Sheila Wise Rowe is a truth-teller who is passionate about matters of faith and emotional healing. She advocates for the dignity, rights, and healing of abuse and racial trauma survivors, and racial conciliation. Sheila holds a Master's in counseling psychology and over twenty-eight years of experience as a Christian Counselor, Spiritual Director, Educator, Writer, and Speaker. She’s counseled and taught counseling in Massachusetts, and Paris France. For a decade Sheila ministered to homeless and abused women and children in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sheila is a member of the Community Ethics Committee of Harvard Medical School, a policy-review resource for its teaching hospitals. She is a sought-after speaker at retreats, colleges, churches, organizations and seminaries in the USA and abroad. Through individual sessions, groups, conferences, retreats and writing the Lord has transformed the lives of thousands.
Sheila is a member of The Redbud Witers Guild and The International Women's Writers Guild. Her essays can be found in numerous blogs, newspapers, journals, and books such as; The Boston Globe newspaper, The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty and Strength, Voices of Lament, and The Gospel of Peace in A Violent World. In 2020 Sheila authored the award-winning book, Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience released by InterVarsity Press (IVP), and recently Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration.
Sheila lives in Massachusetts with Nicholas, her husband of 31 years and near their adult children; a daughter and a son and dughter-in-law. When she is not engaging in ministry Sheila loves date nights with her husband and creating art, crafts and rummaging through vintage shops.
MINISTRY IN THE UNITED STATES
MINISTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
MINISTRY IN FRANCE
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