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.




Servant Leadership
Personal Growth & Development



School/Group Home
Human Trafficking Awareness
Community Outreach
Press On Baseball



Character Development Initiatives
Cultural Engagement Surveys
DISC Personality Assessments
Team Input Times
What We Stand For

Our Mission

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

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



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 Hamsher

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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 Hamsher

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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.

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.

Kristen Zahner

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Kristen serves as our administrative coordinator along with responsibilities in TTG’s school mentoring initiative. She loves middle and high school students and helping them navigate these important and formative years. She believes God has a good plan for each one of us and that God intended us to walk with others through both the hardest and the best things. Kristen lives in Sugarcreek with her husband Derrick, and their two daughters.

Wes Miller

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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 Hostetler

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Emili serves as a Mentor Coordinator 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 Raber

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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.