The Allender Center’s team is led by a core group of individuals who are committed to our mission and passionate about bringing healing and restoration to a hurting world. The Allender Center was founded in 2011 by Dr. Dan Allender, Becky Allender, MA, and Cathy Loerzel, MA. They were soon joined by a group of therapists and pastors who built and designed our training certificate curriculum and program. Since its founding, The Allender Center’s team has grown to include four tiers of leadership: Executive & Administrative Staff, Teaching Staff, Fellows, and Externs.

Teaching Staff

The Teaching Staff are a group of people who have been working with Dr. Dan Allender and The Allender Center from its inception and before. Our Teaching Staff are a group of experts in the fields of theology and psychology who shape our curriculum and train, teach, supervise, and facilitate those participating in our programs.


Our Fellows are a group of gifted therapists, pastors, and teachers who play an integral part of embody our mission through facilitating groups, teaching, and writing. These professionals have extensive training and experience with the Allender Theory and act as lead facilitators in our Story Workshop, Story Groups, Recovery Weeks, and our Training Certificate.