Joseph Washburn has been married to his amazing wife, Mikki, for fifteen years. They have four beautiful children. He served in the U.S. Army for thirteen years gaining invaluable leadership experience. After committing his life to Jesus in his mid-twenties, Joseph served as a Bible Worker and Church Elder at a regional conference in the south. Later, he attended the ARISE Bible program and interned with ARISE/Storyline church and Light Bearers Ministry. Joseph has been an Abide Coach since the beginning of 2020. Joseph has also been involved with Reboot Recovery since 2018 serving as group leader/facilitator for the Combat Recovery, Advance, and Trauma groups. Joseph is currently attending a local Christian university.

What leads you to be a coach?

God has blessed me to be a blessing. Though not in the Army anymore, I am still a soldier who wants to prepare others for the battles of this life. My time in the service has left me with an insatiable desire to teach, train, and equip.

What do you like best about it?

Coaching is an opportunity for God to make something good out of my pain as He ministers through me to other broken and hurting people. I love being able to empower others to gain victory in Christ just as I have.

How do you recharge on your days off?

Spending time in communion with God in nature is my power source. Alone, with my wife and kids, or with friends, it doesn’t matter.

What are your three favorite things?

Just three?! Spending time with my kids, hiking tall mountains, and reading.