Hey There Friend!
I’m Angela J. Herrington and it’s great to (virtually) meet you!
You probably came to this page curious about how I became the Designated Driver for the deconstructing faith community, so pull up a chair and let’s chat 🙂
As a certified life coach, seminary-trained online pastor, and a Faith Deconstruction Coach I have a lot of experience helping people connect with God. But this is also a very personal journey for me.
For the last decade, I’ve been on my own journey to break free from learned smallness and step into wild sacred holy womanhood. Long story short, after finding faith in my early 30’s I began to realize that what I was hearing from the church about women didn’t always line up with what God was telling me. I loved God but realized the church was teaching some really toxic stuff.
So this Enneagram 8, first born, Gen Xer started deconstructing. I questioned and challenged everything I thought I knew about faith, gender, and myself.
It was messy and took a lot of work to sort it out. Therapy. Coaching. Bodywork. Spiritual healing. Conferences and retreats. And even a couple of college degrees.
You name it…I tried it..
But the thing that made the biggest difference was the presence and support of wise people who helped me up when I didn’t know where else to turn.
That’s why in September 2021, I created and hosted The Deconstructing Faith Summit. I gathered 20 phenomenal deconstruction experts to share their expertise and hosted over 1100 attendees in the week-long virtual event. Those who attended realized they weren’t alone, had a safe space to ask questions, learned dozens of strategies to help them deconstruct, and released tons of pent-up emotions they didn’t even know they were carrying around.
We laughed, we cried, and we danced, but the best part was…We did it together.
It was AMAZING and it was just the beginning.
So now, I’m doubling down on my commitment to create an inclusive support system for people, like you, who are longing to get away from toxic religion and cultivate a nourishing spiritual life.
I would be honored to be your guide as you uncover what’s holding you back and create a plan to break free!
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Angela J Herrington, MA, LSCC is a Faith Deconstruction Coach who provides soul care for those untangling from toxic religion and recovering from #churchhurt. She is also the host and founder of The Deconstructing Faith Summit and the Faith Deconstruction Cafe Facebook Community.
She describes herself as a recovering prodigal, Jesus-follower, and a guide who creates sacred spaces for vulnerable exploration. Angela is an egalitarian who believes equally valuing and embracing both the masculine and feminine aspects of our souls is God’s original design. She is a fierce advocate for honest conversations, creating emotional safety, and increasing our self awareness as spiritual practices. She truly believes showing up for people who feel unseen, and saying “I see you and God has always seen you.” is our greatest mission as Christians.
Using a unique blend of life coaching, spiritual direction, and fierce advocacy, Angela empowers her clients to untangle from toxic religion, kick impostor syndrome to the curb, and cultivate a faith that nourishes their soul.
Angela is a dynamic speaker who creates enormous value for her audience. She receives rave reviews at women’s ministry events, writer’s conferences, podcasts, summits, and business workshops. She is known for crushing complex topics down to bite sized pieces and sending her audience home with actionable steps to apply their learning. A true Gen Xer, Angela loves thinking outside the box, combining things that are seemingly unrelated, and helping women create a unique and vibrant life that perfectly suits their soul.
Angela holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Indiana Wesleyan and a Master’s in Leadership from Wesley Seminary where her research focused on leadership development, mentoring, and opportunities for GenX Women in the US church. Angela and her unique online ministry were featured in Lyz Lenz’s 2019 book God Land: Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America. She has also has been published in Hope for Women and HOPE is Now magazines.
Her first book, Deconstruct Your Faith Without Losing Yourself, will be published by Eerdman’s in the fall of 2023.
Angela is also a Lark’s Song Certified Life Coach who reaches hundreds of thousands of women in 40+ countries each month on Facebook, IG, Twitter, Pinterest and her blog.
Angela is a also wife, mom to 6, and proud resident of Marion, Indiana with her family when they’re not traveling the US in their RV.
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