“Through the characters of his play, Ron creatively invites us into the discussion and dialog so that our individual and community God-given healing may continue. How refreshing it is!”
-Rev. Larry R. Welin, D.Min., LPCC
“I began reading “Healing Traumatized Churches” critically. However, I quickly was drawn in to the book's message of hope and restoration. It should be no surprise that dominant culture narcissism has groomed rogue church leaders vying for power and control, destroying the fiber of many congregations. Their paths are littered with broken lives and lost faith, a silent epidemic. But the Good News is that Jesus is still the rightful owner and authority of the Body of Christ. With Ron's skills as a counselor, a heart of a pastor, and personal experience, the symptoms of church trauma and post trauma are exposed and healing plans identified. I read the entire book in one setting because, as a lay leader, I have experienced the effects of church trauma personally. Thanks to this book, I am beginning to experience closure.”
— Colonel Howard (Bud) May USAF, retired
In praise of Healing Traumatized Churches: “Ron Wean gives us a wonderful window through which to look at trauma. The use of a dramatic script will surely allow others to look through the window and be astonished, as I was, that the window becomes a mirror. Rev. Wean provides a way into — and through — our own buried traumas.”
-Rev. Steven A. Ingram, D.Min., LPCC, Pastoral Counselor
Pastor Ronald H. Wean is an ordained Lutheran pastor, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, and a Substance Abuse Professional. His experience also includes parish pastor, mental health and substance abuse counselor, and Employee Assistance Counselor, Organizational Consultant, and Management Trainer for over 120 organizations in public and private, for profit and not for profit sectors. As a Pastoral Counselor at a Level 1 Trauma Center, he provides management and supervisory training for organizational development, team building, substance abuse prevention, and stress, conflict, and change management. He is honored to be a peer counselor trainer for First Responders.
This unique and entertaining format offers a plan of healing for individuals and congregations through the power of The Cross. Each Scene is designed for personal meditation, or to be presented as a Sunday School or Book Study Series, or produced in its entirety as a play.