Testimonials from past residents that have completed the 12Stone Church Residency Program:

Dan Reiland

My heart is warmed and my mind is fired-up to know that 12Stone is raising up so many quality young leaders. The contribution of our Resident Program to the next generation of leaders is strong!

Dan ReilandExecutive Pastor12Stone Church
Becky O’Mara

The 12Stone Church Residency Program is an opportunity work alongside high-caliber ministry leaders on a day to day basis, soaking up their wisdom and experience. There are no ‘on-the-job’ training programs like this anywhere in the country. I would highly recommend it to any college graduate considering a career in ministry and wanting to learn from the best.

Becky O’MaraCo-FounderBeltline Bike Shop
Matt Hayes

I grew more in the two years of the internship at 12Stone Church than the previous 22 years of my life.

Matt HayesCampus Pastor12Stone Church - Online
Cami Lebovitz

The residency is the perfect time to implement knowledge from school in a practical way. 12Stone has an atmosphere of high standards and strong work ethic that just push you to grow and learn.

Cami LebovitzSpiritual Formation Pastor12Stone Church - Flowery Branch
Paul Knight

During my 12Stone Residency I learned not from watching, not from taking notes, but from spending time with people, doing ministry, and making a difference in the Kingdom of God. You learn to effectively train leaders and inspire life in Christ to all people. If you want to learn how to be an effective Church leader, this is the residency for you! You will be trained by some of the most effective church leaders in the biz.

Paul KnightYouth PastorHamilton Mill United Methodist
Justin Warner

I’ve received life on life coaching while doing hands on ministry. The atmosphere encourages and challenges me to go deeper in my spiritual life. The residency allows theoretical knowledge and experience to safely meet.

Justin WarnerDirector of Next Gen WorshipNorth Point Ministries
Travis Woollard

Before starting the residency with 12Stone, I always knew I was supposed to be in vocational ministry but I was not a great leader. Spending two years working alongside great strategic, intentional, and people-loving pastors I grew more as a leader than I thought imaginable. My experience in the Residency Program changed how I lead, grew my passion and fervor for Christ, and unlocked an unwavering love for the Church and how it impacts its community.

Travis WoollardWorship LeaderValley Church
Juandi Velez

The skills and real-life ministry experiences at the 12Stone Residency program have proven to be invaluable for me and my team. I would encourage anyone who is called to ministry to join this program.

Juandi VelezLife Groups PastorThe Ransom Church
Brian Burchik

The residency was both challenging and empowering.  It provided great opportunities to engage in ministry, along with powerful lessons in leadership and spiritual formation. I was equipped to serve effectively in the local church.

Brian BurchikStudent PastorGrace-Snellville

It’s humbling to work around such great leaders who take the time to pour into us daily.

Phillip DeanFormer Intern