Indiana Ministries has contracted with Carl and Earthen Vessels Ministry to direct Thrive, funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment. Working with pastors at different stages of their careers, this initiative fosters and supports one-on-one mentoring relationships for young and/or new pastors serving in small congregations or new church starts, mid-career pastors in transition to another congregation, and seasoned pastors nearing the end of their careers who are seeking to finish well.
Earthen Vessels Ministry (www.evmonline.org) has a passion to come alongside clergy (including their spouses and families) to be their advocates, to offer resources to strengthen their marriages and families, and to walk with them when they hurt. Carl and his wife Valerie are the Directors of Earthen Vessels Ministry. They have three adult children (Matt, Steve & Sarah), six adorable grandsons and one grandaughter!