eleven:28 exists to help leaders thrive within the Kin-dom of God by cultivating soul care.
Founder, Lead Spiritual Director
Rhesa Higgins was called into ministry at the age of 17 which led her to earn a degree from Abilene Christian University focusing on youth and family ministry.
Rhesa stumbled into the contemplative life by following the bread crumbs of God through a book, a Google search and a nun. She has chosen to follow the path that leads closer to experiencing the mystery that we have named God. She seeks to walk alongside others as they discern the crumbs laid out by God for them.
Her current contemplative practices could best be summed up in the title of Denise Roy’s book, My Monastery is a Minivan. She is the mother of three children and finds God in every moment with them; in goodnight kisses, in hearing their hearts, in teaching them to pray, and in praying over each of them. While more formal times of silence for meditation, prayer, artistic journaling, and retreat are certainly helpful, the life of motherhood has become the place where the holy is encountered most deeply.
Rhesa is a spiritual director and experienced retreat leader. She is a graduate of HeartPaths, a 3 year training program in spiritual formation and direction. She teaches on a regular basis at Highland Oaks Church and writes occasionally. Rhesa serves as the founding Director for eleven:28 ministries in Dallas, Texas
Rhesa also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Abilene Christian University’s Leadership Camps, on the executive board of Spiritual Ministries Institute, and as a New Contemplative for Spiritual Directors International. She is married to Chad Higgins, worship minister at Highland Oaks Church of Christ. Together they are raising their three children.
Trey joined the staff of eleven:28 in 2018 after serving on the board of directors since 2013. A veteran of church leadership, consulting, and coaching, Trey brings a unique professional story to eleven:28 as executive director. Experienced in personal and leadership development, Trey has a passion for the potential for transformation every person has because of the Imago Dei present in every person. Transformation isn’t possible without soul care.
Trey and his wife Marla live in Rowlett, TX where they are raising two boys – Caden and Grant. There is lots of wrestling with God and with each other in their house.
Trey provides consultations for church and soul-centered coaching for faith leaders. Schedule an appointment by clicking below.