Wounded Faith Webinar Series, 2022-2023
ICSA’s program, Spiritual Abuse Resources (SAR), hosted a series of webinars during the 2022-23 season. In these webinars Rev. Dr. Neil Damgaard, editor of ICSA’s book Wounded Faith, interviewed authors who wrote chapters for the book.
Webinars from the series are listed below. We recommend that you read the Wounded Faith book (available on Amazon). Recordings of these webinars are available for those who registered.
Spiritual Abuse: Women's Issues (Judy Pardon)
Forgiveness (Doug Duncan)
The Stages of Recovery (Pat Knapp)
Healing Your Image of God (Wendy Duncan)
When the Walking Wounded Walk into Church (Ken Garrett)
Rev. Dr. Neil Damgaard, ThM, DMin, is originally from the Washington D.C. area. A graduate of Virginia Tech (B.S. in industrial engineering and operations research), he worked for the U.S. Navy under contract as a management engineering consultant. After entering the ministry in 1976 he later graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a four-year Master's of Theology degree in historical theology, and served on staff at churches in Virginia and Texas and then as Senior Pastor of the Dartmouth Bible Church in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts from 1983 until 2019. With an interest in students and young adults and long experience with them, Pastor Neil also served as Protestant Chaplain with the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, 2007-2019. He also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2008 from Dallas Theological Seminary. Neil holds an endless fascination with history, culture, architecture, music, and film. He has authored two books, A History of Dartmouth Bible Church, 1963-2013 (2013 with Westbow Press) and Defiance at Cairo (2020 with Book Baby). Now retired, he lives in Roanoke, Virginia and has been married to Renée (a retired public school high school math teacher) since 1975. Together they have raised two daughters: Jocelyn, a mechanical engineer and intellectual property focal for Boeing Aircraft and a wife and mother of two, living in Denver. Susanna, a graduate of Messiah College and Yale University, is a registered nurse in Los Angeles, California.
Judy Pardon, MEd, has been a teacher and a counselor. Since 1992, she has been Associate Director of the New England Institute of Religious Research (NEIRR) and MeadowHaven, where she has worked with former cult members, including some who have experienced profound trauma. She has also spoken widely on the subject and conducted training programs for human-service personnel. In 2014 Ms. Pardon received, with her husband Robert, ICSA's Herbert L. Rosedale Award. In 2016 Judy gave the Paul Martin Lecture at the ICSA Annual Conference.