We'll give you the tools you need to create a healthy culture and heal the past,
and guide you to build a focused and sustainable mission-oriented church
(so that you can make a difference in your community).
Bring back the joy, connection, and generosity in your church.
Renew conversations of trust, connection, and collaboration.
RELEASE THE PAST
Heal and put to rest past conflict.
FOCUSED AND SUSTAINABLE MISSION
Serve your community's needs.
SHINE YOUR LIGHT
Serve from a solid foundation.
"We developed a plan for improving communication within our membership, for letting go of useless emotions, and to keep our doors open to continue our mission. We had a clear picture of the leadership we would need, both lay and pastoral, to do that."
"Melissa was recommended as a resource to help our church through a very traumatic series of events in which we ended up losing our senior pastor. She helped us identify the actions or inactions that led to our difficulties, how to heal through the hurt, and steps to take that would help prevent problems in the future."
"When Melissa worked with our church, I learned how to forgive. I didn't realize how the grudges I was holding onto affected different areas of my life. I was able to let them go and reconcile with an old friend. I highly recommend working with Melissa."
"I've worked with Melissa for 3+ years. Her passion for healthy churches shines through. Her knowledge of Emotional Family Systems not only helps to improve church culture, but those who participate can use the knowledge and tools to make their families and workplaces healthier, too. I absolutely recommend working with Melissa."
"The tools provided during the program were more beneficial than I could have imagined. I have already started to apply the wisdom and techniques in my personal life and I really want to share this with my family and others. This was explained so well and is very easy to comprehend."
"Melissa has a calming presence that makes it safe to talk about the difficult things. I was really hesitant about doing this work, but she made it feel safe. The process was challenging, but so worth it!"
In this 30-minute Discovery Call, you will connect with Melissa and discuss your church and your specific needs and goals.
Key leaders will meet with Melissa for one on one interviews. This can include anyone who wants to share a story or background.
Melissa meets with your church to fortify, heal, and send your church forth to share the Light of Christ.
ONE-ONE CONSULTATIONS: Key leaders and others meet with Melissa privately and confidentially.
9 IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Each session helps your church become closer to healthy, vital, and mission-focused.
TOOLS FOR CHURCH AND LIFE: The lessons from each session are applicable to all areas of your life - improve all of your relationships.
SOMEONE IN YOUR CORNER: You are not alone. I've been where you are. I know how to get you where you want to be.
I am an experienced pastor, serving in Central Illinois for 22+ years. I trained in Bowen Theory (Emotional Family Systems) and was certified in Transformative Mediation through the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. I was called into ministry, after becoming a biologist and serving for ten years in the Illinois Army National Guard as a utility helicopter mechanic, the first woman to do so in Illinois.
My passion in ministry is to help churches be a vital partner in their communities. Communities with healthy and active churches are great places to live.
I am at home in the difficult spaces of peoples’ lives, willing to listen and to walk with those who struggle and suffer. I am a trained coach and have consulted with churches in conflict, just like yours. If you are ready, together we can make a difference in your church.