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). His next book (Fall 2017), with co-author Dan Busby, is Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom.

John also writes the eNewsletter, Your Weekly Staff Meeting. Since 2006, he has reviewed more than 400 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 14-year-olds!

Read John's full bio.

*CLIENTS: 2006 to 2017
A Rocha USA
Adoption/Orphan Care Summit II (FamilyLife)
AGRM Sierra District
Agros International
Alpine Camp & Conference Center
Ambassadors Football
American Society of Association Executives
Apartment Life
Arrow Leadership
Asian Access
Association CEO Roundtable
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM)
Atherton Baptist Homes
Azusa Pacific University
Bakke Graduate University
Best Christian Workplaces Institute (podcasts)
Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas (The Mentoring Alliance)
Camp Alandale
Care Net of Puget Sound
CBMC FORUMS Southern California
CCCA Thriving Boards Program
Center for Individual & Family Therapy
CEO Dialogues, Inc.
Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA)
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
Clark County Food Bank
Community Christian Church for Christ
Community Plus
Converge Northwest
CRISTA Senior Living
Delta Ministries International
Drug Enforcement Administration (U.S. Govt.)
ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability)
Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit
European Evangelical Alliance
Faith and Work Life
Far Corners Missions
Finishers Project (MissionNext)
Forest Home, Inc.
Foundation for Christian Stewardship
Free Wheelchair Mission
Gateways to Better Education
Halftime Talent Solutions
Hands of Hope Northwest
HomeWord Center for Youth & Family
Hope Church
ICETE (International Council for Evangelical Theological Education)
IMPACT Association
J. David Schmidt & Associates
Jill’s House
Journey of Faith
KSBJ Educational Foundation (radio)
Lake Retreat Camp & Conference Center
Life Center
Life Coach Foundation
Light of Life Rescue Mission
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
MANAGEtoWIN: No Bad Bosses Podcast
Mile High Pines Camp
Mission Increase Foundation
Moody Bible Institute
Motive Entertainment
Mustard Seed Ranch
National Religious Broadcasters
Neighborhood Christian Fellowship
New Mission Systems International
Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Northwest Family Life Learning & Counseling Center
Northwest Furniture Bank
Open Doors USA
Palomar Christian Conference Center
Partners International
Pine Summit Christian Camp
Portland Christian Schools
Portland Leadership Foundation
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
Spokane Youth for Christ
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Stonecroft Ministries, Inc.
Strategic Resource Group
Tacoma Area Youth for Christ
Taproot Theater Company
The Alliance Development Fund
The Barnabas Group
The Mission Exchange (Missio Nexus)
The Prevail Team
The Rescue Mission
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
Trueface (Leadership Catalyst)
Truth Ministries International
Union Rescue Mission
Urban Impact
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center
WAYMedia Inc.
Western Christian Schools
Whispering Winds Camp & Conference Center
Whittier Area Community Church
Whittier Church of God
William Jessup University
World Evangelical Alliance
World Evangelical Alliance Leadership Institute
YMCA of Columbia-Willamette
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
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.