I’m married 28 years with two amazing kids in college. I love salt water, surfing, boating on the Pacific Ocean, exploring Arizona highways, building fires, renovating small cabins and old RV’s (Toyota Dolphin to be exact), playing guitar in local places, writing music, and finding God in the extraordinary, but mostly the ordinary.
I enjoy thinking, reading, and quiet, open spaces. I gravitate toward the deeper conversations, because, as one of my colleagues has said, I find myself “drowning in the shallow end.”
And meeting people in the deep is where I like to be. It’s my calling, gifting, and training to help unlock people where they’re stuck. To help them find their voice. To help them steward ambiguity along the way to clarity. And to help ground them through unhurried empathy so they can ultimately step further into the life they’ve been called to.
I’m the founder and lead therapist for The Coffman Company. I’m also the co-founder of 10|10 Ministries, a non-profit that brings professional counseling and restorative retreats to ministry couples in Christian leadership. I graduated from Westmont College (BA) and Fuller Seminary (MDiv) in the 90’s. I’m an active member of the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors). Over the years I’ve taught at Azusa Pacific University as an adjunct professor of Philosophy, served as a worship pastor, a hospice chaplain, and run a small contracting company.