Dr. Leah Coulter
Leah has an M.Div. from Oral Roberts University and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Practical Theology and teaches at The King’s University in Southlake, TX (www.tku.edu). She has just retired as Sr. Associate Pastor of the Channel Islands Vineyard Church alongside her husband, Bill, who retired as Sr. Pastor. With more than 25 years experience in the ministry, she conducts Rediscovering Repentance & Forgiveness Conferences based on her book, Rediscovering the Power of Repentance and Forgiveness. She and her husband reside in Arizona and have one grown daughter, Kairee, and a son-in-law, Eddie.
I am an advocate for the sinned-against, i.e., those who have been wounded by others who have never repented to them. I believe the good news of the Kingdom is a message for both the sinner and the sinned-against. It is a message of repentance and healing for the sinner and one of liberation and healing for the sinned-against. It is greater than the sins we commit and greater than the sins commited against us. This message of freedom must be proclaimed to those who have been imprisoned by someone else's unrepentant sin. My heart stands in compassionate solidarity with those who are crying out for justice, offering a ministry model that liberates the sinned-against.
Mending Hearts - Director
My ministry heart is not only expressed in writing practical theological materials that equip pastors, counselors, lay leaders and those seeking freedom from past wounds, but also in providing opportunities for outreach and ministry to the sinned-against. Mending Hearts (http://www.mendinghearts.org) exists to provide such ministry events in partnership with the local church that emphasize healing for men and women with irreconcilable wounding. I serve as the Director of Mending Hearts, which is just beginning to take its place and be another voice and partner standing against the evils of childhood sexual abuse and its repercussions in people's lives. Mending Hearts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit religious corporation.