Don Nations


Don is the founder of DNA Coaching. Supported by specialists in education, research, statistics and analysis, he coordinates the ministry of DNA Coaching and serves as its Lead Coach.

After 17 years of local church ministry, during which he planted a church and led successful transformation efforts in several churches, he transitioned to serving as a full-time coach and consultant in January, 2006. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College (B.S.), Asbury Theological Seminary (M. Div.) and Columbia Theological Seminary (D. Min.). Don has extensive training in church consulting, church planting, assessment, psychology and coaching leaders. He has led seminars and workshops on small group leadership, financial planning, advertising and marketing, reaching pre-Christian people, starting new worship services and many other subjects.

Don is also an Adjunct Professor at Argosy University and works with doctoral students in the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Education.

Don is married to Susan and they have four sons and a daughter. Susan is an elementary literacy coach, author, speaker and national consultant in the field of early childhood literacy and reading instruction. She was also named "Teacher of the Year" for her school system in 2004.

Don is available to consult with churches, coach pastors, assess ministry candidates, lead workshops, conduct self-understanding and team-building events and work with judicatories, districts, associations and denominations. He is also available to coach business leaders, conduct sales training and consult with businesses on operations and development.

  • Education
    • B.S. Florida Southern, M.Div. Asbury, D.Min. Columbia Seminary