Alan Fadling (M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary) is executive director of The Journey, a ministry of The Leadership Institute in Orange, California, training Christian leaders to integrate spiritual formation and leadership development. A certified spiritual director, Fadling has also taught courses on spiritual formation at Hope International University. He is currently part of a planting team for a new church called The Following in Orange County, California. He lives in Mission Viejo, California with his wife, Gem, and their three sons.