Paul Matsushima



Mentoring through Our Failures

My mentor knew that the type of guide, role model, and teacher I needed at that moment wasn’t one who drove me harder or dispensed advice. I needed a mentor who would share his failures more than his successes, his vulnerabilities over his expertise.

Finding Peace in the Midst of Burnout

When I was in seminary and pastoral ministry in my mid-twenties, I was burnt out. The mismatching of my pastoral role doing community outreach and building local partnerships with my lack of job experience and personality as an introvert led to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

Finding Meaning in Transition

After one of the lowest points in my life, I was confronted with the idea that our trials, our transitions, our grief, our hardships can be instructive and transformative.