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Toward the Goal Ministries aims to love God by loving people, walking with them toward growth, health and discovering life purpose. 


Toward the Goal offers:

  •  Coaching
  •  Mentoring Relationships/Training
  •  Human Trafficking Awareness
  •  Servant Leadership Training Programs
  •  Marketplace Ministry Opportunities
  •  Character Development Initiatives
  •  DISC Personality Assessments


Our Mission:

To serve and empower by intentionally investing in the lives of people through coaching, mentoring and servant leadership training.


Our Purpose:

To glorify God by coming alongside others in walking together “Toward the Goal.” (Philippians 3:14)


Our Vision:

To become a place where Christ is experienced; a place of hope, encouragement and ongoing transformation.


Our Values:

  •  Presence
  •  Humility
  •  Grace
  •  Truth


Not everyone needs counseling but many of us get “stuck” in life and need help moving forward. Having worked in caregiving professions for years, Bruce and Jocelyn felt God calling them to take this type of ministry into the community and have witnessed people grow and lives changed.


Toward the Goal Ministries is governed by a Board of Directors and is supported by individuals who share the vision of helping people by intentionally investing in them. Toward the Goal Ministries is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible.



Bruce Hamsherbruce@towardthegoal.net

Bruce is the founder of Toward the Goal Ministries, Inc. He is a certified Pastoral Counselor and Life Coach, Ordained Pastor and published author. Bruce specializes in the areas of coaching, consulting, employee development and servant leadership training, both in the corporate world and community.

Bruce earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Business from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, a Master of Ministry  from Master’s International School of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Studies from Newburgh Seminary.

His life purpose and passion is to love God and love others while investing in people, helping them grow to reach their full potential.




Jocelyn Hamsherjocelyn@towardthegoal.net

Jocelyn is the Executive Director of Toward the Goal Ministries, Inc.  She serves as a servant leadership coach and mentor with certifications in life coaching, biblical counseling and DISC consulting. She enjoys working with individual leaders and teams as well as leading mentoring volunteers who serve in the local schools and community. Jocelyn partners with Tusc Against Trafficking, Tuscarawas County’s Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, serving in outreach, mentoring and education to professionals and community.

Jocelyn believes in what God can do through the impact of mentoring and investing in people’s lives and desires to share that mission and message with others.

Jocelyn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Akron and a Master of Ministry from Master’s International School of Divinity. She is a published author and has served over twenty years in ministry teaching, speaking, writing and mentoring.



Maryssa Boyd maryssaboyd10@gmail.com

Maryssa is a Community Ministry Specialist at Toward the Goal Ministries. She is involved in TTG’s high school mentoring program, career mentoring, character development initiatives, and grant writing. Maryssa feels called to community and is passionate about building relationships and walking alongside others through life’s highs and lows. She has a special place in her heart for young people and enjoys encouraging others to reach their God-given potential.

Maryssa graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. A Holmes County native, she now lives in Berlin with her husband, Noah, and their golden-doodle, Nala.


Wes Miller – wes.miller5213@gmail.com

Wes serves as a Leadership Coach at Toward the Goal Ministries, Inc. Equipping and encouraging leaders is his passion and purpose.  He enjoys helping others discover passions and gifts that God has instilled in them and helping them to align those within the marketplace.  He believes everyone has a story and helping align their story with God’s story is a blessing in which he enjoys being a part.

He is blessed and grateful to share life with his wife of 20+ years, Betty. He also has three kids: Isaiah, 15, Abigail, 13, Maci, 9.  He and Betty love to be outdoors and host people in their home that God has blessed them  with. One of his favorite verses in the Bible is Joshua 1:9—”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with you wherever you go.”


One Comment

  • Scott Lowe

    Hey Guys……This is so awesome. I wish you both the very best as you answer Gods call and start this new ministry. Soooo excited for you guys!!!!!!

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