GriefShare is a support group that seeks to provide help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. It’s for people of all ages, in any stage of the grief process.
GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you’re going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
Each week, your group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. Then, you’ll spend time discussing what was presented, and sharing what’s going on in your lives.
During the week, you’ll have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process, and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook.
James and Leah Mattila have been married for 31 years. They have five children—four sons and one daughter. God has additionally blessed them with four grandchildren and another on the way. Through their parenting years, they have led Bible studies and have been involved with multiple youth ministries.
In 2014, they lost their firstborn son, Logan, at the age of 24. Intensely grieving and trying to keep their heads above the waves, they joined a GriefShare group in the winter of 2015. There they found hope and healing with others who understood loss. They joined another group in the winter of 2017.
Today, they are thankful that they have been able to mourn their son deeply and have found joy again. Now, God has called them to facilitate a GriefShare group at Summit View Church. They want to offer this same process of hope and healing for others who have lost a loved one.
James and Leah Matilla
Leah: (360) 901-1236
James: (360) 921-0846