David C. Rucker, MDiv, DMiss (ABD), CC
& Rozanne M. Rucker, MS, LMFT

We help people see light through the cracks in their lives.

Synergy: That mystical energy of co-creation between two or more persons.

This is what can happen through Life Coaching. 

Can you benefit from Life Coaching?

Are you facing fractured relationships, crushed dreams, or career disappointments? 

Or do you just need to recharge by getting a fresh perspective on your current stage of life? 

We offer to join you in exploring the “cracks” and finding the light.

People Who Want Life-Giving Relationships

Professionals At Crossroads

Christian Clergy & Missionaries

Life Coaching Method

There is a connection between how we see ourselves and how we relate to others. This affects our relationships with family, friends, and coworkers every day. When we dare to love and trust others, we give them power to enrich us but also to hurt us.

What do I do when I am hurt?

Do I choose never to love and trust again, becoming isolated and lonely? 

 Do I allow anger and bitterness to destroy my self-image and the relationships that were once important to me? 

Or is there another option?

Your Life Coach

David C. Rucker

Husband. Father. Grandfather.
Priest. Pastor. Administrator.
Life Coach.

Since 1982 I have served in Christian ministry as pastor/priest, missionary, missions administrator, and seminary professor. My wife and I have lived and served as members of evangelical Protestant and Orthodox Christian communities in various parts of the world.  So, why Life Coaching now? Good question!

Coaching helps me to be present and available to YOU. To listen–really listen–to you, giving my full and undivided attention, without trying to solve, fix, or be distracted with my own agenda. No shame. No judgement. No condemnation.

This kind of listening is one of the greatest gifts one person can offer another. It is a personal gift of mind and heart, and it is rare. The art is in the questions that come from listening well. Coaches listen and then ask thoughtful, intuitive questions based on what we hear and feel, and then we listen even more intently. The questions and responses can bring clarity and new options. They will help you identify what you really want, what it may cost you, and whether it is valuable enough to pursue. This is synergism. This is Synergy Life Coaching.

Your Life Coach

Rozanne M. Rucker

Clergy Wife. Mother. Grandmother.
Therapist. Family Consultant. Teacher. Life Coach.

Thank you for stopping by! If you are looking at Synergy Life Coaching, odds are that dealing with life’s challenges has been draining your resources.

You are not alone, and congratulations for reaching out! People who recognize a need and seek assistance are some of the best and bravest souls I know. You have already taken the hardest step. Now you get to choose someone to walk with you to help you identify new resources for growth, healing, and fulfillment.

Read on to learn a bit about me to help you decide if my background and approach would be a good fit for this stage of your journey.

Quotes From Great Coaches

A good coach can change a game.
A great coach can change a life.
John Wooden
UCLA Basketball Coach
The battle in this world, the struggle, is not between structures and systems, political or economic. People like that idea. No! The struggle is personal. It is the Spirit of God and the spirit of evil. From that point of view...every personal victory over evil, maybe even unknown to the world, has an impact on the whole situation.
This life is given to us for our healing. Do not waste it on anything else.
St. Isaac of Syria


Reflections on life and coaching.

Thriving in Ministry: Clergy/Clergy Wives Peer Learning Groups

Thriving in Ministry Founding Synergy Life Coaching prepared me for yet another ministry opportunity. This past summer (2022) Mka. Rozanne and I were invited to join the Thriving in Ministry (TiM) team as facilitators for Clergy Peer Learning Groups (Fr. David) and Clergy Wives Peer Learning Groups (Mka. Rozanne). As noted on their website, in 2018 the OCA was awarded a generous grant through the Lilly Endowment to further develop a program of Peer Learning to support Orthodox clergy and clergy wives. Thriving in Ministry (TiM) is that resource for clergy and clergy wives, administered by the Orthodox Church in America’s (OCA) Office of Pastoral

Premarital Coaching Now Available

You are about to make one of the biggest decisions of your life – a decision that will change everything from this point on! What are you willing to do to begin your journey-of-a-lifetime well? Did you know that participation in premarital sessions has been found to reduce the rate of divorce by 30%?  Premarital work is an investment in your future as a couple and worth every dollar! As a Premarital Coach, Rozanne brings years of training and experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-KY) and certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator. Besides general premarital sessions, she also offers faith-based