Walking Wounded: Hope & Healing for Those Hurt by Church & Ministry


Have you been hurt by church?


An online course focused on working through the painful and confusing aftermath of a negative faith-based experience as a leader, student, church member, pastor – anyone! 

Have you …

  • been asked or forced to leave a church because of theological differences or questioning?

  • felt forced to conform or consistently overlooked

  • been on the receiving end of “love the sinner, hate the sin”

  • questioned church/ministry leadership and been shamed or discarded

  • felt sad, angry, afraid, lost or betrayed after a church/ministry leadership or member experience

  • experienced a “faith shift” and feel lonely, unsure or lost?

You are not lost, and you are not alone.

Through video, conversation, readings, journaling, storytelling and wellness exercises, Kathy Escobar & Phyllis Mathis will guide a small group of Transform Network friends through the confusion and into a place of purpose and peace. This is a great course for those who want to do their own healing before leading others spiritually, for those who are “done” with church but want emotional closure, or anyone who feels a connection to these ideas. ALL are welcome. ALL.

$69 for 4 weeks of material and facilitation. 



Kathy Escobar co-pastors the Refuge, a Christian community and mission center in North Denver dedicated to those on the margins of life and faith ( She journeys with people in hard places as a spiritual director, advocate, and group facilitator. She is author of several books, including Faith Shift: How to Find your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart and Down We Go: Living into the Wild Ways of Jesus and blogs regularly about life and faith at

Phyllis Mathis, MA, is a psychotherapist, life coach, and spiritual mentor. She  works with artists, writers, homemakers and entrepreneurs  – any brave soul determined to step into the joy and power of their truest self. Phyllis is co-creator of The Iconic Self, as well as a teacher and founder of The Phyllis Mathis School of Life. She is a gifted writer, speaker, and leadership consultant, as well as a beginning potter.

Important Dates:

Next Cohort starts February 4, 2019!

Course dates for a 4-week journey including daily readings (Wed-Sun), video, conversation, journaling, storytelling, and wellness exercises. Kathy & Phyllis serve as thoughtful & caring guides through the confusion and into a place of purpose and peace.

Questions? Email for more information.


“Our goal is to provide a wide safe space for you to explore your own path, free from the trappings of system thinking (we hope!), and without any expectations about what you should think or believe.”

— Phyllis & Kathy