The Rev. James F. Bracher

Denomination: United Church of Christ (UCC)
Organization: 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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Faith for All Seasons

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Fulfilling Promises

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

God Knows You!

Friday October 24, 2008
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.