JOHN PURCELL'S BIO
OWNER AND CHIEF CONSULTANT
John Purcell’s 18 years of corporate experience and 17 years of church leadership and management experience have given him a passion for developing leaders, especially Christian leaders of for-profits and non-profits, including churches.
He has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, where he was the Senior Class President, and a Law Degree (JD) from Lewis and Clark College.
His work experience includes 18 years at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 13 of those in various levels of management, including full responsibility for 4 businesses. John’s experiences at Westinghouse included Sales Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Materials Management, and General Management overseeing multiple businesses. He earned several awards for sales and manufacturing accomplishments during that time.
At Perimeter Church, John served for 16 years as the Staff Director, overseeing all ministry planning and execution as the church grew from 500 members and 30 staff to 4000 members and 130 staff plus a school of 500 students and 70 staff. He also served as the Relocation Project Manager, overseeing a $20 million project, then as staff liaison to two additional $12 million expansion projects.
In addition to the above, John has served as a Ruling Elder for over 20 years and has discipled and coached key leaders at numerous churches for several years.
John is a Certified Christian Leadership Coach who has helped church, business, and non-profit leaders all over the world grow in their leadership effectiveness and helped their organizations, leadership teams, and boards to greater health, clarity, and effectiveness.
He also leads a Truth at Work Christian business leaders’ roundtable ministry as the Chapter President in Atlanta, where he convenes organizational leaders monthly to facilitate their growth and impact as leaders at the intersection of their professional, personal, and spiritual lives.
He is also currently Board Chair for Wellspring Group, non-profit ministry that equips Christian leaders to live from a whole heart to become who God created them to be.
He says that God is still working on him and has most recently impacted his heart connection with Christ, his family, and others. John lives with his wife Cindy in Atlanta, GA and enjoys spending time with his grown kids, traveling, hiking, biking, and an occasional round of golf.