Pastoral peers in the Clergy Recovery Network are available to you to answer questions about your life and recovery struggles and share the strength, hope and encouragement they have gained on their personal recovery journeys. They have been where you are. They have been there and done that.
These persons are volunteers aiding the ministry of CRN. They do not help clergy or their families fulltime but have hearts for fellow strugglers and want to see you make it through your difficulties with the support you need.
The anonymity of some of these peers is important to them personally so email is the best way for them to connect with you. They will share all they can to be helpful to you just like they were sitting in a room of recovering addicts committed to maintaining anonymity and confidentiality. Each of these persons is personally known to Dale Wolery, the Founder of CRN or has sufficiently interacted with Dale W. to cause him to believe you can be encouraged by interacting with them. Some will tell you everything about themselves while others will choose to maintain appropriate anonymity. Please respect their time, their hearts and their privacy. Some may invite you to call them on the phone. Others will not allow this. Allow them to guide you regarding the level of relationship they choose to have with you. Their limits should be graciously respected by you.
These recovering peers come from a variety of theological backgrounds but are united by the pain of shared recovery journeys. They have been where you are. They know the painful legacy of dysfunction and the powerful freedom of telling their truth and sharing gracefully with others. They know how “failure” hurts and they know how it also builds our lives and spirituality. They will tell you their truth and will gracefully guide you. You are invited to share your pain, your questions, and your fear.
Please know we really want to be helpful but must also protect CRN and its volunteers from frivolous inquiries and potential legal issues. If you are a sincere and seeking ministry professional or spouse you can find help here.
If the Network persons listed below believe you are not sincere or they are currently too busy to begin or continue to dialogue with you or if for any other reason they choose not to begin or to end the relationship with you it is imperative you understand from the start it is your obligation to discontinue the contact immediately. By sending one of these individuals the initial email, this person, CRN and Dale Wolery assume you have read and agreed with the Disclaimer, Indemnification and Defense by clicking here. If you do not agree to stop contact on request or have not read and agreed to fulfill everything on the Disclaimer, Indemnification and Defense page of this web site, do not send the first email.
When you are asked to discontinue contact the Network person listed below will simultaneously notify Dale W. regarding this. You are encouraged to contact Dale W. immediately as well. He may be able to be helpful to you on your journey. The schedule and restraints of one person’s life does not indicate there is no help available. There are always reasons to hope and at CRN we endeavor to be as hopeful and helpful as we can be.
Your recovering peers are listed by the type of journey with which they desire working. Please click on the email link of the person who shares your recovery issue and discover the joy and freedom of the shared recovery journey.
Some emails are clickable and funtioning and more are on the way!
Burnout—Doug Click here to email Doug now.
ADHD Issues—Doug Click here to email Doug now.
Sexual Addiction Issues—David, Big D or Larry
Spouse of Struggling Clergy—Alou
Spouse of Clergy Wrestling With Sexual Addiction–Liz Click here to email Liz now.
Spouse of Struggling Clergy—Debbie
If at any juncture you wish to contact Dale Wolery at CRN about a concern or for more personal help please click here and contact him today. May every CRN connection strengthen your journey!