Interview Episode: Counter Cult Coalition with Lisa Kendall

Special Guest: Lisa Kendall

Lisa has a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on public-private partnerships. She has extensive experience in business and nonprofit management. Among her innovative solutions is a spreadsheet of abuse in the Move of God, the cult she grew up in from ages 9-19. The documentation was used by authorities in multiple states and as a template for others attempting to hold leaders of coercive groups accountable. 


April 20th, 2022

48 mins 56 secs



Lisa Kendall spent the ages of 9-19 in The Move of God, Sam Fife's Apocalyptic cult. Today, she devotes her time to working on policy changes that will help former cult members and children in high-demand organisations. For this bonus episode she speaks about her work with Counter Cult Coalition, the organisation she founded alongside spiritual abuse expert Kent Burtner.

From its Facebook page: “Counter Cult Coalition's mission is to raise awareness of issues related to involvement in coercive groups known as cults and to improve public policy in order to protect and provide for children harmed by group involvement.”

If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support with or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via, and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via

If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia, or find your local crisis centre via the International Association for Suicide Prevention website at