William Vanderbloemen

William is the founder and President of Vanderbloemen Search Group, an executive search firm dedicated to helping churches and ministries build great teams. He has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search. Prior to his founding Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive search under a mentor with over 25 years of executive search at the highest level. His learning taught him the very best corporate practices, including the search strategies used by the internationally known firm Russell Reynolds. William is also the author of Next: Pastoral Succession That Works (Baker Books, 2014). Besides helping connect churches with key staff and preaching, William spends a whole lot of time with family, and connecting with people. William, his wife Adrienne, their seven children, and their poodle named Moses live in Houston.

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William Vanderbloemen’s HeroMaker Story

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9 Secrets to Building a Contagious Church Staff Culture

God is moving, and He is going to build His church whether we're in it or not. - William Vanderbloemen…

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Three Secrets to Interviewing Your New Team Member

When you're building your ministry team, culture trumps competency every single time. How do you effectively interview for both culture…

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Who Will Lead After You? Your Guide To Effective Pastoral Succession Planning

Every pastor is an interim pastor. Your personal succession plan has a direct impact on your church's legacy and long-term…

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Three Secrets to Interviewing Your New Team Member

The most expensive hire you will ever make, is hiring the wrong person. What can be done to up the…
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Team Building

Two of the hardest decisions you will make as a church planter is who to hire first and who to…


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Leadership Development