Meet the Equine Specialists
JULIE SHEMATZ
Julie Shematz, founder of Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries (BFA), has been a horse person since she was a small child, riding freestyle, growing up on a large farm in Northern Indiana.  Mrs. Shematz has a Master of Arts degree from Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) School of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University.  During her final 300 hour internship at FGCU, she interned as a mental health counselor, with Dr. Sandra Wise, a leading psychologist in the world doing equine psychotherapy, at the Equine Education Center in St. Cloud, FL.  Mrs. Shematz developed the BFA Mentoring and Horsemanship, and Equine Assisted Learning programs in August 2012.  Also a licensed minister, she began the Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification process with the Professional Association of Therapuetic Horsemanship (PATH) in February 2013 and plans on acquiring certification in Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) from Greg Kersten of the OK Corral Series.   

CALLIE CUMBERLAND,
Originally from the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, Callie is a graduate student at Florida Gulf Coast University studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While enrolled at Liberty University studying Mental Health Counseling, Callie interned with Beauty From Ashes™ and with BFA's founder, Julie Shematz, when she was with The Salvation Army. Callie has a passion to reach and restore victims of sexual abuse and is specializing in equine assisted learning and therapy.  


BEAUTY FROM ASHES™ EQUINE PROGRAMS
Horsemanship Mentoring

Call (239) 939-9218 to schedule an individual or group session. 

Services to survivors of abuse, exploitation, and trauma are provided free of charge. 

PARTNER WiTH US

SPONSOR A SEXUAL ABUSE/TRAUMA CLIENT RECEIVING SERVICES:  $200 a month (4, 2 hr sessions)
SPONSOR A MINISTER/LAYPERSON RECEIVING SERVICES:  $60 a session
SPONSOR A WEEKEND RETREAT:  $350 (includes meals, lodging, & therapy)
SPONSOR A HORSE:  $150 a month
SPONSOR THE HAY & GRAIN:  $600 a month

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries: Where Victims Become Overcomers

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Beauty From Ashes Ministries
13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 56
Fort Myers, FL 33907


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