Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc.

Transforming Church Leaders and the Congregations They Serve

About Us

Rebekah Simon-Peter
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Rebekah Simon-Peter – developer of the award-winning leadership program, Creating a Culture of Renewal – equips participants with increased emotional intelligence and practical leadership skills that transform church leaders and the congregations they serve.

Creating a Culture of Renewal interrupts church decline, and empowers church leaders to do the impossible with people who may not even get along. All so that your church can dream and lead like Jesus again!

Transform a risk-averse culture into a congregation willing to dream like Jesus, enthusiastically tackling new initiatives and launching new ministries.

An ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, she served three appointments in local church ministry. Drawing upon her life experiences in the Reform and Orthodox Jewish communities, as well as her training in environmental studies she wrote The Jew Named Jesus, Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!, Green Church Leader Guide and 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church. Her books have been awarded the “Trusted and Transformational” designation by Cokesbury. Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! was featured on the United Methodist Women’s 2012 Reading List. Her latest book, "Dream Like Jesus" will be published in 2018.

Additionally, Rebekah is a Member of International Coaching Federation. She holds Certifications as an Everything DiSC® and 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner from Wiley as well as their highest credential for coaches and trainers.* She is Certified as an Online Instructor for the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship.

Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc. evolved from BridgeWorks, which was originally founded in 2007 as an extension ministry of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rebekah continues to offer top-notch innovative coaching, consulting, workshops, seminars, and classes. Each is grounded in authentic spirituality and intellectual integrity.

She has engaged, thrilled, and challenged audiences around the country. A budding organic gardener, decent skier, and all out dog-lover, Rebekah lives in beautiful Casper, Wyoming with husband Jerry Gonzales and their two furry friends, Max and Maddie.

What's in it for You?

Testimonials For Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc.

  • Rebekah Simon-Peter and Creating a Culture of Renewal have changed the way I see and do ministry, giving me tools to explore in-depth who I am as a pastor and a leader, discern how to best listen and communicate with those I serve, and practical steps for boldly leading the church into God’s future.

    Rev. McKenzie Sefa Central UMC; Spencer, North Carolina
  • Having my leadership know their DiSC dimensions helped me in my own learning process as part of Rebekah's Creating a Culture of Renewal program.Creating new possibilities of ministry is a result of knowing who we are and what we are made of as we fulfill our vision of Transforming the World.

    Rev. Eduardo Rivera District Superintendent; El Paso, Texas
  • Other programs TALK about leadership development. Creating a Culture of Renewal is the only one I know of that actually delivers!

    Rev. Margaret Gillikin District Superintendent, Rocky Mountain Conference
  • Rebekah helped in handling conflicts, problem solving, understanding who would get the job done and who would not, who would be the best leaders in certain areas and ministries, and how to direct my sermons to different personalities in the church. If one is serious about ministry, Rebekah's teaching will open up a whole vista of new ideas.

    Rev. Bill Taylor Bess Chapel UMC; Cherryvale, North Carolina
  • In just a short time of working with Rebekah I have learned to take a step back so that I don't get hooked into the emotion of a situation as much. I'm learning how to play to people's strengths by observing their interactions, body language and DiSC styles.

    Martha Taylor EquiDiscovery LLC


  • Empower Your Leaders!

    Creating a Culture of Renewal accelerates church vitality and disrupts church decline by empowering church leaders–clergy and laity–to do the seemingly impossible with people who may not see eye to eye.

    It’s an award-winning, proven, and empowering approach to self-awareness, leadership and ministry. Using emotional intelligence, you will master practical leadership tools to bring new life to your congregation. You will discover the vital interplay between interpersonal communication, group dynamics, and congregational culture.

    In this three track program, you'll take advantage of the Everything DiSC® Workplace profile to understand yourself and your leaders better in Track 1. In Track 2, you'll discover your well-used and under-used leadership skills with the Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders and Everything DiSC® 363 for Leaders profiles.

    You'll not only learn to craft a bold and meaningful vision but to execute that vision while empowering your leaders!

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification


Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • January 05 – February 02, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • February 01 – March 01, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • March 09 – March 30, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

The in-person, Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification begins with online, self-directed learning and culminates in two days of practical application facilitated by Wiley's expert trainers. With Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification, participants will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC® model and supporting research
  • Discover how to apply the Everything DiSC Workplace reports to daily interactions
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Create strategies to promote a DiSC®-based culture
  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC® and discover how to utilize it as an ongoing development tool
This course is held at the Education Center in Minneapolis, MN or in London, England.

Upcoming Classes

  • December 05 – December 06, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • January 23 – January 24, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 27 – February 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 27 – March 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Leadership Training
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Workshops
  • Creating a Culture of Renewal


  • Inscape Authorized Distributor
  • Five Behaviors ® Authorized Facilitator
  • Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner