About Dr. Ed Cook


Dr. Ed Cook


Dr. Ed Cook is in his “third career.”  He was in the business world with IBM for 14 years in marketing and application systems design and development.  After leaving IBM he worked for 5 years as the Director of Information Systems for a $150,000,000+ entertainment company.  Ed understands business and how to interface with the world of business.

In his 30s, Ed began attending the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Anaheim California.  There he and his wife, Carolyn, were trained as church planters and subsequently participated in various ways in planting 8 congregations.  In 1987 he founded the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Seattle Washington two blocks away from the University of Washington.  Ed’s vision for the church is a group of God’s people who are committed to grow into an invitational, incarnational, missional lifestyle.

Ed is now writing, teaching, coaching, and consulting as the principal of Care-Full Coaching

Dr. Cook is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) www.coachfederation.org,  CoachNet www.coachnet.org, and continues to train through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI).


Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) — Carey Theological College at the University of British Columbia — Vancouver, BC Canada

Dissertation project:  Researched the need for coaches to address the holistic development (personal, pastoral, and planting development) of church planters of the emerging generations(s)

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Theology (M.A./B.S.T.) — Fuller Theological Seminary, Northwest Campus — Seattle, Washington

Bachelor of Arts, English — California State University — Long Beach, California


Ed and Carolyn have been married for 48years.  They have two adult children and four grandchildren.  Ed loves to play music, listen to jazz, travel, read, and write.  Carolyn’s joys are her children, grandchildren, photography, and making a house a home.

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