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When the pastor of our former church asked me to share my story, I said, "Sure, I'd love to." He asked that I share about growing up in domestic violence, my connection to church, share some hope, and "Oh by the way, do it in 7-minutes." Gulp! I said, "I can't tell my story in 7-minutes." He insisted I could. I insisted I couldn't. After spending many years processing the hand I was dealt, or whatever you want to call it, where does one begin to sum it up? If you listen to my testimony, you'll understand why I said, "I'll give you the best short version I can."

My testimony makes reference to burying my dad. To fill in a few more details, consider reading my blog Burying the Past.


Tammy Sue's testimony at church on October 28, 2012
Music by TCC worship team


Steps Along The Way

Writing:

I'm discovering a new creative outlet and enjoying it page by page. 

Northeast Writers Group - January - June 2016
(still connected via FB)
Northeast Writers Conference Awakened~Connected~Empowered Tolland, CT Nov 6-7, 2015
Writers Group - facilitated 2014-2015
Writers Conference with Pam Palagyi of Sturbridge, MA June 21, 2014
Blogging Workshop with Jeanne Doyon October 2013 & July 2014
New England Christian Writers Retreat New Hampshire October 2013

Blogging: http://tammysuewilley.blogspot.com/ Began blogging August 2014
I started by sending my blogs via email then took a leap and shared them via FaceBook

Training:
Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women (2-day training) June 2016
Trauma Informed Peer Support March 2013
TREP Trauma Recovery Training February 2013
CCADV Connecticut Coalition of Abuse and Domestic Violence (certified) May 2012
Domestic Violence - facilitated a DV support group
Forensic Peer Support Training (certification) September 2012
Recovery Support Specialist (State Certified through AU) July 2012
Grief and Loss Issues for Women April 2012
AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse) October 2011
Women's Prison Fellowship 8-week pilot program (transition into community) June 2008
BSF (non-denomination) 7-year in-depth biblical study 2001-2008

MCC Manchester Community College 1994-1995
Sociology: Introduction 1994
Sociology: Violence Against Women 1995
 
Local Church:

LCM - LifeSong Church of Manchester
Currently belong to a small church plant who is community focused

TCC - Trinity Covenant Church
Meal ministry 10+ years
Secretary elected 2-year term for business meetings
Sunday School pre-k teacher 2-years