BASS (Applied Psychology), CCC – Certified Christian Conciliator™, Cert III Prayer Ministry
Wendy has been married to Jeff for 34 years and was a professional mum supporting her family as they moved with Jeff’s military career for many years. As her children became independent Wendy studied counselling and now works as a marriage and relationship counsellor, trainer, conflict coach and mediator. At a conference in the USA in 2010 Wendy attended a one-hour presentation on biblical peacemaking and heard testimony of persecuted Christians becoming reconciled with their persecutors. She was compelled to learn these principles to bring back to the Australian church and to her clients, and was preparing to undertake training in the USA when she found that PeaceWise taught these same concepts here in Australia! Since then it has been a rollercoaster ride of learning and growth as she implements these concepts in her own life and ministers to others in conflict. Wendy has experience in marketing and fundraising and has gained accreditation as a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with Peacemaker Ministries. Wendy attends Soma Blue Mountains, a network of missional communities.
“The joy of being involved in this work is walking alongside people in their conflict and seeing them connect to God in a deeper way through their conflict. I hated conflict with a passion and would do everything to avoid it, but now I see conflict as opportunities and want to share this hope with the Christian church”.