Shammahs Field LLC / Shammah Ministries is located in Spokane, Washington and has served as a resource for individuals, churches, and organizations in the local region and beyond. Wayne, a lifelong resident of Spokane, founded the practice in 2004 following his retirement from Kaiser Aluminum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling and has studied and/or trained with a number of Christian counseling ministries, among them, Elijah House (Idaho & Washington); Cornerstone Counseling Centre in Ontario, Canada; Restoration in Christ Ministries in Grottoes, Virginia; and A.C.A.C.I.A. in Spokane Valley, Washington.
Nancy transitioned from a long career of executive assisting in January 2012. Alongside Wayne, she oversees Shammah Ministries, refocused in 2019 on writings and teachings for spiritual growth and development that results in redemptive outward expression. She also enjoys inspirational writing; her original and continuing blog, Wellspring of Life, can be viewed here.
Biblical Counseling / Prayer Ministry
Wayne counsels using a blend of biblical principles and prayer ministry. He relies on the Holy Spirit to direct each session and bring insight, revelation, instruction and healing to the deeply wounded and broken places of one’s heart and soul. This counseling approach is based on God’s eternal laws and is powerful when applied to the human spirit. Rightly applying the spiritual principles of sowing and reaping, judging and forgiveness, and honoring and dishonoring parents is foundational to the healing process. False beliefs and lies that have been buried often hinder an individual’s discovering the identity and purpose God has designed for them. Wayne takes joy in witnessing God’s healing power and freedom that transforms lives.
Coaching, Counseling, & Cultivating
Nancy, a two-time breast cancer victor, shares with Wayne a heart to see others come into wholeness and fruitfulness, experiencing life in its fullness. Her relationship with Christ and her love for God’s unique design in each life story fuels her joy of working with others. As a result of her own spiritual journey, 2019 brought a refocus toward more spiritual growth and development, through discovery of one’s design for living out God’s call upon their life. Nancy continues to share a message of God’s protection, redemption, faithfulness, and truth. She has found that regardless of one’s past history, the Lord longs for us to participate with Him in writing ‘the rest of our story.’ She delights in watching daily for God’s fingerprints through the divine activity of the Holy Spirit. Visit nancybentz.com to learn more about embracing your design for redemptive living.
An Encounter with Hope
“Now married 44 years and having raised three children to adulthood with families of their own, we stand as a testimony of the Lord’s mercy and loving faithfulness to those who seek healing and restoration in their lives in the midst of a broken world. Our desire to minister to hurting individuals was birthed out of difficulties that we encountered during our marriage and commitment to raising our family. As we cried out for strength, hope, and answers, the Lord set us on a path that began a journey toward personal restoration, spiritual health, and maturity in Him. As a result of the power of God’s love, we have discovered – and are still discovering – the lengths to which He will go to seek, save, and reclaim that which was lost. It is that message of hope and redemption we share with others.” ~ Wayne & Nancy