For pastors and leaders who are in need of personal, professional or relationship assistance, the Clinical Leader Assessment and Consultation teams provide personal, marital, relationship, ministry and organisational assessment with a plan for restoration and growth involving the development and provision of the necessary interventions and supports to insure success.



There are seasons of growth and transition in every leader’s life when God requires us to reach beyond our normal sphere of influence.  The Eden Leaders Coaching and Consulting Team is a multi-disciplinary group of seasoned leaders. The Eden Team brings a collective wisdom that is unique and powerful in assessing and directing solutions to the challenges of ministry success.



Eden Leaders courses and trainings include Dr. VanValin’s Lead Like the Good Shepherd, 4 Session Marriage Counseling, Marriage Mentor Development, and Premarital Counseling Development. Our team members have spoken in conferences and workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Contact us to sign up for our monthly free online training events



People are Complicated. Pro-D is the best framework to understand and develop them.
The PRO-D Framework is built on 9 Career Value Areas that provide the foundation for understanding how people are wired. Once you grasp these you can better understand yourself and you can better acknowledge and appreciate the differences that others bring to the table.

Paul VanValin, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Founder and President, Eden Leaders Institute and Eden Counseling and Consulting

Dr. VanValin has been coaching Christian leaders in business and ministry since 2006. He founded Eden Counseling and Consultation in 1995. Eden Counseling has a team of 30 professionals who provide counseling and psychology services to 700 families a week. Read more…

Becky VanValin, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Professional Educator

Becky is an experienced therapist whose commitment to the stability of the family has been evident in her work over the past 25 years. Her pursuit of professional excellence and empirically validated treatments are integrated with foundational beliefs of Christian faith. Read more…

Tom Nolan

President, Growth Mission

Tom Nolan is the Founder and President of Growth Mission. Tom brings 30 years of experience as a mentor and coach to pastors and mission agency leaders. Tom is passionate about helping churches and nonprofit organizations succeed in the areas of strategic planning, fund raising and organizational health. Read more…

Richard Kidd, DMin

Vice-President, Dingman Group

Rich’s relational empowerment model and cross-industry experience make him a natural for leadership coaching. He has a quick and intuitive grasp of client needs, and extensive experience leading teams in the church, in business and in higher education.

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Bob Groves

Lead Pastor, Genesis Church

Bob Groves is a Certified John Maxwell Coach. He is a consultant, mentor and church planter whose character and method have been honed through successful navigation of very challenging life circumstances. He has 20+ years as a Lead Pastor and most recently founded Genesis Church in Chesapeake, Virginia in 2010. Read more…

Our Values

Dr. Paul VanValin and his teams from Eden Counseling and Eden Leaders Institute have been an incredible blessing to our church and our movement of churches! For over 15 years they have conducted professional development training, marriage counseling, Sunday teachings, video training, and even marriage retreats for pastors and leaders. I have referred leaders in the church and marketplace who are stuck in very difficult transitions or conflicts and he and his team have been remarkable.  Whenever we have a very serious issue with people we send them for intensive intervention with Dr Paul or to Eden Counseling Center and we have never been disappointed.   I highly recommend them! “

Bishop Joseph Mattera, DMin