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About Struggle Forward

Struggle Forward exists to help people flourish in their walk with Jesus, in their relationships, and in their leadership.

Through writing, coaching, and teaching Struggle Forward is a resource for people longing for something better. We want to come alongside you as you find yourself stuck in behaviors, confused in relationships, or unclear of your ministry strategy.

About Zach

Creator of Struggle Forward, Zach Cochran, is the Executive Pastor at Sojourn Church J-Town in Louisville, Kentucky. He is married to his wife, Kaitlyn and they have two sons, William and Caleb.

Zach earned his B.A. focused in philosophy from the University of Tennessee at Martin and earned an M.Div. from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has over a decade of experience in student ministry and now serves as an Executive Pastor focused on staff development, strategic planning, and spiritual formation.


Certification in enneagram coaching and spiritual direction.

Extension training in Strengthfinders and Family Systems.

Masters of Divinity from Southern Seminary

600 hours of pastoral care, counseling, or spiritual coaching.