MaryKate Morse represents a global team of leaders who, under the guidance of Leighton Ford, developed the Mentoring Communities model of group leadership development. She is a professor at Portland Seminary, a mentor for Lausanne Young Leaders, and a trainer for Leighton Ford Ministries. She is a founding member of Missio Alliance and received the Dallas Willard award for Christian Leadership in 2019. She was affiliated with Global Evangelists Forum and Africa Enterprise. A writer and author of Making Room for Leadership and A Guidebook to Prayer, Marykate is also a spiritual director for international evangelists and church planters.