About Zach

Zach is a United States Air Force (USAF) veteran. He received several military honors including Airman of the Year (2004) for his squadron and Senior Airman Below the Zone (2006). He earned a degree in Avionics Systems Technology.

Zach also earned degrees in Biblical Studies (a B.S. in BS) and Civic and Social Entrepreneurship. He's currently a doctoral student earning a Doctor of Transformational Leadership with concentrations in cultural, city, and organizational transformation from Bakke Graduate University (BGU).

Zach is a professional coach specializing in business process, creativity, marriage or relationship, and spiritual coaching. He is certified through CoachNet Global. From time to time, he takes on new coaching clients. He's a former grassroots community organizer. His work in and around Whittier Neighborhood and Downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota impacted the lives of thousands of residents for good. More recently, his work with Celebrate Recovery® of Set Free Beaumont has impacted hundreds of men in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Zach is married to Alea and they get to parent three adventuresome boys.



Zach’s passion and energy make him a natural leader. While always keeping the practical needs of people in mind, he is able to bring a high level of creativity to bear on community challenges. His optimism is contagious.
— John B, Illinois
Zach’s guidance has helped me manage frustrations, celebrate wins, and create action points; keeping me focused and productive. Our time together and his calming approach help me to decompress and refuel as a leader and founder.
— Josh R, Tennessee
I think the world of Zach! Every conversation or session with him seems to invite me into an entirely new and inspiring way to think. I’d highly recommend him as a partner, resource, or friend for the journey. Not to mention, he has a legendary beard!
— Tyler W, California
Zach genuinely cares about each and every person he meets. He has a natural gift that brings joy, vision, and optimism into every conversation he has.
— Rob M, Tennessee

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Ministry Experience

Zach has more than 12 years of experience as a vocational minister serving in local churches and para-church organizations. Zach is Executive Pastor at Port City Church, a nondenominational church in the Lakeshore area of West Michigan.

Zach served as a minister/pastor/planter/coach in Florida, South Dakota and Texas over the past 12 years.


Marketplace Experience

Zach has worked as a paid professional coach for 5+ years. As a consultant, Zach works with companies around organizational development. Zach is past President of a professional networking group, which passed $12M+ between Oct 1, 2016-2017.

Zach is also a business owner for 6+ years developing a commercial cleaning business in Southeast Texas and a marketing services shop.