Founder & President
Alan, (MDiv), serves as a frequent speaker and consultant with local churches, national organizations and leaders internationally. His content is approachable, usable and transferable. He shows leaders how to get perspective so their leadership flows from a full soul and out of healthy rhythms of rest and work. A trained Spiritual Director, Alan is author of An Unhurried Life (IVP 2013) and An Unhurried Leader (IVP 2016).
Founder & Vice President
Gem is a founding partner of Unhurried Living, Inc., a non-profit that resources and trains Christian leaders to rest deeper, live fuller, and lead better. A trained spiritual director, retreat speaker, and podcaster, she enjoys serving as a guide, with the intention of helping people encounter God in their very real lives. Gem is the author of What Does Your Soul Love? Eight Questions That Reveal God's Work in You (IVP 2019).
Unhurried Collective Faculty
Matt is the lead pastor of a new church plant in Mesa, AZ called Rhythm Community Church. He is a trained Spiritual Director with Master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership and Spiritual Formation. He grew up as a wild middle child in rural Illinois where mentors helped Matt to see that God is calling everyone to an abundant and adventurous life in Christ. For over ten years Matt has been a pastor and retreat leader with multiple non-profits.
Kara is an organizational guru who thrives on being behind the scenes putting all the pieces and parts together to execute Christlike moments within every speaking engagement and event. She crafted these skills while working for various churches, universities, and non-profit organizations. She enjoys helping others see how Christ is moving in their lives in all the not-so-obvious ways.
Vision: We inspire Christian leaders around the world to rest deeper so they can live fuller and lead better.
Purpose: We resource busy people so they can rediscover the genius of Jesus’ unhurried way of life and leadership.
Mission: We provide content and training that helps people lead from fullness rather than leading on empty. We help leaders walk and work with God, instead of serving at a distance. We do this by…
Many leaders are hurried, and hurry is costing them more than they realize. We provide resources and training to help people become present and learn to lead from fullness rather than leading on empty. They experience life and work becoming more productive, more sustainable and more satisfying.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.