John r. cionca
John R. Cionca is the executive director of Ministry Transitions, Inc. He also holds the position of professor of ministry leadership at Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Cionca has served in full-time capacities as a youth pastor, minister of education and senior pastor.
Senior Ministry Consultant
Dr. Dennis Baker is a graduate of Biola University~ BA; Western Seminary ~ MDiv;
He shares life and ministry with his wife, Lynette, a Registered Nurse. They have three adult children: Suzanne Baker of Bend, Oregon; Rachelle (and son-in-law David) Trigueros of Arvada, Colorado, and Meredith (and son-in-law Tom) Wilson, who live in Long Beach... and five wonderful grandchildren who enrich their lives.
Baker served as an Associate Pastor in Christian Education and Youth Ministry in Oregon, California, Colorado and Massachusetts. His Ministry Journey includes Seminary Teaching and Administration at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon plus being a Senior Pastor in Minnesota.
Since 1997 he has been deeply involved and enjoys helping churches, Christian leaders and Christian organizations pursue more intentional Kingdom ministry as Senior Ministry Consultant with The Goehner Group and “Summit Bound” plus he served as Director of Placement & Transitions with EFCAWest for nearly nine years. Over the years Dennis has personally equipped and worked with over 400 Senior Pastor Search Teams and resourced hundreds of Associate Searches.