The Cathedral Team


Greg Coker is the founder of The Cathedral Institute: a full-service leadership development and consulting firm focusing on Empowering People, Building Teams, Transforming Organizations and Changing the World. He has over 25 years’ experience as a senior level manager with three different fortune 500 companies, a government regulator, an elected official and a state-wide leader. His experience ranges from leading the training & development for over 80,000 employees to directing the governmental affairs and public relations at both the state and federal level. His clients include public education, business and industry, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations and high performance individuals who benefit from his executive/life coaching. Greg is the author of “Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose” and travels the country delivering the keynote speech and conducting workshops based on the principles of leadership, employee engagement, culture and purpose, the focal point of his book. He and his wife Nicki have two teenage children, Will and Abby and live in Franklin, Kentucky.  270.223.8342 (c)

Dr. Marc Clark has been lecturing worldwide for more than three decades. He has presented over 3,600 domestic and international seminars. His travels have taken him to such locations as Mexico, Canada, Panama, Thailand, Taiwan, India, Switzerland, Spain, Africa, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, Peru, France, Italy, Netherlands, England, Finland, Dubai, Japan, Korea, and Gibraltar.

He is the author of “SMART Management”, “The Manager’s Toolkit: 61 Building Blocks for Success” and “A Father’s Word to His Children.”  He has contributed management monograms to such publications as the International Hotel & Restaurant Association, Hospitality Net, Cornell University: School of Hotel Administration, American Hotel & Lodging Association, National Travel Business Association,, Tanning Trends Magazine, Rinksider Magazine, AHME’s Food & Wine Magazine and Tanning Beauty Magazine.

He serves as a Senior Advisor for GATE Hospitality University located in Katmandu, Nepal and is a Founding Associate of Dr. Clark is also a key facilitator for the Asian American Hotel Owner’s Association Certified Hotel Owner’s Professional Certification Program. He is a member of the 2012 Business Intelligence Board sponsored by Chief Learning Officer Magazine.

Over the past five years he has had published over 300 managerial articles on such topics as human resources, organizational development, training & education, soft skills development, sales & marketing, hotel operations, and customer service.

Dr. Clark’s daily Inspirations and Reflections can be viewed on

He has spoken at conferences with such notables as Erin Brockovich, George Hamilton, Ira Blumenthal, Mark Victor Hansen, Colin Powell, Lance Armstrong, Terry Bradshaw, and Larry Winget.

Clients that Dr. Clark has provided services to include: Best Western International, Wyndham Hotel Group, Silken Hotels (Madrid, Spain), Swiss Hotel Management School (Chur, Switzerland), Christian Camping International, Virginia State University, Smart Tan International, Les Roches University (Marbella, Spain), National Association of Quick Printers, Educational Institute of AH&LA, International Tanning Association, CHOICE Hotels International, InterContinental Hotel Group, American Hotel & Lodging Association, CZ Patel College of Business & Management (Anand, India), National Association of Roller Skate Rink Operators, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Shrimad Rajchandra Institute of Management & Computer Application (Surat, India), The Panama International Hotel School (Clayton, Panama), and Johnson & Wales University.

Designations and Awards

  • Lamp of Knowledge (American Hotel & Lodging Association, outstanding national educator)
  • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) and Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) from American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Certified Hotel Owners (CHO) from Asian American Hotel Owners Association
  • Certified Advanced Lay Speaker UMC
  • Distinguished Public Service Award from the State of Tennessee (Education)
  • Colonel, Aide de Camp, Governor’s Staff, State of Tennessee
  • Honorable Mention-Writer’s Digest (Authoring/Smart MGT & The Manager’s Toolkit)
  • First recipient of the National Career Achievement in Human Resources Training Award (Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers), 270.586.7244 (o) 615.496.5903 (c )

Nancy Combow- The Woman Who Never Gives Up

Those who know Nancy Combow know she will never give up when she believes in something.

She is a single mother with four children, one of which has Downs Syndrome.Nancy took what might have been a challenge and turned it into an opportunity and a saving grace for thousands of families in the same position. She is dedicated to helping individuals with Down Syndrome reach their full potential. She advocates for educating, employing and supporting individuals with special needs. She has served for the last six years at Vice President of Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky. ( This organization provides support services for 7 counties in Kentucky. Nancy has been instrumental in bringing a grass roots support groups to State and National attention. Her strength is her experience-based vision, energy, creativity, and ceaseless devotion to the potential of each differently-abled person.

Nancy is CEO of  Cedar Haven, a Family Care Home. She started this business 21 years ago in Franklin, KY. She has touched the lives of many people through her professional career. She is a dedicated and trusted care-giver.  Her knowledge and experitise has benefitted many families over the years. Everyone in her care receive the best quality of life possible. She preserves the dignity while providing quality care for all of her patients.

However, it is her passion for helping people find their purpose in life that has taken her to her latest endeavor; The Cathedral Institute. ( She provides direction in marketing and social media.  She has established presence for the company on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.  270.776.0222 (c)  270.586.3043 (o)


Terry Curtis Daniels is the Human Resource Manager for ITW in Gallatin, Tennessee and a contributing author to “Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose.” He has over 20 years in human resource, leadership, and team dynamics and development. He has lead seminars and training sessions with Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Diversity and Inclusion, and many leadership and team dynamics sessions. In addition, he has been the Senior Pastor of the Loving Chapel Baptist Church in Franklin, KY for almost 20 years ,and has been sought after to speak before many large audiences. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Psychology and from Walden University with a Degree in Organization Psychology and Development. Throughout his diverse background and wide range of activities, Terry has coached, counseled, trained, and mentored numerous individuals, teams, and organizations. He and his wife Rita and their three sons Tyler, Taylour, and Tanner reside in Bowling Green, KY.

Vincent “Skip” Wirth is the Director of Sales and Marketing for First Choice Home Medical in Bowling Green, Kentucky and a contributing author to “Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose.” He has over 38 years of healthcare experience in a variety of settings, including clinical, supervisory, education, sales, marketing and administration. He graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University with degrees in Nursing and Public Health, and has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication. He is an adjunct faculty member at WKU in the Department of Speech and Communication. Throughout his career, Skip has presented to over 1,500 groups on stress management, wellness, team building, leadership, communication, customer service, and humor in the workplace. He and his wife Lynn are the proud parents of daughter Elizabeth.

Dave Tatman is the plant manager of the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant, the world’s only producer of the Chevrolet Corvette and a contributing author to “Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose.” In June 1978, Tatman began working for GM as a college intern. He has held numerous supervisory and management positions over a 12-year period before being transferred to Powertrain’s Advanced Development Center in Pontiac as superintendent in Product Engineering. In 1995, Dave moved to the Powertrain Plant in Bay City as a business team manager. From 1997 to 2000, Tatman held the position of manufacturing executive at GM of Canada. In January 2000, Tatman returned to Pontiac, working at Powertrain Headquarters as the director of North American Manufacturing Quality Systems. In 2001, he moved to the Toledo Transmission Plant as production manager and in 2004, was named plant manager of the Livonia Engine plant. He recently completed a seven-month assignment at Powertrain Operations in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Then, November 1, 2008, Tatman was named plant manager of the Willow Run Site, and on August 1, 2010, he added Warren Transmission and Parma to his responsibilities.

Tatman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State University in June, 1980 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in December, 1985. Dave and his wife, Barbie have two grown sons, John and Phil. John, 23, lives and goes to school in Ann Arbor, MI, and Phil, 21, lives and goes to school in Bellingham, WA. Their daughter, Parke, is 17 and an enthusiastic Hunter Jumper equestrian.

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