Judy Lorenz attended The University of Maryland where she met David Lorenz. They have four children and two beautiful granddaughters. She has been a teacher and a Program Assistant for the Bowie Senior Center. In 2011 Judy became president of CITI Ministries, Inc. a lay organization calling married priests back into ministry. In 2002 Judy with her husband Dave (a survivor of clergy abuse) became active in SNAP in the aftermath of the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal. Judy is the founder of the Emmaus Community of Bowie, an Intentional Eucharistic Community.
Sexual abuse of one family member invariably affect all members of the family. In this session, you can share your stories and feelings about how the abuse of a loved one has affected you, your family, or those around you. This session will tackle the question of “how can we heal from secondary abuse?” and “how do we help a loved one heal?” and will rely on the experiences of those in the group to help provide answers. Mary Ellen will be joined by co-facilitator, Mary Ellen Kruger.