Toward the Goal Ministries
Toward the Goal Ministries aims to love God by loving people, walking with them toward growth, health and discovering life purpose.
To serve and empower by intentionally investing in the lives of people through coaching, mentoring and servant leadership training.
To glorify God by coming alongside others in walking together “Toward the Goal.” (Philippians 3:14)
To become a place where Christ is experienced; a place of hope, encouragement and ongoing transformation.
Do you feel “stuck” in life?
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 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 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 loves to watch people grow and believes in the way Jesus led, modeling mentoring and multiplication. Her life purpose is to live available to the Holy Spirit, enjoying Him and joining Him in His work, whatever that may look like day to day. Some of her favorites include time spent with family, the beauty of a sunset, laughter, dinners out with her husband, puppies and cardinals, peanut butter and chocolate, and the joy and awe that comes when seeing the heart of God.
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 married to Bruce and together they have the joy of 3 grown sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law.
Maryssa is the Coordinator of Student Development at Toward the Goal Ministries. She co-facilitates TTG’s mentoring initiative in the local schools as well as youth leadership development opportunities within the community. Maryssa is involved with several local high schools to provide career exploration and servant-leadership development for students. She believes in the power of community and relationship as a vessel for the Lord to bring transformation and growth. She has a special place in her heart for young people and enjoys walking alongside students, encouraging them 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 lives in Berlin with her husband, Noah, and their golden-doodle, Nala.
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, Abigail, and Maci. 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.”
Emili serves in student ministry co-facilitating TTG’s mentoring initiative in the local school and community, and leading ministry in the local Girls Group Home. One of her greatest passions is to walk alongside youth/young adults and to equip and empower them in the love and truth of the Gospel. Emili lives in Sugarcreek with her husband Neil. They have 3 daughters – Calli, Adriene and Emelia.
Andie serves as a full-time leadership coach with Toward the Goal Ministries, Inc. Born and raised locally, he married his high school sweetheart, Amy, after graduating from Hiland High School. They lived in GA for the first few years where Andie worked as a machinist before they decided to move back to the area where they grew up. Before joining Toward the Goal, Andie worked as a loan officer at Killbuck Savings Bank. Andie and Amy are actively involved in their church located in Sugarcreek, where they live with their two daughters, Alice and Addison, and their dog Wendy.