Meet Our Board of Consultants
Rev. Tom Albin, M.Div.
Dean of Upper Room Ministries and Ecumenical Relations (Nashville, Tennessee). Received his education from Ottawa University, Oral Roberts University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the University of Cambridge (England). Author of numerous articles and books in the areas of prayer, leadership, and Christian spiritual formation.
Craig M. Babb, Ed.D.
Founder and director of Rhythm of Grace, a Christian community that seeks to provide relationships and tools to encourage Christian spiritual formation. Ordained pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Spiritual director and staff member of The Leadership Institute.
Vice chairman of the board of Friends for Youth, an organization that supports positive youth development for at-risk youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. President of KLB Consulting LLC since 2000. Former executive director of Spiritual Formation Alliance, based in Denver. Elder at Centennial Covenant Church in Colorado.
Michael J. Christensen, Ph.D.
Associate professor in the practice of spirituality at Drew University in New Jersey. International director of Communities of Shalom for the United Methodist Church. Senior pastor of Epworth Berkeley United Methodist Church. Co-editor (with Rebecca Laird) of posthumous volumes of Henri Nouwen’s spiritual trilogy.
Joe Colletti, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Urban Initiatives and co-founder and CEO of the Episcopal Housing Alliance and Economic Development. Adjunct professor of urban studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and director of the seminary’s Office for Urban Initiatives. Co-director (with Sofia Herrera) of Society of Urban Monks.
Rob Fairbanks, D.Min.
Former president of Christian Associates, an international church-planting organization centered in Western Europe. Currently pastor of a new church plant, Immanuel Church of Spokane, Washington. Adjunct professor on the subject of missional church development at Whitworth University.
Chuck Miller, Ed.D.
Author of The Spiritual Formation of Leaders and several other books. Served as a college pastor, youth pastor, and senior pastor and has planted two churches. One of the founding members of The Leadership Institute and serves on the faculty of its retreat ministry, the Journey. [Now Home in Glory!]
Robert Moore-Jumonville, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian spirituality in the department of theology at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. Pastor of Pope United Methodist Church and an elder in the United Methodist Church’s West Michigan Conference. Columnist for Gilbert Magazine, a publication of the American Chesterton Society.
Contemplative spiritual director with a passion for outreach to our world’s most impoverished citizens and co-pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church in downtown Houston, Texas. Founder of the Art Project Houston, a therapeutic art program for the homeless, hungry, and transitioning community of Houston.
Carol Travilla, M.A.
Former psychologist and marriage and family therapist in Minnesota. Spiritual director, certified LifePlan facilitator, speaker, and pastor’s wife currently ministering in Chandler, Arizona. Author of Caring Without Wearing: The Art of Self Care While Caring for Others and The Intentional Woman: A Guide to Experiencing the Power of Your Story.