Our Associates 

We're here to support you on your journey

You offer your support, leadership and guidance to so many. And we know it's getting more and more difficult to withstand the pressures of our current culture. Anxiety, depression and overwhelm are at an all time high.

We are here to support you in your relationship with God and with others.

Each of our associates is a mature Christian leader who has earned their title by degree, extensive experience, rigorous certification or training. Our Associates are mature pastors, spiritual directors or life coaches, who can journey alongside you in your current context.

While any of our Associates can journey with you in general, we've also listed a few areas in which they have particular expertise.

Review their profiles to learn more. Connect directly with them to schedule a free 20-minute discernment consultation.

Grace Cabalka

Spiritual Director

Grace Cabalka is a trained Spiritual Director and a certified enneagram coach. Grace has over two decades of experience in church ministry, as well as local and global missions. She now focuses on helping people tend to the abiding formation of their own souls so they can overflow the love of God from their authentic selves. 


Can help with: Ministry leaders and partners, ministry burnout, church hurt, adoptive & foster families, relationships with adult children 

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Matt Fogle

Spiritual Director, Pastor

Matt is a trained Spiritual Director through Sustainable Faith’s two-year journey. He also has two Master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership and in Spiritual Formation. For over ten years Matt has been a pastor as well as a speaker and retreat facilitator. He has worked with multiple non-profits in the areas of leadership development and spiritual formation.


Can help with: Spiritual Leadership, Ignatian Exercises, Pastoral & Missionary Care

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Larissa Marks

Spiritual Director

Larissa Marks is a trained Spiritual Director and Formation Coach who creates space for people to listen to and experience God. She facilitates group learning experiences including work with non-profit organizations, businesses, land stewardship, learning communities working toward shalom and justice, and faith gatherings in homes and neighborhoods. You can find out more about Larissa's work here and follow her on Instagram.


Can help with: Embodied and holistic spirituality, Enneagram, integrating faith with one's unique identity, ministry and leadership, imagination and creativity, cultivating relationship with creation and Creator.

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Jodie Niznik


Jodie Niznik is a seminary-trained and ordained lover of God’s Word and people. She served in pastoral ministry at a large church for over twelve years, including as Women’s Pastor, Adult Ministries Pastor and Executive Pastor. She now helps people create space for God through her Scripture meditation podcast and Real People, Real Faith Bible studies. You can connect with her on InstagramFacebook, or at


Can help with: Pastoral leadership, pastoral coaching (especially female leadership), pastoral counseling, content creation: bible study writing, podcasting

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Brenda Renderos

Transformation Life Coach

Brenda Renderos is a life coach (ACSTH - ICF Approved) and holds a B.A. in Christian Studies. She has served and been employed in various areas of ministry in leadership, soul care, speaking and teaching as well as guiding interns exploring vocational ministry. Brenda has led spiritual retreats, provided soul care workshops, and has trained small group and global outreach leaders. Her life mission is to partner with people finding greater life balance and holistic health. Find Brenda online and follow her on Instagram.


Can help with: Women in leadership, racial justice, ethnic identity, young adults, marriage & relationships, ministry burnout, church hurt.

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“As a holy listener …. I have to put myself out of the way, to become humble in the true sense of knowing my place in the order of God’s creation …. above, all, I must be reverent, for I am entrusted with something precious and tender.” (Margaret Guenther, Holy Listening)

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