Healing Damaged Emotions Summer Training 2023
About your Facilitators
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
Registered Nurse, Campus Minister, Author, Speaker
Chaplain | Minister
Achlaï Ernest Wallace is the founder and executive director of the International Women's Ministry Network, a non-profit organization which promotes emotional healing and empowerment among women in leadership since 2002. Achlaï is fervent about freedom from shame, and is dedicated to helping provide safe spaces for leaders to experience transformative restoration. Having earned her M.A. in Christian Counseling, with a focus on clinical mental health, Achlaï is a Registered Psychotherapist and works with clients who struggle with suicide ideation, anxiety, work-related stress, marital conflict as well as other mental health hardships. After having spent a decade in North Carolina, she and her husband Dr. Kenneth Wallace currently make their home with their delightful 8 year-old daughter, Hadassa in London, Ontario.
Donna Scott is an inspirational speaker, author, professor, and licensed marriage and family therapist. Her focus is to help Christians heal their relationships, marriages, and families by empowering, educating, and equipping them. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from United States International University, a bachelors in Psychology from Biola University. She enjoys teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Bethel Seminary and Azusa Pacific University. Donna lives in San Diego and is the blessed wife of William Scott, celebrating 35 years of marriage. They are proud parents of three adult children and one teenager. Donna is the author of the newly published and acclaimed book:
The Tapestry of Trauma: Transforming the Tangles of Childhood Sexual Abuse into God’s Masterpiece (c) 2022.
Skip McDonald is an accomplished author, speaker as well as a registered nurse who has mentored, and discipled women leaders for nearly 30 years. Skip specializes in offering women hope and encouragement in their spiritual walk as well as coaches leaders to fulfill their God-given dreams. Skip has numerous published works including the renowned And She Lived Happily Ever After (InterVarsity Press); The Garden of My Heart, a personal retreat guide, (NCF Press); and “Christ, My Life: The Great Exchange”, a discipleship curriculum. Skip was the former GWMN Director, former IWMN Advisory council and Board member for several years and has been a Speaker and seminar leader for numerous IWMN retreats and conferences bringing great wisdom in helping women navigate leadership, healing and freedom in Christ. Skip lives and serves in the Atlanta area, on the staff of Nurses Christian Fellowship, a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
Christina Chisholm Ward is a native of Queens, New York; she is a mother of two (London, 10 and Logan 6) and happily married to her college sweetheart of 22 years, Cedric Ward, the family currently resides in San Diego, California.
In 2011 Christina submitted to her destiny and has since served the Lord in multiple ministerial capacities, as a worship leader, certified Christian teacher, a trained mentor and member of the International Women’s Ministry Network (IWMN) and has been a dedicated volunteer in the underserved minority communities in both Georgia and San Diego.
An active member of City of Hope International Church, she serves as a committed leader. She is also one of the co-founders of the women’s ministry group “Refiner’s Design”. Christina is also an Autism advocate, certified as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and author of London Loves His Opposites© (a children’s book)
She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science; (Pi Sigma Alpha), and recently obtained her Masters of Divinity. In her spare time, Christina enjoys singing, writing, cooking and exploring life with her family.