What Makes Life Catalyst So Different?
Your church is unique. So is our process. The Life Catalyst team serves your local church by coming alongside your pastor to provide coaching, consulting, and in some situations, leading. Our team members have years of practical, effective ministry experience. Each member has the heart to provide incredible value and service to your church.
We do not provide “cookie cutter” solutions because each church has unique challenges. Our approach is to design a plan specifically for your church’s needs and circumstances.
Helping Churches Grow Since 2008
Creator of the “Who Is Your One” evangelism initiative!
The Life Catalyst Consulting Team
FOUNDER & CEO
Scotty Sanders has been leading organizations for 35 years, initially founding and serving as CEO for a multi-million dollar business and then spending 20 years serving in executive and administrative pastor roles for two mega-churches. His expertise includes most aspects of church life, leadership development, strategic planning, creating an environment of excellence, building a volunteer base, and mobilizing people for evangelism and stewardship.
Scotty is the founder of Church Catalyst, a non-profit organization that has worked with thousands of pastors and churches nationally and internationally. He is the creator of “Who Is Your ONE?” providing training resources to over 10,000 churches and reaching over 200,000 people with the Gospel.
The author of four books, Scotty has also written countless articles, and spoken to audiences worldwide.
Scotty and his wife Cindy have been married for over forty years and reside in Flower Mound, Texas. They are blessed with two children and four beautiful granddaughters.
Kevin Cottrell has over twenty years of Pastoral leadership experience having served in Senior Pastor, Senior Associate (XP) Pastor, and Missions Pastor positions. Kevin has implemented, expanded, and led strategic mission strategies in large churches. Kevin has led a large number of short-term missions teams around the world, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, training Pastors, and helping plant churches. Kevin has a great desire to help churches build and implement strategic mission strategies to reach the world for Christ.
Kevin earned a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Kevin and his wife Sharon have been married for thirty-three years. They have four children and two grandchildren.
CONTENT CREATOR & FOUNDING MEMBER
Cindy Sanders has over 30 years of experience working with parents and children, 20 of those years serving as a Children’s Minister. She has written two books, Memory Makers, a guide for parents, and Guardians of Light, a children’s book that includes a curriculum that can be used in schools.
Cindy is a founding member of Life Catalyst and has filled many roles, including Children’s Consultant. Presently, she is serving as Content Developer.
Cindy has been married to Scotty Sanders for over 44 years. They have two children and four beautiful granddaughters.
VP of Operations, Consultant, Founding Member
Jenny LoBello is an experienced communications consultant who has worked with churches for over 15 years. She helps churches communicate effectively with their members and the wider community. Jenny knows how to use different tools like websites, social media, and printed materials to get messages across.
Jenny understands the unique challenges that churches face and knows how to create plans that match their values and goals. She has helped churches with day-to-day communications, event planning and even capital campaign needs. With Jenny’s help, you can take your church communication to the next level.
Bill is a trusted advisor to many church leaders throughout the U.S. in stewardship and generosity. Over the past 20 years Bill has worked with hundreds of churches to raise over 1.5 billion dollars for ministry projects.
Bill is a gifted leader, strategist, and inspiring communicator. He connects with church leaders and staff to create a stewardship process that fits the church’s vision and mission. The result is growth in ministry and a vibrant generosity culture.
Bill also works with other faith-based non-profits in donor and organizational development, and staff alignment. He co-authored the book “The Ministry Of Giving” with Joel Mikell and Kimberly Stewart. “The Ministry Of Giving” has helped many churches effectively disciple their Financial Leaders outside of a campaign process.
A resident of McKinney, Texas, Bill and his wife Denise have four children and seven incredible grandchildren. He is an active partner at The Parks Church in McKinney.
Mick brings broad experience and insight into his work with churches. He has worked with congregations of all traditions and has the unique flexibility to thrive in each setting.
- Graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, as a National Merit Scholar, and from Vanderbilt University
- Completed his ministerial training at Brite Divinity School (Texas Christian University) where he was Valedictorian
- Served as a Pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for 20 years before working with churches across the country for the last 20 years
- Mick has led more than 250 church clients through a variety of funding initiatives raising more than a billion dollars
- Enjoys backpacking, hiking, fossil hunting, cooking, and writing
Married for almost forty years, Mick and his wife Lisa live in Heath, TX
Lisa Rowland brings over 21 years of Children’s Ministry experience to our Life Catalyst team. She has served in a congregation that was over 4000+ people, started a Children’s Ministry from the ground up in a plant church and has helped grow a congregation exponentially by 200% in her most recent ministry position. She is passionate about helping other ministers identify areas of opportunity, set up a game plan and thrive in their current environments. Lisa’s enthusiasm and excitement is contagious.
In her free time Lisa loves reading, crafting and writing curriculum. She has written her very own unique VBS curriculum for over 9 years, developed a character curriculum to be used in overseas missions and spoken at women’s conferences and retreats.
Lisa and her husband Ken have been married for over 30 years and they have one adult daughter, Amber Rowland.
Kyle J. Sullivan
Kyle J. Sullivan is a dynamic professional speaker, management consultant and personal coach, and the host of the top rated leadership development podcast “Unleash the Champ Leadership Podcast.” Kyle is called one of the rising voices in personal growth and development. With over a decade of experience in organizational leadership development as a vocational pastor at Life.Church & Transformation Church, he transferred the lessons learned leading 1000s to now operate as a consultant, trainer, and professional speaker, Kyle has inspired audiences around the world to tap into their full capacity and achieve massive growth despite the roadblocks along the way to fully Unleash the Champ!
Cathy brings over 35 years of expertise in Children’s Ministry, with more than 24 years concentrated in Preschool Ministry. Through her involvement in churches of 800 to over 4000, she has successfully led hundreds of staff and volunteers to spiritually impact children and their families. She has managed multiple renovations and building projects ranging from 200,000 to a multi-million-dollar preschool building. Cathy helped expand daycare center enrollment by 45% through strategic management improvements. Her passion is ensuring churches establish and follow guidelines for background screening of staff and volunteers to protect children as well as educate adults in identifying child-abuse and /or neglect. She is a diligent trainer and mentor with exceptional management abilities known for creating a positive workplace culture and high-performing teams.
Cathy’s interests include building patios, working in her yard, and spending time with her husband and family. She is looking forward to traveling in the future.
Cathy and her husband, Gary, live west of Ft Worth and love the country life. She calls it her happy place. She and Gary have been married 47 years, have four children and ten grandchildren.