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Melissa Ebken

Pastor, Author, Coach, Consultant, Podcastor

Melissa is at home in the difficult spaces of peoples’ lives, willing to listen and to walk with those who struggle and suffer. She is a trained coach and has consulted with churches in conflict. Her current pursuits include founding a Virtual Assistant training academy, forming a ministry co-op to better serve small churches, supporting nurses to thrive in stressful climates through building emotional intelligence, and guiding people who are ready to lean into and overcome difficult challenges and experiences in their lives.
She authored a book Teach Us To Pray: An Ancient Model For a Modern Day, and hosts the Pursuing Uncomfortable Podcast.

Episode 60: Thank You

Dec. 28, 2022

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Guest: Melissa Ebken

Bonus Episode 58: The Bible's Blessing Of Same Sex Marriage

Dec. 14, 2022

Have you ever wondered if you could be Christian and gay? Or if you could be Christian and support and love people who are gay? The answer is YES. This episode digs into the scriptures to reveal God's acceptance and blessing…

Guest: Melissa Ebken

Episode 5: My Christmas Wish For You

Dec. 22, 2021

This episode talks about uncovering our most deeply held values and making our decisions based on those. George Baily, a character from the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, teaches us how to live a life aligned with our values…

Guest: Melissa Ebken

Episode 3 - Why Do We Have To Struggle?

Dec. 8, 2021

Do you feel like you come through one challenge in life only to face another? Why does it have to be hard? This episode digs into why we go through so many 'wilderness' experiences in our lives and how that process can benef…

Guest: Melissa Ebken

Episode 1 - AIT

Dec. 1, 2021

This episode is about the first time in my life when I chose to lean into and overcome a seemingly impossible situation. I was 18 years old, just graduated high school, and landed in Ft. Rucker, AL. This experience changed m…

Guest: Melissa Ebken

Trailer: Introducing the Pursuing Uncomfortable Podcast

Nov. 30, 2021

This weekly podcast addresses the issues that keep us awake at night. Am I a good enough mom/dad/spouse? Am I living up to my potential? Am I giving my kids what they need to be successful in life? What will my parents need …

Guest: Melissa Ebken