A BETTER WAY TO DO CHURCH

our mission is simple: we help leadership cultures get healthy and thrive get healthy

We accomplish this mission through consulting, coaching, and teaching experiences designed to recenter strategy and action on Jesus’ two great priorities–the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Recentered Group doesn’t define your vision. Recentered Group provides a sustainable path to the vision God has given your community.

RECENTERED GROUP IS…

Christ-Focused

We believe that meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in life is found in receiving the love of Jesus Christ and trusting Him enough to become His faithful disciple.

Grace-Centered

We take the original gospel seriously–it’s not just good news for sinners, but for believers! Grace changes everything, but must be trusted so that it redeems.

About Humility

We understand the crushing weight of spiritual leadership. We are not dispensers of shameful advice, but encouragers to help you better trust.

Relational

We build lifelong connections with leaders and the communities we serve–connecting them with people and resources to help them experience grace.

MEET THE TEAM

ED UNDERWOOD

ED UNDERWOOD

President & Lead Consultant

ed.underwood.49@gmail.com

KEVIN BUTCHER

KEVIN BUTCHER

Lead Consultant

jkevinbutcher.com

JUDY UNDERWOOD

JUDY UNDERWOOD

Administrator

JEREMY MYERS

JEREMY MYERS

Website Director & Publisher

CHRIS JACOBSEN

CHRIS JACOBSEN

Media Producer

chris@thecreativelounge.net

NICOLE BERNARDINI

NICOLE BERNARDINI

Graphic/Web Designer

DAVE & JONI BURCHETT

DAVE & JONI BURCHETT

Board Members

LEE ANN JACKSON

LEE ANN JACKSON

Board Member

MIKE & HEIDI MITCHELL

MIKE & HEIDI MITCHELL

Board Members

TESTIMONIALS

“Our Trueface team couldn’t be more excited about Ed Underwood’s role in RecenteredGroup. In many ways Ed’s leadership in moving the historic Church of the Open Door from brokenness to healing was a laboratory for the truths we hold dear.Ed’s a gifted communicator and an effective leader and disciplemaker. Prior to serving for over 20 years at Church of the Open Door, Ed planted a church in Oregon and pastored a church in the Midwest. His passion for healthy leadership teams, gifts and experience in teaching and shepherding, and grasp of the power of grace and love in community bring authenticity, gentleness, and effectual guidance to shepherds and their flocks.”

DR. BRUCE MCNICOL, BIL THRALL, and JOHN LYNCH, bestselling authors of The Cure, The Ascent of a Leader, The Cure & Parents, Bo’s Café, and Behind The Mask

TESTIMONIALS

“As chairperson of the Kilns College board of directors, and board member of Shepherd’s House Ministries in Bend, Oregon, I had the privilege of working with Ed Underwood, organizing a three-day weekend leadership workshop which he led this past July. We had 27 participants representing board and staff from Kilns College, Antioch Church, and Shepherd’s House Ministries (which also included men and women resident leaders from residential programs for the homeless). The workshop focus was on connecting our leadership teams with Jesus’ priorities, with lecture, powerpoint, Q&A, and small group formats. Over the course of the 14-hour workshop, participants learned about the central importance of the two great commandments, and how love for one another was critical to successful Christian leadership within a culture of grace and trust, while pursuing God’s will and destiny for the mission/ministry of the organization. Ed was very skillful in teaching and leading the group, sharing many personal and professional stories, collected over years of teaching, writing, ministry, firefighting, and military duty. Group response was very positive, and we enthusiastically endorse Ed and his continuing ministry and mentoring for Christian leaders in churches and non-profit organizations.”

–RANDALL JACOBS MD

TESTIMONIALS

“Ed has had a profound impact upon my life and ministry for 24 years. He has modeled the best of biblical exposition, spiritual leadership, and mentoring. I’m indebted to Ed for his belief in me and his mentorship of both my wife and me.”

DR. KEITH KRELL, Senior Pastor of Fourth Memorial Church, Spokane WA and associate professor of biblical exposition, Moody Bible Institute–Spokane, and author of Paul and Money: A Biblical and Theological Analysis of the Apostle’s Teachings and Practices

TESTIMONIALS

Ed and Judy Underwood have been indispensable to our leadership formation, both in urgent and unexpected leadership moments as well as the ongoing consistent relational encouragement to us and our family over the years. It’s hard for pastors to find safe circles. Ed and Judy are ours. 

KEN WYSTMA, A church planter and lead pastor at Antioch Church, Bend Oregon, Founder of The Justice Conference, President of Kilns College, and Author of Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things, The Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith, and Create vs. Copy: Embrace Change. Ignite Creativity. Break Through with Imagination.

TESTIMONIALS

“Ed and Judy are an amazing discipling team. They have faithfully built into couples and individuals throughout their many different ministries. They understand the importance of teaching God’s Word, sharing about God’s grace and speaking truth into the lives of the people they disciple and help build. I was personally discipled by Ed for 10 years and my life has been forever changed because he faithfully built into to me and modeled Christlike discipleship through our weekly meetings. Ed has a maturity in how he works with you, always knowing where he is taking you and challenging you along the journey. Ed is an excellent leader and he lives out discipleship. The fruit of Ed discipling ministry is many men all over the country faithfully walking with the Lord because he was willing to be obedient to the call of making disciples.”

BRIAN WILMER, Head CoachMidAmerica Nazarene University Football