Annoucement: Brad Iverson Joins Hope 4 Hurting Kids

Brad IversonJust under a year ago, we announced that Divorce Ministry 4 Kids was becoming Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Over the last year, we have continued to find new ways to help hurting kids and train those who work with them. We have published roughly 230 articles in that time with just under 100 representing new content and the remaining representing the migration from Divorce Ministry 4 Kids and I Am A Child of Divorce. We continued to create new free resources and offer new avenues to find help. And, as we move into our second year, we have some exciting plans to increase the utility and reach of Hope 4 Hurting Kids all with one aim in mind – to help hurting young people to find hope and healing.

With that goal in mind, we are excited to announce that Brad Iverson has joined the team of Hope 4 Hurting Kids as an Advocate for Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Brad was born and grew up in the State of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State University and Summit University (Baptist Bible College). He served as a Senior Pastor in Western New York, and then in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for 25 years before he his wife Margie left the Pastorate to serve with Awana Clubs International. They served in Southern California, and later moved to Fort Worth, Texas where they now reside. Brad and his wife Margie met in a small church in Pennsylvania where Brad went to preach one Sunday. They have been married 43 years, and have been blessed with three children (all grown) and 3 Grandkids. Brad has a lifetime of ministry experience, and knows first hand some of the struggles and heart issues that hurting kids face, but more than knowing the struggles and hurts, he knows there is Hope 4 Hurting Kids.

Brad will be contributing articles on a regular basis and speaking at conferences and other events on behalf of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. We are excited to have Brad on board and look forward to seeing how God will use his passion for helping hurting kids to further expand the work we are doing. Check back Thursday for Brad’s first article which will share a little more about his background and mission.

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Written by Wayne Stocks

Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents’ relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families.

Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids’ other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son’s soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship).

You can reach Wayne at wayne@hope4hurtingkids.com.