Dr. Mike & Sharon Oney

Mike Oney is the Executive Director of Paul to Timothy Institute. Everything Mike brings to mentoring is deeply rooted in 23 years of pastoral ministry. He and his wife, Sharon,  planted two churches where they invested into developing leaders. Drawing on his years of ministry, Ph.D. studies, and research in ministerial formation, Mike has developed materials for extending mentoring to pastors and their leaders.  He is the author of Mentoring Your Ministry Leaders and Mentoring that Leaves a Legacy .


Sharon is the Director of Creative Content for Paul to Timothy. She is a gifted writer and the creator of the Spirit-Empowered Leaders online curriculum, drawing on years of Mike’s mentoring teachings and her own ministry experience. She is also the author of First Steps Into Ministry, for those first sensing a call to ministry.


Leadership Bio of Dr. Mike Oney

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Russ & Susan Oney

Russ and Susan served as children’s pastors for many years. They built and mentored an amazing ministry team and handed it off to leaders they trained.


Susan is our Executive Administrator. She is also who will assist you if you have any technical difficulty with the online Spirit-Empowered Leaders courses.


Russ is our Director of Hospitality & Printed Resources. He oversees our book sales and connects relationally with pastors and lay people at church and network events. He has never met a stranger!

Leadership Overview

R. Michael Oney, Ph.D.

  • Trained hundreds of mentors and mentees for ministry effectiveness
  • Conducted groundbreaking research used in ministerial development
  • Developed 3 Mentoring Certifications: 1) Mentoring Your Church Leaders, 2) Pastor to Pastor Mentoring for the Acts 2 Journey, and 3) Mentoring Church Planting Teams
  • Planted 2 US churches
  • Mentored church planting leaders resulting in 25 new churches
  • Served as a District Executive Home Missions Director and Southeastern Director of Urban Church Planting for the Assemblies of God
  • Ordained with the Assemblies of God
  • Works nationally and internationally certifying pastors to mentor ministry leaders
  • Holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University with a focus on ministerial formation and church effectiveness
  • Serves as an Adjunct Professor/Lecturer for multiple universities