Compass Associates

Strategic Direction

Terry C. Wuske Credentials

Terry C. Wuske, founder of Compass Associates has more than 17 years in church staff ministry roles at three congregations, and 10 years of experience in para-church ministries, higher education, and not-for-profits providing visionary, managing, and administrative leadership.


Terry graduated Valedictorian with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries with a dual major in Theology and Bible from 

Cincinnati Christian University.


Cincinnati Christian University awarded Terry the Master of Arts Degree in Practical Theology with emphases in Church Health and Growth and Adult Education.  His M. A. thesis entitled What In The World Is The Church To Do? is a consulting resource for churches that introduces churches to the field of church health and growth, helps them diagnose problems, raise growth consciousness, and implement critical church growth principles relating to ministry area and constituency, staffing, facilities, and church finances.


  • Qualified as a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II® Assessor with individuals, teams, and couples
  • Training Leader Certification from Human Synergistics International, Plymouth, MI
  • Advanced Facilitator Certification from Human Synergistics International, Plymouth, MI

H
e is trained in the use of several individual, team, and organizational development tools from Human Synergistics such as 
Lifestyle Inventory I and II®, Group Style Inventory®, Organizational Culture Inventory®, Management Effectiveness Profile System®, team-effectiveness assessments, and organizational and team-building simulations.


At three churches, one private college, and one national not-for-profit ministry provided managing and administrative leadership over the following operational areas: administrative, personnel, I.T./telecommunications, financial services, stewardship development, facilities/grounds, and construction/renovation/leased facility design. engineering, architecture, and construction project management including forecasting detailed total project costs and supporting operational and capital budget projections. 


Served as  Managing Director and Meeting Planner for an annual national meeting for a church fellowship attended by 12,000-20,000 people. In addition to fulfilling all meeting planning functions including a multi-city competitive bidding process with convention visitors bureaus, convention centers, and major hotel blocks of 2,500 rooms for the week, transportation, security, break-out audio-visual, exhibit space, decorator contracts, and stage production for sound, lights, video, and I-magnification. Led the staff team and a Local Arrangements Committee of 1,200 volunteers that implemented a program including 7 plenary sessions, 300 exhibitors, 72 breakouts, 50 food & beverage events, all-day children and teen programming including afternoon excursions, as well as coordination with the leadership of a national championship for over 200 teams of youth participating in a Bible quiz competition.