Each month Pastor Chris will sit down with a practitioner who is committed to domestic violence intervention and prevention. Master classes highlight specific work with attention to best practices and practical strategies.
#7 August 2018 - Your Identity in Christ with Elyse Fitzpatrick
Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Elyse helps us think through the significance of our identity in Christ.
#6 July 2018 Approaching Your Pastor About Abuse with Jim Upchurch
Jim Upchurch is the Senior Pastor of Christ Church Rolesville, NC. He is a graduate of Campbell University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. A board member at "Called to Peace" Jim helps us think through how to talk about abuse with your pastor.
#5 June 2018 Complex Post-Traumatic Stress with Rachael Rosser
Rachael is a Groups Minister at the Village Church in Plano, TX, as well as a LPC Supervisor with North Texas Christian Counseling. Rachael’s experience in cross-cultural counseling, as well as working with women who have come out of long-term abuse or human trafficking, gives her unique insight into counseling this difficult issue.
#4 May 2018 Sexual Abuse in Marriage with Counselor Darby Strickland
Darby is a Christian Counselor who works with individuals, families, couples and groups facing a variety of issues. Darby was trained at Westminster Theological Seminary where she obtained a Masters of Divinity specialized in Counseling. She has worked as a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Education
foundation for the past decade. She teaches Counseling Abusive Marriages,through CCEF's School of Biblical Counseling and speaks at churches educating them on how they can care for those affected by domestic abuse.
#3 April Danger and Lethality with Law Enforcement
Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Craigo is the Domestic Violence Investigator for the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. A 17-year veteran of the department, he has been recognized for distinguished service of crime victims by the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Sgt. Craigo was featured as a key responder in the International Association of Chiefs of Police anti domestic violence training video, "Working Together." Tony serves as a Deacon at Winfield Baptist Church and is a member of the International Association of Biblical Counselors, currently completing his certification with IABC.
#2 March 2018 - Domestic Violence and the Imago Dei w/ Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson (MA, LPC-S) is currently completing his Doctor of educational ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Greg has a full-time clinical practice, which includes work with male perpetrators of abuse/domestic violence, sexual addictions,
adolescent life-stage issues, marital conflict, anxiety disorders and mood disorders.
#1. February 2018 - Victim Care w/ Joy Forrest
Joy Forrest (MABC - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) Is a Biblical counselor, certified domestic violence advocate, and survivor. In January 2015, she helped establish Called to Peace Ministries to promote domestic violence awareness, particularly within the faith community. She is the author of the book "Called to Peace, A Survivor's Guide to Finding Peace and Healing After Abuse" Learn more about Joy at www.calledtopeace.org