Get Help From A Peace Advocate

Get Help From A Peace Advocate

Peace Advocates are men and women who have received special training and are prepared to serve Christians and churches facing conflicts and disputes as coaches, mediators and arbitrators. All Peace Advocates are required to conduct themselves according to the Peace Advocate Code of Ethics.

PeacePoint Peace Advocates

These Peace Advocates are PeacePoint staff members who are available to help you. Click any name to open a profile that contains background information as well as the email addresses and phone numbers you can use to make contact.

  • Tim Sellers

    About Tim Sellers

    Experience

    As a peace advocate, Tim’s top priority is to serve Jesus first, because he believes that by doing so he always serves the parties involved best. He has extensive experience with mediation and arbitration of complex cases involving family, business, employment, construction and organizational conflicts and disputes. Tim is the President of PeacePoint, a Christian conflict and dispute resolution ministry formed in 1999 and is a member of the Institute for Christian Conciliation’s National Mediator and Arbitrator Panel. He also teaches Biblical peacemaking principles and trains others to serve as peace advocates in their churches and communities.

    Background

    Licensed to practice law in both North and South Carolina, Tim has been active in the practice of business, construction and real estate law since 1980 and was a civil litigator for 26 years. Tim chaired the North Carolina Bar Association’s legislative drafting committee for the North Carolina Planned Community Act. He has enjoyed an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for more than 10 years. In 2010, he joined the North Carolina Legal Elite Hall of Fame, having been identified by his peers in 2009 as the top lawyer in North Carolina in the real estate practice area. Tim also served the City of Charlotte from 1993 through 1999, first as a member of its Community Relations Committee, and later as a two term member of its City Council.

    Education & Training

    Tim graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1980 after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Davidson College in 1977. Tim received his training as a peace advocate at the Institute of Christian Conciliation (“ICC”) and was designated a Certified Christian Conciliator™ in 2000.

    Employment

    Tim is the founding member of Sellers, Hinshaw, Ayers, Dortch and Lyons, P.A., a civil practice law firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Personal

    Tim and his wife, Charlene, were married in 1978. They have two great, grown children, one fine son-in-law and one delightful grandchild…so far.

    Tim Sellers

    CONTACT TIM

    301 S. McDowell St., Ste. 410 Charlotte, NC 28204

    Phone
    704-377-5050

    Fax
    704-339-0172

    tim@peacepoint.com
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  • Robert Whitlow

    About Robert Whitlow

    Experience

    Robert is the Chairman of the Board of Carolina Peacemaking, a non-denominational ministry formed in 1999, whose mission is to encourage and equip Christians and churches to “seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14. He has been interested in peacemaking throughout his legal career that started in Georgia in 1979 and continues at the present in Charlotte, NC. He is a partner in the law firm of Sellers, Hinshaw, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons, P.A.

    Background

    Robert received his training as a conciliator at the Institute of Christian Conciliation (“lCC”). For over 30 years he has focused on dispute resolution and an administrative law practice.

    Education & Training

    Robert graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979 after completing his undergraduate work at Furman University. Licensed to practice law in both Georgia and North Carolina, he has extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, and litigation. He has lectured at numerous legal seminars on topics in the workers compensation and social security disability areas. He received an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-­Hubbell over twenty years ago. He has been certified as a Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission since 1999.

    Employment

    Robert is a partner in the firm of Sellers, Hinshaw, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons, P.A.

    Personal

    Robert and Kathy, his wife of over 30 years, have four grown children and three grandchildren.

    CONTACT ROBERT

    301 S. McDowell St., Ste. 410 Charlotte, NC 28204

    Phone
    704-377-5050

    Fax
    704-339-0172

    robert@peacepoint.com
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  • Neil Carmichael

    About Neil Carmichael

    Experience

    Experienced as a mediator in a variety of disputes ranging from a multi-party, multimillion-dollar environmental cleanup dispute to intra-church disputes and marital conflicts, Neil believes his role as a Peace Advocate is to help people navigate their way through disputes and conflicts using biblical principles in order to achieve outcomes that edify the individuals involved, strengthen the Christian community, and bring glory to God. He has been involved with PeacePoint since 2009 and volunteers as the ministry’s Director of Training & Technology.

    Background

    Neil has had a special interest in Christian dispute resolution and conflict reconciliation for a number of years. This interest led to the focus of his master’s thesis titled “Navigating Congregational Conflict: Achieving Outcomes That Glorify God”. His extensive education and training of mediators and arbitrators includes: (i) training over 1,000 mediators throughout the United States in fundamental and advanced mediation skills, (ii) co-developing and serving as faculty member for a 40-Hour Mediator Skills Training Workshop certified by the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, (iii) co-developing and serving as a faculty member for the American Arbitration Association’s 30-Hour Mediator Skills Workshops, (iv) developing an online, self-paced study course titled “The Fundamentals of Effective Mediation Advocacy,” designed to assist attorneys in acquiring effective mediation advocacy knowledge and skill, (v) writing, producing, and directing, a 35- minute DVD titled Mediation of a Construction Dispute, (vi) developing numerous fundamental and advanced arbitrator training curricula, training manuals, and training DVDs used in the training of over 8,000 arbitrators.

    Neil and his wife Barbara have over ten years experience in marriage ministry conducting Engagement Encounter Weekends and serving as Marriage Mentors to engaged and newlywed couples.

    Education & Training

    Neil graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1981 with a B.A. in Political Science and received an M.A. in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2009. Neil’s dispute resolution and conflict reconciliation training and education include the following: 40-Hour NC Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conference Training (1994); Mediation Training, Peacemaker Ministries (2009); Conflict Coaching, Peacemaker Ministries (2009); Advanced Mediator Training, American Arbitration Association (2009, 2010, 2011)

    Employment

    American Arbitration Association (1985 – Present)

    Personal

    Neil has been happily married to Barbara since 1975. They have two terrific grown children.

    CONTACT NEIL

    8900 Jenna Marie Lane Charlotte, NC 28210

    Phone
    704-552-8632

    Fax
    704-910-6443

    neil@peacepoint.com


  • Mariah McKinney

    About Mariah McKinney

    Experience

    Mariah is a licensed North Carolina attorney and the Communications Coordinator for PeacePoint. Using mediation training she received in law school, she has mediated criminal district court cases and employment disputes for the North Carolina Office of State Personnel. Mariah was trained as a Christian mediator and Biblical conflict coach by both Peacemaker Ministries and PeacePoint. She now mediates cases for PeacePoint and is a Peace Advocate trainer.

    Background

    Mariah’s husband, Anthony (Tony) McKinney is the Senior Pastor of their home church in Marion, North Carolina. Tony has also completed Christian mediation and coach training and often assists Mariah as a co-mediator and coach. Mariah enjoys designing customized plans of action to help others navigate through the challenges of life. She offers assistance with goal setting, blended family integration, communication improvement, effective parenting as well as drafting workplace conflict policies and Church accountability plans.

    Mariah is also a praise and worship leader and singer. Together, Mariah and Tony lead worship and speak, upon request, for special engagements and events.

    Education & Training

    Mariah obtained her law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham. Prior to law school, she graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC by the Sea). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree, representing a double major in both Communication Studies and Spanish.

    Employment

    Mariah is employed by the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts to provide training and support to court officials statewide. She has prior experience as a lawyer with the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts-Legal Division, North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court and in the private practice of law.

    Personal

    Mariah and her husband reside in the Western North Carolina Mountains with Mariah’s three wonderful stepsons. They maintain close connections with family and friends in Raleigh and at Topsail Beach..

    CONTACT MARIAH

    301 S. McDowell St., Ste. 412
    Charlotte, NC 28204

    Phone
    919-749-2350

    Email:

    mariah@peacepoint.com


 

Independent Peace Advocates

PeacePoint is pleased to provide the following list of Independent Peace Advocates. A profile prepared by each Peace Advocate is available by clicking on his or her name. These Peace Advocates have training and experience helping those involved in conflicts and disputes but are not supervised or employed by PeacePoint. Please review their qualifications and select the Peace Advocate best able to serve you.

  • Birmingham, AL - Glenn Waddell

    About Glenn Waddell

    Experience

    Nothing energizes Glenn more than having the opportunity to assist people in resolving complex disputes – from governmental policy disputes to family and church conflicts. After 16 years of practicing law and mediation, Glenn is now in a full-time ministry position which gives him many formal and informal opportunities to serve as a Christian conciliator.

    Background

    Glenn has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 1998 and regularly teaches courses on Christian conciliation at Cumberland Law School in Birmingham and at Handong International Law School in Pohang, South Korea. From 1998-1999, he served as southeast regional director for Peacemaker Ministries, and maintains a close working relationship with that ministry. Glenn has a particular heart for working with conflicted churches, and teaches a course at Birmingham Theological Seminary on church conflict resolution – which is required in every BTS degree program. Conciliation skills translate well into the “ordinary ADR” world, and Glenn has had many opportunities to mediate in that arena. However, he greatly prefers to work with Christians in conflict and watch the Lord work to reconcile relationships and bring about genuine peace.

    Education & Training

    BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama (1987); JD, University of Alabama School of Law (1990); MA in Religion, Reformed Theological Seminary (anticipated 2013). Numerous mediation and arbitration trainings, including certification by the Institute for Christian Conciliation.

    Employment

    Birmingham Theological Seminary (2006 – present)
    Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC (1999-2006)

    Personal

    Ruling Elder at Briarwood Presbyterian Church (PCA) and moderator of Evangel Presbytery. Married to Mary Ann since 1989, with four children.

    CONTACT GLENN

    16 Lake Providence Lane Leeds, AL 35094

    Phone
    205-266-7236

    adrconciliation@gmail.com


  • Chicago, IL – Jim Pluymert

    About Jim Pluymert

    Experience

    Jim has served as an attorney in the areas of litigation and church and not-for-profit law since 1981. He has assisted clients in the areas of business disputes, labor, personal injury, professional malpractice, and church related law. In mediation, Jim delights in seeing God reconcile disputes in ways that demonstrate His faithfulness and guiding hand.

    Background

    Jim is an attorney and partner at the law firm of Pluymert, MacDonald & Hargrove, Ltd. in Hoffman Estates, where his law practice concentrates in church and not-for-profit law, mediation and arbitration, and civil litigation. He is a Certified Christian Conciliator through Peacemaker Ministries, and leads the conciliation team at Willow Creek Community Church. As an attorney, mediator and arbitrator, Jim has assisted clients in the areas of business disputes, employment, personal injury, interpersonal conflicts, and church related law. Jim counsels pastors and church staff on clergy confidentiality and privilege issues, church discipline issues, employment and tax issues, and advises board members regarding duties and liabilities.

    Education & Training

    Peacemaker Ministries, Certified Christian Conciliator (2001)

    20-Hour Professional Skills Program, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (2006)

    DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
    J.D. (1981)

    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
    B.A. Political Science (1978)

    Employment

    Attorney – Pluymert, MacDonald & Hargrove, Ltd. (1993 – Present)

    Personal

    Jim attends Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois

    CONTACT JIM

    Pluymert, MacDonald & Hargrove, Ltd.
    2300 Barrington Road, Suite 220
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60169-2034

    Phone
    847-882-8463

    Fax
    847-310-0054

    jpluymert@lawpmh.com
    www.lawpmh.com


  • St. Louis, MO - John Richardson

    About John Richardson

    Experience

    John is an experienced mediator, specializing in marital disputes and church/organizational conflict. In addition, he consults with businesses and churches regarding effective methods of addressing conflict. He finds great satisfaction in helping others find durable solutions to their problems.

    Background

    John has more than 20 years of pastoral experience and is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America. In 2007 he joined the staff of Live at Peace Ministries in St. Louis, Missouri as a mediator and pastoral counselor. He is a Certified Christian Conciliator with the Institute of Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker Ministries and serves on the instructor team for Peacemaker Ministries training events. John is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Missouri Mediators. He has authored articles on conflict resolution and led workshops including “Responding to Conflict Biblically,” “Forgiveness in the Mediation Process,” and “Mediating Hopelessly Broken Marriages.”

    In 2011 John was called to First Evangelical Free Church in St. Louis MO as the Pastor of Congregational Care.

    Education & Training

    Peacemaker Ministries Training: Mediation (2004); Conflict Coaching Training (2005); Reconciling Marital Conflict Training (2007); Reconciling Church Conflict (2009); Completed 40 hours of family and civil mediation training pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rules 17 and 88 (2011)

    Employment

    Pastor of Congregational Care, First Evangelical Free Church, St. Louis MO

    Personal

    John and his wife, Sarah, have three children and enjoy working together in their church’s marriage ministry.

    CONTACT JOHN

    1028 Couch Ave.
    Kirkwood MO 63122

    Phone
    314-625-6064

    jhnrich40@yahoo.com


  • Carrboro, NC - Frances Henderson

    About Frances Henderson

    Experience

    You’ll be in calm, experienced hands with Frances. She’s been fortunate to have served as a mediator since 1990. As the Executive Director of North Carolina’s premiere community mediation center, she has mediated community, organizational, divorce, family reconciliation, eldercare, business, criminal and civil court, and Special Education disputes. Frances has worked with many wonderful, loving people who struggled with conflict, mediated, and came out the other side with improved relationships.

    Background

    Frances came to mediation after practicing law, called to a more person-centered approach to settling disputes. When relationships matter, mediation can be a great option. With a full-time career in mediation, Frances has mediated hundreds of cases, and has practiced and studied the theories and trends in alternative dispute resolution over the last 20+ years. Trained in family mediation, group facilitation, consensus building, Prisoner Re-Entry Mediation, and Special Education Mediation, Frances brings openness and a comfort level to all sorts of conflicts. She was elected to the NC Academy of Superior Court Mediators, and has served on the boards of the Mediation Network of North Carolina (past president) and the Association for Conflict Resolution (NC). A graduate of Leadership Triangle’s first class, in 2001 she was awarded a Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Sabbatical for her community service.

    Education & Training

    Frances has an A.B. in History, summa cum laude, from Guilford College, where she was a Dana Scholar, and a J.D. from the UNC School of Law where she served as research editor of the Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. She is licensed by the NC State Bar and certified as a mediator for NC Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conferences and Clerk of Court- referred mediations. Frances completed Crossover Training with PeacePoint in 2012.

    Employment

    Frances is the Executive Director of the Dispute Settlement Center, Inc., a community not-for-profit agency (founded 1978) which provides mediation, conciliation, facilitation and training for adults and youth. Before that, Frances practiced law with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, and served as a Fellow with the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.

    Personal

    A member of the United Church of Chapel Hill (United Church of Christ) Frances has served as a deacon and has accompanied the Youth Group to its sister church in Cologne, Germany. While christened Episcopalian, Frances was raised Presbyterian. The only place Frances will not collaborate is across the net on the tennis court.

    CONTACT FRANCES

    Dispute Settlement Center, Inc.
    302 W. Weaver Street
    Carrboro, NC 27510

    Phone
    919-929-8800

    Fax
    919-942-6931

    Email:

    fhenderson@disputesettlement.org


  • Concord, NC - Ken Miller

    About Ken Miller

    Experience

    Ken has mediated many, different types of disputes including marital, personal, business, consumer and internal church conflicts. As a conflict coach and mediator, Ken views his role as one to help people resolve issues and restore relationships in a mutually satisfactory manner with a minimum expenditure of time, money and emotion.

    Background

    Ken has had experience teaching and demonstrating the art of negotiation over a number of years in sales and marketing workshops. This experience led him to dealing with conflict in some client organizations. He was introduced to Peacemaker Ministries by a client and soon developed a passion for peacemaking. He finds great satisfaction seeing people respond to the power of the gospel in resolving issues and reconciling their relationships. Ken has been involved with Peacemaker Ministries since 2000 and is a Certified Christian Conciliator. Ken has helped facilitate multiple seminars on peacemaking for various churches and community groups. He has taught multiple Sunday School classes on peacemaking in his church. Currently he is establishing a peacemaking team within the local synod.

    Education & Training

    Mediation Training, Peacemaker Ministries (2000); Managing Church Conflict, Peacemaker Ministries (2002); Intervening in Church conflict, Peacemaker Ministries (2006); Conflict Coaching, Peacemaker Ministries (2007); Reconciling Marriage Conflict, Peacemaker Ministries (2010).

    Employment

    IBM (1967 – 1993)

    Boardroom Consulting Inc. (1993 – Present)

    Personal

    Ken attends St. John’s Lutheran Church in Concord, NC. He has three grown children and 4 grandchildren.

    CONTACT KEN

    714 Traton Circle, Concord, NC 28025

    Phone
    704-701-1120

    Fax
    704-786-5244

    knmselling@earthlink.net


  • Wake Forest, NC – David Mitchell

    About David Mitchell

    Experience

    David has been featured at international conferences and in publications by Peacemaker Ministries for his work as the Biblical Peacemaking Ministry leader for Christ Our Hope Church. Partnering with Ken Sande and Peacemaker Ministries since 2007, he has worked to bring reconciliation to countless individuals and couples through the work of the gospel.

    Background

    On a local, regional, and national level, David works with individuals, churches, businesses and schools throughout the country to teach and practice Biblical peacemaking. As a trained mediator through Peacemaker Ministries, he has handled dozens of cases from personal, marriage and family conflicts to public church splits.

    David teaches seminars in Biblical conflict resolution to all ages, helping families restore relationships and achieve reconciliation through true repentance and genuine forgiveness. David currently serves as a Ruling Elder on the Shepherding Committee for the Eastern Carolina Presbytery and is a member of a nationwide Biblical Peacemaking Task Force within the PCA denomination.

    Education & Training

    Certified Christian Conciliator Training, 2007-2011
    Peacemaker Ministries

    B.S. in Mathematics, Specializing in Education, 1993
    Purdue University

    Employment

    Biblical Peacemaking Consultant, Self-Employed

    Budget Officer, State of NC

    Personal

    David lives with his wife, Robin, and two children, Natalie and Thomas in Wake Forest, NC.

    CONTACT DAVID

    908 Skylar Ct
    Wake Forest, NC 27587

    Phone
    919-554-4692

    David@ChristOurHopeChurch.com


  • Portland, OR - David Schlachter

    About David Schlachter

    Experience

    David D. Schlachter is an experienced attorney, mediator and consultant working with individuals, businesses and organizations addressing leadership and conflict challenges. He mediates and arbitrates complex business and organizational matters, ranging from family business disputes, intellectual property, real estate, construction, personal injury, contract, and partnership disputes. David is a Conciliation Panel member for the Institute for Christian Conciliation (www.Peacemaker.net/ICC). He also serves as a team lead on conciliation teams serving churches and organizations experiencing leadership and operational disputes and handles mediation/conciliation sessions in churches, schools, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

    Background

    David’s training and work as an attorney has always been influenced by a desire to come alongside people who are working through a challenge in their life and to help them to explore and pursue a solution. No solution is complete, however, if it occurs outside of the influence of your personal convictions and faith, or ignores the personal relationships connected to the challenge. Serving as a Christian Conciliator allows David to help people explore the difficult challenges they face, through the lens of their faith, and in light of God’s Word. He serves with the knowledge that every situation can be addressed according to God’s plan, and that Christian conciliation allows the parties to apply their faith to the everyday situations they face, regardless of the complexity or difficulty.

    Education & Training

    David is an attorney licensed in both Colorado and Oregon. He has also received training in Collaborative Law for Civil Cases. He is a Certified Christian Conciliator™. He earned a B.S. from Valparaiso University in 1976 and a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 1979.

    Employment

    David is currently employed by Crossroads Resolution Group LLC. He served as the Vice President of the Institute for Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker Ministries, from 2005 to 2012. He practiced law for nearly 30 years in Denver, CO, and continues to provide legal services in Colorado and Oregon.

    Personal

    David attends Imago Dei Community church in Portland, Oregon. He and Carol, his wife, have three adult children and a granddaughter.

    CONTACT DAVID

    Crossroads Resolution Group LLC
    2030 NE Holman St.
    Portland, OR 97211

    Phone
    503-764-9254 (office)

    Cell
    406-794-1770

    david@crossroadsresolution.com
    www.crossroadsresolution.com


  • Greenville, SC - Rob Hassold

    About Rob Hassold

    Experience

    Rob believes that as members of the body of Christ we are called to peace (Colossians 3:15). He firmly believes in the importance of the power of prayer, the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the healing power of Jesus Christ in bringing about resolution and reconciliation of disputes. Rob has mediated numerous disputes since 1990 involving a wide variety of issues and has also arbitrated a number of disputes as an arbitrator since 1988.

    Background

    Rob has seen the full effects of litigation on individuals and organizations as a practicing attorney since 1979 and has worked hard to develop, promote and implement reasonable dispute resolution alternatives. Since 2000, Rob’s legal practice has primarily been as a mediator, arbitrator or neutral.

    Education & Training

    Rob is a graduate of UNC – Chapel Hill (1976) and a graduate of the USC School of Law (1979). He has been trained as a Construction and Commercial Arbitrator, Civil Court Mediator, Family Court Mediator, Negotiator and Peace Advocate by the American Arbitration Association, South Carolina Bar Association, and the Harvard Law School (Negotiation Workshop). Rob completed Crossover Training with PeacePoint in 2012.

    Employment

    Robert W. Hassold Jr., Mediator and Counselor at Law (2001 to present);

    Nexsen Pruet, LLC (1993-2000); Brown & Hagins, P.A. (1987-1993);

    Haynsworth Perry Bryant Marion & Johnstone (1979-
    1987).

    Personal

    Rob and his wife, Kim, have been married for 34 years and they have four adult children and one granddaughter. Rob is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina where he is an elder and a member of the prayer and healing ministry.

    CONTACT ROB

    Post Office Box 8882
    Greenville, SC 29604

    Phone
    864-370-1070

    Cell
    864-325-7467

    Email:

    robhassold.mediation@gmail.com

    Website and Calendar:
    www.nadn.org/robert-hassold


  • Fairfax, VA - Ron Zabel

    About Ron Zabel

    Experience

    Ron has a heart for peacemaking, summed up in Ephesians 4:3, with a focus on relationship preservation or restoration in the midst of resolving substantive conflict. He has over twenty-eight years of experience with resolving individual, family, marital, business, workplace, employment, organizational, community, and public policy conflicts. He is an experienced Christian Conciliator and Mediator having served continuously in those roles since becoming Certified in 1996 with both the Institute for Christian Conciliation and Judicial Council of Virginia.

    Background

    Ron founded Conflict Resolution & Conciliation Services in 1995, a nonprofit peacemaking program dedicated to promoting and facilitation peaceful resolution of conflict. He was the CEO and lead conciliator there for 17 years, conducting thousands of hours of conflict coaching, mediation, conciliation and arbitration for a broad range of disputes. He continues to serve on its Board of Directors and provide dispute resolution services in conjunction with them, now known as Conflict to Peace. Ron is experienced in conflict intervention, particularly in church, workplace and other inter- and intra-organizational contexts. He also has experience teaching dispute resolution principles and practice, Christian Conciliation, mediation and personal peacemaking in a variety of settings and formats. Prior to founding Conflict Resolution and Conciliation Services, Ron completed a career as a legal officer for the United States Coast Guard, where he also served as a Judge.

    Education & Training

    Ron earned a J.D. from George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Washington. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, and certified there to mediate all levels of civil and family cases and to mentor candidates for certification. He has extensive training in dealing with people in conflict, with a significant focus on family, employment and organizational conflict, from a wide range of Christian and secular programs. Ron’s professional affiliations include: Christian Legal Society, Virginia State Bar, Fairfax Bar Association, Association for Conflict Resolution, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Virginia Mediation Network, and The Virginia Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee.

    Employment

    Ron is a self-employed Biblical Dispute Resolution Professional. He currently provides biblically based dispute resolution services through Conflict to Peace, Fairfax, VA.

    Personal

    Ron Worships at King of Kings Lutheran Church, Fairfax, VA. He is Married to Marilyn and has four children and nine grandchildren.

    CONTACT RON

    Ron Zabel
    10521 Judicial Drive
    Suite 207
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Phone
    703-385-9877 (office)

    Cell
    703-385-4353

    rcz@ConflictToPeace.org


  • Virginia Beach, VA - Peter J. Louie

    About Peter Louie

    Experience

    Peter has a heart for peacemaking and believes that peacemakers shall be called the sons and daughters of God. Peter loves the church, which according to Jesus will be triumphant against evil and sin in the end. He hopes that Christians would be salt and light to the watching world through their love for one another. As a family law attorney, Peter has seen the hurt that can remain unresolved at the end of the day in the courts. He knows there is a better way to resolve conflicts and wishes to be an instrument in the Redeemer’s hands.

    Background

    Peter interned with Peacemaker Ministries in the summer of 2006, after his first year of law school. That was the year he was first exposed to Christian Conciliation training by Peacemaker Ministries. But even before that, God used Peter’s experiences to help him see that Jesus Christ is a Christian’s only hope for broken relationships. Peter is grateful for friends, pastors, and teachers that have impacted him as they sought to see God glorified in all things and His truths made known. Peter believes that God’s word gives us guidance for the storms of life. Please contact Peter if you would like a listening ear and Biblical counsel.

    Education & Training

    Peter is a graduate of Grove City College and Liberty University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation™, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries.

    Employment

    Peter offers Christian mediation services through his law firm, Peter John Louie, P.C. He opened his office in Virginia Beach in 2011. Prior to that, Peter served as the Director of Research for Liberty University School of Engineering, helping the Dean draft contracts, royalty agreements, grant applications, and manage its intellectual property.

    Personal

    Peter is married to his wonderful bride, Kerrie Anne. They have two young boys that keep them on their feet. They attend a PCA church in Chesapeake. Peter was born and raised on Long Island, New York, but caught his father’s love for national parks at a young age. He loves to entertain guests, play basketball, eat fruit, explore nature, and learn about God. Peter started BeReconciled.com to encourage Christians to practice peacemaking.

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    CONTACT PETER

    Peter John Louie
    5265 Providence Road
    Suite 302
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464

    Phone
    757-932-5567 (office)

    peter@bereconciled.com