Greg Allen - Dallas Office
When people ask me what I do for a living, I usually hesitate to answer – just for a moment. Mostly because I’m wondering, “Do I have time to talk this all the way out?”
That’s because what I do for a living always seems to invite further questioning and discussion – not that I mind that! I just sometimes wonder if I’ll be able to explain it all to people who are sure to ask all kinds of interesting questions. I can honestly say that as recently as 7 or 8 years ago if you had told me that I’d be spending my days helping churches and pastors connect for ministry, I’d have laughed at you.
But isn’t that how it always is? I’m here because at one point I was open to a totally new direction for my gifts and talents – one I do believe was opened up to me by God – and now I am committed to helping others discover that same joy in spite of the challenges that come along with it. I, like many people I talk with daily, was not necessarily looking for a new opportunity. But the opportunity presented itself, and I responded. Yes, cautiously at first.
So here I am.
I have been consulting with churches in order to help them find and hire key staff members now for over ten years. I was fortunate to be a part of MinisterSearch for the first five of those years. I joined The Shepherd’s Staff in June of 2007. Prior to working specifically with churches, I worked for three years as an Executive Search Consultant with one of the largest retained executive search firms in the country, assisting Texas banks with hiring senior-level officers. Years before that, I had discovered the importance of organization-building through qualified executive search while working in sales and marketing for two large companies and consulting daily with top retailers, manufacturers, and distributors.
Helping churches is very rewarding in many ways. I’ve often said that I feel particularly blessed because I am getting to do something that I love and that I’ve been trained to do well in an area that really matters to me. What more could I want?