Duane Cilke has served in a variety of non-profit settings including public and private education, church, and mission organizations. He is an educator-coach who has focused on empowering high-capacity leaders to realize their God-given redemptive potential.
He earned his BA degree in Education (English/ Social Studies) from Evangel University; an MS in Education (Guidance and Counseling) from Western Illinois University; and has 44 hours from Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is a certified life coach and spiritual director and has been trained to present the DISC (Carlson) and Opposite Strengths Personality assessments/ seminars.
Duane is married to Marilyn and they have two adult children (Ron and Cathie). The Cilkes also have three grandchildren who are the joy of their life and Duane and Marilyn reside in Kansas City, Missouri.
Duane has been an educator, counselor, principal, executive pastor, mentor and coach. Many appreciate Duane’s wisdom from his teaching and coaching insights, subtle humor, and his relentless passion to see people grow in grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Duane draws from his extensive experience and training to offer leaders effective coaching, training, and consulting through his Life Coaching, Executive Coaching, Spiritual Directing, and Financial Counseling.