William VanderbloemenFounder & CEO of Vanderbloemen
William Vanderbloemen is an entrepreneur, pastor, speaker, author, and CEO/Founder of Vanderbloemen. William has combined over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of executive search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.
Vanderbloemen has served over 800 churches since its founding eight years ago, has grown to thirty-five full-time employees, and has won several company culture awards. Prior to founding Vanderbloemen, William studied executive search under a mentor with over 25 years of executive search experience.
William is regularly invited to speak across the country at conferences on leadership, hiring, and succession planning, such as the CESA Symposium, Hubspot’s INBOUND, Blackbaud, and Guidestone. William is also a regular contributor to Forbes and Outreach Magazine and is frequently asked to contribute to many media outlets on staff culture and team building.
The updated and expanded edition of his book Next: Pastoral Succession That Works on effective succession was released through Baker Books in April of 2020, and his book Culture Wins: The Roadmap To An Irresistible Workplace was released through Savio Republic in March of 2018. Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook was released through B&H Books in June 2016.
Besides helping organizations with hiring and succession planning, William spends a whole lot of time with family and connecting with people. William is an avid social networker. Whether connecting with friends, candidates for searches he is doing, or church members, he loves to network. William, his wife Adrienne, their seven children, and their poodles Moses and Pearl live in Houston. In his free time, William enjoys running, working out, and caddying for his kids, who are now better golfers than he is.
Building Your Staff Post-COVID
COVID has moved church online. Before the pandemic, only a small percentage of Protestant churches were streaming their services online. Now it’s nearly impossible to reach your audience if you aren’t set up online. Having church services online has allowed the church to become more accessible to people who wouldn’t have been able to participate, or possibly even know about your church, before. This new platform for churches to reach their audience, interact with their communities, and introduce Christ to new people is changing the roles that are critical for churches, even after the pandemic is over. William Vanderbloemen, who has over a decade of experience in Christian executive search and staffing, will shed insight on the critical roles and skills that churches are considering hiring after this shift to online ministry.
In this session, you’ll:
- Develop a greater understanding of why you should anticipate high amounts of turnover this year and next, and how to prepare ahead of time by thinking about restructuring now
- Gain an understanding of the top 5 roles that churches should consider hiring to keep up with the continuous shift toward online church
- Achieve a greater understanding of the skills needed to excel as a member of church staff in a post-COVID world