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Lynn Yount, UGM Volunteer

Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Jerry Reese, Men’s Recovery Director at UGM, has a large stick mounted on his office wall. Underneath, there’s a plaque in Latin: “Lignum unum deum” – God’s poking stick.

These gifts from Men’s Recovery alumni represent Jerry’s knack for getting to the heart of issues: One of the men once called Jerry “the stick God uses to poke us,” and it stuck. It’s actually an honor, because as the men and Jerry both know, dealing with the unhealed wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.

Behind the Scenes with Mary Beth Salisbury

Jan 9, 2020 10:02:31 AM

For 25 years, Mary Beth Salisbury has been a huge blessing to UGM and to Executive Director Phil Altmeyer in particular.

Recovery: The Hardest Work

Aug 29, 2019 4:45:28 PM

Those interested in doing recovery at UGM are told from the outset that it’s the hardest work they’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.

The Greatest Stories Ever Towed

Aug 21, 2019 4:46:36 PM

It's never about the car. It's about the story. Rick Schwartz hears from donors' hearts every day as UGM Motors' tow truck driver.

Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

Dale Fruin is stewarding his kitchen experiences, and life experiences, to encourage people to pursue addiction recovery.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

3 Ways Student Impact Gives Kids a Family

May 29, 2019 4:12:56 PM

Having a dozen teenagers over 3 nights a week, the Student Impact Center interns know what they're in for. But when you're a family, you do what it takes.

Silenced by Anxiety, Freed in Recovery

May 2, 2019 3:31:59 PM

Patty’s a self-described alcoholic. But sobriety isn’t what her recovery is all about. It’s about finding a new way to live, to think, to overcome her anxiety.

Learning Who God Really Is

Apr 3, 2019 4:19:13 PM

Young Kristin's family was shunned by their church when their secret came out. Angry at God, she had to come to the end of herself to come back and learn what His love is really like.

The Gospel and the Gathering

Mar 21, 2019 12:07:00 PM

Homelessness has reached a crisis point in Spokane. What does the Gospel have to do with this important issue?