About Us

Head Shot - 2014Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc.

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!

Rebekah helps church leaders like you:

  • Craft a bold vision that exponentially expands what you and your congregation(s) thought possible.
  • Dramatically increase the number of people actively engaged in ministry.
  • 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, Rebekah has served black, white, small, medium and large churches in the Mountain Sky Conference. During her three appointments to local church ministry she broke the color barrier, the gender barrier and the religion barrier.

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 most recent book Dream Like Jesus, will be published in 2018.

Additionally, Rebekah is a Member of International Coaching Federation.  Everything DiSC Authorized Partner JPEGShe 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 Casper, Wyoming with her husband Jerry Gonzales.


Jennie Miller, Program Coordinator


Jennie is the newest member of the team and full of enthusiasm & dedication in supporting our mission.  Her background includes teaching at the secondary and upper level, with a focus in psychology, mental health and the helping profession.  She has been involved in a variety of settings involving social justice issues and helping others reach their potential, from working with under privileged rural populations to inner city homeless youth.

A native of Wyoming, after living and working outside of the state, she is happy to be back in her hometown of Casper. When not working she enjoys the outdoors, music, writing and doing art.  She is an animal lover with a rescue chihuahua and chiwennie.  Most of all, she loves spending time with her friends and family.


Ann Miller, Special Projects Coordinator

With a background founding, directing and managing non-profit organizations, community organizing, website maintenance, peace and justice activism, and freelance writing, Ann started with Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting as the Program Coordinator.  After a move to South Carolina in 2018, she continues to work for Rebekah remotely as the Special Projects Coordinator.  She has a degree in English from the University of Washington.

She has one son, Christie, and lives with husband Cole, her brother John, and a cat with claws.

Visit the Faculty page to learn all about our Creating a Culture of Renewal Faculty!

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