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Who is Phil Pledger?

pastor-051Phil Pledger has served as a Pastor in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod since 1984 (M.Div. from Concordia Seminary), serving congregations in Wisconsin (as Pastor to the hearing impaired), and in California. For eight years, Pledger served as President of Lutheran Braille Workers (a ministry with thousands of volunteers that manufacture Braille and Large Print Bibles and other Christian materials, and serves more than a thousand people with visual impairment throughout the US and Canada).

In 2009, Pastor Phil Pledger completed a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Seminary on Organizational Leadership. In 2011, Pledger completed 72 hours of graduate-level coursework on executive coaching from the College of Executive Coaching, and became a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). He is continuing his Coaching education with Coach Approach Ministries.

Currently, Dr. Pledger is an Intentional Interim Pastor and Executive Coach. For additional information about Dr. Pledger, see his LinkedIn profile,, or email: