Conflict Mediation

The Rev. Dr. Denise McGuiness has been trained to use the Just Peace facilitation process.  This process asks an outside source to observe, listen, ask questions and make suggestions around how to handle issues in a church.  “Just Peace” is a process of sharing the experiences of all participants in their own words and of listening for understanding. These processes are focused on providing a safe and sacred environment for the sharing of personal stories and active listening. Decisions, if any, on how to move forward are made on a consensus basis.  Dr. McGuiness combines her skills of a psychologist and spiritual director to help churches heal old wounds and develop a new way forward.