Dominic Abaria is a seasoned pastor, chaplain, spiritual director, and professor of spiritual formation. He received his Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Portland Seminary in Portland Oregon. His dissertation focused on addressing and combatting ministerial and occupational burnout through spiritual formation practices. Fermata was birthed from his desire support ministers, clergy, and laypeople who struggle to experience a life-giving connection with the living God.
Jena Abaria is a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in helping people heal from trauma, abuse, betrayal, and addiction. She has walked alongside many ministry leaders and their spouses,
supporting them as they navigate the impact of grief and trauma on their emotional, mental, and spiritual health. She concurrently works as a mental health therapist at A New Day Counseling Center in Portland Oregon.