Getting to Know Me
Helping You Heal and Rebuild Relationships
My passion is working with individuals and couples to heal their hearts and rebuild their relationships. Most of my life I’ve been involved in helping others mediate conflict, negotiate agreements and restore joy. My goal is to provide a loving, calming presence that’s safe, to discover effective tools and insights that create healing and restoration. Because I've walked through many years of pain and have been blessed to experience healing and restoration, I bring that deep personal understanding to your life struggles. Walking with you out of your pain is a sacred joy and privilege.
I founded Abounding Joy Ministry and serve as a certified Catholic Relationship Coach, Life Coach and Marriage Mediator with extensive training in Psychology, Theology of the Body, Healing Ministry, Negotiation, Interpersonal Communication and Spiritual Direction. My work with struggling relationships and hearts, even at the point of despair shows that with God, there is always hope for growth, healing and reconciliation.
Education & Training
• Psychology Degree UW-Green Bay
• Life Coach Certification
Coach Training Alliance, Fort Collins, CO
• Healing the Whole Person
• Sexual Wholeness
• Unveiled Marriage Course
• Undone Women’s Conference
• I AM Prayer Ministry Leadership Training
John Paul II Healing & Training Center, Tallahassee, FL
• Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
ESSEC Business School Cergny, France
• Unbound Ministry Leader Training Heart of the Father, Ardmore, PA
• Head & Heart Immersion Course Theology of the Body Institute, PA
• Catholic Ethics & Morality Gannon University, Erie, PA
• Mental Illness in the Family Course
National Alliance on Mental Illness, PA
• St. Paul Street Evangelization Training Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA
• Crisis Pregnancy Counseling Mother & Unborn Baby Care, Appleton, WI
Carolyn leads Surviving Divorce and healing groups and serves in Worship, Welcoming, Evangelization, Bereavement Ministry and Christ Renews His Parish at her parish.
Top Living Your Strengths: Developer, Connectedness, Relator, Belief & Empathy
Top Seeking Purpose Charisms: Encouragement, Pastoring, Wisdom, Knowledge & Mercy
Carolyn has a 20 year background in building and mediating relationships along with Catholic product development in Bible studies, apologetics, Theology of the Body, Premarital Preparation, & Divorce Healing. She has authored articles for various Catholic publications and served as a speaker and Retailer Consultant for the Catholic Marketing Network.
In her free time, Carolyn can be found with her friends and adult children, marveling at nature, gardening, cavorting with horses, or playing racquetball.
I invite you to a life of abounding joy!
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.