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The Rev. James F. Bracher

The Rev. James F. Bracher is an ordained clergyman and served ten years as a chaplain and pastor of United Church of Christ (Congregational) churches before creating the Bracher Center for Integrity in Leadership in 2002 in Monterey, CA.

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The Bracher Center for Integrity in Leadership

The Rev. James F. Bracher is an ordained clergyman and served ten years as a chaplain and pastor of United Church of Christ (Congregational) churches before creating the Bracher Center for Integrity in Leadership in 2002 in Monterey, CA.

Jim Bracher, architect for the renewal of integrity-centered leadership, created the Bracher Center for Integrity in Leadership in 2002, as an extension of his 33 years advising individuals and organizations. Those who have sought Jim's counsel include entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and individuals addressing succession concerns. Jim's leadership development firm Dimension Five Consultants, Inc., of which he is Founder and Chairman, is located in Monterey, California, and was established in 1980.

In October, 2007, Jim was named Director, Executives-in-Residence, at the Foundation of California State University Monterey Bay, CSUMB, in Seaside, California. Executives-in-Residence provides motivated students access to and insights from some of the most successful and influential leaders in the world; many of whom reside locally and are volunteering their career guidance expertise. Capitalizing on a network of clients, colleagues and friends, Jim is offering similar counsel to what has been provided through the Bracher Center and Dimension Five Consultants.

The motivation for the Bracher Center grew from suggestions of clients. They realized that Dimension Five was collecting data concerning effective and integrity-centered leadership that would enable leaders to gain insight into their own operational effectiveness as well as that of their organizations. Jim also saw a need for a Resources section on the website focused on learning, study, and knowledge concerning the role of integrity in effective leadership. The Bracher Center shares insights that have been gained by Dimension Five in consultation with 8,000 leaders.

His work has been featured on network television, in national newspapers and business journals. He is the originator of the "Talking with Leaders" symposia. Jim writes a weekly newspaper column, "Integrity Matters," and he is published in both English and Spanish. Jim has conducted leadership effectiveness workshops - MBA Impact - in association with Extended Education at California State University - Monterey Bay. Jim lectures on leadership and golf based on his published-research in PGA Professionals Magazine - September, 2006: Leadership requirements similar for PGA Professionals and corporate executives - "What they didn't teach you in business school that your golf professional might"

Prior to Dimension Five, Jim, an ordained clergyman, served ten years as a chaplain, associate minister, and senior pastor. His assignments were Saint Louis Country Day School in Ladue, Missouri; Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, Connecticut; First Congregational Church in Terre Haute, Indiana; and Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula in Carmel, California.

Jim's education includes a Bachelor of Arts, Elmhurst College; and a Master of Divinity, Eden Theological Seminary. He has continued his education at Whittier College, The American School, Jerusalem, Israel, Oxford University and the Hudson Institute.

Jim's professional experience includes advisory councils and boards of directors. Along with his own counselors and faculty at the Bracher Center, he restores integrity through insight.

He is the co-author of the book Integrity Matters with Daniel E. Halloran.

 


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The Rev. James F. Bracher

God Knows You!

Romans 5: 1-8

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

June 12, 2005

The Rev. James F. Bracher (UCC)

In February 1990 we were celebrating our company's 10th anniversary. Dimension Five Consultants, our management consulting firm, had survived and prospered for a decade. My wife, Jane, and I wished to share our success with friends and clients, so we held a party. We welcomed a former president of the United States for a two-day conference to be attended by 50 participants. Facilities were secured and meals were planned. Receptions were organized and out-of-town guests were housed. We were ready to host an important event and talk about leadership and responsibility with loyal clients and a person who had managed complex problems from the oval office.

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The Rev. James F. Bracher

Fulfilling Promises

Matthew 9: 9-13

Third Sunday After Pentecost

June 05, 2005

The Rev. James F. Bracher (UCC)

Thirty-five years ago while completing my graduate studies in theology, preparing to be ordained into the Christian ministry, the importance of seeking and accepting God's mercy was brought home by a senior professor. He made the point by describing his conversation, years earlier, with a teenager. He was teaching a class for young adults and was talking about God's mercy, grace and forgiveness. A young woman, perhaps 16 years old, asserted that she had no need for mercy, grace or forgiveness. She was quick to clarify to the young pastor that she had not sinned. She assured him that she did not smoke, drink or "neck." Even though "necking" was an unfamiliar term to the learned professor, he was not deterred. She was going to hear about mercy.

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May 29, 2005

Faith for All Seasons

The Rev. James F. Bracher (UCC)

Rev. Bracher was ordained in 1980 by the UCC and served ten years as a chaplain and pastor of United Church of Christ (Congregational) churches before creating the Bracher Center for Integrity in Leadership in 2002 in Monterey, CA.