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About

Melissa McCreery Douaire

Mellisa McCreery Douaire M.Div., M.Ed., GC-C, has years of experience walking beside the grieving. Since her mother's death in 2005, she has been passionate about helping those who grieve and supporting them through their journey.

Credentials & Certifications

DePauw University, B.A.
University of Virginia, M.Ed.
Chicago Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Certified Grief Counselor: American Academy of Grief Counseling
Certified Mediator
Prepare & Enrich Marriage Counseling
Stephen Ministry Leader and Minister
Clinical Pastoral Education
Mental Health First Aid
Northwestern University Faith and Leadership
Testimonials
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Thank you for coming to see me and letting me let my frustrations out!
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Thank you so much for letting me unburden myself to you. You are a remarkable person and a great blessing to me and all those to whom you minister.
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Love your caring and loving approach to those in pain or in trials.
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I felt a great burden lifted after only an hour meeting. She listened and provided constructive solutions in a compassionate and professional manner
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I appreciate your knowledge, compassion, wisdom and care. You have been a big help to me this past year and it is reassuring to have you in my corner. I/ we, the church community, are lucky to have you with us on our journeys.
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The Webinar was highly informative.
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You are a gift to all who know you. Keep beaming your light!
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Melissa had some very unique suggestions, and she had a way of making me feel at ease during this difficult conversation.
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Your words and example inspire me to be a better person. I especially admire your openess to embracing change. Everyone who knows you can't say enough about how much they adore you. You clearly have touched many lives, including mine, in profound ways.
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In the 11 months I have been attending Innovative Educators workshops, this was probably my favorite. Excellent workshop!
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I not only used this service, but I also recommended it to my colleagues who suffered recent loss. Highly recommend!
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Thank you for the sermon on Sunday. It was just what we needed to hear at this time... My 18 year old cousin, who is gay, was at the baptisim and it brought me to tears to see her feel loved and supported. Thank you for a morning our family will never forget.
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Thank you for always being there in our time of need. Your words, caring, and wisdom were so helpful as we navigated our son's difficult journey, and they still resonate.
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Your encouragement and compassion have been a response to my prayers.
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You helped me so much after losing my husband. You helped me get through the grieving, and I thank you so much for that.
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My Story

In 2009 Melissa became a Stephen Ministry Leader through her work at her United Church of Christ (UCC) church. She trained those who worked with others and supported many within her UCC church family during their most challenging days. Melissa is known and recognized for her gifts as a compassionate listener, faithful optimist, and knowledgeable confidante.

Melissa earned her Masters in Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary and is an ordained UCC minister and certified grief counselor. Early in her career, after earning a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Education from DePauw University, Melissa taught at the elementary level working with diverse populations and has also taught English Language Acquisition (ELA) at the college level.

Melissa teaches through webinars, facilitating retreats, and speaking engagements. Her passion is to acknowledge and address the grief we will all eventually experience, understand the impacts of loss, and treat each other kindly and gently while walking through dark days back into the light of hope.

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"You are a gift to all who know you. Keep beaming your light!"