Consulting Services

Inspired by your vision.
Driven by your mission. 
A stone statute of Sisyphus rolling the boulder.

Difficult, but not impossible

Touchstones Consulting was launched in September 2012. In its original meaning, a touchstone was a stone that was used to test the purity of gold or silver. A touchstone has come to mean a high standard. Touchstones Consulting strives for excellence for itself and its clients. We offer a broad range of services to build capacity and support excellence within congregations and nonprofit organizations with the goal of financial sustainability and mission effectiveness. 

The Rev. Nancy Bowen and the Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland each have more that 25 years of experience in ministry, supplemented by other experience in diverse settings.  For more information, click here.

Our services are customized to meet your requirements. A sliding scale for fees makes it possible for congregations of all sizes to use our services, as does "phased consulting" where one discrete project leads to another when appropriate. Expenses for travel, lodging, etc., if required, are in addition to consultation fees. We offer telephone consultation, on-site visits, weekend retreats, on-line webinars,  marketing materials, executive coaching for ministers and board presidents, training programs, and much more. 

We provide consultation in the following areas

Board Governance

Budget Development

Business Plan Development

Conflict Mediation/Resolution

Executive Coaching

Grant Writing

Leadership Development


Marketing Content Strategy


Organizational Development

Program Design/Innovation

Project Management

Staff Development


Strategic Planning

Team Building

Training & Development

Photo Credit: Mondays Rock, photo by Gavriil Papadiotis, April 18, 2016, (CC BY-ND 2.0),