"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Our facilitators

Sheldon HessSheldon Hess, LPCC
Sheldon has a BA in Psychology from Duquesne University and MA in Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University. For the past eleven years, he has worked at Crossroads, providing counseling services to children, adolescents and their families. Sheldon is a member of St. John Vianney Parish in Mentor and teaches first and second graders in the PSR Program.

“I think through their involvement in group, members feel very connected to each other. They value the support a great deal and get to the point that they look forward to the meetings each week.”

Terri WorthingtonTerri Worthington, LISW 
Terri is a licensed independent Social Worker currently employed by The Ohio State University Extension as a Child Life Educator. She teaches parenting classes for divorcing couples and is part of a faculty training attorneys on children’s issues for the Supreme Court of Ohio. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Kent State University, and a Masters of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University.


"I look forward to each session with anticipation. The participants are filled with deep emotions; many of which they are truly feeling for the first time. I acknowledge them, accept them, and using the videos, assist them in identifying them. My sincere prayer for each participant, whether they attend only one session or are able to continue to the end, is that they can find some sense of peace in knowing that God is present with them at all times." ~ Facilitator Kate Stein


Kate SteinKate Stein, RN, LSW 
Kate has a Nursing Degree from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Ft. Wayne, IN, and a BA in Psychology from Ursuline college in Pepper Pike, OH. She is the Volunteer Facilitator at Virtus Protecting God’s Children for Adults. Currently, Kate is the Parish Nurse St. Mary Church, Chardon and is a Spiritual Care Counselor for Senior Independence Hospice.