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Healing Damaged Emotions Summer Training 2023
About your Facilitators

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.

What People are Saying about the HDE Trainings...

Although I have experienced emotional healing over the years, the HDE course not only identified areas in my life that still need healing, especially in the areas of self-esteem and perfectionism. The course identified the issues that the damaged emotions but also offered the Lord’s healing. I especially appreciated the safe environment,  the wisdom and kindness of the leaders and especially  enjoyed doing the workbook. 

L.H., Montreal Participant in HDE Training 2020

I loved being able to share candidly with my sisters as we journeyed through the pages of Healing for Damaged Emotions. The only thing that connected each of us is our love for Christ and our calling to see other women healed. I did not expect that each of us would be instrumental in each other's road to healing in the process! This training was impactful for me personally and just like when I received the revelation of the Gospel years ago, I feel that fire, the eagerness to share with others that the goodness, love and protection of our Father is deeper than we've ever known.

 - San Diego Participant in HDE Training 2019

When I enrolled for the HDE course, I expected to learn more about how I could walk alongside people in their healing. I did not realize what a loving and safe community I would find, where I felt comfortable to be vulnerable and acknowledge and address my own needs for healing, all while being equipped to walk alongside others. I am grateful for what a fulfilling experience this was...Thank you!
- Toronto Participant in HDE Training 2019

I really enjoyed the HDE Training because I got to know myself better and it was really deeply healing to be able to talk through big emotional issues with other women doing the course. I'm now equipped to help other women- and myself.

- Montreal Participant in HDE Training 2019

 I liked the informal format, time of year worked well for my busy schedule, and I believe that the amount of sessions were  appropriate for the responsibilities and personal obligations of the attendees of the HDE Training.  I really liked the fact that we could connect as women from different areas, backgrounds, interests, in the same place at time via Zoom  technology.
- North Carolina Participant in HDE Training 2018
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