Joanie is an ordained minister with a heart for recovery. She began as a volunteer at Bethesda over 18 years ago. She comes from an employment background of administration and worked as a medical records clerk at the local nursing home before transmitting to full time here.
Joanie loves children; her favorite little friend is her niece, Eliza. She volunteers at the nursing home as a speaker and pastor.
Cathy Sweat is a CADCII, CPS-AD, CARES, BCPC, CLC
She is a pastoral counselor, substance abuse state certified counselor, a certified substance abuse coach, a certified peer specialist with a specialty in substance abuse and a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist.
Joyce Screws is certified addiction counselor with thirty years of service to the Waycross area community of recovery.
Terry Sweat, husband to founder and executive director Cathy Sweat, volunteers as Director of Operations. He oversees the care of the buildings, works at Bethesda Gift and Thrift Shop and assists with male mentoring.
Bethesda Recovery is proud to have so many volunteers. This picture is just a few of the folks who make Bethesda Recovery a wonderful place to sustain and maintain recovery
Marilyn came to serve with Bethesda Recovery with one aim and that is to help people get better. She runs a meeting, support group, at New Life Assembly of God in Blackshear as an extention of Bethesda Recovery. She uses our 12Gates of Recover to lead her group to a life worth living.
Sharleen and Doug Turley have supported the ministry at Bethesda with all types of services. Currently Sharleen is co-founder of our Bethesda Coaches Association and the North Georgia coordinator for the group and coach trainer. Doug is a life coach trainer for our coaches association.
Rev. Sharleen Turley, Rev. Marcia Ann Congdon, and Rev. Donna Day are valued friends and treasured gifts to Bethesda Recovery. They participate with the coaches association as well as the other recovery activities.
The Bethesda Coaches association has given us new friendships and extended our reach for recovery. Twenty coaches were certified in 2018.
2019 Life coach training has begun. Get in on the excitement by checking our the BCA website.
Unison is a great service partner. They offer the mental health component that is so often needed for those in recovery.
Henderson Family Practice offers medical services for those who are in need in our community
This collaborative group draws our community together and keeps us informed.