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Family Mentoring

Detailed information about 2020 Forum Mentoring is not yet available but will be posted in the future. Please review the information from the 2019 Forum for a look at the types of mentoring that may be available at the 2020 Forum.

While families provide life’s most rewarding experiences, they also result in life’s most challenging circumstances.  As if creating a healthy family isn’t a difficult enough endeavor, today’s Christians are faced with a moral climate that makes the task all the more daunting. How do we build healthy families in a world that seems set up against them?  How do we teach our children to honour God?  How do we discipline our children in a way that demonstrates both love and truth?  How do we manifest God’s amazing grace in the most intimate of places: our own home?  

Whether you’re a parent or a grandparent, a mother of adolescents or a grandfather of toddlers, if you have questions such as these, then you are invited to sign-up for Forum Family Mentoring.  This type of mentoring aims to provide biblically sound advice for building strong families.  Not only are parents and grandparents encouraged to sign-up for this mentoring but so are those lay and professional counselors who deal frequently with family-related issues.


Karen Borgman has worked with women in outreach Bible Studies as well as ministry in the church.  She has served on Mission Boards and church boards. The past few years her focus has been participating in cross cultural settings in Europe, and South America. Our primary tool was the Jesus Film and other short Films.  She is married (52 years) and has children and grandchildren.  She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.



Ferol Ireland has elected to be a stay at home mom. She has raised three sons and currently has six grandchildren. She has been married to her husband, Don for the last 40 years. Ferol has lead and coordinated both the children's ministry and women's ministry programs of her home church. She has been active in mission ministry in Russia, Mexico, N. Ireland, Spain and Poland. Ferol has volunteered with the pro life program, CareNet, in the Olympia area. She has a heart for women and families who are struggling with marriage and parenting issues that are influenced by the culture of the world. The goal is always to seek God's way from Prayer, His Word and the Holy Spirit.


Dawn Patterson has worked with para-church ministries for about 40 years--in the US, Germany and Russia. She is married (33 years) and has 4 young adult children. Her ministry focus is leading and mentoring women of various ages and cultures through encouragement and study of the Scriptures. Currently she lives in Northfield, MN, where she has been part of a residential women's ministry called Whispers of Hope and Bible Study Fellowship.  


Yvonne Street is a trained counsellor/supervisor of counsellors and her skill base is of a more general background. She has been involved in counselling in most situations rather than specialising in any one specific area.  She has 20+ years’ experience in helping those who have been abused, physically mentally and emotionally. Also marital and parenting issues. She worked on a care line with a UK based Christian charity - Care for the Family She again came across most issues resulting in listening, helping and then sign posting individuals to support in their own locality. Care for the family have run several conferences that support those who have been bereaved by the death of a child or those widowed young, and she attended many of these conferences as a counsellor for the delegates and also befriender team. She supports the local Church with pastoral care using her experience sometimes jointly with her husband Chris. 


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