Erik Samuelson, MDiv, MA, PCC, is a leadership, vocation, transition, and transformation coach who works with individuals, teams, companies, churches, non-profits, and educational institutions. Erik holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation, is a certified Church Planter Coach through Fuller Seminary, and is trained in community organizing, discernment, and clearness practices. He is the founder of Come Alive Coaching, which offers coaching, workshops, practices, and resources to individuals and communities looking to deepen their impact, renew their organization, navigate transition, and develop leaders.
As a former college professor and campus pastor, Erik delights in helping young adults (and not-so-young adults) discover their calling and live into their vocational potential. His faith is nurtured by a variety of contemplative spiritual practices, and he feels closest to God when wandering in the North Cascades mountains near Seattle. He is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has led, consulted, and coached a number of new ministry starts, networks, and congregational renewal efforts. He is a coach, MasterClass teacher, and coaching school faculty member with Vibrant Faith.