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Our Ministers

Sondra Umberger

Ordained Minister, Founder, President, of Healing Hearts Ministry, Inc.

Due to very difficult life experiences at a young age I began a quest for truth and answers to

life’s biggest questions. As a result, I came to know Jesus in a personal way at the age of seven.

Over the years I have gained a heart and understanding for people who have or are struggling

with life’s challenges often brought on by poor choices; either ones own or that of others.

During my teen years I sought and encouraged friends to participate in Bible studies with me as

a way to seek answers on how to deal with the peer pressure that was prevalent. Through out

my life, I have always opened my home for others to learn about Christ and the Bible whether I

or someone else was leading the study.

I graduated magna cum laude with an applied science degree in Dental Hygiene. I worked and

served the public in the dental profession for 27 years. 1981-2008

My career path took me to Switzerland where I was employed as a Dental Hygienist for 4+ years.

During that time I was involved with the International Church of Luzern. This was a Christian

interdenominational church. I held the position of leadership in public relations, which was

evangelism and discipleship. I visited local businesses & public organizations to let them know

of the opportunities our church offered as well as led and taught Bible studies for the church

and others who were interested in the community. 1988-1992

Upon my return to the USA and over the years, I have studied Christian discipleship/counseling:

Word to the World Bible College. Studies involved Old and New Testament understanding and

knowledge, hermeneutics, exegetics and apologetics, with the main emphasis majoring in

Biblical Counseling.1992-1998

CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection) Trained and educated in the following:

First steps & Operation Timothy; a bible study series and a discipleship tool to teach and

instruct others in the foundational principles of Christianity, apologetics, and kingdom perspectives.

Operation Paul; an advanced training in evangelism, discipleship, & leadership development.

While serving and ministering at CBMC, which is a men’s ministry, focused on reaching the

professional community with the knowledge of Christ, and under my husband’s leadership as

Metro Director, the ministry expanded to involve professional women. I directed the women’s

ministry, which entailed event follow-up, meeting one-on-one or in small groups, facilitating,

& teaching investigative Bible studies and advanced levels of discipleship/counseling.1995-2004


Exchanged Life Ministries. Participation and completion of Christian discipleship/ counseling

program: conference, workshop, and advanced training curriculum in Christian discipleship/

counseling. 1999- 2000

Continuing education at Exchanged Life in Grace Life Christian discipleship/ counseling

advanced training program. 2010

Theophostic Prayer Ministry. Certificate of Completion in basic and advanced principles of

Theophostic Prayer. 2010-2011

SOZO: Completed basic and advanced ministry training to use the SOZO tool(s) with those in

need, who are seeking salvation, healing, and deliverance. 2014

Deliverance Ministry training with Don Dickerman Ministries in Texas: Completed training

course and participated in deliverance sessions to execute an experiential understanding and

practice of facilitating deliverance. Educating and equipping believers to stand firm, resist and

overcome evil, and execute spiritual warfare. This ministry uses the power and authority given

to God's Children to set people free from generational curses, demonic influences, and personal

bondages. 2018 - Present

On-going education: numerous and ongoing seminars, conferences, and workshops in ministry

development, biblical counseling, discipleship, post-abortion stress disorders,

ASIST trained= suicide prevention, celebrate recovery, healing prayer and more. 1995-present

Healing Hearts was founded in the year 2000 due to a heartfelt passion and desire to provide

healing opportunities to those in need, through Christian discipleship, biblical scripture and

counsel, ministry, and prayer. Healing Hearts is a one-on-one compassionate haven for those

who desire a place to be heard, encouraged, and to regain hope, direction, and confidence in and

through Jesus Christ! There are no limits to what the God can do in a seeking heart. There is

always a season for growing in the Lord and receiving healing and wholeness.

Healing Hearts Ministry, Inc. offers, practices, and employs various methods or tools of Christian

ministry entailing prayer, biblical reference and counsel, discipleship and more, utilizing Biblical

principles. In this kind of ministry, the Holy Spirit is the counselor and God becomes the agent of

change, provided the counselee cooperates with Him. Healing Hearts desire is to convey a way of

freedom from mental and emotional stress, family and marital conflict, as well as other

difficulties, utilizing Biblical Truths, Scripture Reference, and Christian Life Principles.

“Theophostic prayer is intentional and focused prayer with the desired outcome of an authentic

encounter with the presence of Christ, resulting in mind renewal and subsequent transformed

life.” “Theo (God) Phostic (Light) is a ministry of prayer that is Christ-centered and God-reliant

for its direction and outcome. Simply stated, it is encouraging a person to discover and expose

what he/she believes that is a falsehood; and then encouraging him/her to have an encounter

with Jesus Christ through prayer, thus allowing the Lord to reveal His truth to the wounded

person’s heart and mind. It is allowing a person to have a personal encounter with the Lord

Jesus in the midst of a person’s emotional pain.” *Quotes from founder Ed Smith

Healing Hearts Ministry does not practice psychotherapy, nor utilize psychotherapists.

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

John 8:31 (NASB95)31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you

continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth,

and the truth will make you free.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB95)17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old

things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Romans 12:2 (NIV) 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed

by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his 

good, pleasing and perfect will.

2 Peter 1:2-4 (NIV) 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and

of Jesus our Lord. 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness

through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he

has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in

the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

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