Abuse comes in many forms. It is prevalent around the world and in virtually every community. Its destructive effects can be life-long and intergenerational.
In 2003, Mending the Soul was launched as a faith-based nonprofit organization to educate and resource individuals, churches, and other service entities with sustainable trauma care resources contextualized for their specific communities.
We believe God made humans in his own image, which means that we are by nature relational beings. As such, we are best nurtured and healed in relationship. Mending the Soul provides resources which are best utilized with others, whether that be one-on-one, in small groups, or as a community.
We exist to bring community-based restoration to people worldwide who have experienced abuse.
Mending the Soul is committed to seeing wholeness restored throughout the world by:
- Encouraging and guiding churches and organizations in abuse prevention and healing;
- Creating high quality, best practice trauma healing curricula;
- Equipping others to effectively use the curricula and foster communities of healing; and
- Promoting an increased awareness of abuse.
Jumah Patrick Wangira M.A.
East Africa Director
Jumah lives in Kampala Uganda. He is Married to Alice, an accountant by profession, and they have three charming children, Naomi, Eliana and Shalom. Jumah has an M.A. in peace and reconciliation studies from Makerere University in Kampala. He is a pastor and a social scientist with years of experience ministering to the traumatized. He is particularly passionate about helping church leaders nurture, protect, and aid vulnerable children. He enjoys teaching conservation agriculture during his free time.
Director of Operations
Kelsea lives in Portland, OR with her husband, Austin, and their daughter, Poppy. Kelsea has a background in both marketplace and in church ministry. She has a strong desire to see others experience healing and wholeness in Christ, which led her to serve with Mending the Soul. In her spare time, Kelsea enjoys drinking good coffee, cuddling with her dog, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Operations & Accounting
Erin is originally from Burbank, CA, but now lives outside of Portland with her husband Ryan and their two young kiddos, Liv and Ethan. She comes with a background serving non-profits and churches in the areas of accounting, administration, and program direction, and tries to incorporate her creative bent for writing and design whenever possible. Her heart beats for authentic community, live music, soul care, brownie sundaes, and all the outdoor activities Oregon can offer.
Bekah Stines MSPC. LPC.
PL/PF Program Director MSPC, LPC
Bekah works as a mental health trauma counselor in Portland, Oregon where she lives with her husband, Michael, and their three children, Cameron, Mia, and Micah. Bekah has been involved with MTS since 2010 when she started as a group participant. She loves spending time in the outdoors of the great pacific northwest, hiking, gardening, and going to the beach with her family.
Tanya Harris MAPC. LPC.
Tanya is a Licensed Associate Counselor at Journeys Counseling Center in Arizona. She has been involved with Mending the Soul Ministries since 2003 when she attended the original MTS training. Tanya trains trainers, facilitates, and helps with curricula development and is a vital part of the MTS leadership team. Tanya’s first love is spending time with her husband and children.