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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.  

#15. April 2019 - Helper vs Rescuer w/ Evelyn Colon

Evelyn Colon is a Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional, since 2011 and Abuser Intervention Facilitator since 2012. Evelyn joined FOCUS ministries in 2007 as a leader and facilitator for FOCUS Support Group Ministry. She is also a trainer at Partners in the Journey seminar, training for Faith Base Domestic Violence.


#14. March 2019 - Safety Planning with Megan Cox

In this Master Class Pastor Chris speaks with Megan Cox, founder and executive director of Give Her Wings about safety planning.

Give Her Wings is a non profit (501c3) organization that helps and serves single mothers who have left abusive relationships and have little to no recourse.


#13. February 2019 - Domestic Abuse Policy with Greg Wilson

In this Master Class Pastor Chris talks with Greg Wilson about developing Church-based domestic abuse policies.


#12. January 2019 - Repentance with Pastor Chris

In this Master Class Pastor Chris walks through some basic material on conducting an intervention and distinguishing godly sorrow from worldly sorrow. Special thank you to Rev. Mark Shaw for the initial work on Biblical interventions.


#11 December 2018 - “Effects of Emotional Abuse” with Anne Dryburgh

Dr. Anne Dryburgh is the author of Debilitated and Diminished: Help for Christian Women in Emotionally Abusive Marriages. Anne is an IABC and ACBC certified biblical counselor who has been a mission worker in Flemish-speaking Belgium since the early 1990s. She is a council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, a guest lecturer at Tilsley College in Scotland.


#10 November 2018 - “Crying Out” with Sydney Millage

Sydney Millage is a certified Biblical counselor (ACBC) and a certified victim’s advocate with the state of Iowa. She is also the author of “Sanctuary: Hope and Healing for Victims of Domestic Violence.”


#9 October 2018 - Round Table on Complimentarity with Jason Meyer and Lilly Park

Jason Meyer is the pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church and associate professor of preaching at Bethlehem College & Seminary.

Lilly Park is assistant professor of biblical counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She serves as a council board member with the Biblical Counseling Coalition and a certified member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).


#8 Semptember 2018 - Road Map to Reconciliation with Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow has been involved in biblical counseling and discipleship for more than 25 years. She is passionate about the critical need for heart change in a person who desires change in their life. She is the founder and director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center (ACBC & IABC Certified Training Center) and Biblical Counseling for Women. She sits down with Pastor Chris to talk about her new book "Road-Map to Reconciliation." 

#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

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