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A Dynamic, Engaging & Motivational speaker inspiring a generation to know and live their values.

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About Dr. Jack Klugh

Compass Courses provides engaging instruction to businesses, organizations and churches in areas such as Interpersonal Relationships, Listening Skills, Marriage and Family and Faith Development.

Dr. Jack Klugh delivers practical help for leaders to be more effective in their chosen ministry or vocation.

Compass Courses strives to help people deepen their faith, encouraging them to connect the “dots” of their life and inspiring them to live for Christ where daily life and faith intersect.  Compass Courses is a teaching ministry designed to encourage the body of Christ with a special emphasis toward young men between the ages of 20 and 40.  Find the values and life skills you’d like to build into the life of your organization or church.  We look forward to scheduling a consultation with you.

About Dr. Klugh

Dr. Jack R. & Tina Klugh

Schedule Compass Courses to speak at your organization or church's next Retreat, Seminar, Workshop, Conference or Service.

Sample Speaking Topics


• The Wounded Healer
• The First Follower
• Assignments in the Kingdom
• Grace-Based Living
• The Second Half of Life
• How to Find Direction When Life Throws You a Curve


• Professional Inner Image
• Communication—the Key to Success
• Boundaries: Professional and Personal
• How Relationships Work
• How to “Hug” a Porcupine
• Leading by Values

An exemplary professional, leader, and innovator

Dr. Klugh has over 30 years of experience speaking and training groups including churches, military and business organizations.

Previous speaking engagements

  • U. S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Medical Conferences
  • North Dakota State College of Science
  • First Assembly of God, Crookston, MN
  • Crossroads Assembly of
    God, Bemidji, MN
  • River Valley Church, Dilworth, MN
  • ND District Assemblies of God Sectional Minister’s Renewal
  • Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND
  • First Assembly of God, Fargo, ND
  • Breakout sessions for Assembly of God Chaplains’ Annual Conferences (1996 – 2015)

Endorsements for Compass Courses

Dr. Klugh's compassion for our "wounded
warriors" is one of the pillars that makes him an effective chaplain. 
His compassion coupled with excellent administrative
skills makes him an outstanding leader in the field of pastoral care.
Rev. Alvin Worthley
Former Director, Chaplaincy Ministries, U.S. Assemblies of God, Springfield, MO
His ministry will be an asset to your church and an encouragement to you in pastoral ministry.
Dr. Jack Klugh is a credentialed minister with the North Dakota District Council.  Jack and Tina are personal friends who have been a part of this district for 22 years.  A few years ago he traveled with us to each section sharing his teaching gift. 
Rev. Leon D. Freitag
North Dakota Assemblies of God, Superintendent
Dr. Jack Klugh has a heart for God and people.
Behind the Compass Courses are years of ministry experience, a shepherd’s heart and a brilliant mind.  Please meet with Jack if you can and give your prayerful consideration to how Compass Courses can help your ministry increase in fruitfulness.
Bob Ona, D.Phil.
Lead Pastor, Fargo 1st Assembly
Dr. Jack Klugh demonstrates a genuine concern for people.
He has skilled ability to guide people in discovering how to live a balanced and focused life.  His keen insight helps address the real issues and questions of life and leadership to maximize potential for success. You will enjoy his engaging and warm style of teaching and discovery and come away challenged, inspired and equipped. I recommend Jack and his Compass Courses wholeheartedly.
Pastor Gregg Thee
River Valley Church, Dilworth/Moorhead
Dr. Jack Klugh is one of the finest pastoral leaders with whom I have worked.
Key to his enormous success is the following areas of distinction: 1. A keen grasp of solutions that make an organization efficient; 2. An ability to think in productive, non-conventional ways which always seem to solve problems; and 3. An approachable manner that allows his followers to grow and develop.
Chaplain (LTC) Joseph A. Gibilisco, PhD
Chaplain, US Army, retired
Jack's integrity, education, experience and personable delivery make him a unique pick to share on difficult subject matter with a heart of transparency and compassion.
He captivated our audience sharing profound concepts in a way that could be received by all attending as well as lifting the human spirit. 
Debbie Trombley
former Development Director at Jail Chaplains Association
Rev. Dr. Jack Klugh is an exemplary professional, leader, and innovator.
He has the ability to see a need, develop a workable solution, and implement the idea. While many have some of these skills he has demonstrated all three. Just these three would put him at the top of the development field, however he goes farther by being willing to critically look back at his work and make necessary adjustments to achieve the desired outcomes.
James Taylor
A team is strongest when it is made up of individuals all striving for the same goal, Jack drove that point home.
Jack Klugh partnered with Jail Chaplains to develop and present fifteen hours of Mentor Facilitator Training. The course was delivered in three hour segments for five weeks. Thirty individuals participated and found it to be of great value! The net result was a great experience and participants who were well prepared for the task ahead of them.
Gerri Leach
Executive Director, Jail Chaplains
He truly wants to help people understand a situation, the whole time looking at the complete person: body, soul and mind.
Jack is an excellent listener and has a gift to raise difficult topics in a way that is natural and non-threatening.   Jack has a gift to make people feel comfortable. He is able to 'read' a group and pull someone into the conversation while staying on topic.  If there is an 'elephant' in the room, it will be addressed.
Deb Howland
Clinical Informatics Coordinator at Fargo VA Health Care System
Jack Klugh is splendid, outstanding, caring.
He is unique in that he has not forgotten his pastor's heart and yet at the same time he is a sharp and adept manager who is very creative in the utilization of resources to further ministry. His broad life experience in the military and law enforcement also bring a unique perspective regarding the skill sets that he brings to ministry. Jack has been a joy to work with and continues to bring a lot of light into the lives of others.
Peter E. Bauer
Clinical Social Worker at Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Jack R. Klugh's presentations are always engaging and challenging.
He has a unique way to cut to the chase and speak directly to an audience or individual. I've always looked forward to hearing what Jack has to say and how it might apply to my situation or how it defines a perspective on life. He has a great wealth of "Market Place" knowledge and experience….Jack is a close friend I can count on while also being a great teacher and communicator from both the pulpit and in a class room.
Dave Christy
Artist - Owner at Rejoice Productions