Healing the Wounds of Trauma: Help for Ourselves and Others

October, 23, 2018

Today OMSC and our residents welcome Dr. Harriet Hill and Rev. Wesley Neal to the Andrew F. Walls Conference Room for an in-depth and impactful seminar on Healing the Wounds of Trauma: Help for Ourselves and Others. The seminar is from Tuesday, October 23rd to Friday, October 26th and is open to everyone. To register for this, and other insightful seminars, please click here.

Dr. Harriet Hill is Program Director for the Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society. She has been involved in trauma healing since 2001 and is one of the authors of Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help. Before joining ABS, she worked from 1978–2010 with SIL in Africa and then internationally in Bible Translation and Scripture Use. Harriet received her Ph.D. from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies in 2003 in the area of communication of Scripture. Her other books include Bible Translation at Cultural Crossroads (2006), Translating the Bible into Action (2008) and Bible Translation Basics (2011). At this point she is a world citizen, having lived cross-culturally for most of her adult life. She is married to Ralph and has three married children and four grandchildren. Cosponsored by Trinity Baptist Church

Rev. Wesley Neal is a pastor and church planter from Durham, North Carolina.  Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1999, he has served as a pastor, community developer, and, until recently as a missionary serving in Fiji.  Rev. Neal is a Master Facilitator through the Trauma Healing institute and has experience facilitating healing groups and training sessions in two settings: in the aftermath of the devastation caused in Fiji by Cyclone Winston in 2016, and in an urban ministry setting in the United States among people in recovery from addictions.  Rev. Neal is married and he and his wife have two teenage children.

Please click the below photo to view a slideshow of our first day.