This week, we welcome Dr. Shelly Melia to the D6 Podcast. Dr. Shelly defines what a resilient leader is and why resilient leaders are critical to the church. She talks about how the world we live in contributes to our need for resilience. Dr. Shelly also explains why we get discouraged even when we know our calling, and she lists common things that pull us down in ministry. She gives steps to overcoming discouragement and shares how lay people in the church can be a source of encouragement to church leadership. Finally, Dr. Shelly speaks a word of encouragement to church leaders who are in that place of discouragement right now.