Episode #107: Lee Kricher and Jason Howard on Living out Leadership Transitions
Lee Kricher has 36 years of experience in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership Development. His dual career gives him a unique perspective on how to apply proven leadership principles in the church. He has earned a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Lee is currently the Senior Pastor of Pittsburgh East Community Church, the church which hefounded with his wife, Linda. He became Senior Pastor of the church for the second time in 2003. At that time, weekend church attendance was under 200 and the average age of attendees was approximately 50 years old. Lee set out to transform the church into a “Next Generation” church implementing major organizational change from staffing to succession planning. Currently weekend attendance is over 1200 and the average age of attendees has dropped by approximately 15 years.
Prior to returning to the ministry, Lee was the Executive Coaching Practice Leader for Linkage, Inc., an international executive development firm. He also served as Vice President of Leadership Development for Development Dimensions International (DDI), one of the largest leadership consulting firms in the world. During his years with Linkage and DDI, Lee developed expertise in the areas ofexecutive coaching and leadership team development. He is a Master Coach who not only coaches Executives and Executive Teams, but also certifies others as leadership coaches.
Lee’s clients have included the Federal Judicial Center, Scientific Atlanta, Citrix Systems, Sanofi-Aventis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Baptist Health Systems, University of Kentucky, Ernst & Young, General Motors, Pitney Bowes, Moen, NASA, Dow, Chick-fil-A, K. Hovnanian, Caterpillar, Celebration Health, Yves Roche and NIKE. He recently spoke at North Point Community Church’s DRIVE Conference on the topic of church transformation.
Connect with Lee:
- Website: http://leekricher.com/
- Facebook: facebook.com/lee.kricher
- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/leekricher
- Twitter: @Leekricher
- Church: amplifychurch.com
Jason Howard is the Lead Pastor of Amplify Church, Pittsburgh City. In addition, Jason provides oversight to the entire creative process at all Amplify Church campuses, from the worship department to service programming. He is a graduate of Hillsong International Leadership College and Fuller Theological Seminary. Jason and his wife, AJ, are also the proud parents of their three children, Katia, Daniil, and London, who were all adopted internationally.