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At steadfast ministries, I know you want to be a grounded leader who leads with confidence and clarity.

to do that

You need to stay grounded in Jesus. The problem is you get stuck when obstacles keep you from a deep communion with Jesus, which makes you feel frustrated, exhausted, and lonely.

I believe leaders shouldn't have to go it alone. I understand what it's like to spend all your energy trying to get unstuck and not to have any left for your family and the work you actually want to do, which is why I started Steadfast Ministries. 

Leaders need someone to help them stay with Jesus in their inner world to lead in the world with clarity and confidence. 

I also know from personal experience how intimidating the inward journey can feel.

If you want to hike Machu Picchu in Peru, you want a guide who knows the local language and terrain. 

The soul is the same. It has a local language and terrain that requires specific skills and knowledge to navigate.

Here's How I help

Through a combination of trauma-informed spiritual direction and formation coaching, I help you with:





Spinning your wheels in frustration and hopelessness is not what Jesus wants for you. Let me help you move toward the fullness of life that Jesus purchased for you.


Sabbatical Coaching

There's a lot of pressure to get a sabbatical right. Let me help you from start to finish to get the sabbatical experience that you want for you and your family.


Team Development  


Your team makes your work meaningful or miserable. Let me help your team create a healthy culture that fosters joyful service that transforms your organization.


Retreats + 


You work hard to put on that retreat or conference, and you need a speaker who works as hard as you to make your event a night people will talk about for years. 

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Subscribe to The Leader's Toolbox Newsletter and receive your first tool today  5 Complexities that Sabotage Leaders (and what to do about them).


You can't afford to stay stuck in complexity

Because when You get grounded in Christ

  • People don't want to follow a confused leader.

  • Your team suffers from your reactivity and lack of direction.

  • Your family and friendships suffer because you can't leave work at work.

  • Ultimately, as a gospel minister, you could lose your ministry, family, and soul.

The burden of leading in Jesus' church is real and heavy, but there's hope.

  • Your dread over work turns to excitement to get into the office.

  • You gain confidence to lead in the most challenging circumstances.

  • You become a skilled navigator in uncertain situations.

  • Your team laughs much more as you accomplish what God has called you to do.

  • Your closest friends and family love being around you. 

  • You feel the smile of God each day and hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

What others are saying

"Rusty is a man seeking deep communion with the Lord so that he is able to bring others there as well. He left very little footprints of his own, but our men were left being more in tune with the Spirit within them, the Jesus they follow, and the Father that loves them. 10/10 would recommend."

Sean Nolan (Lead Pastor)

On Men's Retreat


"By partnering with Rusty, I’ve received transformative tools to pursue walking with God through different seasons of life – to experience God's presence and the fullness of joy therein while also coming to know better the man God has created me to be. Rusty has been nothing short of incredible. He is patient, encouraging, and insightful – all the gifts required to help direct others."

James T. 

 on Leadership Formation


"While working with Rusty, I never felt like a client but rather that he genuinely felt honored to be part of my process. Before becoming a spiritual director, Rusty spent years as a pastor, and it shows. Rusty's pastoral presence is being put to good use here as he guides others with wisdom, tenderness, honesty, humility, and hope in the Holy Spirit to be the ultimate source of healing and clarity."

Erin G.

on Sabbatical Coaching

“Pastoring can be a lonely profession. When I came to Rusty, I wasn’t sure what I needed most: a friend, a counselor, or a peer. It turns out what I needed most was someone willing to walk with me and ask what Jesus was up to in my life. As a result, I’ve been able to see the invitations that Jesus is offering me amid the ups and downs of life."

Tim B.

on Leadership Formation

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