WARRIORS JOURNEY HOME is an organization dedicated to helping Veterans and their families adjust to life for the returning Warrior. We encourage you to checkout this website and appreciate your support in any way. A few dollars a month will go a long way in helping us to continue this valuable work. We are a
non-profit organization so only look to cover expenses. Thank you.
Warriors’ JOurney Home Welcomes You
Our mission is to provide spiritual healing and soul repair for veterans, families and the community.
Who We Are
We are veterans and civilians - persons of strong heart. We are a group of people with compassion for our military families. Many of our veterans are combat veterans whose familes have experienced the challenges and stress of military life. We are a non-political, non-sectarian ministry.
What We Offer
Warriors’ Journey Home Ministry is dedicated to support and assist our veterans, their families and our society during their military service and their return home. We offer: Support • Education • Ritual • Healing Services • Reconciliation Services • Initiation • Network • Restoration
by John M. Schluep, D. Min.
Soul’s Cry is a primer that provides insight on how to deal with the safe return our veteran’s require to relinquish the suffering brought about by the invisible wounds of war.
The book is recommended for all; from the mental health provider, clergy family, veterans and the community in general. Soul's cry, is a guidebook that can offer suggestions for the type of transformative community based healing that is so needed in our society.
To order your copy - click on the link
John M. Schluep
Senior Pastor at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge
Senior Pastor at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge since 2000. Prior to his pastoral work, John was an U.S. Army officer. As a local pastor, John has worked with numerous area schools in times of crisis. He has worked as an Assistant Professor at Kent State University. He consulted with the PBS productions: “Adolescent Suicide: A Generation at Risk,” “The Family,” and “The Learning Years.” Dr. Schluep earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Ohio State University, a Masters of Divinity at The Methodist Theological School of Ohio, and a Doctor of Ministry from Boston University. He was ordained in The United Methodist Church in 1981, and was received as a Pastor in Full Connection in The United Church of Christ in 2004. Reverend Schluep is the author of “Soul’s Cry” a book about how Warriors Journey Home works.
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NEW - WJH Circle Newsletter
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Read Reverend Schluep's January Clearing Round
Veteran's Writing Circle Starts a New Year Wednesday, January 25th • 7pm
New Journey to Vietnam Trip being Planned for Spring of 2017
More Warriors Journey Home Chapters Coming Soon!
Potential new Warriors’ Journey Home Circles include: Augusta, Georgia; Newark, New Jersey
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Vetran's Writing Circle
Meets Weekly at 7pm beginning Wednesday, January 25th
United Church of Christ, Kent, Ohio
Enter through the front, right hand door. Bring new writing.
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April 4, 2017
Rick Kellar is the featured speaker - Rick, a native of Hudson, Ohio, attended the United States Military Academy, West Point and was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering, and later attended Syracuse University where he received an MBA Summa Cum Laude. He is a US Army Veteran, having served in both Infantry and Special Forces Green Beret, serving in a variety of leadership positions both tactically and strategically to include Special Forces A-Detachment Combat Dive Commander, member of a Special Mission Unit, and at the Pentagon prioritizing a $8.6-billion annual program. Rick is a veteran of every conflict from the Gulf War through the Global War on Terrorism, retiring as a Colonel in 2014. Rick came to the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation in 2005 as President, focusing their work on improving the lives of those experiencing serious mental illness. Rick was also appointed in 2005, and then elected three more times, to the Tallmadge City School Board, and currently serves as the Board’s President.
More information coming soon!
Healing Circles - Join Us!
We provide a variety of support groups. Some groups are “closed” and some groups are “open.” Closed groups are exclusive for specific issues. Open groups are open to anyone who wishes to participate.
Our Education Ministry is sensitive to the needs and issues of children, youth, and adults during deployment and return home.
SERVICE OF HEALING
Through the acts of ritual, veterans and their families find restoration and reconciliation via spiritual ceremony. Spiritual ceremonies hopefully will bring a connection with divine spirit. The Warriors’ Journey Home Ministry is a non-sectarian, non-political ministry.
Warriors’ Journey Home is allied with: • Soldier’s Heart, Albany New York • The Red Bird Center, Cambridge, Ohio • Freedom House, Kent Ohio • Valor Home, Akron, Ohio • The Vet Art Project • Pedal for Heroes
The Warriors’ Path
The Warrior’s Path is a life-long journey and positive change of life style. The warrior’s path is disciplined, caring, honorable, courageous, sacrificial, and distinguished. Veterans returning from active duty need the initiatory experience of transition from veteran to warrior and from the military to civilian life. Historically, this life transition was originally accomplished through the community, the guidance of elders, and ritual ceremony.
The Sacred Path of the Warrior
Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich as if you are about to shed tears. Our eyes are full of tears and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad tender heart. If a person does not feel alone and sad, they cannot be a good warrior. (Trungpa)
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278