About Divorce & Beyond

Vision

To help people meet the challenges that result from divorce or separation. Our deep desire is to extend care, knowledge, empathy, and healing while promoting individual responsibility and growth opportunities.

Mission

To assist churches in extending care, knowledge, empathy, and healing to the people in their communities. We do this by their partnership in sponsoring a seminar followed by a multi-week support group experience and training their representatives in table and small group leadership.

History

Since the early ’90s, these seminars and subsequent small groups have provided hope and a pathway to healthy recovery to about 3,800 adults and children dealing with divorce’s anxieties and fears.

We have experienced the pain of divorce and discovered the process of healing. We are reaching out to others by:
– Creating a safe atmosphere of acceptance and support
– Offering healing and freedom from the past
– Helping people understand and discover themselves as they are
– Providing hope for their future through the love of Christ
– Remembering small things done with great love will change lives!

We desire to help anyone going through a separation or divorce or the person who is already divorced, sometimes for several years and wants to continue their healing process. Our goal is to facilitate healing, create friendships, and develop hope.

What we teach is based on Christian values. It does not matter what kind of church you attend or if you attend at all; this seminar is for everyone. We believe God wants us to love and help everyone without asking to see a membership card.



Meet the Facilitators

Bill Koontz

Bill Koontz started the Divorce and Beyond ministry in 1990 and co-facilitates the seminar. Bill has a Master’s degree in education from Xavier University and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Cincinnati Christian Seminary. Bill’s personal divorce experience and his Biblical knowledge will guide you in understanding more clearly what you are experiencing and practical ways of moving forward. Bill has two adult children from his first marriage and two adult children with his wife Laura.

Paulette Warner

Paulette joined the Divorce and Beyond ministry in 2007. She has a B. S. Degree from Tuskegee University and an M.A. in Business Management from Antioch University McGregor. She has facilitated several support groups. Currently, she helps plans and co-facilitates the seminar. She is also a NAMI member (The National Alliance of Mental Illness), where she facilitates the support group LENS (Listening, Education, Network, and Support). She also serves on the Board of Directors at Vineyard Community Church. She has two adult children and lives in Springdale, OH.