Our team of trainers offer expertise in passional theology and experience in compassion-led, innovative ministry.

Three Primary Areas of Focus

["right belief"]

We provide grace-centered theology and thought leadership that is grounded in the unconditional love of God.

["right practice"]

We provide tools, frameworks, and values that center the practice of ministry and mission in the compassion of Jesus.

["right pathos"]

We guide leaders through a spiritual formation journey that helps us think, act, and love like Jesus.

Available Services


From workshops, keynotes, and conferences, our team of ministry practitioners within the Passional Church Collective inspire compassion centered missional innovation that launches teams into action. Our team teaches across the United States and abroad with multiple organizations.

We inspire groups through engaging presentations to awaken the church from apostolic amnesia and leaders from compassion fatigue. We equip the priesthood of all believers to cultivate communities of love and grace for people harmed or neglected by the church. Equipping typically refers to outfitting a group with the necessary items for a specific task. For us, this is more zeroed in on attuning ourselves to the Holy Spirit and knowing our calling, passions, and gifts. We prioritize soul care that cultivates healthy compassionate leaders over skills and strategies.


Traditionally training has been associated with teaching a person or group particular information so they can grow in a skill or behavior. We believe passional innovation requires a further dimension. It’s more action-oriented like an athlete trains by undertaking a course of exercise and diet in preparation for a sporting event. It’s not simply oriented around the impartation of knowledge, but in the embodiment of this knowledge in new ways. We reconnect orthodoxy and orthopraxy by grounding it in orthopathy.


God has given every person a set of gifts, skills, calling, and vision. We call a person’s personal vision their “God-dream.” God has planted in every soul the seed of a dream for their life. We come alongside passional innovators to help them cultivate their God-dream.

We offer one-on-one and team coaching and mentorship.


There is no one-size-size-fits-all congregation or church plant, and there is no one-size-fits-all revitalization process. Every church is a series of interlocking relationships: with God, with each other, with the wider church, and with a given context. Our process is custom-fit and tailor-made for your church/denomination/network.

Our team's approach is also distinct from many consultants. Each of the consultants in our collective is an active practitioner and "positive deviant." Positive Deviants are people whose uncommon but successful behaviors or strategies enable them to find better solutions to a problem, despite facing similar challenges and having no extra resources or knowledge than their peers. The Positive Deviance Approach refers to the process of spreading these compassionate positive deviations throughout whole systems, therefore transforming them from within.

We are not "experts" but rather guides failing forward alongside you amid the opportunities and challenges of a new missional frontier. We are each actively involved in front-line ministry today.

Meet the Trainers

Jill Beck

Jill Beck is Senior Pastor at Wildwood UMC, Florida. She enjoys serving in the local church and believes it is God’s primary instrument for the healing of the world. Jill is also Co-Pastor at St Mark’s UMC in Ocala with her husband Michael. She is a cultivator of new ministries and has a heart for the oppressed, the marginalized, and those struggling with addiction. Jill serves on the Board of Directors for House of Hope, a local inpatient substance abuse program housed at Wildwood UMC. Her passion is Fresh Expressions, Discipleship, and Outreach. While pastoring both inherited congregations and a network of fresh expressions, Jill serves her blended family of 8 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 pugs. Jill has served as Pastor at Wildwood since 2017.  Prior to Wildwood, she served as Pastor of Webster UMC and was founding Pastor of the only Celebrate Recovery in The Villages, FL area for over a decade.

Michael Adam Beck

Michael Beck is Director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Theological Seminary, Director of Fresh Expressions for the Florida Conference, and Director of Fresh Expressions for the United Methodist Church. Michael serves as co-pastor of Wildwood UMC and St. Mark’s UMC, Ocala with his wife Jill, where they house a faith-based inpatient treatment center (House of Hope), and a shelter for those experiencing homelessness (Open Arms Village). These are traditional congregations and a network of fresh expressions that gather in tattoo parlors, dog parks, salons, running tracks, community centers, burrito joints, EV charging stations, and digital spaces. Michael earned a Doctorate in Semiotics and Future Studies at Portland Seminary with his mentor Leonard Sweet. He is the author of fourteen books widely utilized in the missional church movement. 

Amie Martin

Amie Martin is in awe of Jesus and hopes to encourage his body, the Church, to more faithfully reflect him in the world. She is an ordained elder in the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is the planting pastor of 80-Twenty United Methodist Church in O’Fallon, MO. 80-Twenty is a community focused on their ten-year goal of using 80% of tithes and offerings on restoring the community and only 20% on overhead expenses. 

Tiffany Mitchell-McCall

Rev. Tiffany Mitchell-McCall is the senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, and has an extensive background in leadership development. She is a practitioner of Fresh Expression and has established Pillars Plus Foundation Inc. to help connect the church with the community by repurposing the church’s over 12000 square feet education building into affordable housing for young adults ages 18 to 24, targeting but not limited to students aging out of foster care.

Isaiah Park

Isaiah Park is a pastor at Floris-Restoration United Methodist Church in Northern Virginia where fresh expressions are being launched and cultivated: Theology on Tap, Open Mic, Popup Concerts, Furry Friends Church, Nature Church, Movie Church, Karaoke Church, Nerd Church and Messy Church. For more than two decades, Isaiah has been involved in leading and developing innovative ministry including church planting. She is passionate about meeting people and doing ministry in unconventional spaces in order to expand the reach of the church. Isaiah earned a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, D.C.) and is currently in the Fresh Expressions and the Future Church Doctor of Ministry program at United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH).

Piper Ramsey-Sumner

Piper Ramsey-Sumner has a passion for lifelong learning, community building, and creating spaces for personal and spiritual transformation outside the walls of a church. Receiving her Master of Divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology, she now serves as Cultivator of Fresh Expressions for the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, where she explores new ways of reaching new people outside of traditional churches. In the Tallahassee area, Piper facilitates Tally Brew Theology, a community that meets in local breweries and pubs to engage in meaningful dialogue on subjects related to religion and philosophy.

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor is a practitioner of Fresh Expressions who has served at a variety of levels from early Children’s ministry to adult discipleship in innovative ministry. She served at the Warren Willis Youth Camp in Fruitland Park, Florida, on the Summer Leadership Team where she fully discerned her call into ministry. In addition to her role with Fresh Expression FL, Jessica also serves on the Fresh Expressions United Methodist team and is continuing to further her education with a focus on Fresh Expressions and Wesleyan studies.

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