Authorized CHA Consultants
There are currently four people trained and authorized to use the Church Health Assessment (CHA) as a consulting tool with congregations.
Dr. Don Hebbard is a speaker, marriage and family therapist, author, and professor at Amberton University in Dallas, Texas. He is the founding executive director of the Family Center in Dallas, the Genesis Center for Christian Counseling in Atlanta, and the Institute for Marriage and the Family in Oklahoma City. Since 1988 Don has transitioned churches through his preaching, teaching and consulting work with leadership teams. Don holds an Ed.D. in adult and continuing education, M.M.F.T. in marriage and family therapy, and M.S. in biblical and communication studies. He brings a therapist's mind, a storyteller's skill, and a minister’s heart to the process of healing hurting churches.
Dr. Grady King is co-leader and vice president of HOPE Network Ministries. He has served 42 years in church ministry as preacher and senior minister; 26 of those years were spent in two congregations in Irving and Mansfield, Texas. Through HOPE Network Grady serves as director of church resources at Oklahoma Christian University and an adjunct teacher of ministry. He received his formal education at Oklahoma Christian University and Abilene Christian University (B.S. in education; M.S. in biblical studies; D. Min.). Grady and his wife Karen have been married 38 years and have two married children. He is passionate about healthy leaders and healthy churches. Grady is called to come alongside of ministers and elders in helpful ways. He is a certified Grip-Birkman coach and trainer (a resource used for team building in discovering individual spiritual gifts and personality orientation including stress factors).
Jon Mullican has co-led HOPE Network Ministries with Grady King since 2013. He specializes in helping church leaders by providing counsel on governance, group process, and strategy. Jon also serves part-time as minister of church development at Highland Oaks Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas. Prior to this responsibility, Jon served as executive minister at Highland Oaks for 11 years. In his free time Jon enjoys reading, running, spending time with his children Katie, Sarah, and Daniel, and taking his wife Dana out on dates. Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in organizational development from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Carson Reed is vice president for Church Relations at Abilene Christian University and executive director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry. He also directs the Doctor of Ministry program and holds the Frazer Endowed Chair for Church Enrichment in the Graduate School of Theology. Reed holds a B.A. in English from Oklahoma Christian University, an M.Div. from Harding University, and a D.Min. from Abilene Christian University. Through the Siburt Institute, Carson does consulting work with congregations and church leaders across the country. His teaching and research focus on practical theology with an emphasis on leadership, preaching, and issues surrounding faith and culture.