Rev. Erik Samuelson is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and serves as pastor of Freeborn Church, just north of Seattle. He also is a coach with Vibrant Faith, accompanying churches and leaders from different denominations across the country. Erik has been working in the area of vocational discernment, spiritual formation, leadership development, and mentoring (particularly in intergenerational and multi-racial communities that engage young adults) for over 15 years. He is the founder of “Come Alive Consulting” which offers coaching, workshops, practices, and resources to individuals and communities looking to deepen their engagement with vocation, spiritual formation, adaptive leadership, and mentoring. More information and free resources for vocational discernment can be found at