Crystal Munson has been an associate conciliator with Sound Conciliation since 2019. While pursuing a degree in Philosophy back in 1999, she met and married her husband, started their family, and put formal education on hold. Now, four kids and twenty years later, she is finishing her degree in Integrated Social Sciences at the University of Washington. She is also receiving training from The Allender Center on Narrative Focused Trauma Care. Crystal believes that every person has a story worth knowing and strives to bring a sense of compassion and acceptance to people as they seek peace and wholeness in their relationships.
Jane has been working with Cliff Ellis in various teachings, trainings, and conciliations for the last eight years. Jane received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in May of 2018. Jane also attended a Peacemakers training in 2013. Jane has spent many years serving in her local church in a variety of counseling related activities and has been enriched by her time supervising group counseling, training lay counselors, and meeting one-on-one with women in all stages of life. Jane and her husband, Marc, live in Seattle where they enjoy long walks, reading, and serving in their local church together.
Tiea Hanson (pronounced “Tia”) has been leading and facilitating in-depth Christian ministry forums for nearly a decade. Well-versed in one-on-one, interpersonal counseling and small-group environments, she operates from a strong Biblical base informed by the social sciences. The product of a broken home, Tiea was adopted as a child, and overcame significant obstacles in life to arrive at a point of personal healing through faith and sensible decision-making. A devoted mother of two adopted daughters, and wife to a long-serving church Elder, she is steeped in Biblical truth, while having honed strong skills in practical theology. Tiea has the gift of promoting healthy communication, and has a particular passion for counseling women, both as individuals and within a committed relationship. She well understands that while modern life places great demands on a woman’s identity, there is great strength and dignity in womanhood. Tiea is currently pursuing advanced certification in mediation from the Institute for Christian Conciliation. She has resided in Seattle for over thirty years, with strong roots in the local community. She enjoys reading, traveling to wine country, and helping others to heal, grow, and mature in their pursuit of peace.