Redeeming Heartache Seminar

Cathy Loerzel, MA

Join us October 15th for a workshop event with Cathy Loerzel, of the Allender Center, as she talks about what it means to live into the fullness of life that God has designed us for and what it looks like to live more freely with the goodness of God in the land of the living.

Our past does not dictate our life. Yet our past, when redeemed by the Gospel, invites us to see our unique calling in the world. At the workshop, you will learn how your past has prepared you to experience more joy and find freedom to rise into all that God has designed you for and will gain a deeper understand of your unique gifting and calling and how our history both shapes and limits it.
We are thankful to be partnering with Withthe20 to provide the Redeeming Heartache Seminar to the community.


If we are honest, we know that none of us have escaped heartache and trauma in this beautifully broken world. The question then is how we heal in order not just to make it through, but truly thrive in the light of all that God would hope for us.

This workshop will help you understand how harm and heartache have come into your life and what you have done to protect yourself from it in both brilliant and heartbreaking ways. It will then usher you into the radically hopeful call to remember your name and join God in the redemptive arc of the gospel that is still alive and well and wooing us to be honest, repair that which has been shattered and join Jesus in breathing new life into this shattered world, starting with our own hearts.
Saturday, October 15th, 8:30am - 12:00pm

Cathy Loerzel, MA

Co-Founder, Advancement Strategist at The Seattle School
Cathy Loerzel received her MA in Counseling Psychology in 2007 is the Co-Founder of The Allender Center at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and co-author of Redeeming Heartache: How Past Suffering Reveals Your True Calling with Dan Allender . She has spent the last 15 years developing the theory and methodology of a popular new coaching and therapeutic approach called Story Work that moves people through their past stories of heartache to heal and discover healthier ways of being in the world in connection with God, self and others.

She is a Story Work coach, popular speaker, writer and consultant based out of Seattle, WA where she lives with her husband, 2 little boys, 2 big dogs and 7 chickens on their urban farm. If you are interested in working with Cathy on your own story, you can follow her on Instagram @cathy.loerzel or you contact her here.

Redeeming Heartache

Watch the video as Cathy & Dan talk about what it meant to write Redeeming Heartache. Explore major themes from the book that lead to true connection and healing with ourselves, God, and others.

Is this for you? - Listen to the First Chapter

Tragedy and pain inevitably touch our lives in some way. We long to feel whole, but more often than not, the way we've learned to deal with our wounds pushes us away from the very restoration we need most. Cathy Loerzel presents a life-changing process of true connection and healing with ourselves, God, and others.

  • You are struggling with unaddressed pain, trauma, or abuse from your past
  • You want to understand why you feel the way you feel
  • You are looking for a plan to recover happiness in your life
  • You want to find healing through a biblically-trustworthy method