Dino Senesi, Lead Coach of The Senesi Group, has led congregations and encouraged leaders for over 30 years. His local church roles have included discipleship, missions, lead pastor, teaching pastor and church planting catalyst in Louisiana, Ohio, and South Carolina. Over 10 years of denominational leadership has provided close-up exposure to hundreds of leaders and churches. His background includes writing, speaking, leadership coaching, and consulting.
Originally from East Tennessee, Dino was raised in the home of small business owners and worked with them in various roles growing up. His parents owned an Italian Restaurant in Elizabethton called Dino’s (named after his father). A 1981 graduate of Milligan College, he also excelled in sports where he was a four-year letterman in baseball. Dino graduated with a Master’s of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1984 and earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in 1998.
Since 2009, Dino has served as a Coach Coordinator of The Cypress Project – a church planting and missional church leadership development process. He is also national director of The Sticks Coaching Network – a church planting initiative in smaller cities throughout the United States. Dino has coached leaders in the U.S. and Canada from church, denominational, and business settings.
Dino loves helping leaders, churches and businesses. He began the Senesi Group in 2011, which is a collaborative network of leaders helping leaders. His qualifications are strong, holding a certification through CoachNet Global (www.coachnet.org) and completing the coach training process through the Pastor’s Coaching Network (www.visionventures.org). In addition to his formal training, Dino has spent hundreds of hours coaching leaders in various contexts throughout North America.
Writing is one of Dino’s passions. In addition to being published in Let’s Worship magazine he has assisted in numerous other Lifeway projects. He most recently was a contributing author to Will You Worship?, a worship coaching journal written by Ray Jones, Worship Pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio , Texas .
Dino is currently the Journey Groups Pastor at North Rock Hill Church in Rock Hill, SC. He and his wife of 30 years, Yvette, have three daughters and two grandsons.
You can follow Dino on Twitter @dinosenesi; or e-mail him at email@example.com.