Launching January 31, 2024, 1pm ET

Trying to figure out what it means to lead effectively into the future? You're not alone.


The Resilient Pastor Cohort

A 3-month cohort to help church leaders move into the future with clarity, purpose, resilience and hope. 

The Resilient Pastor Cohort is a three-month journey designed to equip and encourage you to face current challenges and grow as a leader while providing opportunities to build community with other church leaders throughout the United States and Canada. Our goal is to help you:

  • Grow your ability to lead well in the midst of today’s culture, recommitting to your calling
  • Expand your capacity to pastor with critical qualities like resilience, humility, credibility and understanding
  • Discuss the challenges of ministry today with other like-minded leaders and collaborate on church solutions

The Resilient Pastor Cohort is a 3-month learning community that helps you grow in resilience as you navigate the everyday challenges of pastoring a church.

This cohort will meet together every other week for 90-minutes.

You’ll hear from faculty about their perspectives and experience on a particular challenge you are facing. Then, engage in a discussion on the presented topic and connect with other pastors in the group.

There will also be an in-person, two-day retreat in the final month that will feature sessions with faculty members, as well as time for rest and fellowship with the other pastors participating in the cohort.

Meet the Faculty

Glenn Packiam

  • Lead Pastor of Rockharbor Church in Costa Mesa, California, Author, Speaker

Sharon Hodde Miller

  • Lead Pastor at Bright City Church in Durham, NC, Author, Speaker

Rich Villodas

  • Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship in Queens, NY, Author, Speaker

Jo Saxton

  • Founder of Ezer Collective, Speaker, Author, Leadership Coach

Ken Shigematsu

  • Sr Pastor at Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, Author, Speaker

Jason Ballard

  • Pastor at The Way Church in Vancouver, BC, Alpha Host

Danielle Strickland

  • Spiritual Leader, Justice Advocate, Communicator, Peacemaker


  • Session 1: January 31, 2024, 1pm ET

    Glenn Packiam - Establishing Leadership Credibility: Lessons on Teams, Transitions, and Trust

  • Session 2: February 14, 2024, 1pm ET

    Sharon Miller - The Resilient Marriage: Navigating the Unique Challenges of Marriage and Ministry

  • Session 3: February 28, 2024, 1pm ET

    Ken Shigematsu - Healing from Guilt and Shame

  • Session 4: March 13, 2024, 1pm ET

    Rich Villodas - The Narrow Path: Discerning and Doing the Will of God

  • Session 5: March 27, 2024, 1pm ET

    Jo Saxton - Owning Your Leadership Voice

  • Session 6: April 10, 2024, 1pm ET

    Jason Ballard - Leading the Next Gen / Training Young Leaders

  • In-Person Retreat Day 1 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

    May 1, 2024, 5pm-9pm CT

  • In-Person Retreat Day 2 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

    May 2, 2024, 8:30am-3:30pm CT

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