Chris Coursey has spent most of his ministry career applying and developing strategies for Life Model training. Chris is a pastoral counselor, leadership consultant, published author, and conference speaker. He speaks nationally and internationally, frequently visiting schools, ministries and churches throughout the United States and Canada in particular on growing and propagating relational joy. He has been a guest speaker at YWAM schools in Kona, Vancouver and New Jersey. He has also been an interview guest on several Christian radio shows in the US, speaking about the role that Gentle Protector Skills have for couples, leaders and pastors. Along with Dr. Jim Wilder, Chris co-authored Share Immanuel and The Healing Lifestyle. Dr. Wilder and Coursey also developed THRIVE Training, which are three interactive training tracks strategically designed for leaders to learn and spread the nineteen gentle protector skills. Along with his wife Jen, Chris now actively leads THRIVE Training events along with THRIVE Joy Rekindled Marriage Retreats, THRIVE Reach Your Potential with Joy weekend retreats, and seminars designed to equip leaders and pastors in the Nineteen Gentle Protector Skills with the Share Immanuel Lifestyle.
Chris earned his Associates Degree from Illinois Central College in 1995. In 1998, he transferred to Eastern Illinois State University to earn his B.A. in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology. Chris earned his M.T. from M.B.I. Yeshiva in Hampton, Virginia in 2007. Chris is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance. Chris is currently the assistant director for Shepherd’s House, Inc. under the mentorship of Dr. Jim Wilder.