GriefShare Experts

GriefShare features leading authors, counselors, speakers, and pastors with years of expertise in grief recovery.

David & Nancy Guthrie

David and Nancy Guthrie, cohosts of the GriefShare videos, have faced the deaths of two of their three children and now minister to others in grief. David and Nancy share what they’ve learned through the Respite Retreats they hold for couples who have lost children, through speaking around the country, and through their books, including When Your Family’s Lost a Loved One. Nancy has authored several books, including Holding On to Hope, The One Year Book of Hope, and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow. David, Nancy, and their son, Matt, live in Nashville, TN.

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada is an author, artist, broadcaster, and the founder and president of Joni and Friends Ministries. Her books and ministry reflect her experience of God’s love and grace since becoming a quadriplegic in a diving accident years ago. She has written over 50 books, including Heaven and When God Weeps.

Dr. Paul David Tripp

Dr. Paul David Tripp is president of Paul Tripp Ministries and has authored many books, including Forever and A Shelter in the Time of Storm. He is professor of pastoral life and care at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, TX. Dr. Tripp experienced the death of his father.

H. Norman Wright

H. Norman Wright is a grief therapist and certified trauma specialist. He is the author of over 70 books, including Experiencing Grief and Recovering from Losses in Life. He experienced the death of his wife and son.

Joyce Rogers

Joyce Rogers, widow of Dr. Adrian Rogers, is a speaker and Bible teacher. She is the author of several books, including Grace for the Widow and Lean Hard on Jesus.

Vaneetha Risner

Vaneetha Risner is an author and speaker who shares how she has found hope through her challenges with the loss of a son, polio, and an unwanted divorce. Her books include The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering.

Thabiti M. Anyabwile

Thabiti M. Anyabwile is pastor at Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC, the author of several books, and a blogger. He also served as a council member of The Gospel Coalition. Thabiti experienced multiple losses, including his mother, father, older brother, and many friends.

Clarissa Moll

Clarissa Moll is a writer, podcaster, and the author of Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Living with Grief and Thriving After Loss. She became a young widow when her husband died in a hiking accident on their family vacation.

Dr. Dhati Lewis

Dr. Dhati Lewis serves as lead pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, GA, and president of MyBLVD, an organization focused on teaching Christian leaders to navigate the cultural divide. He is the author of Among Wolves: Disciple-Making in the City and Advocates: The Narrow Path to Racial Reconciliation.

Dr. Larry Crabb

The late Dr. Larry Crabb was a psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, and author. He was the founder of New Way Ministries. His books include Shattered Dreams, Finding God, and The Safest Place on Earth. He experienced the death of his brother in a plane crash.

Janet Paschal

Janet Paschal is a Christian singer and songwriter. She has received Grammy nominations, is a conference speaker, and has been a guest on Christian radio and television talk shows. She is the author of The Good Road and Treasures of the Snow.

Dr. Brad Hambrick

Dr. Brad Hambrick is the author of several books, including God’s Attributes: Rest for Life’s Struggles and Making Sense of Forgiveness. He is pastor of counseling at The Summit Church in North Carolina and serves as assistant professor of biblical counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Deepak Reju

Dr. Deepak Reju is pastor of biblical counseling and family ministry at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He serves on the board of directors for the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is a trustee for the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He has published several books and articles and serves as editor for a 31-Day Devotional series.

Dr. Crawford Loritts

Dr. Crawford Loritts is an author and the senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He is a frequent speaker for evangelistic outreaches around the world, colleges, professional sports teams, and Christian conferences. He experienced the loss of his newborn daughter.

Susan Lutz

The late Susan Lutz served as a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA, for over 15 years. She later counseled at her church, New Life Presbyterian Church of Dresher. She is the author of the booklet Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts.

Dr. David Powlison

The late Dr. David Powlison was a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA. He counseled for over 30 years and was the author of books, articles, and booklets, including Healing after Abortion and Facing Death with Hope: Living for What Lasts.

Dr. Edward T. Welch

Dr. Edward T. Welch is a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA. His books include Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. Dr. Welch has grieved the death of his parents.

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