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We would love to come along side your ministry or organization through these services.
Assessment

Assessment

We will help leaders identify their current reality through coming along side the organization with in person interviews, written surveys, data collection, in which the outcomes and next steps will be shared in a final report.
Training

Training

With the direction of the leaders we will walk side by side with those working with and around the ministry, team, or leader to develop a personalized goal oriented training event based on the Colocate Ministry Consulting assessment.
Coaching

Coaching

We work side by side with a leader to develop a relationship based around measurable goal oriented coaching. The goals will be based on past evaluations, professional growth goals, and Colocate Ministry Consulting assessment.
Networking

Networking

We will aid in developing relationships among leaders in similar fields to share best practices and applicable tools. These side by side relationships allow for long-term health and growth.

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About us

Colocate is the simple process of putting like items side-by-side. This is what makes “the cloud” work. Putting finance data from one company on the same server a design firm puts graphics. The server company is offsite and offers great service and protection for data by putting them side-by-side on this top notch server. This concept is also why you find fast food restaurants sharing space. You know you love getting a small personal pan pizza with a quesadilla.

Colocate Ministry Consulting’s (CMC) mission is to bring ministry leaders side by side with experts, experiences, and each other to advance God’s Kingdom.

The Colocate co-founders, Benji and Brent, met working as youth pastors side by side on the westside of Cincinnati. Over the years, they went from meeting for lunch to leading joint events, retreats, and mission trips together. These adventures led them to launching a youth workers network. Their experiences and networking organically led into coaching and consulting with churches looking to improve their student ministry systems and ability to reach their communities. Through these experiences, as well with meeting with leaders in the business world, Benji and Brent created the Colocate process of assessment, coaching, training, and networking to help churches and organizations develop and grow.

Our Scriptural guide is 1 Thessalonians 2:8,

“So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.”

Our call

  • Equipping leaders to share the Gospel.
  • Developing relationships to share best practices and applicable tools for ministry.
  • Create systems to equip ministries for the development of compassionate servant leaders.

Our team

Rev. Brent Dearnell

Rev. Brent Dearnell

Coach, Trainer, and Youth Ministry Network Coordinator

I have served as a volunteer, interim, and full-time youth pastor, discipleship pastor, and executive pastor. Before going into ministry full-time I was a middle school teacher in an urban environment as well as a varsity soccer coach. I have directed a growing student ministry, experimented in a multisite church student ministry, facilitated a large after school program, developed leadership pathways, and led the local church to become a missional partner to area schools. I am passionate about helping young people live into their passion, faith, and call.

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Rev. Benji Sayre

Rev. Benji Sayre

Coach, Trainer, and Youth Ministry Network Coordinator

I have served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, executive pastor, and campus minister. Before entering ministry, I worked at an outdoor education center facilitating leadership development for high school and college groups.I have helped to develop and launch an after school program for high school students in a large suburban district in partnership with the community and facilitated youth ministry in various contexts. I am passionate about helping young people discover their God given purpose.

Rev. Kate Smith

Rev. Kate Smith

Coach and Trainer

I have served as a youth ministry intern, ministry assistant, and children, student, and young adult pastor. Most recently, I’ve stepped into the role of Pastor of Mission and Outreach which includes being the Director of Summer Impact. In each of these roles I have focused on engaging lifelong disciples through service, leadership, and worship locally and globally. Specifically I have mentored high school and college interns as well as create discipleship and service pathways based on age (birth through young adult) and interest which has led to growth in discipleship and engagement of youth, parents, and adults in each context. I am passionate about bringing generations together to learn, grow and serve, as well as trying new and innovative ideas to reach new people for Jesus.

Teresa Roberts & Dianna Sheely

Teresa Roberts & Dianna Sheely

Children's Ministry Network Coordinators

We have both served as volunteers and in full-time Children’s Ministry roles. We have over 40 years of combined experience in Children’s Ministry and we are both very passionate about helping children grow in their faith. We enjoy connecting and growing with other Children’s Ministry leaders. In our free time we both enjoy spending time with our families.

We are only as good as those we help

I want to thank Colocate for their help at Westwood UMC in Cincinnati. We took a congregational survey and discovered what we needed and how much work was ahead of us in student ministry. This helped inform our search team, develop interview questions and keep us focused on prayer. Thanks guys.
Rev. ‎Lee Strawhun, Lead Pastor

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