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I have more than 20 years of experience working with people to become grounded in their spiritual beliefs and practices, grow their self-awareness, and overcome difficult and uncomfortable situations and experiences. I am an experienced pastor, trained in Bowen Theory, and in Transformative Mediation. I was called into ministry, much to my surprise, after working as a molecular biologist and serving for ten years in the Illinois Army National Guard as a utility helicopter mechanic - the first woman to do so.
In ministry, I served a rural church outside of Lexington, Kentucky for three years before moving to Central Illinois and serving in Illiopolis since the summer of 2001. I serve both Illiopolis and Niantic Christian Churches (DOC) since 2012.
I was fortunate to have been trained in Bowen Theory beginning in 2001 and have used those principles to guide my church through 9/11, a local chemical plant explosion, a depressed economy, and most recently a COVID pandemic.
One well-differentiated leader can bring health into an organization. Healthy organizations - be it a family, a church, a business, or even a society - operate on the same principles. Healthy, well-differentiated leaders make all the difference.
I live in Illiopolis with my husband, Andrew, and son, Devon. Our oldest, Damon, is married with 2 (soon to be 3!) precious little ones. I published the book Teach Us To Pray: An Ancient Model For A Modern Day in 2021, and my second book, Pursuing Uncomfortable: Leaning In and Overcoming will be available in 2023.
Lunch and Learn
These are great for addressing a specific topic with your leadership team or introducing them to one of the 8 principles of Bowen Theory.
Workshops are great for breaking down one of the 8 principles of Bowen Theory and understanding how to incorporate it into one's life and work.
I can take your leadership team and your star employees through the entire program. Let's get clear on your goals and get to work.
Get a fresh take on how this ancient prayer that Jesus taught has radical implications for us today.
Visit the Spirit Health blog, and find articles and resources to build spiritual and emotional health.
Visit my online course catalog at Melissa Ebken, Light Life and Love Ministries™.