Meet Monte

About Monte

Monte’s passion for vision, strategy and leadership defines his 35+ year professional and ministry career. He founded Leadership Clarity in 2014 to more fully leverage the breadth and depth of his unique experience to help leaders clarify vision, align strategy and develop people to maximize their team’s effectiveness.

Additionally, Monte serves ministries and nonprofits around the US through his partnerships with Slingshot Group, THRIVE360 and Intentional Churches. As an experienced Life Map Facilitator, Monte helps high-capacity leaders discover their distinct gifts, unique calling and equips them with life rhythms and action plans to guide them both personally and professionally.

Previously Monte served Real Life Christian Church as Executive Pastor from 2006-2021, overseeing the journey from a single-site church gathering hundreds to a sprawling multi- site ministry gathering thousands. He also provided leadership to strategic ministry partners in Central Florida and around the world. Prior to full time ministry, Monte enjoyed a successful executive career primarily in the attractions industry from 1985-2005.

Monte and Helaine live in Central Florida. They have four children, one granddaughter and raised two nephews for several years. A lifelong athlete, Monte continues to enjoy playing hockey recreationally. Avid photographers, he and Helaine love just about anything outdoors, traveling, playing games and sharing time with family and friends.

Why a Life Map?

Life is not a dress rehearsal. You don’t get a do over!
Find the clarity you need through a TRUEnorth Life Map with Monte.

Gene Appel

Monte’s decades of strategic marketplace and church leadership experience was just what we needed at Eastside at a critical moment to identify key breakthrough initiatives for our future. Beyond that, Monte guided us toward an implementation and execution plan that resulted in some of the most fruit-producing years of ministry in our church’s history.

Gene Appel

Senior Pastor at Eastside Christian Church

Chris Willard

Over the course of my career, I have worked with hundreds of talented and dedicated leaders. Monte stands out in that group for a variety of reasons. He is a tremendous organizational leader who balances an ability to set and cast clear vision with an ability to create and execute strategies to make that vision a reality. And, he does all of this while cheering for and developing the team members he serves with.

Chris Willard

CEO at Elevate Group

Shane Duffey

I haven’t met many people like Monte. He is an uncommon blend of insightful and encouraging, wise and winsome, creative and clear while being organizationally strategic and concerned for one’s inner health. Simply put, Monte is an easy friend and a resourceful coach. If you’re looking to take your life and leadership to the next level, Mark Montemayor is your guy!

Shane Duffey

NewSpring Network Director at NewSpring Church

Kem Meyer

Monte has tremendous capacity to actively listen, collaborate, and instigate the work that helps organizations, help their people, help their teams, help their customers. He brings a steady, humble intelligence to every situation. I’ve seen him in action for years. His ability to infuse strategy and people care seamlessly is what makes him unique and trustworthy.

Kem Meyer

Author, Brand Therapist at Kem Meyer & Company

Monte’s Strategic Partners

Thrive 360