About

Ray Schnickels      

Business Coach / Consultant

Ray Schnickels, a Minnesota native, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (1975) with a BS in Food Chemistry and received a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (1986).

After almost 10 years with The Pillsbury Company, Ray left the corporate world to enter seminary in preparation of full time ministry.  After 10 years in Christian camp and conference ministry in Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin and Maryland, he became a bi-vocational associate pastor while still working in the hospitality and hotel industry in Colorado.

From 2000-2005 he started a consulting business to Christian camp and conference centers and a small remodel construction business.

He has served on Ministry Boards and as a retreat and seminar speaker at CCCA regional and national conferences.

From 2005-2010 Ray was the Executive Director of Canby Grove a multifaceted ministry in Canby, Oregon.  While there, he developed strategic performance indicators setting a standard for best practices that allow a CEO to stay ahead of our ever changing cultural and economic environment.

In 2011, he formed Strategic Executive Tools, LLC to help faith based non-profit organizations remain fiscally viable.  God has gifted Ray with the passion and ability to come along side of CEO’s and ministries in crisis organizationally and financially to help them find clear direction.  With over 35 years of senior level management in corporate and faith based organizations, he has the insight and experience to assist leaders to make the tough decisions.  www.StrategicExecutiveTools.com

Ray enjoys teaching God’s Word and helping men be the leaders God desires them to be. He has participated most recently as part of The Goehner Group team working with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.  www.goehnergroup.com

Ray has been married to the love of his life, Diane, for over 30 years.  They are the proud parents of three adult children and four wonderful grandchildren.  Ray and Diane have been serving in ministry together since both of them became Christ followers in 1981.

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