California and the West

Rev. Ted and Ruth Brewer, who have ministered through New Peace Network since 1995, are now joined by David and Judi Glidden as the impact and reach of New Peace Network extends from New England and the Northeast into California and the West.

California and the West
Rev. Ted and Ruth Brewer have served as Directors of New Peace Network since 1995. After many years of leading New Peace Network from Nashua, NH, Ted and Ruth have relocated to Southern California and are extending the impact of this ministry to California and the West. Ted serves as Founding Director of New Peace Network.

Ted graduated with a B.A. from Amherst College (MA) and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy. Then he graduated with a Th. M. from Dallas Theological Seminary (TX) and was ordained to the ministry.

Ruth graduated with a B. S. from Cairn University (PA) and did post-graduate training at Temple University. During the 12-year period she served with the Society of International Ministries in Liberia and Nigeria teaching missionaries' children, Ruth lost her first husband, J. Boyce Beacham, who died of cancer.

Ted met Ruth during his first pastorate. They married and in the 18 ensuing years, Ted served as pastor and senior pastor in several multi-staff churches (independent community churches and a Conservative Baptist congregation) in the Midwest and New England.

Then in 1995 the Brewers followed God's call to found the New Peace Network. Since then they have received extensive training in Christian conciliation through Peacemaker Ministries and Ted has pursued additional training through the Woodstock Institute for Negotiation and the Academy of Family Mediators. They have been Certified Christian Conciliators (through Peacemaker Ministries) since 2000.

New England and the Northeast

David and Judi Glidden joined New Peace Network in 2012 after many years of leading marriage restoration programs. David and Judi serve as conflict coaches and mediators and lead the ministry outreach in New England and the Northeast. David also serves as Executive Director.

David holds an M.B.A. (Arizona State), M.P.A. (University of Nebraska) and B.S. in Communications (Northwestern University). David has served as a marketing and business executive with various international electronics corporations. He started his career in radio and television broadcasting after serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.

Judi has run a successful graphics design business since 1990 and trained others in computer graphic design programs at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Middlesex (MA) Community College and New Horizons Computer Training Center. Judi's education includes Rivier University and Daniel Webster College.

Married since 1988, David and Judi have a passion for helping couples and families overcome conflicts and restore relationships. Their ministry involvements have included serving FamilyLife on the Cincinnati, Nashua and Boston Weekend to Remember event teams; co-founding and leading The Third Option marriage restoration program in Cincinnati; and directing the marriage ministry of The First Congregational Church of Ossipee (NH).

David and Judi are candidates in the Certified Christian Conciliator program of Peacemaker Ministries, and are certified facilitators of the PREPARE-ENRICH marriage enrichment tools.

Excellent recommendations are available upon request from those who have used the peacemaking services of New Peace Network.


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