tacoma, Wash.)
The Salvation Army – National HQ
The Salvation Army – Sierra del Mar Division
The Salvation Army – Southern Territory
The Vision Consultancy (TVC, London)
Tijeras Foundation
Town and Country Manor
Transformation Ministries
Transformation Ministries Camping
True Faced (Leadership Catalyst)
Truth Ministries International
Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles)
Urban Impact (Seattle)
WAYMedia Inc.
Western Christian Schools
Whispering Winds Camp & Conference Center
Whittier Area Community Church (Whittier, CA)
Whittier Church of God (Whittier, CA)
William Jessup University
World Evangelical Alliance
World Evangelical Alliance Leadership Institute
YMCA of Columbia-Willamette
YoungLife (San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano, CA)

*List includes workshop presentations for clients at national and international conferences and conventions, plus selected participants at our workshops. References available upon request.