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Dave and Beth Weikel have worked in full-time ministry, business, and public education for over 30 years. God is using their season of loss to provide hope and healing for others.

“An intense period of loss touched our lives in myriad ways: a life-threatening illness, the death of our son serving in Iraq, strained family relationships surrounding this event, elder care and the home-going of three parents in less than a year, a near-fatal car accident of our other son and a few others. What we are learning, because this is not finished yet, is to trust in the faithfulness of our Lord in unseen ways.”

Trained as disaster relief chaplains, and former career educators with experience in full-time ministry, Dave and Beth have walked through their own intense season of loss. Its heartbreak and upheaval has taught them to cling to what cannot be taken away and has challenged them to wring purpose and meaning from those times of suffering.

“God has afforded us opportunities to proclaim a clear message of hope and redemption through discipleship, partnering with local, national, and international organizations that reach out to desperate populations looking for answers and help.”

Beth Weikel’s Biography:

I’ve been a pastor’s wife, published writer of books, articles and features, editor of a Christian newsmagazine, a secondary English teacher in public school for over twenty years, and a volunteer in ministry efforts and civic affairs that support healthy community.

Since my retirement from full-time employment, I’ve rediscovered time to enjoy my continuing interest in art and design, photography, music, gardening. My husband and I each facilitate small group discipleship studies, travel to teach workshops, and provide resources and training online (byhisdesignonline.com).

In recent years God has been my Sustainer, Rock, and Friend who has brought me through a series of losses I would have never imagined. I am a Bible student and teacher

Dave Weikel’s Biography:

After being discipled into ministry through Peninsula Bible Church’s Intern Program, I have been a pastor in the Colorado Springs area. I also served as a church administrator in California. My ministry would be categorized as verse-by-verse Bible teaching, creative outreach ministries, and in-depth discipleship of men. I also was a teacher and school administrator focused on leadership skills to aid organizations.

When God calls us into a season of loss and grief, He becomes our all and all. He meets us and builds into our lives a dependence on Him, so “that we do not rely on ourselves, but on God who raises the dead” (II Corinthians 1:9). My desire is to share this message of dependence on the sufficiency of Christ.

Contact information:

Dave and Beth Weikel – 719-339-6259 (cell) or dave@byhisdesign.co

Information available: about speaking schedules, registration procedures for workshops, related costs, and other helpful resources

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BLOG: www.byhisdesignonline.com Non-profit (sending organization): HEROES– www.besomeoneshero.org

Tag: “Grief Relief”

Platform: God’s sufficiency in the many forms of loss

Published Books by the Weikel’s:

The Way of Hope, Growing Close to God through Loss (book and eBook)
Hope in The Midst of Loss (book and eBook)
I Am, An Unchanging God in a World of Change (book and eBook)
What Do Daddies in Heaven Do? A Family Grief Resource (book and PDF)
(Workshop DVD) The Way of Hope, Growing Close to God Through Loss (DVD)                                                                                                                              Called To Be A Warrior, Encouragement for the Battle in all of Life’s Challenges


Controversial Questions:

1. Do people in this society address loss?
2. What kinds of loss matter?
3. What resources are available? helpful?
4. If loss is a normal part of life, why don’t we handle it better? (family break-up, other dysfunctions)
5. Does God care?
6. Who is in control (when life seems out of control)?
7. To what extent are other family members affected by the loss of a spouse, a chronic illness, financial reversals?
8. What are ways to deal with depression, fear, and anger surrounding a significant loss?
9. Is anyone immune to loss? Why or Why not?
10. Are there any positive benefits to a season of loss?
11. How can friends help? the church?
12. Why do you have an appreciation for others who are facing loss?
13. What opportunities come up on a regular basis that allow you to express what you’re learning?
14. Based on your experience as educators, what have you observed among students and their effectiveness when coping with loss?
15. What are the features of the workshop?
16. Do you have any other resources that might help families and others gain awareness and healing in their lives?


Steffan Tubbs, KBDI ( PBS Denver) & KOA radio
Earl Friesen, Life Skills Plus, therapist/grief counselor, Colorado Springs,CO
Doris Waldrup/Mincks, counselor and director, Wives of Warriors Worldwide (a ministry of ACCTS)
Marlene Bagnull, author and director, CO Christian Writer’s Conference
Joy Myers, therapist, “Joy for the Journey” radio program, Castle Rock, CO
Karen DeLorenzo, Good News Ministries trainer, CO Dept. of Corrections
Cindy Fitzkee, Pastoral Care Ministries, Woodmen Valley Chapel, Colorado Springs, CO
Kirkie Morrissey, author/Bible teacher and director, Women of the Word, Colorado Springs, CO
Jan Quick, Prison Fellowship Area Director, Colorado
Jack Mundy, Rapid Responders, BGEA, Charlotte, N.C.
John Hall, Music Evangelism Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO
Dan Wooding, Insight Radio
New Hope International, a ministry to Eastern Europe, Colorado Springs, CO
Matt Heard, Senior Pastor, Woodmen Valley Chapel, Colorado Springs, CO
Brian Morgan, Senior Pastor, Peninsula Bible Church Cupertino, Cupertino, CA
Craig Bubeck, Wesleyan Publishing House, Indianapolis, IN

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    Dave and Beth Weikel have worked in full-time ministry, business, and public education for over 30 years. God is using their season of loss to provide hope and healing for others.
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