The National Institute of Marriage – Marriage Coaches



Heather Larson

Intensive Coach

Heather Larson is a life coach who has studied Christian Coaching with Professional Christian Coach Institute and is founder of Bridgewell Coaching.

Heather is a former fifth grade teacher who holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Evangel University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College. She has been an active organizer and leader of bible studies for women and served as the chair for a local Young Life committee.

Heather married her husband, Peter Larson, PhD., in 1995. They regularly teach, coach and write together and have co-authored the book 10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love and Marriage (co-authored with David and Claudia Arp). They are the hosts for 10 Great Dates Before You Say “I-Do” DVD program. They have spoken on several radio programs and been featured on the 700 Club.

Heather and Peter now live in Broomfield, CO where they are raising their three children.


Dave and Dawn Lind

Intensive Coaches

Dave and Dawn Lind coach as a team. Dawn, with a Master’s of Education, is an ICF Professional Certified Life Coach while Dave, with a Master’s of Ministry, is a senior pastor. Together, they are the founders of Focus On Purpose® and Team of Two Coaching® which are Christian marriage coaching businesses offering couple-to-couple coaching, workshops and assessments. They are passionate about coaching couples including pastoral and lay leadership couples. Their desire is to help each person and each couple discover their God-given purposes and improve their communication skills as a “Team of Two”. Married since 1975, they have three married adult sons and several grandchildren. They reside in beautiful Vermont.


Tricia Cunningham

Intensive Coach

Tricia Cunningham, MA, MFT, is a Professional Life Coach who serves couples by helping support and equip them in achieving their goals of a successful relationship. Tricia has a passion for couples and has worked for many years with marriages in crisis. Prior to moving to CA with her family to plant churches, she was a National Institute of Marriage therapist and staff member who served as the Director of Follow-up Services. In addition to coaching, Tricia is a licensed counselor and has a private practice in La Quinta, CA called Restoration Counseling. She has been married to her husband, Craig, since 1991 and they have three amazing children.


Terry Shank

Intensive Coach

Terry Shank is a Certified Professional Life Coach with Professional Christian Coaching Institute and the founder of Selah Coaching Services. He also holds a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas.

Terry retired from BP Amoco in 1999 where he coached and led IT professionals. He has worked with the WinShape Foundation since 2003 where he and his wife, Theta, currently serve as hosts for marriage intensive programs. Terry and Theta also serve as marriage support through teaching and mentoring in their local church.   Terry and Theta are co-founders of Finish Well, LLC that seeks to create a legacy of Godly transformation in businesses and individuals. Married since 1978, they have 3 married children with a growing number of grandchildren.





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