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Feel confident that you can implement a biblical discipleship plan that helps people experience freedom in Christ that lasts.

If you are tired of seeing folks circle around the same old mountain - struggling to understand and embrace the wholeness available to them in Christ - then maybe it's time for a change.

No more bandaids.  Let's get to the root.  




Ever question if you’re really helping those you serve get to the root of their struggles?  

Called Leader provides an easy, step by step, discipleship process that guides participants towards deeper emotional health and spiritual growth. 

As ministry leaders we may find ourselves wondering where to begin to affect genuine change.  This can leave us running in circles trying to meet never ending needs, or questioning if we are equipped to help people at all.

It can be exhausting.

We understand the challenges you face as a ministry leader trying to make an impact in today’s complicated world, because we've been there. 

You (and your team) will be equipped to more effectively disciple those you serve,  so they can experience a transformation that lasts.  

Kelli and Kathy offer their combined 50 years of experience serving in ministry leadership, as well as their professional training as counselors,  so you can lead others towards embracing the fullness of all God has for them.

Feel confident knowing you have a clear discipleship plan and the tools and training you need to lead people towards God’s best!



Who Called Leader Can Help

If you are a ministry leader who wants to see people unpack their emotional and spiritual baggage and understand who they are in Christ, you're in the right place. 

You can implement a step by step discipleship plan that will help those you serve explore their identity in Christ, break old patterns, and experience healthier relationships and deeper spiritual growth.

You may be serving in a traditional church setting, a para-church ministry, or a more non-traditional outreach ministry. You may be a Christian Counselor or a Christian Life Coach.   Whether you are providing support on your own, or have a team of leaders you need to equip, Called Leader provides the materials and training you need to implement an effective disciplship process.  

We understand the challenges you face, because we've been there.  Our desire is to pour into you, and provide you with easy to use tools, so you can receive the mentorship you need as you pour out.

If this sounds like you, welcome.  We're really glad you're here.


More About Kelli Wild, LCSW

KelliHi, I'm Kelli, President and Co-Founder of Called Leader.

I love seeing people experience the freedom and healing God has for them.

It can be a challenge to figure out how to help people in an effective way with the complex needs many face today. Sometimes, as leaders, we wear ourselves out doing the best we can, while finding ourselves secretly wondering if the work we are doing is making any difference.

I have served as a clinical social worker and therapist for over 25 years. I have also served alongside my husband in pastoral ministry for over 20 years at one of the fastest growing churches in the country. The leadership journey can be a wild ride. It would be my priviledge to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls of leadership, as well as help you learn to implement effective, best practices.

My hope for you is that you will more deeply discover how to lead from a place of balance, clarity, and rest, and feel confident in knowing that what you are offering those you serve can lead them towards God's best for their lives.

I look forward to getting to know you and learning about your joys and challenges in both life and ministry.

I would like to personally invite you to join us inside our membership, where a life giving community of ministry leaders who "get it" is waiting to welcome you.

Serving with you,

To connect with Kelli, you can reach her at Kelli@calledleader.com.

More About Kathy Cunningham, MCC

kathyHi I'm Kathy, Vice President and Co-Founder of Called Leader. 

As a ministry leader, I have experienced the joy, fulfillment, struggles and sometimes frustrations you face on a daily basis.  I have worked in ministry settings for over 25 years in varying leadership roles and deeply understand how rewarding, yet challenging, ministry can be.

In addition to my work with Called Leader, I am in private practice as a biblical counselor and have gained many new skills that I wish I had known during my earlier years in ministry leadership.  

One of the greatest joys in my life is seeing someone transform from a place of hopelessness, discouragement and helplessness to a place of hope and purpose.  

I believe that is what God has called all of us in various ways to do, and how wonderful that we can trust Him to use us. 

Over the course of my journey of serving, I have learned the importance of taking care of myself, finding life balance, and developing healthy boundaries.

I am looking forward to meeting you. I know we share a like passion- to see those God sends our way become all that He has purposed for them to be!

My prayer is that we can support you in your personal journey, so you can experience joy in your calling as you serve others.

Warmest regards,

To connect with Kathy, you can reach her at Kathy@calledleader.com.