We mobilize and unify the faith community in order to:
- Address the needs of the poor and underprivileged
- Advance the Gospel
- Lessen the burdens of government
- Lessen neighborhood tensions
- Commit our efforts to the elimination of prejudice and discrimination
- Defend human and civil rights secured by law
- Combat community deterioration
Member Organizations are faith-based organizations whom we support and incubate, building a strong foundation so they can have meaningful and lasting impact in our community. Member Organizations must agree with the vision, mission, and purpose of Community Renewal.
Our current Member Organizations are:
The work we have to do to align with God’s vision for our community is too vast to do on our own. At Community Renewal, we are proud to work with many collaborative partners so together we can change our community.
Some of our partners include:
- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
- Fellowship Bible Church
- Vineyard Christian Community
- J17 Ministries
- 4 Tucson
- Northminster Presbyterian Church
- Hope of Glory
- Hands of Hope
- Sister Connections
- The Journey
- Young Lives
- Young Life
- Higher Ground
- Power Over Predators
- Marriage Missions International
- Serve Tucson
- Love Thy Neighbor
- Renewal Centers
- Pima County Ending Poverty Now
- Living Waters Ministry
- Oasis Family Center
- New Life
- S.O.B.E.R. Project
- Gospel Rescue Mission (Center of Opportunity)
- Community Action Agency
- St. Vincent de Paul
- GAP ministries
Though we have in the past offered counseling and do so on a limited basis, we are currently at capacity for new patients. We believe counseling is such an important component of recovering from any number of hardships and therefore have provided a list of recommended counselors. The list of counselors below were carefully vetted and selected by Community Renewal.
Michael G Simpson
Msc, LPC, ACA
Have you have looked hard and walked long seeking a sense of wellness and peace of mind? Dealing with issues like depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, trauma, or any behavioral health or relationship issue can become overwhelming. In reality, these issues often occur together where symptoms of one can mimic another and symptoms of one can drive another, requiring experienced help. There is always a reliable way forward toward recovering health, no matter how long you have been struggling with your issues or relationships, or how hopeless they feel. Let me walk with you on your journey toward wellness.
Like a knowledgeable guide in the desert, I draw from many wells to find resources to refresh my clients as we walk together on their journeys toward strength and serenity. Therapeutic skills like CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy are some of many resource wells from which I draw. Helping build and improve key relationships is also important.
I find most of my clients have walked to near exhaustion to find wellness on their own. Let me help you find gentle stages, strengthening new resources, and reliable paths on your journey to health. You don’t have to do this alone. Let’s walk together until you are well on your way.
M.Div., M.S., L.M.F.T.
Bill Seery has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in clinical practice for over 20 years. He holds a Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary and a Masters in Counseling from California State University in Fullerton. Much of his clinical work is with adolescents and their parents, couples therapy, and individual therapy. Bill has done a great deal of parent training, consulting for school districts, and a foster agency. He has also worked in both inpatient and intensive out patient drug and alcohol treatment settings. He has been an adjunct professor for Vanguard University’s graduate school in Costa Mesa, CA and is the author and producer of “Extreme Parenting”, a course for parents of Teens and Preteens on DVD and audio CD. Currently, he has his own private practice in Tucson called “Path Light Counseling”, where he helps clients address a wide variety of issues. (Arizona LMFT License #: LMFT10276.)
Dr. Chet Weld has been a counselor for 30 years. Presently, he serves as the Director of Pastoral Counseling and also as the Director of Pastoral Care at Casas Church. Trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and other counseling approaches, Dr. Weld also specializes in Intimacy Therapy, or Accelerated Relational Care, for couples, as well as in other models for relationship counseling, e.g., Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He also specializes in individual disorders related to anxiety, depression, addiction issues, spiritual growth, codependency, bipolar disorders, and grieving.
Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Weld earned his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1970, his M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance in 1977 from the University of Arizona, and his Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2006. He also attended Union Theological Seminary in New York, New York from 1970-72 and earned a Bible Diploma from a three-year bible college in Tucson, Arizona in 1984.
Dr. Weld is certified by the International Board of Christian Counselors as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor and has published in The Journal of Psychology and Theology and other journals and books. His dissertation is available on ProQuest under his full name, Devereaux Chester Weld. In his present position at Casas Church, Dr. Weld enjoys counseling, staff supervision, and teaching on a variety of counseling related subjects, as well as on Bible studies. Dr. Weld enjoys reading, exercising, teaching, writing music, and spending time with his wife, Susan.
The fact that you are reading this says a great deal about you. Despite the circumstances you are facing and the pain you are trying to deal with there is something inside of you that’s helping you to keep going, and to try to find a way through the mess and the pain. My hope is to join you in your journey through this mess and pain. I am not the expert on your life, you are. However, I will work to meet you where you are at, hear your story, and together we can go from there.
I am influenced by certain ideas and theories, but I am not going to try and make your story fit into a certain mold. We are going to work together to make sure what happens in our sessions reflects your needs and your goals. I specialize in working with teens, couples (both married and pre-marital), and individuals struggling w/ depression and anxiety.
I am passionate about therapy because it is a relational process. Therapy is about connecting with someone, being seen and heard, and in that process discovering something about yourself which helps you move forward. Please e-mail me or visit my website to set up an appointment. I’ll see you soon.