Meet Our Coaches

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Craig Mattes

Over the last 20 years, I have launched several new ministries and groups—including small groups, music coffee houses, Christian concert series, leadership gatherings, etc. I have coached Christian leaders for over 12 years. My primary training for coaching has come through CoachNet. I am a certified Director of Christian Outreach with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. My philosophy of coaching involves meeting people where they are at...but not leaving them there. God has big plans for all of us to be about His mission. I love helping people take those bold, courageous next steps alongside the Word and Spirit equipping them to reach more and more people with Jesus' amazing love and grace.


Tina Jasion, ACC

Tina’s passion is inspiring Kingdom-minded leaders toward courageous levels of service, coming from a deep belief that God’s provision is more than we can ask or imagine! As a coach and strategic thought partner, she facilitates possibility thinking, discovery of the strategic pathway forward, practices for leadership growth and engaging others, and an attitude of celebration for what God is doing in and through her clients.  Tina brings training, experience and professionalism to each relationship as an ACC certified coach with the International Coach Federation.

During her years of raising a family, Tina owned and operated a franchise business and came to Christian faith in her mid 20’s. These experiences provide a unique first-hand perspective to mission development. Combining her entrepreneurial experience with ministry, Tina developed several initiatives to serve the community as Director of Christian Outreach at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Glen Arm, Maryland, provided creative direction and equipped 17 teams in effective outreach as Program Director from the Southeastern District LCMS Mission Development Academy, served as a member of Lutheran Hour Ministries’ Mission U faculty, and most recently has been mobilizing new ministry as the Executive Director of LINC Baltimore.

Tina is married to Scott Jasion.  They live in Fallston, Maryland and have two grown sons and a Labrador Retriever named Fred.  Tina loves to read and enjoys recreational skiing, gardening and kayaking. 


Larry Reitz

With 28 years of experience as a senior executive (vice president) for a Fortune 100 company,
Larry comes with a strong background in management, information acquisitions, customer
service, sales and communication. He was responsible for launching new stores, strategies and
revitalizing underperforming locations. He maximized results through extensive people
development, utilizing the “Coach the Coach” process to consistently bring out the best in his
leaders and their teams. A few years ago, he took an early retirement, in a call to give back
personally. His passion was and is to be an unyielding advocate for pastors, equipping them
with the insight necessary to master the tough leadership, organization, negotiation and
financial decisions placed before them. He has elevated his Christian coaching skillsets with
ongoing training from CoachNet Global and Coach Approach Ministries. With an aligned
appetite to equip and serve God’s servants, Larry joined the inaugural FiveTwo StartNew
coaching team. He is also a mentor/coach for the LCMS Texas District, serving pastors, church
planters and their teams, as well as executive directors in the mission field. In addition, he is a
vision coach/consultant for church and faith based leadership teams. Larry resides in Round
Rock, Texas with his supportive, amazing wife Camille and their children Nick and Lauren. He
graduated from Texas A&M University, obtaining degrees in Marketing, Management and the
Arts. He finds it a distinct privilege to utilize his business acumen to serve God’s servants as
they StartNew to reach new.

Rev. Vern Bok

Since 2008, Vern has been coaching professional church workers as well as other church leaders.  He helped start CoachAdvance where he trained and mentored coaches to coach leaders through church planting/launching, leadership, transformation and generosity.  A coach for FiveTwo since 2015 and he is presently FiveTwo’s Coach Coordinator and is certified by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach.  Prior to retiring in 2017, Vern had 46 years of pastoral experience, which included growing a dual parish into two separate congregation, integrating the   Hispanic community into a Caucasian congregation, multiplying a church plant into a self-sustaining congregation, leading a large congregation through transition of doubling the size of day school and being a senior pastor of a large congregation.  He has 24 years of military leadership experience in the National Guard and was called up for Active Duty on 9/11.  He served the larger church as a Synodical Reconciler for 12 years and served the Ohio District as a Mission and Ministry Facilitator part-time for 10 years. Vern and his wife, Donell have been married since 1971.  God has blessed them with five children and 11 grandchildren.

Rev. Michael Mast

Rev. Michael Mast is a certified coach, coach trainer and coach mentor.  He has planted six churches throughout the LCMS, and is currently a Mission Facilitator for the Northern Illinois District of the LCMS, working with congregations and their leaders to help them in the areas of mission, vision, attitude change, outreach, and finding ways to connect and engage with their surrounding communities by establishing and building relationships.  He works directly with congregations to help them focus on their community with the intention of assisting them in starting something new to reach new people for Jesus.


Rev. John Muhly

Rev. Jonathan Muhly was serving as an Area Facilitator for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Russia & Central Asia when he was first exposed to coaching in 2012.  Working both with American missionaries and national church leaders across multiple cultural contexts, it was clear that coaching is a greatly beneficial tool to bringing local ideas to fruition.  In 2014, Jon transitioned back to the United States, to serve as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  In this role, Jon has continued and expanded his coaching training and usage to include coaching for spiritual growth, in comparison to coaching for performance.  Jon’s philosophy of coaching is centered on client-focused development through clarifying core need leading to intentional and concrete movement and accountability that produces clear steps forward.

Oscar Benavides

Since 2007 Oscar Benavides has been the Executive Director of LINC North Texas, a mission organization that helps urban families thrive. He has been married to Jennifer for 26 years and has two adopted children and three foster children. He is a Young Life leader in his daughter middle school as well as a volunteer coach for his son’s sports teams.

Oscar began formal coaching for the Devos Urban Leadership Initiative in Washington D.C. in 2011 and has trained with In addition to receiving a Master’s degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Pastoral Colloquy from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, he is certified as a facilitator by the Arbinger Institute in conflict resolution and facilitates seminars in Systemic and Organizational Change for the Devos organization. He has been involved with Five Two for the last five years as the Community Development facilitator and coach.

Oscar has experience in church work in youth, missions and young adult ministry.  At LINC North Texas he launched the SALI program that trains 1,400 students in public schools. He is uniquely experienced in community development and missional leadership. Oscar’s coaching philosophy is to begin with systems thinking as a way to build a new start as well as to address issues in an existing organization. He believes that leadership is much more about capacity and self-awareness as it is about skills. 

Dust Kunkel

Dust Kunkel grew up in Ghana, West Africa, the son of Lutheran development workers, and brings a multi-cultural perspective to all his work.  "Because of living on two continents as a kid," says Dust, “Walking with a coaching client comes naturally, I quickly see things from their point of view.  I ask powerful questions that fire hearts and open new vistas.”  

Dust gained his Masters degree in Experiential Education from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a certified coach through Coachnet, and holds an ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  He has 20-years' experience in helping leaders and teams articulate their goals -- and make them happen.  "Coaching is my pathway to serving leaders.  I help them take their spark and turn it into a fire."

 As a devotional practice, and tangible tool for helping leaders access their spark, Dust translated into modern English Practice the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence.  You can find it here: