Mary Scifres Hired to Guide Countryside through Transition

In light of the many changes, challenges, and opportunities we are facing at Countryside, your Transition Leadership Committee has hired a transition and turnaround specialist, Rev. Mary Scifres, to coach and consult with us on our transition journey. Mary comes to us at the recommendation of her colleague and our friend, Marcia McFee. As coach and consultant, Mary guides churches and leaders to reclaim their purpose and refocus their mission, unifying and energizing their ministry in the process. Experienced with churches, Conferences, and leadership teams from across the nation, Mary brings both demographic expertise and a broad perspective of regional differences, cultural shifts, generational challenges, and leadership needs. Trained in organizational development, Mary works with teams to achieve conflict competence, unified sense of purpose, and clarity of direction and rejoices when her churches begin moving forward together with renewed energy and enthusiasm. We look forward to this same clarity of focus and renewal of hope as Mary works alongside us in this time of transition. Visit Mary’s website ( to learn more about Mary and her work.

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