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, nonprofits, and businesses. Troy holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction, Formation and Leadership from The Leadership Institute. Troy is a trained and practicing Spiritual Director and an active member of the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association. In addition to working as a recognized coach and guide for community and business leaders, Troy is the owner of discountshippingclub.com, a parcel shipping consulting company based in Nebraska where he has the opportunity to implement the rhythms of Jesus in an organizational setting. Additionally, Troy serves as the Sent Pastor for Southpoint Church in Chula Vista, CA. 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 Gods 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 the 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.
Lynn Battey serves as the Director of The School of Spiritual Direction. A graduate of Generation 23 of The Journey and Generation 1 of Discipling Faculty Training, Lynn also serves on our Strategy Team and as a member of our Discipling Faculty. 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.
Lisa Skopil serves as the Connections Leader for TLI. Lisa graduated from Generation 26 of The Journey, Generation 2 of Discipling Faculty Training, and Generation Rogue of the School of Spiritual Direction. After many years of habitual busyness, God invited Lisa to learn to rest. Since then, she’s been on a journey of transformation and restoration. She is passionate about leading others into deeper relationship with Jesus using contemplative practtices. As Connections Leader, Lisa is the conductor of the beautiful music our international discipling community creates.
Jean Paul (JP) Ndagijimana is the Director for Journey Companions Rwanda. JP is an alumnus of The Journey in Southern California. He is an ordained minister who brings over twenty years of leadership experience at the senior level in business, not for profit organizations and Christian ministries, currently serving as the President of Gate of Hope Ministries Rwanda and Country Manager for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Rwanda. Prior to this, JP worked as a senior consultant at KPMG (a Global Financial Advisory Firm), was a Country Manager for the Clinton Foundation; and served as a Country Director and Africa director for World Relief. JP is married to Clementine, a graduate in nursing and sociology and together they have three children, Samuel, Victoria and Keystone.
Jan Limiero is a member of our Discipling Faculty (Generation 1) and an alumnus of The Journey. She has served in local church ministry for over 25 years including planting a church with her husband David. She currently serves as a Life Coach and Spiritual Director, coming alongside ministry leaders to help them discover their identity and calling, which leads to greater focus and rest.
David Zailer CADC II, LAADC, CSAC is a member of our Discipling Faculty, a graduate of The Journey, and Founder of Operation Integrity an educational 501(c)(3) that helps people face addiction, experience personal transformation in community, and cultivate a recovery lifestyle leading to lifelong healing with Christ at the center. He has written articles and content for a variety of recovery programs and authored two books, When Lost Men Come Home, Not for Men Only (2013), and Our Journey Home (2012). Popular across the country, David is a strong communicator promoting recovery with expert insight and inspiring transformation with compassionate understanding, sometimes even sharing his own experience of addiction and life-saving recovery and salvation.
Jim Seiler was a member of Generation 21 of The Journey and now serves as a Discipling Faculty member after graduating from The Leadership Institutes first generation of Faculty Training. He is currently the Founder and Chief Responder of Divine Business Appointments, a ministry with the vision to break the cycle of poverty worldwide by empowering the poor to start their own businesses. In addition to his poverty alleviation expertise, he is an active member of the Barnabas Group where he shares leadership responsibilities for the Business as Missions interest group of the Orange County California Chapter. His business career as a turnaround specialist led to roles as president or CEO of five companies. He earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Mark Moore is a member of the TLI Faculty team 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 Talbots 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.
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.
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.
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.