Meet the Staff
As the Executive Director of Dunamas™ Center Ministries and the CEO of Dunamas™ Center, LLP I am excited to have you visit our website. I hold a Ph.D. in Christian Clinical Psychology from South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. The Dunamas™ Center is the fulfillment of a vision God gave me back in 1991, before I was a doctor. At that time I was a wife and mother. I also taught childbirth education classes, and attended births as a childbirth assistant. I knew that God would have me develop a center that would help families connect with Him in a deeper way during pregnancy and childbirth. That was a big enough idea to scare me! Little did I know that in the years to come God was preparing me professionally and personally for something even bigger. Along the way I felt led to go to graduate school to get a Ph.D. and develop my knowledge and ability to support families, not only through childbirth, but through marriage counseling and postpartum support as well. Other areas of the vision God gave me are also being fulfilled through speaking and writing venues.
In addition to the marriage counseling and birth education, I am a specialist in working with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from lifelong traumatic experiences. I also work extensively with understanding and healing for Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS) for moms who have had cesareans and other traumatic births. I have also done research on postpartum mood disorders, and have developed a post birth care plan handbook.
I have a deep desire to help churches develop a Titus 2 program that will support post birth families. If the church can really step up as the family that cares at this time, young families will not be pressured to have to take on the burden of paying a postpartum doula.
My approach to healing is holistic in that I believe God made us body, mind, and spirit, and all three areas need to be cared for and healed. Therefore I help my clients/students with the process of connecting to God more deeply through prayer, helping their thinking through cognitive retraining focused on Christ, and through nutritional counsel and support when needed.
I have been married to my husband, Mike, since 1982. I am blessed by his understanding of God’s call and his continued support; spiritually, emotionally, and financially. Mike and I have three grown sons and are enjoying the grandparenting years. We live in Colorado Springs, CO
I hope you will dig into this web site and explore all that God has given me to share with you. And welcome to my world!
Jeff and Catherine Pearson
Jeff and Catherine are Colorado natives who grew up in Fort Collins. After their wedding in June 1999 they moved to Colorado Springs. They have three children: Elizabeth, born in 2003, Nicholas, born in 2007, and Kacia, born in 2009.
In March 2008 Jeff and Catherine completed Christ centered, heart connecting, and marriage focused counseling with Dr. Dillard. In October 2008 they completed class studies for childbirth education through the Cascade Christian Childbirth Association. Since fall of 2008 they have been studying with Dr. Dillard, learning the Discerning Childbirth™ method of childbirth education. They were also privileged to observe John Regier at Caring for the Heart Ministries. During this time of training they studied materials by Kelly Townsend, Sheila Kitzinger, Marsden Wagner, M.D. and Pauline Dillard.
In addition to training to be the Dunamas™ Center’s childbirth education team, Jeff has been the driving force in the development of the brand design and marketing materials for the center. If you would like to have Jeff help you with your brand identity contact the Dunamas™ Center and we would be happy to get you in contact with him.
Sharon was born, and lived, in the Topeka/Manhattan, KS area until 2003 when God called her to move to Colorado Springs. She became a nurse in 1983, and has worked in all areas of nursing over the years. Before moving to Colorado, Sharon knew that the Lord was leading her to move in the direction of working in ministry. In 2008 she started working with Dr. Pauline Dillard in the development and formation of the Dunamas™ Center. In 2009 she came on staff full-time as our office manager. When you call the Dunamas™ Center Sharon is the person you will most likely interact with first. Although the Dunamas™ Center is a private organization, it has a ministry heart—fulfilling the call God put on her heart back in 2003.
Sharon has 3 adult children and enjoys her 5 grandchildren.