Rev. Ben Shaeffer Certified Leadership Development Facilitator

Rev. Ben Shaeffer of Bellefontaine First UMC has completed all the necessary coursework and training to achieve certification as a Leadership Development Facilitator for Lead Like Jesus. As a Leadership Development Facilitator, He is now prepared to train and equip others to lead more effectively by following the model of Jesus. 

Leadership Development Facilitators offer Encounter leadership development workshops to individuals, churches, businesses or organizations seeking to make a greater impact through their spheres of influence. Packed with 10 hours of action-oriented learning followed by weekly online E-Lessons, Encounter is a highly interactive, participant-driven leadership development workshop that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time, Jesus.   

Rev. Shaeffer graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1979, and a Master of Organizational Development in 1997.   In 2004 God called him to be a local pastor while working for AT&T as a Sales Manager.  Ben retired from AT&T in 2010 after 25 years of service.  He graduated with a Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 2015.  He is currently serving as the Senior Pastor at First UMC in Bellefontaine, OH, and is currently President of the West Ohio Conference United Methodist Men.  Ben is passionate about "Making Discples for the Transformation of the World."   For booking information, or to learn more about scheduling an Encounter for your organization, contact Rev. Ben Shaeffer at rbshaeff [at] or by calling (419)351-2010.