JOHN R. BOST has over 30 years experience in education, spanning the pre-school years through graduate school. Twenty years were spent in the public school sector serving the classroom in all sciences, followed by fifteen years experience in administration and community development. A certified executive coach, he holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Community Education & Resource Development as well as an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Leadership & Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. John is an ordained minister and attends Winston-Salem 1st Assembly (Assemblies of God), where he served six years as an Associate to the Senior Pastor until 1996 and has provided consulting services for each of the Senior Pastors to follow since that time. As well, John has provided consulting and coaching services for the NC District of the Assemblies of God and numerous other denominations and pastors. He currently serves on the board of Assembly Terrace; a church sponsored non-profit offering affordable housing for senior citizens. He served seven years on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board, various Early Childhood initiatives, the Infant Mortality Coalition and has been actively involved in several Community Development Corporations. He is also currently the Mayor of Clemmons, NC and serves as the Chairman of Leadership Winston-Salem. John is President and owner of Master Counsel and Associates, Inc., which offers planning and coaching services for various non-profits and church-based organizations, to include real estate acquisition and development.