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In 1979, Gary & Norma Smalley were encouraged to begin an organization focused on helping families. After the formation of a board, they launched the CMI organization out of Waco, Texas. A few years later they moved to Phoenix, Arizona and Gary spoke in places all over the country. Gary co-authored two books with Steve Scott during that time titled If Only He Knew and For Better or For Best. Those books have sold over one million copies each and have become marriage classic...more
Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises.
Prior to joining Focus, Smalley worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as president of the National Institute of Marriage. He is the author of 17 books including “Fight Your Way to a ...more
Judy Dabler, Director of Education and Training and founder of Live at Peace Ministries, works nationally and internationally as a mediator, counselor, educator, conference speaker, and consultant specializing in assisting families, churches and organizations in conflict and crisis. Judy holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Co...more
Ken Sande is an attorney and the founder and president of Peacemaker Ministries. He has a passion for bringing the life-changing power of God's peacemaking principles into the lives of Christians and their churches. In hundreds of conflicts, Ken has used biblical peacemaking principles to minister to parties in situations ranging from simple personal disputes to complex church and corporate conflicts. He is in demand as a conference speaker and is the author of The Peacemaker, as well as other r...more
Tara Barthel has served as a professional Christian mediator for over twenty years. She also maintains her license to practice law in the state of Illinois, with her work focused in the area of high net worth (charitable) estate planning. Tara formerly led the Institute for Christian Conciliation during its tenure under Ken Sande, and she continues to accept Christian conciliation cases and speaking engagements as her schedule so allows.
Tara is the author of the peacemaking women’s video ...more