Ben Sternke has over two decades of Christian ministry experience and has been coaching, consulting, and training leaders since 2010. He co-founded Gravity Leadership, where he coaches and consults pastors and ministry leaders from all around the world in transformation leadership and discipleship. He co-pastors an Anglican church he helped plant (The Table Indy) in the Indianapolis area, where he and his wife Deb live with their children, and a little dog named Edith.
Matt Tebbe has experience as a youth pastor, a bi-vocational church planter, and working on a team at a large church to transition it from a Sunday-centric worship service to a discipleship and mission paradigm. Currently he’s co-pastoring a church in Indianapolis, The Table, and is co-founder of Gravity Leadership.
He holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and worked as an adjunct professor at Trinity College, both in Deerfield, IL. He has written for Leadership Journal, Shattered Magazine, and contributed to the book What Pastors Wish Their Congregations Knew by Kurt Fredrickson and Cameron Lee. He’s also been a featured writer at Missio Alliance and The V3 Movement.
Matt has 2 kids (13 and 9), has been married 21 years to Sharon, and has a golden retriever named Jovie. He lives in the Indianapolis area.
Lisa Rodriguez-Watson, for nearly two decades, has served as an urban church planter, collegiate minister, seminary professor, international missionary and community development practitioner. Her heart to see people reconciled to God and to one another has led her to invest her life, family and ministry in places and people that have often been looked over by the world.
Lisa served as co-founder of a grassroots organization in Memphis, TN that was committed to mobilizing Christians to love their undocumented neighbors, and consider an appropriate Christian response to our nation’s immigration crisis. In addition to her role as National Director of Missio Alliance, she serves as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Equipping at Christ City Church.
Educated at Florida International University and Golden Gate Seminary, she now lives in Washington, DC where she is a mom to 3 fantastic children, Nathan, Elias, and Annelies, and a wife to her best friend Matthew, who serves as Pastor of Teaching and Outreach at Christ City Church.