Rev. Erin Burleson | Founder & Creative Renewal Coach

Erin is a pastor, mother, writer, a "possibilitarian" and facilitator of renewal. Her primary love is to sustain Christian leaders in their capacity to be both caring and creative; which she identifies as essential for meaningful and enduring ministry.  For the past three years she has been a retreat facilitator for the United Methodist Church (WNC Conference) and the lead developer of a Missional Engagement curriculum. Having served as an ordained minister in lead pastor and associate roles (in both Methodist and Pentecostal churches) for more than 15 years, 
Erin's  learned the power of being well rested, well read, and well resourced.
You'll find her love for leadership development, intentional relationships, reconciliation and creative solutions shining through.
Erin and her husband, Sam, submitted their lives to the call of  the pastorate in high school. Both completed their degrees from Lee University in Cleveland, TN and went on to complete M.Divs. Since being married in 2001, they enjoy meeting new people, traveling, writing, camping, and making memories with their two children, Andrew and Alizah.


Life Coaches

We've got a growing network of life coaches that are available to facilitate renewal planning and provide support, encouragement and accountability where you most need it. Coaches live in various states and specialize in personal and professional development, with  backgrounds in non-profit work, mental health, and ecumenical ministry environments make her an incredible coach for Renewal Resource event participants.

Hobby Hosts

Localized leaders offer their creative renewal practices for others to connect and explore hobbies and recreation.  Our friends share their love of biking, crafting, hiking, rafting, movie critiquing and more and make opportunities possible for clergy friends. They support the reluctant leaders in searching out the spiritual discipline of fun.