Fuller Center for Spiritual and Missional Formation
Meet Our Team
We have a vision to see churches and institutions transformed and individuals live into their relationship to God and their calling in the world. Our staff offers a breadth of experience in leadership, pastoral care, coaching, spiritual direction, entrepreneurship, and mission.
Executive Director, Fuller Center for Spiritual and Missional Formation
Executive director of the Fuller Center for Spiritual and Missional Formation since 2015, Brian holds a doctorate in missiology from Fuller and is a clergy member of the Anglican Church of North America. He spent 11 years as a pastor in Austin, Texas, and 19 years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, largely as regional director for Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Fuller Formation Groups were born out of Brian’s extensive doctoral work and years of church and ministry leadership in addition to Fuller's Vocation and Formation Department. Brian has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 33 years with three adult sons. Brian is an avid Red Sox fan, coffee drinker, and music lover.
Director, Fuller Formation Groups
As director of Fuller Formation Groups, Jeff brings 15 years of experience serving churches in areas of leadership development, campus leadership, missions, and community life. Jeff holds both a DMiss and an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary, and he also brings ten years of corporate experience to his role at the Fuller Center for Spiritual and Missional Formation. Jeff lives in Colorado with his wife, Amy, and their two children, where they enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and rooting for the Chicago Cubs and Iowa State Cyclones.
Director, Spiritual and Missional Formation
The Rev. Erin Clifford, director of spiritual and missional formation since 2017, currently resides in her hometown of Washington, DC. An Anglican priest and passionate advocate for the poor, she lived for many years in East Africa and London. Erin loves creating space for people to meet God, whether through retreat leading, writing, or preaching. Having received her MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Missiology in the area of theology of suffering. Erin can often be found sitting somewhere sunny, drinking coffee, and laughing loudly.
John brings expertise overseeing operations, personnel, and finances with 16 years of ministry background, including experience as chief operating officer for Re:Source Global and 10 years in various roles for InterVarsity. In addition to his background in operational and financial management, John also brings the heart of a ministry leader into his current role through his service as a hospital chaplain to two different hospitals. He received his MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2000 and currently lives in Houston with his wife, Saru, and their son, Luke.
Special Projects Coordinator
Special projects coordinator since 2017, Rachel was born and raised in New York City and received her BA in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. She has spent most of her career in international development, largely within nonprofit organizations in Rwanda that addressed issues of post-genocide reconciliation, prison reform, and job creation for the marginalized. She and her husband, John, live with their two children in Austin, Texas, where she ran her own small business for four years before joining the Fuller Center for Spiritual and Missional Formation.