Helping faith-focused organizations and professionals institute learning solutions to mobilize their mission and expand their impact for good and God in the world.  



A connected body of faith-focused organizations equipped through E5I to multiply disciples throughout the world and for generations to come.  


 The double helix/DNA strand is the symbol of the E5 Institute.  It represents the body of Christ, healthy and able to duplicate itself.  It is a reflection and reminder of our vision: 

“A connected body of faith-focused organizations equipped through E5I to multiply disciples throughout the world and for generations to come.”   We believe a body that works together functions better, and a body in competition with itself is dysfunctional.   There is no competition in God’s Kingdom.  So we aim to help the body collaborate and co-labor, bringing function to the body so it can multiply by making disciples who make disciples.  


Our E5I Guides shepherd you to explore your impact objectives, capture your ideas into learning solutions, and create a roadmap for you to “Make it happen, Captain.”  

When you don’t know how to get where you want to go, these guides with help you discover and set your course.  They’ll be the wind in your sails too.  

 Your E5I Creative Team

Our E5I Creative Team has it in their DNA to map out and develop vibrant and engaging content and translate it into crazy good digital assets.


We are blessed to have a team of gifted creatives working for our clients.  They are at the top of their industries and are always at the top of their game.  

Your E5I Tech Gurus


Our E5I Tech Gurus identify the learning solutions you need to get “back to the future” while making learning fun and “freaky easy”.  


Guided by the roadmap for your E5I Guides, our talented team of techies implement the tools and system you need in a way that’ll blow your mind.  


Once upon a time, not so long ago, TJ and Mina, two women who are “crazy in love” with Jesus, sensed God leading them to do a new thing.  So, with a combined half-century in business and consulting, they left behind their careers to discover this “new thing” and create something the world needed.

The two women went away for a weekend to a little cabin in the Wisconsin woods to figure that out. They lined the walls with white paper, grabbed their markers and Bibles, and prayed and listened.

God delivered beautiful clarity and vision that weekend, and the women left their retreat with the E5 Institute’s name, mission, vision, and structure in place. They returned to civilization to build something of value and service, and since 2019 have been providing world-class education design and consulting services to Christian organizations.

Page Turn

Toward the end of 2021, E5 Institute entered into a new era as co-founder and E5 Guide Mina Carlson left to focus on personal goals and serve her family. The dynamic duo—Mina and TJ—remain best of friends, with TJ taking hold of the E5I reins to usher in the next level of service and vision and Mina being obedient to go where the Lord leads.

The E5 Institute was never Mina’s nor TJ’s but the Lord’s. We exist to honor Him and serve our clients to create a beautiful reflection of His creativity, grace, and vision for His Kingdom on Earth.


People often ask us, “Why are you almost exclusively helping faith-focused organizations?  Well, it’s a pretty simple answer, 

“We love Jesus Christ.”

We love the way He came into the world not to condemn the world, but to save it.  We love that Jesus turned the world upside down with God’s love and then taught and empowered His disciples to do the same.  We love being a part of His teaching and empowering that continues today.

Serving faith-focused organizations and professionals allows us to use our gifts for them and for God.  It allows us to speak freely about Jesus.  It allows us to pray for and with our clients and support the work God has given them to do.