Mar 19 2021


Eastern Time
10:00 am - 12:30 pm



Spiritual Friendship

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday 3/19/2021, 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Friendship is core to our community experience. But, creating, building, and sustaining lasting, life-giving friendships takes intentionality, grace, and lots of patience. There are so many wonderful examples of spiritual friendship in the Bible and throughout the history of the Church. Let’s explore the subject of spiritual friendship and notice together the joy of spiritual friendship for such a time as this.

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Fri, Mar 19 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Steve Macchia


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"The teaching about Barnabas being an encourager, generous and showing humility was very helpful for me. I realized I have many friends but need to go deeper with one or two. Appreciate so much how well Steve communicated!"
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"It was an interesting presentation well grounded in Scripture. Toward the end, it occurred to me that more than a few of us may have signed up because of an inner longing for such a friendship. At that point, I would have been tempted as leader to ask those who hung around if they’d like to pray for one another in this regard. It was a heavily laden moment, and it made me want to reach out to those two women in prayer."
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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

The Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Macchia is founder and president of Leadership Transformations, Inc. (LTI), a ministry serving the spiritual formation, discernment, and renewal of leaders and learners since 2003. For more than 20 years he has been the Director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Ministry Program. From 1989-2003 he was the president of Vision New England, the largest regional church renewal association in the country. Earlier in his ministry life, Steve was a member of the pastoral staff of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts for 11 years. He is the author or co-author of 17 books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective), and Crafting a Rule of Life, Becoming A Healthy Church (LTI), and Broken and Whole (IVP).  He and his wife Ruth live in the Boston (MA) area and are the proud parents of two married children and grandparents to three adorable grandchildren. Steve’s personal website is

My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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Mitzi Mak

Selah-West Faculty

Mitzi started her professional life as a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband Jerry then served cross-culturally for ten+ years, living abroad first in India and then Kurdistan, N. Iraq. In addition to being a Spiritual Director, she now serves as a Formation and Care pastor in her local church in Houston, TX. She has graduated from LTI’s Selah Spiritual Direction training as well as LTI’s Emmaus Formational Leadership Program.

Mitzi enjoys engaging conversation, reading fiction, doing jigsaw/crossword puzzles, ocean gazing and exploring the world with Jerry through food and travel.

God has two main callings in Mitzi’s life: to care for those who care for others and to be a guide in helping others have a healthy relationship with the Trinity – recognizing God’s loving presence and activity in their lives and how to faithfully respond.

Selah was a transformative experience for me – allowing the contemplative within to emerge and to beautifully co-exist with my extraverted personality.