is 45. He and his wife live with two of their
children in Virginia, and their oldest son is in the United
States Marine Corps....[more]
is 45 years old is married and has one daughter.
He is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies
and operates a soup kitchen on skid row...[more]
is 50, a full time hospital
chaplain in Minneapolis, MN....[more]
twice married, and lives near Portland, OR....[more]
John is 45. He and his wife live with two of their children
in Virginia, and their oldest son is in the United States Marine
Corps. He is a regional vice president of service within the
office products industry. John and his wife have been married
for 25 years. They had an abortion together 28 years ago in
1975. After 25 years of silence between them about their
abortion experience (not one word of it spoken for 25 years),
John dared to break the silence after seeing a notice for a
Rachel's Vineyard retreat. They discovered a shared desire to
break the silence and to seek understanding of why. Together,
they experienced the healing Grace of God's reconciling love for
them and felt the love between them grow in the truth and
fullness of acknowledged life. Today, they share a vocation
together in post-abortion ministry.
Scott is 45 years old is married and has one daughter. He is
an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies and
operates a soup kitchen on skid row in a major city. He does
some construction work on the side in the summer time. He
experienced an abortion in his life 25 years ago when he allowed
his girlfriend to abort their child without resistance. The
ensuing guilt, anxiety and grief drove him to seek healing from
the God of his fathers. The forgiveness and help he received
lead him to follow his God into the ministry. He enjoys going on
hikes with his daughter who is four years old.
Fr. Jim is
50, a full time hospital chaplain in Minneapolis, MN. He was
ordained in 1990 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and
Minneapolis. Fr. Jim has served at several Rachel's Vineyard
weekend retreats in the Twin Cities. He is active in the
charismatic renewal, in the Secular Carmelites, and he is also
the primary chaplain for the Twin Cities "Courage" and
"Encourage" ministries to those with same sex attraction and
their families. Fr. Jim can especially help with questions you
may have about Church related and bio-ethics related issues.
Graham is 56 years old, twice married, and lives
near Portland, Oregon.
More than 30 years ago, he did not stop the abortion
that cost him his only biological child and eventually the
relationship with that child's mother.
After the abortion, Graham told no one, not family,
not friends, not his first wife, nor his current wife of 20
suffered alone in denial of the grief and shame caused by
Through God's Grace and Love, Graham was led, in mid-2006,
to Calvary Chapel, a non-denominational Christian
fellowship, where a series of events began that led him to a
Rachel's Vineyard retreat in 2007 where his healing journey
began in earnest.
Since that retreat, Graham has been active with the
Oregon Rachel's Vineyard team, and has participated in
several radio and television interviews discussing the
importance of a man's acknowledgement of his abortion and
the necessity for healing the grief and other emotions that
linger long after the event.