Hi, I’m Brandon
I coach Christian leaders from burnout to breakthrough.
The best solutions to the biggest problems in the world will come from healthy, visionary, kingdom-focused Christian leaders!
I became a Pastor when I was 19. I’ve served churches of 35 regular attenders up to one of America’s largest churches, averaging 25,000+ in weekend attendance. And then I burned out. That was 2020-21.
I’ve been a church planter, a leadership coach, and a communications consultant and website developer. And in every arena in which I’ve been privileged to lead, I’ve observed that everything really does rise and fall on leadership.
That’s why I’m determined to help great leaders recover from the mental, emotional, and relational turmoil of leading in today’s culture of isolation, consumerism, polarization, and workaholism.
You can be healthy, whole, and holy! And when you are at your best, everyone around you gets better!
Are You Walking Through BURNOUT in Your Leadership?
I’ve read back through journals I kept during one of the hardest seasons of my life and I feel two things.
First, gratitude! I’m grateful to have emerged from the dark valley of leadership burnout.
And second, burdened! I’m passionate about offering other leaders a word of encouragement.
I put together, out of my own experience, a free assessment designed to help you know if you’re either headed for burnout or you’re right in the middle of it.
My Latest Writings and Blog Posts
Living by what I feel while forgetting what I know can be a dangerous choice. Listening to my feelings while making decisions based on what I know is a life-giving choice.
Jesus died for the church, was raised for the church, and commissioned the church to be light in the darkness and love to the lost until he comes back to fix it all.
It’s a matter of living to please and serve the King who sacrificed his own life to redeem us for an intimate relationship with himself.
Whether it’s saying a prayer, calling a friend, reaching out to a counselor or therapist… standing up and walking is the easy part. It’s the decision to actually do so that feels impossible.
As we kick off another year, don’t just write down goals, resolutions, or even habits you hope to form. Journal for a while about who you are and who you want to become. Out of that sense of identity will flow the habits that will shape your entire future.
It’s not about perfection. You’ll never get it all right. You’re human. You have physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual limitations that prevent you from living full throttle 24/7. You were meant to rest, to take breaks, to not achieve it all.
Grit, grace, and gratitude, when practiced consistently and in tandem with one another, might just prevent your utter demise.
God is incredibly compassionate about our pain and patient with our doubt. It is his patience and goodness that draw us back into deeper levels of relationship with him.
Nothing stirs the fire of God in our hearts more than worship, praise, and prayer. The best place to start raising the temperature of your church is in your own heart.
The presence and reality of God necessitate the replacement of despair with hopefulness – the belief that “tomorrow” (whether literally tomorrow or a random day several generations into the future) will be different. That suffering has an end. That the world will be set right.
Lean into your calling. Keep growing bolder. Be ready to suffer. Live under grace. Keep it about the gospel and commit it all to Jesus. Trust the Word and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.
I’m a sucker for Holiday nostalgia. This morning, I made my 13- and 10-year-old boys listen to these two albums (on Apple Music because you can’t buy an electric Honda with an 8-track player). My grandmother, who will turn 103 next month, used to play the Smurfs...