Session 7: Healthy People Helping
Speaker Profile: Kristiina is a registered clinical counsellor with nearly two decades of counselling experience. She sees how consistently the communication-not the issues themselves- are what make or break relationships. She is passionate about empowering people to communicate better with both truth and love!
She also has a unique lens in coming to Christ later in life; post graduate studies. This has led her on an amazing journey of discovering where God's word lines up with everything we know about good helping and good communication! She has a heart for discipleship and mentoring others to be good listeners, and peace makers who lead others to lean on Jesus!
Kristiina's experience includes team supervision, teaching and high conflict resolution work. Currently she supervises the Student Counseling Department at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, BC, is an adjunct instructor at Pacific Life Bible College in Surrey, BC and operates a private practice helping women, marriages and families from a Christ-centred perspective. She loves working alongside her husband in ministry initiatives together at their home church, when they can, particularly in recovery and marriage ministries. They have a busy house, with three children at home, a 90-year old grandfather and often international homestays too!
Session 8: Transformational Conflict
Speaker Profile: Audrey Jose is a Bible teacher, author and international conference speaker. She and her husband divide their time between Canada and Albania, where she mentors women who are serving in missions and church planting in Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Macedonia. Audrey is part of an annual leadership training team to Cambodia, working alongside Nexus Christian Center in Phnom Penh to train church leaders in towns and villages throughout the country. She has worked with Lifesprings International since 2006 as a retreat speaker and lecturer for the Lifesprings Schools of Ministry, focusing on spiritual growth, leadership development and conflict transformation. Her passion is to teach the truth of God’s Word to believers to move them toward a relationship with Jesus that will change their lives.