About Us

Trellis Group was formed specifically to serve Christian nonprofit organizations. Through six-month sprints, monthly coaching, project-specific consulting, or fractional leadership, we are ready to help you strengthen and grow your ministry. Our services are intentionally right-size priced so that any organization regardless of size can take advantage of our services. 

We believe that the local Christian non-profit ministry can have the most substantial impact on the community it serves. Trellis Group is a coaching, consulting, and fractional leadership organization, specifically created to serve Christian ministries. Our approach is authentically Christian, action-oriented, and right-sized.

THE TRELLIS is a metaphor for the structure and support that an organization needs to bear fruit. Just like a vine needs a trellis to climb and spread its branches, organizations need a trellis to sustain and expand their impact. The trellis includes vision, values, strategy, culture, leadership, governance, systems, policies, and resources. These are the elements that shape and guide an organization’s identity and direction. But the trellis is not an end in itself. The purpose of the trellis is to enable the fruit. The fruit is the outcome and impact that an organization seeks to achieve in the world. The fruit is the lives transformed, the communities served, the problems solved, the needs met, to the glory of God.

Seven components make up the Trellis Framework: Mission and organizational clarity; Strong board; Healthy executive leadership; High performing teams; Intentional resource development; Purposeful marketing; and Impactful programs & products. Trellis Group was created specifically to strengthen Christian ministries through the lens of the trellis.

The Trellis Framework Process is the most comprehensive and efficient method for identifying gaps and building actionable plans for addressing gaps. Check out the Trellis mini assessment to begin. 

Our Team

Kevin Trotter

Kevin embraces the "trellis" metaphor, understanding that organizations need a robust framework of vision, strategy, execution, and culture to grow. He focuses on aligning project elements with this structure to achieve desired outcomes.

Naila Carnagua

Naila has a Bachelor’s of Urban Planning and Development. She started her career at Prosperity Indiana providing training and capacity building support to organizations around the state. Naila spent five years focused on housing and homelessness issues while acting as the Homeless Prevention Coordinator in Evansville and assisted Evansville in completing their HOME-ARP (American Recovery Program) application in 2022.

Andrew Meyers

Andrew is at the forefront of integrating A.I. solutions into research discovery, and complex project management to enhance efficiency and strategic planning. He excels in crafting strategies that address immediate challenges and set the stage for long-term growth.

Joyful

Humble

Responsive

Plan well

Encouraging

Execute better

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