Pastors, are you feeling tired, lonely or disconnected?

If so, The Resilient Pastor Cohort might be for you.


Join Barna, our team of hand-picked faculty and fellow pastors for a six month journey where we’ll explore a variety of ministry topics through group sessions, breakouts and an in-person retreat.

Gain timely insights from Barna data

Learn from incredible, hand-picked faculty

Share openly about ministry challenges

Form new friendships with other pastors

What’s Included?

5 Virtual Gatherings

Over the course of 5-months, starting September 2022 and ending February 2023, pastors will gather virtually for 75-minutes with distinguished, hand-selected faculty – Rich Villodas, Sharon Hodde Miller, Scott Sauls, Ashlee Eiland and Glenn Packiam – to openly discuss and reflect on the themes of healing, burnout, redeeming pain and resilient leadership.

September 8, 2022, 1pm ET |  Healing Fragmentation – Rich Villodas

October 6, 2022, 1pm ET | Beyond Burnout – Sharon Hodde Miller

November 10, 2022, 1pm ET |  Redeeming Leader Regret, Hurt and Fear – Scott Sauls

January 12, 2023, 1pm ET | Leading Well – Ashlee Eiland

February 9, 2023, 1pm ET | Resurrection and Resilience – Glenn Packiam

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5 Virtual Breakout Sessions

Meet pastors from around the country and connect in genuine fellowship as Danielle Strickland guides us to reflect deeply on our own souls and on the context to which we are called. These virtual groups will be pre-assigned and specifically tailored toward your ministry needs.

September 20, 2022 | 2pm ET

October 18, 2022 | 2pm ET

   November 15, 2022 | 2pm ET

       January 17, 2023 | 2pm ET

February 21, 2023 | 2pm ET

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In-Person Retreat

March 29-30, 2023
Nashville, TN

During this 2-day in-person retreat, faculty and cohort members will gather together to share what God has been doing in their lives. This will be a small and intimate retreat for cohort members to pray, worship, rest and experience renewal together. 

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Meet the Faculty

We’ve got an incredible faculty of practicing pastors from a variety of backgrounds who bring a wealth of experience and expertise. Together, they’ll share lessons they’re learning about leadership and pastoral care through their own ministries.

Glenn Packiam

Pastor, Author

Danielle Strickland


Rich Villodas

Pastor, Author

Dr. Glenn Packiam is the Lead Pastor of Rockharbor Church in Costa Mesa, California. Glenn is the author of several books, including The Resilient Pastor, Blessed Broken Given, and the forthcoming book he co-authored with his wife, Holly, “The Intentional Year”. He earned a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry from Durham University, and is a Senior Fellow at Barna Group, a Visiting Fellow at St. John’s College at Durham University, and an ordained priest with the Anglican Church of North America. Glenn has written over 65 worship songs published with Integrity Music, including “Your Name”, co-written with Paul Baloche. Glenn and Holly have four children and live in Orange County, California. Learn more at

Danielle’s aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing justice departments and church plants, to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new initiatives to mobilize people towards transformational spiritual life. Her latest book released in 2020, Better Together: How Women and Men Can Heal the Divide and Work Together to Transform the Future, and her podcast is listened to by thousands globally. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, Danielle is the proud mom of 3 boys, wife to Stephen, and as an enneagram 7, has been affectionately called the “ambassador of fun”

Rich is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. He is also a key speaker for Emotionally Healthy Discipleship—a movement that has touched hundreds of thousands of people. Rich graduated with a BA in pastoral ministry and theology from Nyack College. He went on to complete his master of divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. His award-winning book, The Deeply Formed Life, was released in September 2020. He and his wife, Rosie, have two beautiful children and reside in Queens.

Ashlee Eiland

Pastor, Author

Scott Sauls

Pastor, Author

Sharon Hodde Miller

Pastor, Author

Ashlee is a leader, pastor, writer and Bible teacher who currently serves as Co-Lead Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids. Prior to working at Mars Hill, Ashlee worked for almost nine years at Willow Creek Community Church. She is passionate about Scripture, family, writing, elevating women in the Church, and the holy journey of adoption. Her most recent book, Human(Kind): How Reclaiming Human Worth and Embracing Radical Kindness Will Bring Us Back Together, was released in 2020. She and her husband, Delwin, have three kids, Brooklyn, Myles, and Journey.

In March 2012, Scott began serving as the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, Scott was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Timothy Keller. He has also planted and pastored churches in Kansas City and St. Louis, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership retreats, and to university students. Scott has authored five published books: Jesus Outside the Lines, Befriend, From Weakness to Strength, Irresistible Faith, and A Gentle Answer. He is married to Patti and has two daughters, Abby and Ellie.

Sharon Hodde Miller is the teaching pastor at Bright City Church in Durham, North Carolina, which she and her husband, Ike, launched in September 2018. She earned her PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School on the topic of women and calling, and her M.Div. from Duke Divinity School. She is the author of several books (her next one–The Cost of Control: Why We Crave It, The Anxiety It Gives Us, And The Real Power God Promises–releases later this year), and has been a regular contributor to Propel, She Reads Truth, and Christianity Today. Ike and Sharon are also parents to their three young kids (Isaac, Coen, and Sadie).

Pricing Information

If you’re ready to explore and practice the disciplines of resilience in the company of fellow leaders, sign up today for The Resilient Pastor Cohort.

Limited spots available. Register now to reserve yours.

Individual Registration



5 virtual gatherings 

5 virtual breakouts

2-day in-person retreat with faculty and cohort members

Welcome box (letter, journal, travel mug, etc.)

Copies of each faculty member’s newest book ($100 value)

1-year free Full Strength Network membership ($149 value)

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Team Registration (2-5 People)

$629 per person

$500 per person

5 virtual gatherings 

5 virtual breakouts

2-day in-person retreat with faculty and cohort members

Welcome box (letter, journal, travel mug, etc.)

Copies of each faculty member’s newest book ($100 value)

1-year free Full Strength Network membership ($149 value)

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Do I have to be a pastor to be a part of this cohort?
This program is not exclusive to pastors, although a lot of the content will be directly aimed toward those actively serving in a pastoral role.

How long does this cohort last?
The cohort kicks off on September 8, 2022 with a virtual live gathering. These gatherings, as well as breakout sessions, will continue through February 2023. In March 2023, the cohort will gather in Nashville, TN for a 2-day in-person retreat that will formally wrap-up the program.

If I can’t attend all of the virtual sessions live, will there be recordings available?
Yes! All of the sessions will be recorded and available on-demand for members on the Resilient Pastor Cohort course landing page.

What is a breakout group?
After each main session, we will have a 75-minute live gathering facilitated by Danielle Strickland. Affectionately called the “ambassador of fun,” Danielle is passionate about helping leaders overcome the twin giants of cynicism and despair that strive to derail your emotional and physical health. Danielle will walk us through various reflection activities, and then send us into smaller groups of 10-12 people (from similar roles and church contexts) to further discuss these topics.

Will I be with the same breakout group for the entire program?
Yes. The breakout groups will be pre-assigned based on your ministry role and church context.

What can I expect at the in-person retreat?
The in-person retreat will be a two-day event hosted in Nashville, TN on March 29th and 30th. This small and intimate gathering is designed for cohort members to receive and be poured into by the faculty. During the retreat, faculty and participants will meet together with the purpose of restoration and rejuvenation.

Will the faculty be at the in-person retreat?
Yes, all of our faculty members will be at the in-person retreat to worship, learn and have conversations alongside all the cohort members.

Will you be providing accommodations and transportation during the retreat?
All participants will be responsible for their own accommodations (transportation, lodging) during the retreat. Meals will be provided during the retreat, so if you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know when we send out the form for additional information prior to travel.

What will I be expected to do in between the virtual gatherings, breakout sessions and the in-person retreat?
No homework! Just deeper connections, new friendships and practical advice to help leaders step into the future with a renewed passion and calling to disciple people toward Jesus through local church ministry.

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