OUR STORY

The story of Healing Care Ministries begins at a crossroads. Not at a stop sign or traffic light but at the intersection of brokenness and blessing, the place where wounds meet healing and light beats out darkness in the presence, power, love and truth of Jesus Christ. 

By the early 1990’s Terry Wardle had planted one of the fastest growing churches in the United States, been a seminary president, written books and had an international speaking itinerary. He was headed for the top rung of the Christian leadership ladder. But as the external pressure collided with internal turmoil (another crossroads) he spiraled into a debilitating breakdown that landed him in a psychiatric facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Instead of climbing the ladder of success he began to descend into a  journey not of his choosing. A journey dealing with unaddressed issues from the past, a journey of increasing intimacy with God, and a journey of leaning into a trusted community. 

As time passed, Terry’s transformation became apparent to his family, friends and church. He began to speak publicly about God meeting him in the darkest places in his life and healing deep emotional wounds. His personal experience became the framework for a new approach to helping hurting people find healing and wholeness in God. He began to interweave what he learned from the behavioral sciences with practices of Christian spirituality; eventually creating what now is called Formational Prayer. 

These insights began moving from one-on-one sessions to small group discussions, from weekend retreats, to our first official training event. The humble beginnings growing from one man’s encounter with the Risen Jesus has become a movement that seeks to empower Christians on the journey. For the last two decades, Healing Care has hosted events throughout North America, equipping thousands of professional counselors, pastors, physicians and lay leaders to help hurting people. 

It is our prayer that we continue to write a story that matters, a story that is filled and fueled by the Spirit of God as we invite others to combine their journey with ours to encounter, experience and respond to God. 

OUR TEAM

TERRY WARDLE

PRESIDENT

Terry is the founder and President of Healing Care Ministries. He is a popular author and dynamic speaker who leads seminars and retreats that equip pastors, counselors, clinicians, and spiritual directors. Terry and his wife, Cheryl, have three adult children and six grandchildren. They reside in Ashland, Ohio. 

DOUG ROBINETTE

COO

After spending over 30 years in the corporate world in various executive roles, Doug began a new career as an executive coach and consultant. He was introduced to Healing Care in 2008, and is now on a lifetime healing journey. His current roles allow him to share the amazing transforming power of Christ with others. He lives in Westerville with his wife of 41 years (Sally). They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. He loves to travel with Sally, and spend time with the grandkids.

KEITH McLAUGHLIN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF

THE HEALING CARE CENTER

Keith has been actively discovering renewed life on his journey of healing for fifteen years. He is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary in 2003 with a Master's of Divinity and has served for 18 years as the lead pastor of two churches in Ohio. His desire is to position others to take this journey toward wholeness with Jesus. Keith currently lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with his amazing wife, Michelle and their five children. When he is not spending time with others on the Healing Care journey, he can be found outdoors enjoying the gift of God's creation in many ways.

MICHELLE McLAUGHLIN

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Michelle has worked with Healing Care Ministries since 2014. She coordinates the Formational Prayer Seminars, Advanced Formational Prayer Seminars, and other HCM events and programs. She also handles the sale and distribution of Healing Care Ministries materials. The healing Michelle has experienced along her journey with HCM has certainly changed her from the inside out. She can now embrace truths in her life that were covered by so many lies, distortions, and wounds. She finds it an absolute blessing and honor to be a wounded healer and to sojourn with other broken people.

MIKE PARKER

DIRECTOR OF

ROOTED PROGRAM

Mike has been in ministry for over 20 years and has been serving as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Ashland, OH since July 2011. For the past eight years he has been heavily involved in Healing Care Ministries, now serving as the Program Director for Rooted, and as a Caregiver at various seminars.

He has been married to his wife Mandy since 2002. They have four children and have also been a foster family since 2014 where they have had two additional foster daughters, one former placement and one current placement.

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NEAL SILER

DIRECTOR OF

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PROGRAM

Neal is the Senior Pastor of First Shiloh Baptist Church, (Mechanicsville, Virginia) and the Executive Director of New Life Ministries of Virginia, Inc. He has an extensive background in individual, marriage and family counseling, having been a mental health clinician, a court psychologist and serving in the private sector. In 2008, he founded The Healing Place, which provides on-going small group ministry and extensive training opportunities in healing prayer and formational counseling. 

DESTRY WARDLE

DIRECTOR OF COME

AWAY WITH ME RETREATS

Destry has her MA in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and received a B.A. in Psychology from Simpson College. Destry has been serving on our Come Away Retreat team for the past 15 years and has facilitated over 50 retreats. Her specialty is in facilitating Formational Prayer within the context of small groups as well as on an individual basis as a Formational Counselor for the Come Away with Me retreats. She and her husband Aaron live in Longmont, Colorado and have two children, Grace and Addison.

JONATHAN AND GEMMA DONKER

DIRECTORS OF

HEALING CARE MINISTRIES IN EUROPE

Jonathan and Gemma joined the Healing Care Ministries team in 2017 and serve as Directors of Healing Care Ministries in Europe. After a personal experience of deep healing and renewed passion, the Lord gave them a heart for spiritual renewal through inner healing, spiritual direction and revival. Jonathan is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity. Gemma is a graduate of the University of Girona, Spain, with a Master’s in Social Education. She also completed certificates in Formational Prayer and Spiritual Direction through Healing Care Ministries. Their main focus is on training leaders of churches and ministries to be able to expand Healing Care in Europe.

LIZ HONEYFORD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF

HEALING CARE CANADA

Liz Honeyford was born and raised in Canada. She is a preacher, teacher and pastor by call. She is most comfortable with being known as a “wounded healer”; a wanderer and adventurer in all things formational and transformational. She is a safe place for broken people and spends most of her days sitting and ministering to those who find themselves with her. Currently, Liz is the President of Healing Care Canada. She is married to Jim and they have three grown children, two daughter-in-laws, a sweet baby grandson and a busy house full of wanderers and adventurers! Liz hikes in the forests daily, reads loads of books, builds forts to hide in, and strives to not strive! She longs for people to experience God in the now and to receive all that He has for them.

DARLENE KONG

DIRECTOR OF

COMMUNICATIONS

Darlene joined the Healing Care Ministries team in 2018 and serves as the Director of Communications. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Master’s in Hispanic Linguistics and was a missions mobilizer for Mexican missions for 10 years. She has experienced firsthand a deep transformation and inner healing through this ministry and her current passion is to see more people experience the same.  She and her husband Linn and their three children live in Columbus, Ohio.

LAURA TRAVIS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Laura Travis has been connected to Healing Care Ministries since 2017 but recently joined staff as our Operations Manager. She is excited about helping people find the program or event that is right for them, as well as providing program and event support. Laura holds a MA in Math Education from Walden University. In addition to her role in operations you may also see her leading worship or serving as a Caregiver at events. Laura lives with her husband Josiah and their two children in Ashland, Ohio. 

JOSIAH TRAVIS

SPECIAL PROJECTS

MANAGER

Having served in full time pastoral  ministry for nearly ten years before coming to Healing Care Ministries, Josiah has a heart for ministry professionals who find themselves weary in their calling. Josiah is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. Within Healing Care Ministries Josiah oversees a variety of special projects in audio, visual, design, and communications. He also serves on the caregiver team at verious events. Josiah lives with his wife Laura and their two children in Ashland, Ohio. 

KIM MORAGHAN

DIRECTOR OF

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Kim is the Director of the Certificate Program and advisory board chair of the Certificate in Formational Prayer program for Healing Care. She holds both a Certificate in Formational Prayer and a certificate in Spiritual Formation and the Art of Spiritual Direction through Healing Care Ministries. She is a gifted licensed professional counselor and has an extensive background in Formational Prayer, Spiritual Formation, and mental health counseling. Kim specializes in trauma therapy as well as mood and anxiety disorders and is the team leader for the Summer Intensive.

 

OUR BOARD

JERRY STEPHENS

BOARD CHAIR

Jerry has more than thirty years of experience in a variety of pastoral roles, including planting/pastoring several churches. He is also the Founder and Director of Ministry Consulting Group, which focuses on administrative services and leadership coaching for churches and other ministries throughout the United States and beyond. His specialty is church and ministry startups. Jerry and his wife, Jeanie, have five children and a bunch of grandchildren. The entire Stephens clan resides in central Ohio.

TERRY WARDLE

BOARD MEMBER

Terry is the founder and President of Healing Care Ministries. He is a popular author and dynamic speaker who leads seminars and retreats that equip pastors, counselors, clinicians, and spiritual directors. Terry and his wife, Cheryl, have three adult children and six grandchildren. They reside in Ashland, Ohio. 

PROCTOR BEARD

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Beard is the Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Virginia. He also serves as the Director of The Healing Place-West: Center for Counseling and Spiritual Formation. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Christian Education, and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. He has also served as a caregiver and team member with Healing Care Ministries.

BEN FRANKLIN JR.

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Benjamin Franklin Jr. has served as a full time senior pastor in the Greater Cleveland area for over 30 years. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Biology from Cleveland State University. Reverend Franklin also holds both a Master's degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Doctorate degree in Formational Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. He has served as an adjunct professor at ATS on both the Ashland and Cleveland Center campuses. Pastor Franklin is the president of The Christian Counseling Services of Greater Cleveland, a Church based Christian counseling organization. He is also the founder of The Greater Cleveland Counseling & Inner Healing Conference, which hosts seminars that highlight aspects of Christian Counseling and Formational Prayer. He has been married to his lovely wife Aurelia for the past 38 years. He has one daughter and two granddaughters. He loves animals; he has owned a cat, a dog, a parakeet, two turtles, a hamster, and various fish.

TOM LEWIS

BOARD MEMBER

Tom is gifted in hospitality and has a passion to create a welcoming space for people to encounter Jesus in their healing experience at Come Away with Me. One of the caregivers lovingly bestowed on Tom the title, the Lord’s innkeeper. Tom loves this new title and purpose that God has crafted for him in cooking and caring for the bride of Christ.  He is devoted to provide meals in a spirit of excellence for the participants as well as a listening ear as they journey through the week. He and his wife have been married for 36 years and have 4 married children and 9 grandchildren.

CHERYL WARDLE

BOARD MEMBER

Cheryl is is an essential part of every aspect of the many facets of Healing Care Ministries. She has been married to Terry for more than 35 years, is the mother of one son and two daughters, and devoted grandmother to four wonderful grandchildren.

TINA MUENCH

BOARD MEMBER

Tina is a wife and mother of 4 wonderful adult children. She and her husband, Alan, have been married for 31 years. She has a B.S. in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University. She has used her schooling as she homeschooled her children for 14 years. She has also earned her Certificate in Formational Prayer and participated in the HCM International Internship Program. She has been serving in the Healing Care ministry at her church both on the administrative team and also as a group leader. She enjoys long walks outdoors, kayaking and cooking.  

LORI SIEGWORTH

BOARD MEMBER

Lori has served on the Healing Care Ministries board for one year.

DAN MACKINNON

BOARD MEMBER

Dan MacKinnon was born in Nova Scotia, and has pastored churches in Ontario since 1983. He has been a pastor, an adjunct professor, a mentor,  he has taught in leadership conferences in India, and has been a conference speaker. He is a wounded healer who loves to help others position themselves before the Lord for healing and loves to help people take the next step in a deeper walk with Christ. Currently he is a church liaison for the Africa Inland Mission (Canada) where he works with churches and pastors and has a YouTube channel called Life ReBounding featuring short devotional reflections.

Dan’s connection to Healing Care Ministries began in 2006 with the Pastors of Excellence Program. Dan considers James Hudson Taylor and Terry Wardle to be the two most influential people in his Christian life. 

Dan has been married to Dawn for 37 years and they have three adult children, one grandchild, and two dogs neither of which they brought home themselves. He loves camping, hanging out with family at Chelton Beach in PEI, reading, and cheering for Ottawa sports teams. Go Sens! Above all, Dan loves Jesus, and is forever grateful for His love and mercy.

HEALING CARE MINISTRIES

PO Box 96

Ashland, Ohio 44805

419-496-0388

©  Healing Care Ministries 2020

THE HEALING CARE CENTER

PO Box 96

Ashland, Ohio 44805

419-496-6223

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