Scope & Terms of Conflict Ministry

Scope of mediation services

  • In the event a party prefers a woman to facilitate conflict resolution, or mediation or peacemaking, the Gateways Pastoral Resources team includes a female professional mediator with more than 20 years mediation experience
  • Evening and weekend hours available
  • Spanish translation provided at no extra cost
  • Translation of other languages available at cost
  • Work with parties with or without legal representation
  • Insured specifically as professional mediation practitioner


  • pastors
  • parish staff
  • parish leaders—councils, boards, committees
  • clergy
  • school administrators, faculty, and staff
  • parishioners

Terms of ministry

  • All conflict and mediated cases are treated with strictest confidentiality
  • Gateways Pastoral Resources provides communication and information pieces for the Diocese to use in explaining conflict resolution and mediation services, including:
    • Draft language for bulletin announcements
    • Articles/interviews for your Diocesan newspaper
    • Information to pastors
    • Website content
    • Brochures/flyers that provide Q&A for those interested in mediation, including:
      • What are conflict resolution and mediation? How are they different?
      • Why mediation and why it works?
      • Who might benefit from conflict resolution?
      • How does conflict resolution work?
      • How can I learn more?
      • How can I get started?