“Leadership in any capacity within a parish is hard, sacrificial work. But as Christians under the authority of the biblical command we don’t require either self-pity or self-confidence to keep us going. We need faith in God, submission to His authority, and the support of our brothers and sisters in Christ. As a Parish Health Coach, it is my joy and my job to bring greater awareness of this reality to every parish leadership team I work with, and to provide all the practical tools, support, accountability and encouragement I can to help build Orthodox communities across North America fueled by faith, vision and love.”
Fr. Deacon Sean Reid
Dn. Sean runs his own company, Arrowhead Coaching and Facilitation Solutions, which provides coaching and consulting solutions in the areas of leadership development, operational planning, and leadership communication. He also serves as Curriculum Designer for the Doulos program of the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative.
Prior to starting his own company in September 2019, Dn. Sean held various leadership positions in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, with a particular focus on communication, public policy and internal and external stakeholder relations. For 25 years, he has served as a senior advisor for numerous Canadian federal, provincial and municipal politicians, CEOs, association executives, and church leaders.
Dn. Sean holds certifications as a professional coach and operational planning facilitator. He earned his BA (Political Science) at Mount Allison University (1996) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce in his hometown of Grimsby, Ontario.
Fr. Deacon Sean Reid is a Deacon in the Canadian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America. He was ordained in January 2018 and currently serves at St. Maria of Paris Mission in the west end of Hamilton, Ontario. He is married to Matushka Juliana and they have two teenaged daughters, Jordan and Julia.