Sheila Wise Rowe


Healing begins when we become honest about what happened to us and how we really feel about it.

About Sheila



Sheila Wise Rowe holds a Masters degree in Counseling and is the Executive Director of The Rehoboth House, an international healing and reconciliation ministry.  Sheila has over twenty-five years experience as an anointed Christian counselor, life coach, teacher, writer, and speaker.  Though her individual sessions, groups, conferences, retreats and writing over the years the Lord has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals, couples, families, churches, and organizations in the USA, Paris, France and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sheila is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and writes essays for The Redbud Post. She co-authored with her husband Dr. Nicholas Rowe the book; The Well of Life: Heal Your Pain, Satisfy Your Thirst, Live Your Purpose .  She has written for and READY Publication. Sheila's essay; Awakened to Adventure is in the anthology by Leslie Leyland Fields entitled; The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith,Beauty and Strength.  

Sheila has written a new book about healing from racial trauma. Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience will be released by InterVarsity Press (IVP) in Winter 2019. 

When she is not counseling or writing Sheila is creating art, crafts or searching for treasures in thrift shops. 


  • Vision New England: The GO Conference
  • Christ The Redeemer Church
  • Bethel AME Church
  • Greater Boston Vineyard
  • Cambridge Community Fellowship Church
  • Life Church
  • Aletheia Church
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • Gordon College


  • Every Nation Church Rosebank
  • Soweto Vineyard Church
  • Botshabelo Project
  • Malibongwe, Mother and Child Haven
  • Rebecca’s Well Projects
  • Emthonjeni Project
  • World Vision Southern Africa 
  • Africa Peace Institute
  • Regional Peace Network
  • The Rehoboth House


  • St. Michael’s Church, Paris



Sheila’s approach to counseling involves God’s truth being experienced in a profoundly personal way as you share your story through talking and journaling, expressive arts exercises, listening and healing prayer, Christ-centered counseling, teaching, accountability, and support


Sheila is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. She has written essays for The Redbud Post, and READY Publication. She is co-author of The Well of Life and has an essay in the anthology by Leslie Leyland Fields entitled; The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty and Strength. Sheila's new book , Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resiliencewill be released by InterVarsity Press in Winter 2019. Sheila is also open for other opportunities to write. 


Sheila is a passionate speaker who has presented at workshops and conferences in the USA, France and South Africa. Her topics range from Christian discipleship, emotional and inner healing, Trauma Awareness and Healing, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Spiritually Healthy Relationships and Racial, Ethnic and gender Reconciliation. 


Sheila ministers to established and emerging leaders in need of healing and strengthening to fulfill the calling on their lives and ministry. She also offers training and equipping of Coordinators and Group Leaders of The Well of Life groups. 


As a trained Life Coach Sheila facilitates a process of listening prayer, inquiry and discovery, feedback, follow-up, and accountability. Sheila will customize her approach to meet your individual needs and enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that you already have in Christ.” 


Sheila offers her service on a sliding fee basis to support and empower under-resourced and under-served individuals and communities. Sheila is also a volunteer member of the Community Ethics Committee of Harvard Medical School.


(Elizabeth, USA)

"Thank you for speaking truth into my life and just being there to listen. I praise God for you. The Lord has used you and the rest of the group to minister to me and to help me grow.” 

(Christine, Ireland)

"Your ability to teach, share your story and also empathize with others has not only blessed me, it has demonstrated the Father’s kingdom in a new way” 

(Vusi, South Africa)

The Well of Life group: "Since the group I am seeing other people differently, speaking life and identity into others lives and seeing God work and minister to them.” 

Upcoming Events


Sheila is the Keynote Speaker at Race and Christian Community Initiative Event: June 6, 2019


Join Sheila at the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference in Minnesota.

Sheila will mentor aspiring and seasoned writers and present a workshop entitled; Telling Your Whole Story in the Age of Alternative Facts. 



Watch This Space

Planning and looking forward to hosting a Writers Retreat in the North Shore of Boston during the Fall of 2019. Details will follow!







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Your partnership, prayer support and contributions will enable me to offer Christ-centered writing, discipleship and counselling that helps people  from around the world to  heal  from trauma, realize their full potential,  and embrace authentic Christian community.  Your generous donation will help fund this mission.  

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