Meet the Network

 

WPSW  DIRECTORY

 

Our members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, offer different types of programs and services, and vary in their target audiences.  What we share in common is a heart for those struggling for freedom from homosexuality, their families, and those who seek to help them.  If you are interested in joining us, and becoming a Network member, please download an application for membership today.

 

 


David L. Janvier, M.A. LPC, CST, GPCM

Janvier Counseling & Consultant

 David Janvier earned a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and  has been counseling for over a decade.  Licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Licensed Professional Counselor,  David obtained post-graduate work and certification in Sex Therapy through The Institute For Sexual Wholeness at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta and he is a Gestalt Pastoral Care Minister. David holds membership with the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists and the American Association of Christian Counselors, The Christian Association for Psychological Study and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health and has obtained advanced training in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh and in Gestalt Pastoral Care.

 

In addition to offering therapy, David enjoys speaking, teaching and training in various venues. He provides clinical training for therapist in obtaining Continuing Education Credits, he taught at several colleges and universities as a guest lecturer and he is adjunct faculty with Liberty University assisting with the Human Sexuality Course for the Master's of Counseling Program. David has presented at a number of academic conferences, churches and schools. He frequently teaches in churches integrating faith and healing.

Contact information: 412 580 0824      janviercounseling.com       

North Office      8500 Brooktree Road. ste 230                           East Office       7641 Saltsburg Road

                          Wexford, PA. 15090                                                                 Pittsburg, PA. 15239


 

 

 

Jim Weidenaar

Harvest USA , Pittsburgh

Jim understands God's grace, because he has experienced it in his own life.  Born and raised in Michigan, he completed his undergraduate work at Calvin College, and then went to Calvin Seminary where he earned a Masters in Theological Studies Degree. While in seminary,  Jim married his wife Deb.  They spent the first year of married life doing an internship in Haiti.  Following seminary Jim and Deb lived in Illinois sand Michigan where Jim was a pastoral intern and elder.  He also painted houses and managed a paint store.  Following God's call to pursue further theological study, Jim and Deb relocated to Philadelphia.  Jim participated in the Ph.D. program at Western Seminary and helped managed the Westminister Seminary bookstore.  2011 he graduated with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology.

Contact Information:   412 723 2966          www.harvestusa.org    j

11743 Frankstown Road, Ste. E

Pittsburgh, PA. 15235

 

 

Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

 

Robert Gagnon is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.   He has a B. A. degree from Dartmouth College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a P.H.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.   His main fields of interest are Pauline theology and sexual issues in the Bible.  He is the author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice, and co author with Dan O. Via of Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views.   He is an ordained elder at a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Pittsburgh.  As a service to the church, he provides a large amont of free material on the web dealing with Scripture and homosexuality.

In addition he has been quoted in or has written for the New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN, US News and World Report, Christianity Today, Christian Century, and other news outlets and public magazines.  As a teacher, author, and speaker you can contact him at:  gagnon@pts.edu

If you would like to be included on Dr. Gagnon's mailing list and notified regarding new materials on his website email the request.  The website is www.robgagnon.net for current articles.

 

 

Jo Anne Crough, M.A., L.P.C.

                                                           Meier Clinics, Pittsburgh

 

Jo Anne Crough received a Masters in Counseling from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and has additional credits in Counseling from Waynesburg College's Graduate and Professional Studies Program.  She is a licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and serves as the Regional Manager for Meier Clinics in PA.  Her experience encompasses working with adults and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, marriage counseling, sexual abuse, trauma, stress disorders, and she speaks on a variety of topics.

Contact Information:  412 531 9600     joanne.crough@gmail.com

1207 Washington Rd.

 

 

 

                                                       Marc Hutchison, MSW, Director

                                                  North Way Counseling Center

 

North Way Counseling Services is a professional counseling center offering expert confidential Christ-centered care for individuals and families experiencing difficultor challenging circumstances. We are trained in various forms of therapy styles such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, etc.

Our master level counselors offer a wide range of personal and family oriented services.

Contact Information:     724 935 0680           www.northwaycounseling.org

12121 Perry Highway.

Wexford. PA, 15090

 

 

 

 

 

North Way Christian Community

Darren Bowers Community Care Pastor

oversees the Care ministries which included sexual brokenness

Contact information

darrenb@northway.org

724 935 6800

 

 

 

Gary and Lynn Harbison

Parents of Adult Children

 

The Harbison’s are members of the Cabot U M Church in Cabot, PA where they serve in a variety of ministries. Gary currently leads the monthly men’s gathering, Men of Integrity and coordinates the Concordia Bus Ministry. Lynn is retired as their Director of Program Ministries. The Harbison’s oversee a resource / prayer ministry for parents of adult children which includes support for those who have loved ones in a gay lifestyle.

Lynn has a degree in Pastoral/Christian Ministries from Geneva College.  Gary and Lynn were the directors of The Shepherds Place, a ministry for both recovering addicts and family members attending Cabot  U.  M.  Church. She attended the 2006 Exodus International Conference in Indiana and organized the Pittsburgh area conference called, Homosexuality and the Church’s Responsibility. Together Gary and Lynn have attended the "I Do Exist” conference and various other seminars and workshops dealing with sexual brokenness. Gary and Lynn are members of the Bravehearts family support group and have a son involved in the gay lifestyle.

 

 

Contact Information:    WPSWhelp@wpsw.org

 

 

  Marcia Brennan

Bravehearts

Marcia Brennan has attended Exodus, Love Won Out, Regeneration, PFOX, Leanne Payne, and Mario Bergner conferences and attended classes with Andrew Comiskey and Dallas Brown.  She has hosted and been on the planning board of several Sexual Wholeness seminars, taught as a leader in the Living Waters Program for four years, and is the director of the Western PA. Sexual Wholeness Network.  Bravehearts is a support group for families struggling with same-sex attraction or SSA, and is a PFOX affiliate.

Contact Information:     WPSWhelp@wpsw.org

 

 

Sandy Wilson

Leader Lazarus Center

For nearly 20 years, Sandy has been affiliated directly and indirectly with ministries dealing with sexual and relational brokenness.  She has found herself in various cities around the country and Canada speaking of her love of Christ and giving testimony to the wonderworking miracle working power of Christ through the cross and through prayer and through her music.  Her testimony topics include; confused idenity issues, a devasting fire and divorce recovery.

She serves on the leadership board as Spiritual Advisor of Pittsburgh West Women's Coonference's and Director of Women Ministries at the Lazarus Center in Imperial, PA.  She served many yearson on the worship team at St. Stephens Church and now is a member of North Way Community Church, Sewickley Campus.
 
She has had many occasions to help individuals who have struggled with unwanted same sex attraction as well as helping family and friends of ssa individuals.
 
 Her emphasis is always helping those bring the love of Christ into the situations.
Contact Information: 724 650 2497        WPSWhelp@wpsw.org





 

EnCourage, Stubenville

Andrew and Harriet Rezo

"A newly-formed EnCourage group is now meeting in the Diocese of Steubenville, OH. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Steubenville area. EnCourage is an affiliate of Courage/EnCourage International Ministry (www.couragec.com). It is a support group for family members, spouses, and friends of men and women with same-sex attractions (SSA). Based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, EnCourage members meet to support one another, and to grow in their ability to assist their loved ones in healing and personal wholeness.

Contact Information:   encouragesteuben@outlook.com

 

                                                                      EnCourage, Pittsburgh

                                                                       Matt and Maura Wahls

Location and date of support groups meeting in Pittsburgh to be announced. 

Courage and Encourage Annual Conferences can be found on the Courage website as well as testimonies and up-to-date information regarding all Encourage literature aand chapters within the USA and around the would.  www.couragec.org

Referrals to professionally qualified psychotherapist who incorporate the teachings of Roman Catholicism into their practice.

www.catholictherapist.com

 

 

 

                                                                                                          

 

 

                                                                             Betty Kalbes

                                                        The Way Out Ministries

The Way Out, directed by Betty Kalbes, is a ministry located in Columbiana, Ohio providing support for those dealing with homosexuality.   Ministry groups include support meetings for men and women who struggle with unwanted same sex attractions, parents of strugglers and spouses of those who struggle.  For more inforomation go to www.thewayoutministries.org.

The Way Out's Ohio Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month from 7 - 9pm
 
The Way Out's Pennsylvania Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday
of each month from 6 - 8pm

 

 

 

Doris and Dan Cush

Speakers

Doris is a knowledgable and gifted writer and teacher.  Her passion is to encourage women with the truth of God's word.    Doris has a heart dedicated to serving those who struggle with sexual brokeness of all kinds.  She currently resides in Pittsburgh and has been active with the Vineyard Church of Southwest Pittsburgh for 8 years.  Doris is available to speak at women's events and small groups.

Dan led a Living Waters Program for 12 years.  At this time on sabatical, his "Such Were Some Of You" ministry was an affliate of Exodus.  An associate pastor at the Vineyard Church of Southwest Pittsburgh,  Dan is available to take calls and continue to minister to the sexually broken.

Contact Information:- 412 766 5595     WPSWhelp@wpsw.org

 

 

Greg Heibert

Every Man's Battle   You Are Not Alone

Greg Heibert is the leader of Every Man's Battle which is a group of committed men who are serious about sexual purity and integrity.  This group provides accountability, biblical tools, practical habits and real life testimonies of men who have overcome sexual temptation.  This group discusses profound tools to help you overcome your personal struggles through the power of Jesus Christ.  We all share a common bond of transparency which helps undo the power that lust seems to have over so many men.  They meet every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the North Way Christian Communuty,  Wexford campus.

Contact Information:    724 935 0460      www.northwaycounseling

12121 Perry Highway

Wexford, PA. 15090

 

 

 

Rev. Asa Sherman

Speaker

Asa Sherman is available to tell of his own journey toward understanding and overcoming same-sex attraction.  As a pastor, he is especially interested in helping other pastors and churches to be agents of hope and healing for those who struggle sexually and relationally.  Location: South-central and South-western PA. (State College, Altoona, Johnstown, Greensburg, Pittsburg, etc.)

Contact Information: WPSWhelp@wpsw.org

 

 

Wendy

Speaker

Wendy embraced God's calling to make a change in her life in 2001. Even though she had been in the lifestyle for 17 years she has been blessed with His healing, His presence and His peace.  She currently is a leader in a 12-step recovery ministry, which includes outreach to those struggling with sexual and relationship issues.

Wendy is available for speaking engagements throughout the Pittsburgh area. 

Topics of discussion:

Is Change Possible

Families Dealing With GLBT Perspectives (from both sides of the issue)

Personal Testimony

Contact Information:   WPSWhelp@wpsw.org

                                                                              
 

Marge

Phone Conference