Managing for Mission was founded by Jack Peterson in 2011 based on more than 30 years of on-the-ground experience leading Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma WA, the last 17 as its president. During that time Jack and his team developed recognized programs for student & faculty formation, service education, scientific research and athletics. In the last three decades, it became the largest private high school in the state, raised over $40 million, and saw its endowment grow from $8 million to $20 million. During the recent financial downturn, the school was able to increase enrollment, expand financial aid by 25%, and run a surplus. Because of the school’s success, Jack has been asked to consult with many schools, from highly successful to fragile, from long-established to start-ups.
Managing for Mission is a consulting firm which has served faith-based schools since 2011. Our specialty has been governance and management, including fund development, board training and retreats, strategic planning, executive coaching and mission integration. Since January of 2023, Jack Peterson has been ramping down his consulting business and moving toward retirement. Please feel free to download any of the free resources on this site or to contact Jack if you have governance or administrative issues you'd like to discuss with him.