What does an Amazing Parish look like? If you’re ready to build an effective leadership team and improve the organizational health of your parish, we hope you’ll join us. Amazing Parish gives busy pastors and their teams the tools they need to transform their parishes—moving from maintenance mode to mission communities that are truly alive!


Co-founders Pat Lencioni and John Martin met in 2013 and realized very quickly that they shared a desire to serve and build up the Church. After much prayer and discernment and lengthy discussions with Catholic leaders, they agreed that the Holy Spirit was prompting them to do something to uplift, improve and help parishes turn from maintenance to missionary communities.

With John’s experience in business and Pat’s expertise in organizational health and leadership, they worked with other Catholic leaders to develop and host the first Amazing Parish Conference, which was held in Denver in August 2014. The response to the conference was overwhelming, confirming that The Amazing Parish model was effective and that parish leaders were hungry to learn.

Since then, we’ve held numerous conferences and have continuously strived to improve our parish support, which includes a website with free resources, free webinars, and coaching/consulting services. We’ve seen countless parishes transformed through their involvement with The Amazing Parish movement. As we grow, so does our commitment to continue supporting pastors and their leadership teams in parishes as they strive to live Christ’s great commission to “Go and make disciples of all nations.”


God is raising up hundreds of pastors and parish leaders like you who are convicted to lead their parishes to transformation for Christ. Our team is joyfully serving hundreds of leaders in the Church already. However, there are 16,000 Catholic parishes in the United States alone and a great need for more team members to join the mission.