Next Step Recovery Annual Retreat | Speakers
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Sam Fraser, M.Div; Ph.D. MFT.

After Sam was in pastoral ministry for 5 years he became a psychotherapist and has been in the recovery field for 30+ years dealing with addicts and their partners. He has been on staff with Resurrected Life Ministry for over 20 year that integrates inner healing with discipleship. He has been a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and doing workshops such as Every Man’s Battle and Ultimate Intimacy Marriage with New Life Radio Ministry.

Pastor Mario from CA

Mario Zamorano, was born in Los Angeles California on June 4, 1964. He grew up in Montebello California and from the age of 12 began to have problems with drugs and the law. In 2010 it was discovered that two pastors in Brooklyn NY had a church (Recovery House of Worship) R.H.O.W. and that their focus was also ministering to addicts in 12 step recovery. After several meetings and much prayer Mario began to Pastor RHOW’s first church plant in So. Cal. “Recovery House of Worship So. Cal.” With 25 years of clean time today, Mario remains more active than ever in N.A. As he serves the Lord and lives the life, he once, only dreamed of.

Carlos Martinez, LADAC

Carlos is the founder and owner of New Path Recovery Center, and is a licensed addiction counselor in the state of California. As a specialist in addiction recovery, Carlos works closely with clients to break-through in problem areas in their lives, while addressing specific areas that inhibit or hinder this process. With over 11 years working with addicts, Carlos’ experience includes working with all age groups and persons from all walks of life – he has helped hundreds of men, women and youths recover from addiction to alcohol and drugs, sex addiction, eating disorders, and complex disorders. His abilities and personal recovery allow him to connect with clients on a deeper level and work through their core issues. His primary focus is to help those couples and individuals affected by pornography, sexual addictions, chemical dependency, co–dependency, and relationship issues; and specific topics include life skills education, and goal-setting. Carlos has experience with dual diagnosis, family dynamics, cognitive distortions as well as strong spiritual coaching

Pastor Raymond from NY

Raymond has launched a church planting movement in New York City. Appointed by Missions Door just days before the 9/11 attack, he already planted Lighthouse Community Church in Brooklyn and has plans for several other congregations on the drawing board.