Our Conciliators

CRG conciliators are Certified RW Conciliators™ and Certified Relational Wisdom Instructors™ and serve as conciliators with Relational Wisdom 360. They are also Certified Christian Conciliators™ and serve on the Institute for Christian Conciliation panel of mediators and arbitrators.


David Schlachter
Attorney, mediator, arbitrator, and instructor

David is a veteran attorney of 42 years with an extensive background serving businesses, providing mediation and arbitration services. He is a principal of Crossroads Resolution Group LLC under which he provides these services. He brings a transformative, faith-based model to help individuals and organizations with complex business disputes as well as organizational and leadership conflicts. He helps clients address the issues which are threatening their ability to lead their organizations and businesses, while also helping individuals repair and restore relationships necessary to reach a lasting resolution. David provides both in-person assistance and on-line virtual assistance as necessary.

David D. Schlachter Resume (PDF)


Allison Pickering
Conciliator, counselor, consultant, speaker, and instructor

Allison’s work with very complex marriage, family, church, and organizational conflict cases give her valuable insight into identifying key areas that can move conflict resolution forward.  Her background in ministry stems from 18 years with an international campus ministry and serving in a key role on three church planting teams. She understands the perspective of individuals in conflict as well as the structures and priorities of organizations and churches.

Allison Pickering Resume (PDF)


Paul Cornwell
Pastor and Conciliator

Paul has over 30 years of ministry experience, serving as a lead pastor of four congregations. He was the founding pastor of two churches and served three churches in a staff position early in his ministry. Paul founded two ministries to assist Christians and their churches to follow Christ effectively. Paul’s foundational spiritual gift of teaching has proven to be highly effective in communicating the truth of God’s Word resulting in life transformation. His spiritual guidance mix includes the gifts of leadership, faith, wisdom, encouragement, and discernment. His ministry has the purpose of creating health in the local church, something to which he has committed his life.

Paul Cornwell Resume (PDF)


Gary Wright
Attorney and Conciliator

Gary has been practicing law and serving as a mediator in central Florida for over 30 years and has been a Certified Christian Conciliator ™ since 2007. Previously an officer in the U.S. Air Force, prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office, and partner in a general practice law firm, he owned his own law and mediation practice in DeBary, Florida from 2003 to 2021, when he retired from the practice of law.

Gary and his wife Lauren have four adult children and seven grandchildren. He also is active with the prayer team, teaches Biblical peacemaking at his church, Summit Church, in Lake Mary, Florida, and serves on the board of directors of John Knox Village of Central Florida, Inc., a not-for-profit continuing care retirement center.

Areas of Focus:

  • Alternative dispute resolution through Christian Peacemaking Resources and Crossroads Resolution Group
  • Mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court in civil and family law
  • Certified Christian Conciliator through Peacemaker Ministries

Gary Wright Resume (PDF)


Roger L. Duerksen
Pastor, Business Owner, and Conciliator

Roger serves as an organizational conflict resolution specialist, mentor, and spiritual life coach to leaders and to individuals in all stages of their spiritual journey. He has nearly 40 years of experience serving leaders in business, churches, and nonprofit organizations. His 25 years as a Christian CEO and business owner, along with his years as a church elder and later a vocational pastor, have given him insights into dealing with personal and corporate conflict management and reconciliation.

For nearly all of his adult life, Roger has been growing in understanding and integrating his Christian values into the core processes of personal, business, and organizational decision-making and leadership. Integrating the truth of Scripture into personal and professional life approaches is at the heart of Roger’s influence in the lives of those he is privileged to serve.

He is a servant whose life is dedicated to assisting others to know and practice Christ-infused and Christ-dependent living, and to redefine conflict as an opportunity to know God more deeply and to glorify Him more fully.

Roger Duerksen Resume (PDF)


Richard Stein
Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, and Instructor

Richard (Rick) has a background in transactional business law. Currently, he works for the Christian Missionary Alliance USA, an association of churches throughout the US. He serves as their Director of Reconciliation, overseeing training and providing conciliation (mediation) services and training to churches within the Association. He has helped churches address unresolved conflict and reach resolutions for more than 10 years as the volunteer leader of Salem Alliance Church’s conciliation ministry in Oregon. He has also served Peacemaker Ministries and CRG.

Richard Stein Resume (PDF)

John Long
Pastor and Conciliator

John is the Lead Pastor at Grace Harbor in Sitka, Alaska. Grace Harbor serves the Christian Community in Southeast Alaska.

John has extensive experience helping people navigate conflicted situations. He worked for nearly 25 years for the State Government in the arena of Salmon Harvest Management on the West Coast. John also worked for an Association of nearly 250 churches in the Pacific Northwest as the Director of Church Development where he served as a conflict coach and lead church crisis intervention cases. John also teaches conflict transformation, peacemaking, relational wisdom, and reconciliation principles at Convergence in Portland, OR.

John Long Resume (PDF)


Peter John Louie
Attorney and Conciliator

Peter is an attorney, having practiced law in Virginia Beach, VA since 2011. His passion and desire are to help Christians practice peacemaking as part of their living out their hope in Christ Jesus, responding to conflict differently than the world. He has served this passion through his internship with Peacemaker Ministries and serving as a conciliator in individual and church conflicts. He also started and directs bereconciled.com to encourage Christians to practice peacemaking.

Peter John Louie Resume (PDF)


Patrick Drury
Pastor and Conciliator

Patrick has 20 years of full-time pastoral experience, having served as an Associate pastor, Interim pastor and a Senior Pastor. Patrick is ordained in the EFCA and serves his district superintendent by leading conflicted churches through a redemptive peacemaking process. His passion is to see the Word of God applied to everyday life and to help conflicted church leaders experience the hope and healing of the gospel.

Patrick Drury Resume (PDF)