Pastors, are you feeling tired, lonely or disconnected?

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


As a part of this community, you can:

  • Discuss the fears, questions and uncertainties surrounding modern church ministry with fellow leaders who get where you’re coming from.
  • Explore the latest trends with timely Barna data, so you can better understand our changing world and lead with more clarity and confidence.
  • Learn from an incredible panel of faculty who are facing similar ministry challenges and finding new ways to persevere and succeed.
  • Form new and deeper friendships with other pastors—people who understand the unique challenges of church leadership and share your passion for the work.

Meet the Faculty

We’ve worked hard to recruit an incredible faculty of practicing pastors 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

Sharon Hodde Miller

Rich Villodas

Ashlee Eiland

Scott Sauls

Dr. Glenn Packiam is an associate senior pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, and lead pastor of one of its eight congregations, New Life Downtown. A Senior Fellow at Barna Group, a visiting fellow at St. John’s College at Durham University, and an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary, Glenn is the author of several books, most recently The Resilient Pastor released in February 2022. He is also an ordained priest with the Anglican Church of North America, speaks regularly at conferences and has appeared on numerous podcasts and radio shows. Glenn and his wife, Holly, live in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains with their four children.

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).

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 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.

About the Cohort

The Resilient Pastor Cohort is a 6-month learning community that helps you grow in resilience as you navigate the everyday challenges of pastoring a church.

This cohort will meet together twice a month for 60-minutes online for the first five months, and then in the final month, we’ll gather together in person for a two day retreat with all participants and faculty.

During each of these monthly Zoom meetings, we will be hearing from one of our faculty members about their perspectives and experience on a particular challenge pastors are facing. After their presentation, Glenn will facilitate a discussion on their topic.

Then, later in the month, cohort members will gather again in breakouts to share what they are learning and how they are wrestling with that challenge in their own context.

The in-person retreat in the final month will feature sessions with each faculty member, as well as time for rest and fellowship with the other pastors participating in the cohort.


Cohort Agenda

Over the course of the monthly, 60-minute live classes, we will explore:

Session 1

September 8, 2022

“Healing Fragmentation” with Rich Villodas


Session 2

October 6, 2022

“Beyond Burnout” with Sharon Hodde Miller


Session 3

November 3, 2022

“Redeeming Leader Regret, Hurt, and Fear” with Scott Sauls


Session 4

January 12, 2023

“Leading Well” with Ashlee Eiland


Session 5

February 9, 2023

“Resurrection and Resilience” with Glenn Packiam 


Session 6

March 8-9, 2023

“Renewal” – Nashville, TN



Regular Price: $799
Early-Early Bird Special – Ends May 1: $499

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.

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