Paul Jensen is the Founder & President of The Leadership Institute. He is also an Affiliate Professor of Christian Spirituality in Contemporary Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and pioneered secular campus ministries and trained campus chaplains for the Adventist Church in North America. Paul was a graduate visiting student under N. T. Wright at Oxford University and completed a Ph.D. at Fuller Seminary's School of Intercultural Studies under Wilbert R. Shenk and Richard V. Peace. He is the author of Subversive Spirituality: Transforming Mission through the Collapse of Space and Time (Pickwick Publishers 2009) based on his Ph.D. work. He has written articles on spirituality and discipleship including entries in Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (2012) and Zondervan's Encyclopedia of Christian Spirituality (2011).
Troy Walling is the Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer for The Leadership Institute. Troy is a writer, frequent speaker and consultant who specializes in organizational transformation for churches, non-profits and businesses. Troy holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction, Formation and Leadership from The Leadership Institute. In addition to working as a recognized coach and guide for community and business leaders, Troy is the owner of shipredpallet.com, a parcel shipping consulting company based in Omaha, Nebraska where he has the opportunity to implement the rhythms of Jesus in an organizational setting. Troy and his wife, Stacey, are the proud parents of three children: Ryan, Roscoe and Olivia. Twitter: @troywalling
Jon Byron is a gifted conference and retreat speaker, singer/songwriter and spiritual director. He has ministered nationally and internationally through concerts, teaching, evangelizing, and spiritual direction. He has written and produced several recordings including his most recent, “All I Really Need.” Jon travels and ministers on behalf of Press Pause Ministries encouraging individuals and groups to pause and experience God’s transforming presence. Jon is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Monastery of the Risen Christ School for Spiritual Directors.
Craig Babb is our staff member focusing on pastors and Christian workers in the Midwest Region. He has been in pastoral ministry for over 25 years. Craig is founder of Rhythm of Grace, a Christian community which seeks to provide relationships and the tools to encourage Christian spiritual formation. Craig has his M.Div. from Denver Theological Seminary. his Ed.D. with an emphasis in adult spiritual formation from the Graduate Theological Foundation and is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
David Costillo, is a spiritual director with The Leadership Institute. David enjoys the privilege of providing spiritual care to lay leaders, missionaries, and pastors through spiritual direction and retreats. His passion is to see people grow in their walk with the Lord as they realize more of who they are now and see who the Lord is calling them to be. David has been a spiritual director since 2006 and is a graduate of the Institute for Spiritual Formation's MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at Talbot School of Theology. David and his wife, Jennifer, have been married since 2002, live in the mountains of northern California, and have two daughters.
Mark Moore is a member of the Journey Faculty and is the Lead Pastor at River Valley in Mishawaka, Indiana. He previously planted Providence Community Church in Plano, Texas, where he pastored for eleven years. Mark has a heart for biblical scholarship, spiritual formation, and the missional church. It is his desire to see these three areas intersect in such a way that local churches be informed, formed, and sent. Mark and his wife, Lezlie, have a daughter and two sons. Twitter: @mooreamark
Joy Mosbarger serves as a mentor with The Leadership Institute, primarily mentoring women who serve as leaders in various church and parachurch ministries. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at Talbot School of Theology and writes for Talbot’s Good Book Blog. Joy has received her Ph.D. in Old Testament from Fuller Theological Seminary, where her focus was on Old Testament spirituality. For twelve years she was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) working in Campus Ministry and with the Church Dynamics Ministry.
Jon Ciccarelli serves as a senior pastor and Lisa Ciccarelli is a Marriage & Family Therapist. Jon is a singer/songwriter and speaks on the subjects of spiritual formation/life transformation, worship, mentoring, and leadership. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Azusa Pacific University. He has been a member of the Leadership Institute Faculty since 1995. Lisa & Jon lead Sacred Hearts, a retreat ministry for married couples, deepening their intimacy with one another through deepened intimacy with God.
Lynn Battey serves as the Operations Manager for The Leadership Institute. Lynn is a Certified Life Coach qualified to teach the course, Women Skills, which helps women put into practice what scripture teaches about being transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). In addition to being a full-time mom, Lynn has served in leadership positions in various women's and marriage ministries in churches across the United States. Lynn is available as a mentor and accredited Spiritual Director having successfully completed The Leadership Institute's School of Spiritual Direction. She graduated from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte with a degree in Psychology. Lynn has been married to the love of her life, Brian, for 31 years. Brian and Lynn currently reside in Florida where they love spending time in the sun with their two children.
Joan Spencer is the Director of Accounting for The Leadership Institute. Joan has over 30 years of finance and accounting experience in the networking and telecommunications industries, and over 5 years in retail and non-profit. She earned a BA in business management from Vanguard University of Southern California. After spending the early part of her career as a controller, Joan assumed progressively higher levels of responsibility and held senior management positions including vice president of finance with three technology startup companies. Joan recently married Ron Spencer and they live in Fallbrook, California. Her son, Paul, recently married and also lives in Southern California. Joan and Ron attend North Coast Community Church in Vista.
Wendy Hullings serves in our accounting department where she skillfully oversees data entry, report generation, processing donations and receipting. Wendy and her husband, John, are the proud parents of Shane and Deanna.
Chris Murphy serves as an Associate staff member with The Leadership Institute. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA and works as a spiritual director and retreat leader in Newberg, Oregon. Chris has experience leading prayer retreats and providing spiritual direction for seminary students, college students, ministers, and other Christian leaders. He is a graduate of the Master of Divinity program at Fuller and received a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Christian Formation and Direction Ministries. Chris has worked in ministry for the last 25 years, specializing in the areas of spiritual formation, campus ministry, and urban mission.
Wayne Anderson (1940 - 2008) was Founder and Director of Centering Ministries. His ministry focused on enabling believers to discover intimacy and renewal in their relationship with Jesus Christ through a fresh apprehension of grace and the practice of spiritual disciplines. Wayne served as a pastor and church planter (Westgate Church in Boston). In addition, he led the Park Street Congregational Church college ministry to hundreds of students in the Boston Area. Wayne graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary. We have made a few recordings of his Journey presentations available here.
Chuck Miller (1935 - 2017) authored "The Spiritual Formation of Leaders" (Xulon 2007), and developed the Discipling Ministry Seminar which he taught throughout the country and overseas. He served as a college pastor, youth pastor, senior pastor and planted two churches. He authored several other books including "Now That I'm a Christian." Chuck was an Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary, and has a Doctorate in Education from Pepperdine University.